******************************************************************      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


Fellow Umpires,

Well, it's that time a year again, we're about 45 days off from the start of the season and now is
the time to dust off our uniforms and brush up on our rules and get ready to "play ball

This year we have a few positions opening up on our board, so if you have ever had any interest
in getting involved with this fine association now may be the time.


All meetings will be held at EAST MEADOW H.S in the little Theatre (unless otherwise noted)
and wi
ll begin promptly at 7:30PM

Meeting dates are as follows:


Feb 28th  Mandatory Interpretation Meeting ( counts as two meetings)
March 1st  Interpretation meeting ( snow date)
March 7th  Mandatory test at CLARKE H.S in cafeteria
March 8th  Mandatory test at CLARKE H.S ( snow date)
April 11th  Election nominations meeting
May 1st  Mandatory Elections meeting
June  Dinner - location TBD 


Note: After the Elections Meeting on May 1, there will be a MANDATORY 3 Umpire clinic for all
officials looking to work the Sem
i'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
ion 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,
March 6th and March 8th at Forest Hills H.S
, Queens in the auditorium at 8PM. The test will be
given on March 13th and March 15th also at Forest Hills H.S.

The contact for Suffolk Co. is Jim Doig (631) 928-9116, Email-J.Doig55@hotmail.com. Jim
suggests that you contact him through his Email if you plan on attending either his interpretat
or test meetings.

Suffolk's interpretation meeting is on March 6th and their test date is on March 14th, both at
Bayport - Bluepoint H.S

*2018 Fee Schedule

Varsity - $120.00
Junior Varsity - $98
Junior High - $87

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
ill 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 open to all constructive feedback


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.

This past season we imposed fines on members in violation of the uniform code, be aware! We
get paid a fai
r wage so there should be no reason not to wear the proper and approved uniform.

Chuck DeCarbo from the Sports Loft will be at our interpretation and test meetings, should
anyone need to buy or 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 address please contact
BOCES and Stu Cohen (Corresponding Secretary)

If you have any problems, questions or concerns throughout the year please contact me at -
hop2893@optonline.net or (516) 860-9456

All my best to a successful season,

Steve Hopkins

Congratulations to our newly promoted varsity officials:

o   Chris Bivona

o   James Koumou

o   Doug Rosenthal

o   Gibson Barriga

o   William Treadway

o   Bob Matier

o   Frank Dombrowski

o   Tony Lopilato

Nassau County Softball Officials Association, Inc.
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