The administration of the baseball umpire program shall be directed by the Supervisor of Baseball Umpires. The baseball umpire program shall be conducted in accordance with NCAA rules and regulations (or NAIA rules and regulations when appropriate).
Umpires are independent contractors and not employees of the South Central Umpires Association (SCUA), any conference or any college or university. As an independent contractor, umpires agree to hold the SCUA, any/all collegiate conferences, any/all member institutions, and the Supervisor of Baseball Umpires harmless from any and all liability for injury or damage sustained as a result of any assignment.
Umpires shall provide their own medical and health insurance, which shall include coverage for any accident suffered or injury sustained while umpiring. Umpires are also encouraged to maintain comprehensive general liability insurance. Umpires are encouraged to maintain membership in the Amateur Baseball Umpires Association (ABUA) and/or the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) to ensure insurance and liability coverage.
Umpires are encouraged to undergo a complete physical exam on an annual basis.
NCAA rules strictly prohibit the use of tobacco products by coaches, student-athletes, and umpires. This prohibition should be enforced during all SCUA assignments.
Staff membership and assignments will be based on recommendations and evaluations from senior umpires, independent observers and coaches. Also impacting an individual's number of assignments will be the umpire's overall officiating background, clinic attendance, test results, and the umpire's availability and interest.
1. Contact appropriate assignor or Supervisor of Umpires.
2. Contact SCUA umpire to work as a replacement.
3. Contact home head coach and work together to find best available replacement.
4. Work game(s) with one fewer umpire
All umpires receiving SCUA assignments will be encouraged to attend one of the NCAA Umpire Program national clinics. The Supervisor of Baseball Umpires will conduct a SCUA meeting in conjunction with the national clinic.
SCUA members will be encouraged to complete an annual NCAA baseball rules test (mandatory for umpires receiving conference games).
The Supervisor of Umpires will also communicate with SCUA members through bulletins.
It is the responsibility of the crew chief to ensure the crew is dressed consistently. Shoes should be shined and clothing should be cleaned and pressed.
The basic uniform will include:
Please remove all association/league/professional patches, logos, etc. from your uniform. We do not wear numbers on our SCUA uniforms; however, if you have numbers on your shirt or pullover from another conference, that is permissible. Likewise, American flags are permissible and should worn on the back of your shirt or pullover just below the collar mid-way between the shoulders (behind the bottom of your neck). If you wear one of the hockey-style helmets on the plate instead of a SCUA hat and mask, that is permissible.
You are not required to order your uniforms/equipment from Honigs. However, Honigs does have all of the SCUA uniform necessities in stock. Please contact Doug Williams at 979-776-6699. You can also order by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you can link directly to Honigs web site from our SCUA web site.
Crew chiefs should:
Supervisor of SCUA Umpires
Assistant Supervisor and Scheduler
Assistant Supervisor and Scheduler
Stephen F. Austin
Arkansas Pine Bluff
Mississippi Valley State
Prairie View A&M
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