New Hampshire Softball Umpires Association

Constitution changes proposed for 2020 business meeting:

Current:

Provisional: Having successfully passed the requirements of the Apprentice Program and recommended for advancement by the Apprentice Chairperson, a Provisional Member will maintain Active status, ‘in good standing’, for two (2) years. Members at this level of certification are not eligible for tournament assignments.

Proposed:
"Having successfully passed the requirements of the Apprentice Program and recommended for advancement by the Apprentice Chairperson, a provisional member join the Board as an umpire with a rating of C." Provisional umpires may be considered for advancement after the completion first full year of membership provided that they were active status. Members at this level of certification are not eligible for tournament assignments.

Identified change clarifies language and eliminates the need to wait two years to be considered for an advancement in rating.

 

Current language does not identify specifics

Proposed
To allow non NHSUA softball umpires to by-pass the mandatory Apprentice class if they complete the following requirements:

  • pay the current new umpire fee
  • pass a closed book test (>85%)
  • pass a field evaluation at the Spring Jamboree
  • agree to enter the Mentor program as developed and updated by the Apprentice Chair. 
  • The fee is non-refundable, and should an umpire not pass the test or field evaluation they will be required to attend the Apprentice Program.