About Us - Bergen County Umpires Association
The Bergen County Umpires Association is an organization of baseball and softball umpires certified to officiate high school contests in New Jersey.
Our purpose is:
- promote the welfare of the games of baseball and softball on the county level by uniformly interpreting and administering the rules of those games as set forth by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) and the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS).
- promote and maintain the highest degree of baseball and softball officiating by following a uniform set of mechanics and have available at all times an adequate number of thoroughly trained and capable umpires.
- preserve the traditions, foster the ideals, advance the interests and improve the quality and prestige of the baseball and softball umpires through a comprehensive program of classroom training and on-the-field experience and develop a spirit of friendship and maintain a high standard of ethics among umpires.
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High school baseball players and coaches will be permitted to wear jewelry in 2023 after the NFHS Baseball Rules Committee voted to remove its prohibition from the rules. Previously, only medical and religious medals were permitted by rule.
This change to Rule 1-5-12 was one of the rules changes approved by the committee at its June 5-7 meeting in Indianapolis. The rules were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
While most jewelry will be permitted, the Baseball Rules Committee noted that the current rules still state that any jewelry worn that poses harm or injury to a player or opponent should be removed.
“The game of baseball has evolved and players have demonstrated that wearing a bracelet or a necklace does not impede their ability to play or increase any risk to themselves or their opponents,” said Elliot Hopkins, NFHS director of sports and liaison to the Baseball Rules Committee.
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Please note - The Executive Committee has established a new policy concerning the late submission of registration fees.
ALL REGISTRATION FEES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY SUNDAY MAY 15, 2022.
MEMBERS SUBMITTING AFTER THAT DATE WILL BE ASSESSED LATE FEES!
THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD!
LATE FEE SCHEDULE:
MAY 16 - JUNE30, 2022
$25 Late Fee
JULY 1 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
$50 Late Fee
|OCTOBER 1 - DECEMBER 31, 2022||$100 Late Fee|
AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2022
$200 Late Fee
MARK THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR!!!
The BCUA will hold is annual end of year banquet on Thursday June 8, 2023 at 6:30PM at Biagio's in Paramus. We look forward to seeing everyone there.