NHBUA Umpire Development Program

This program is designed to develop and train men and women that wish to umpire NHIAA High School Baseball Contests.  We welcome anyone, regardless of previous experience, as we have assembled a staff of instructors with experience in professional, collegiate, high school umpiring experience to work with you for a successful future umpiring baseball.
Each of our trainers are qualified and experienced tournament umpires willing to spend the time needed to improve the skills of all members in the program. Each participant receives an equal opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge required to become a respected member of the umpiring community in New Hampshire. Classes provide individualized instruction in the topics listed above. Pitching machines and video analysis are used to provide consistency in learning plate mechanics and the strike zone. Small group instruction allows members to zone in on personal concerns and get answers to questions.

Instruction is provided in the following categories:

  • The Ethics of Officiating (mental approach and attitude)
  • National Federation Rules
  • Responsibilities of NHBUA membership (concern about the product we provide)
  • Umpiring Essentials (appearance, equipment, improvement, crowd control)
  • Field Mechanics (two-man system & signals, plate & base mechanics)

The program starts in early February and runs through Late March so you are prepared to take the field as our season starts in April. This program will allow you to work sub varsity and middle school games for the first two years as well as plenty of summer baseball opportunities.  Upon successful completion of the two year program, you will be eligible to work Varsity High School Baseball in NH.

This program is also open to veteran umpires of any association that are looking to sharpen their skills and learn a few new things that ma advance their individual careers as well.

Please reach out for more information to: Jeff Kleiner, Director of Umpire Development: – or call direct to 603-930-1681

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