Part 1 Exam is Closed.
All of the Chapters received the test instructions in their packet at the State meeting last fall.
Part 2 Exam will be open on March 18th, 2019 and close on April 30th, 2019.
1-3-1 — Modified the effective date that baseballs shall meet a NOCSAE performance standard. (Effective January 1, 2020).
6-1-3 — Modified an element of the pivot foot requirement.
Officials’ Signals — Created a signal for a 3- or 4-person mechanic to indicate the direction of rotation to the umpiring crew.
Officials’ Signals — Created a signal for a game umpire to alert his or her partner of relevant information.
2019 Baseball Points of Emphasis
- Compliance of Players' Equipment
- Baserunner's Responsibilities
The NFHS Baseball Rules Committee and the NFHS Board of Directors believes there are areas of the game of interscholastic baseball that need to be addressed and given special attention. These areas of concern are often cyclical, some areas need more attention than others, and that is why they might appear in the rules book for consecutive editions. These concerns are identified as “Points of Emphasis.” For the 2019 high school baseball season, attention is being called to: Sportsmanship, Compliance of Player’s Equipment and Baserunner’s Responsibilities. When a topic is included in the Points of Emphasis, these topics are important enough to reinforce throughout the academic year because they are not being given the proper attention.
The low number of registrants to date for the 2019 NY Umpire Clinic has required us to cancel this year’s clinic. We plan to use the time to re-brand and improve the event in order to deliver more value to umpires in January 2020. All registrations fees will be returned by the end of the year. We appreciate the support of all umpires who have attended and look forward to seeing you in 2020.
Eric Olsen – Clinic Operations.
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