BUD FAQs

How do I get to Laconia High School?

Laconia High School, Exit 20 off Route 93 take Rte 3 east or North toward Laconia go thru lights at Rte 3 and Rte 106. Laconia HS Is on the right go to far side of bldg go in door gym on left.

How much does it cost and when should I register?

New and returning candidates is $65. Enrollment is Open Ended.  Please email Baseball Umpire Development Director, for class availability.

Do I need to attend every class?

We understand that today's schedules require more time than ever. The important thing is that a successful candidate will be able to 'call ball'. The criteria for that evaluation is the framework for this class. By experiencing those criteria you increase your chances for success. There are no attendance requirements for the classroom phase of the program.

What will I need to have for the first class?

You will need a NHBUA approved navy fitted hat, mask, navy shirt, navy pullover and charcoal slacks. Once you have been officially enrolled you will receive an email with your uniform and equipment requirements.

What are Federation rules?

Baseball is a complicated game. The Major Leagues use the Rules of Professional Baseball and all other forms of the game use these rules with modifications. High schools in most states use a modified code governed by the National Federation of State High School Associations.. This code is based on the MLB code with some major and minor differences.

What are the class hours?

Class Hours are 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Where do I get the equipment I will need?

Once you have been officially enrolled you will receive an email with your uniform and equipment requirements.

How do I get games to work?

Regional assigners throughout the state can assign JV games to members of candidates in our class. Class lists are distributed to each region on March 2nd, each year. Usually, middle and junior high schools assign their own games. You can make yourself available to work those games by calling local schools.

Do I have to be available to work games everyday in April and May?

You decide when you can work and how far away you can travel for a game on any given day. We urge all candidates to work as many games as they can. Before the season begins you will fill out an Availability Form to identify those days you can work. This form will be updated throughout the training period.

Should I have any experience before I start this program?

Actual game experience is not required. In fact, no experience means no bad habits to break.

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