******************************************************************      Ratings

There are always questions on how ratings are calculated.

Here is a summary on how your rating is calculated. Keep in mind your current rating is a combined rating for the past two seasons.

Ideally after every game, each coach fills out a rating card and sends it in to BOCES. BOCES takes those ratings and adds them up and divides by the number of ratings to get the coaches contribution to your rating. This rating constitutes 60% of your overall rating. Under certain circumstances, rating cards are thrown out. A game with an ejection is an example of a reason why a card is thrown out.

BOCES gives you up to 10 office points. Points can be deducted for turn backs, being late, etc. These points make up 10% of your rating.

You can receive up to 30 points from our Association. These points make up the remaining 30% of your rating.

Here is how you earn your 30 points:

Being a member: 6 points

Test Score:

84-100 7 points

80-83 6 points

74-79 5 points

Attendance: 6 points (missing a mandatory meeting without a written excuse takes 5 points from this category)

Service: 5 points

Return of Sportsmanship Ballot on Time: 3 points

Paying dues on time: 3 points


Nassau County Softball Officials Association, Inc.
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The Nassau County Softball Officials Association would like to acknowledge the heroic actions of one of our own, Gibson Barriga.  During a recent game, Gibson noticed a player in the dugout was choking.  Gibson immediately took action performing the Heimlich maneuver on the young player causing the food she was choking on to be dislodged.  His quick action and skill undoubtable save this young athlete’s life.  We are very proud of Gibson as he showed the true spirit of our Association!  Thanks, Gibson. 



Click Here for the New OCC Contract

Click Here for 2017 NYSSO Rule Interpretations

The following change has been proposed to our operating code.  The proposal will be voted on at our May meeting.

Amendment to Constitution

        Section A7 delete

        Article VI section A6
         Add 6a to read: Members in good standing for 25 years or more will pay 1/2 a dues fee.            
                                     Members in good standing for 35 or more years will be exempt from
                                      paying dues.

The Exceptional Senior Game is scheduled for  June 9th.  The practices will be on June 7th and 8th.  The place and time to be announced.
To sign up to work, please send an e-mail to Rick Norris at Norrisimo@aol.com.









Tuesday, June 6, 2017  


 Great Food, Wine, Beer, Raffles and Awards







$25.00 per umpire

$40.00 per guest

(For payment make checks out to N.C.S.O.A.)


To all dues paid members in good standing with the Association





RSVP no later than June 2


Return to Tom Merle, 122 Violet Ave, Floral Park, NY 11001

Email - merletom @ optonline.net or

Joyce Badger, 14 Milton Street, Lynbrook, NY 11563

Email - KENNYJOY@aol.com

I will be attending the Umpire’s Annual Dinner


Name __________________________________



***********************************************************************************************************************It has been discovered that there is a rubber covered electronic device that can be attached to a grip knob that calculates bat speed, power numbers etc.  It is something that was not manufactured as "approved".  It is something electronic to be carried onto the field as well.  During your mandatory bat and helmet inspection, look at the bottom of the knob.  Do not allow bat to be used in the game.  Talk to coaches also as a pre-game instruction mentioning the altered bat penalties of "out" and ejection if such a bat is even taken into the batter's box by a batter. 


Dear Member,

I would like to start off this softball season by thanking Jimmy Borek for his past 2 years as

Chairperson. Jimmy is not only a good umpire, but he is also a true leader and I will be looking

to Jimmy for guidance and direction during my tenure. Thanks again for your service.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to welcome Stephen Moffett as Chairperson Elect and Tom

Merle as Member at Large. Congratulations and good luck !


All meetings will be held at EAST MEADOW H.S in the little Theatre (unless otherwise noted)

and will begin promptly at 7:30PM

Meeting dates are as follows:

March 1, 2017 Mandatory Interpretation Meeting ( counts as two meetings )

March 2, 2017 Interpretation meeting ( snow date )

March 8, 2017 Mandatory test at CLARKE H.S in cafeteria

March 9, 2017 Mandatory test at CLARKE H.S ( snow date )

April 6, 2017 Election nominations meeting

May 3, 2017 Mandatory Elections meeting

June 6, 2017 Dinner - location TBD

Note : At the May 3rd and May 9th meetings there will be a MANDATORY 3 Umpire clinic for all

officials looking to work the Semi's and Finals

You are required to attend a minimum of four (4) meetings. Three (3) of these are mandatory.

If you can not attend a mandatory meeting you must submit a letter of excusal to Stu Cohen,

Corresponding Secretary, prior to the meeting. Failure to submit a letter could result in a 5 point

reduction off your 30% office rating.

In order to umpire this season, you must attend an Interpretation meeting and take the NYS


If you choose to attend another section's meeting, confirmation of your attendance must be

received within one week. Failure to comply will be viewed as non - compliance of this


The contact for NYC is Alan Wharton (516) 481-0364. NYC has two interpretation meetings,

February 28th and March 2nd at Forest Hills H.S at 8PM. The test will be given on March 7th

and March 9th also at Forest Hills H.S.

The contact for Suffolk is Jeremy Johnson (631) 747-3890. Suffolk's interpretation meeting is on

March 7th at Sagamore Middle School, Holtsville. The test will be given on March 16th at

Sagamore Middle School, Holtsville.

* 2017 Fee Schedule

Varsity - $119.00

Junior Varsity - $97.00

Junior High - $85.00

Service is an important part of our organization. Each member is required to perform service

each year. We are in need of volunteers to help in several areas. More information on how you

may earn service credit will be given at our first general membership meeting.


Please visit our website at nassaucountysoftballofficialsassociation.com for some valuable

information and photographs. Minutes, meeting postponements and other important information

will be posted on the website. Any ideas on how to possibly improve our site should be directed

to Rick Norris. He does a tremendous job with the site and is opened to all constructive feed


* Uniforms

This season we will be conducting a uniform inspection. All uniforms should be clean and free of

any rips or stains. Please wear your uniform to our "interpretation meeting" ,to include: hats,

jackets, ball bags, pants, shoes and shirts.

Chuck DeCarbo from the Sports loft will be at our interpretation and test meetings, should

anyone need to replace any unserviceable items. He can also be contacted at,

chuck@thesportsloft.com or at (631) 478-8489.

Remember - first impressions are everything !


Grace and Judy's job is tough enough, so please keep your availability up to date.

If you have any change in home address, phone number or Email please contact BOCES and

Stu Cohen ( Corresponding Secretary )

If you have any problems, questions or concerns please contact me at - hop2893@optonline.net

or (516) 860-9456

All my best to a successful season,

Steve Hopkins