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
Rating Session Evaluators Needed
Jim Borek is in need of evaluators for the new candidates' rating session being held at Syosset High School on Saturday, March 15th at 10am.
If you are a varsity official and are interested in helping out, please contact Jim Borek at (cell) 516 924 6011 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service credit will be given to those that assist at the session.
To: NCSBOA Varsity Umpires
We are seeking Association members to be Mentors for this year's group of new Softball officials. It is the goal of this association to have every new candidate paired up one-on-one with a senior member.
A mentor must be a Varsity official. You all have something important you can offer as guidance to the new officials. As a mentor, you will be assigned a new official. You should meet one another as soon as possible via face-to-face contact, phone call or email. By being a mentor, you are going to allow your new official the opportunity to use you as a sounding board and a source of guidance through their first year in softball. Contact with your mentoree, at least once a week, should insure your mentoree is progressing satisfactorily throughout the season. Being a mentor is rewarding for both the mentor as well as the mentoree. A mentor is here (along with the support of the entire Association) to help and guide our new Candidates into becoming the best official they can be. You should be willing to: Be contacted to discuss games, plays, rules, situations, etc.; Be emailed for the above, especially key questions anyone may have.; And, be at a games or games if you have free time to visit umpires making a request, because being seen / observed is a good thing.
As challenging as the classroom work was for the Candidates, their fieldwork will prove even more so; they must now integrate their book knowledge (on the move) during the fast paced game of softball. Having a willing and able Mentor will be key to their success.
If scheduling permits, we will ask BOCES to pair you up with your candidate in a game or two this season.
Please contact me if you would like to become a mentor. And remember, being a Mentor qualifies as service credit to the Association. We understand that many of our newest Umpires continue to talk with their original Mentors, so we know this program is still needed.
If you have an interest in becoming an NCSBOA Mentor for the 2014 Softball season, please contact Phil Saltalamacchio via email at email@example.com or phone him at 516-297-0275.