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All Umpires: if you are able please wear your full FHSAA uniform to the field clinic at Bishop Snyder HS. 12 – 2pm
Softball Umpires: per Gary Roberson please bring plate gear if you can. A pitching machine will be available to call balls and strikes. Future Rules Meetings @ Ed White HS are scheduled for 6 – 7:30pm 1/15, 1/ 22, 1/29
Let your Booking Commissioner know when unable to attend Please do the following ASAP
Registration closes February 15
New umpires must register and returning umpires must re-register each season.
Thanks to everyone who has helped get the season off to a great start!
2020 NFHS BASEBALL RULES CHANGES
Designated Hitter (DH) can be used in two ways. The DH can be listed as the tenth starter replacing one of the other nine players when it is their turn to bat. The other method is that that any one of the starting defensive players can be their own DH (in effect having two positions) within the confines of the rule requirements. Rationale This rule change assists coaches with an alternative to keep their better players in the game to contribute to the offensive output of the team and give another player a chance to participate on defense. In addition, considering the pitch count rules, this change would help pitchers to keep their bat in the game, but can come out of the game defensively to protect their arms from overuse.
2020 BASEBALL EDITORIAL CHANGES
- Dead Ball and Delayed Dead Ball Table
- Baserunning Awards Table and Rules by State Association Adoption
2020 BASEBALL POINTS OF EMPHASIS
Game Ending Procedures
Proper Pitching Positions
Force Play Slide Rule
Enforcement of NFHS Jewelry Rule
Compliance of Player’s Equipment
SUNDAY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS – Subject to change
WHERE: LOCAL 947 – 10947 NORTH MAIN ST JAX FL 32218 (NEW LOCATION)
TIME: 6:30 PM
Teamsters Union Hall – 1210 Lane Ave N, Jacksonville, FL 32254
**2018-2019 Registration– The initial deadline for spring sports (Baseball, Boys Lacrosse, Flag Football Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Track & Field and Water Polo) is today, January 18th. After January 18th the registration fee will include a $10 late fee. If you still need to register please click the provided link, http://fhsaa.arbitersports.com/front/103524/Registration
**2018-2019 Exam- The rules exam for Baseball, Boys & Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Track & Field and Water Polo are currently open for all officials that have registered for the 2018-2019 season. February 15th is the deadline for the Baseball, Boys & Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Track & Field and Water Polo Exams.
**2018-2019 Flag Football Exam- The rules exam for Flag Football is now open for all officials that have registered for the 2018-2019 season.
Now that we are going into our second year with Arbiter to take the exam there will be no fines collected or waivers accepted for not completing the exam.
If you have already registered you can click the following link to get to the exam, http://fhsaa.arbitersports.com/front/103524/Test.
* No make-up exams offered.
* Must click SUBMIT for test to be graded. Failure to click submit will result in not receiving a score. Please do not confuse your 17-18 test score as your 18-19 test score.
* Rules exams have no time limit
* Officials can save and exit the exam as many times as necessary. Once the “submit exam” button is clicked your test will be graded and your one (1) attempt is completed.
* Exams are created and written by the NFHS (Softball exam consists of FHSAA specific rules that are in the FHSAA Officials Guidebook).
* Exams that are incomplete once the deadline passes will not be graded.
Officials Registration for 2018-2019 IS OPEN!
Please register for baseball, softball or both as soon as possible. You’ll need to sign into ArbiterSports in order to begin and complete the registration process.
Registrations for the 2018-2019 sports season are still set to open today. We did come across a couple of minor issues on Friday during the final testing session and are currently working with Arbiter to correct those issuses. Once these issues have been corrected registrations for 2018-2019 will go live.
It is highly recommended that you use Google Chrome or Firefox as your web browser for the registration process.
Also, for the 2018-2019 season officials will receive access to the NFHS Rules App for their phone, tablets, etc. Instructions on how to receive access will be posted on the main home page of the FHSAA Central Hub, on the left side under Electronic Rulebooks, http://fhsaa.arbitersports.com/front/103524/Site.
2018-19 Registration Deadlines
Baseball and Softball Initial Deadline – 1/18/2019
Final Deadline 2/8/2019