Shore Umpires Association

Welcome to the homepage for the Shore Umpires Association!

Association Updates

ZebraWeb Officials Instructions - Click Here

NJSIAA Memo Regarding Officials' Dues Refunds - Click Here

Congratulations to all officers who were elected this year!  Click here to view the certified election results.

John Bransley receiving his award from the UANJ for being the past President!

Rich Coleman and Tom Zambrano

Bill VanSchoick and Frank Vacchiano

Softball Tournament of Champions

Congratulations to Karen Hartnett(P), John Bransley (1st), and John Werner (3rd) for their assignment to the NJSIAA Softball Tournament of Champions.

State Finals

Congratulations to the following members for being selected to work a Group 1 State Final:

P - Vinny Smith

U1 - Jon Scoras

U3 - Daniel Walsh

Click here to view a listing of all State Finals assignments

A Peek in SUA History - 1991 Shore Conference Finals

Toms River South vs Toms River North

Worked by Tom Pegut, Richard Woolf,  Jim Rochford and Dave Vivino

Vinny Smith and Tom Pegut with charter member Dave Vivino

Vinny Smith - Sullivan Award

Sports Updates

There is an interesting app for baseball rules.  Go to the App Store of your choice and search for "Baseball Rules in Black and White".

Files added:

Baseball Decertified Bats

The following baseball bats have been decertified.  Please note that only the 33 inch models were decertified.  Other lengths are still legal.(Click on the picture to make larger)

Click here to see the Easton Ghost bats for an important notice on their legality.

Reflective Sunglasses Update

To All Umpires:
NFHS has informed NJSIAA that there is no rule forbidding the wearing of sunglasses whether they are reflective or not.  Sunglasses that produce a glare that affects a defensive or offensive player's ability to see should be individually removed; not collectively as a team.  If an umpire judges the sunglasses to be a danger to others they should be removed.

Officials need to use solid common sense in enforcing this directive.

The wearing of sunglasses on the bill of the cap or behind the cap (thinking we can't see them) still continues to be prevalent.  On cloudy days, if a fielder is wearing sunglasses on top of the cap, it is being worn as an adornment for styling purposes.

The SUA serves multiple purposes:

  • Promote the welfare of the games of baseball and softball by uniformly interpreting and administrating the rules of those games as set forth by the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association
  • Promote and maintain the highest degree of baseball and softball officiating by following a uniform set of mechanics.
  • Preserve the traditions, foster ideals, advance interest, and improve the quality and prestige of baseball and softball umpires through continuous instruction via the classroom and on field experience.
  • Develop a spirit of friendship and maintain a high standard of ethics among umpires.

Inside this site, members will find links to the member and school directories, as well as information regarding mechanics and association business.

Want to become an umpire?

Click on the "Cadets" link to the left. The next class starts in February 2021.