As we all prepare for what promises to be another great softball season, unfortunately none of
us won the 1.5 billion dollar power ball lottery, but for most of us, we will all be returning to the
fields in mid March to do
what we love to do...umpire softball !
First off, I would like to take this time to thank Bill Stevenson for his years of service to our
organization as treasurer. Bill, a gentleman and a professional will be missed and we wish him
all the best. Rick Norris will be replacing Bill as the treasurer as well as continuing as past
chairperson. There will be Executive Board positions that will be open for next year, so now is
the time to think about becoming more involved in our association. Rick Norris chairs the
nominating committee, so if
you have an interest please see Rick for more information.
OUR MEETING PLACE IS EAST MEADOW HS IN THE LITTLE THEATRE
(UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)
Meeting dates are as follows:
All Meetings will start promptly at 7:30 PM
March 1, 2016 Mandatory Interpretation Meeting (Counts as two meetings)
March 3, 2016 Interpretation Meeting ( Snow Date )
March 8, 2016 Mandatory Test Meeting Clarke High School Cafeteria
March 10, 2016 Mandatory Test Meeting ( Snow Date ) Clarke High School Cafeteria
April 13, 2016 Nominations
May 3, 2016 Mandatory Election Meeting
June 7, 2016 Dinner Piccola Bussola 7PM
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 excuse to Stu Cohen,
Corresponding Secretary, prior to the meeting. Failure to submit a letter could result in a 5 point
reduction off your 30%
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 noncompliance
of this requirement.
The contact for NYC is Alan Wharton, (516) 4810364. NYC has two interpretation meetings,
March 2 & March 3 at Forest Hills HS at 8 PM. The test will be given on March 7 & March 9 also
at Forest Hills HS at 8 PM, you need to attend one of the two meeting/test nights. The contact for Suffolk is Jeremy Johnson, (631) 7473890.
March 1 is the date of their Interpretation Meeting at Chippewa Elementary School. The test will be given on March 20 at
2016 Fee Schedule:
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 will be given
at our first General Membership Meeting. Although we appreciate the membership donating a
raffle prize at the dinner,
it will no longer fulfill the service requirement.
Please visit our website, nassaucountysoftballofficialsassociation.com for some valueable
information and great photographs. We will continue to communicate on both the web site and
by email as much as possible. Minutes, meeting postponements and other important information
will be posted on the site and sent via email. If you have not been receiving updates via email,
please send your email address to Brad Patterson at NCSBOAsec@gmail.com and we will add
you to the directory. As always we are open to your suggestions and comments on how to
better improve our site. Rick Norris does a tremendous job with the site, so please take
advantage of utilizing the
information that appears on it.
With regards to BOCES, please keep Grace and Judy updated with your availability. Do not
cause them any extra work by being negligent with your availability. With the unpredictable
weather we face during the spring, assigning hundreds of games is challenging enough, so
please do the right thing and communicate any changes in your availability as the season
progresses. If you have a change of home address, phone number, or email address, these
changes must be brought to
the attention of BOCES and Stu Cohen.
If you are in need of purchasing any new equipment or uniforms, Chuck DeCarbo of The Sports
Loft will be at our meetings
or you can contact him at email@example.com or (631) 4788489.
Take pride in your
appearance, because first impressions go a long way.
Please remember that the collective agenda of Nassau County Softball Officials Association is
to promote professionalism of our members, be courteous to coaches, players, and spectators
and to appreciate the camaraderie and friendship of your fellow umpire.
Respect the great game of
If you have any questions,
contact me at 5169246011 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy your season and stay
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
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