BUD FAQs

Where is Robbi Mills field?

Robbie Mills field is located at 15 Eastman Rd, Laconia.

How much does it cost and when should I register?

The cost for new 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.

When will the classes be held?

2021 classes will be held:
March 28th via zoom-contact B.U.D. Chairman for invite.

The following classes take place at Robbie Mills field:
April 11th 10am-2pm
April 18th 10am-2pm
April 25th 10am-2pm
May 2nd 10am-2pm
May 16th 10am-2pm

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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