Why Become an Umpire?
The Refump Officials Association (RUOA), in cooperation with local youth baseball organizations, is recruiting baseball umpires for the 2007 season.
Without game officials, it is the athletes and the sport program that suffers. It is critical for today, and the future, that new umpires are properly trained, each year, for all levels of competition. The role of a sport official is to ensure fair play. “If it isn’t fair, it isn’t fun.”
Without parents, players, player-alumni or friends of baseball coming forward to contribute to the sport program as an umpire, there will be games cancelled or played with insufficient or unqualified umpires.
RUOA is a non-profit association of amateur baseball umpires that umpire various levels of competitive baseball in the Newport News area. Whether it’s umpiring youth baseball in your local community or calling balls and strikes at national championships, RUOA has an umpire development program that ‘covers all the bases!’
Why be an umpire?