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Season has Started

2021-02-11T09:42:32-05:00

Fellow Umpires,

     The season is HERE and it’s off to a roaring start there is a chance of rain ALL WEEK…..Check arbiter 2 – 3 times a day for changes  DO NOT DEPEND on the Commissioners calling if your game changes.

(PLATE UMPIRE)

Please contact the school to verify game, time,date, and location (DON’T FORGET TO ASK ABOUT ANY COVID REQUIREMENTS BY THEIR SCHOOL)

Contact partner to discuss meeting time, location, dress etc….

Ensure as a representative of RCUA that you are following FHSAA -Contest Specific Considerations regarding COVID 19 Restrictions and Limitations.

Considerations for Umpires:

  • Bring personal hand sanitizer. Wash hands frequently
  • Do not share equipment.
  • Umpires should not handle equipment on the field during play.
  • Contact with the game balls should be limited.
  • Masks/cloth face coverings and disposable gloves will be permitted.
  • Line ups should be handed to the umpire, the umpire will verbally approve or ask any questions. Line up exchange with opposing coach and scorekeeper should be done electronically via text or photo.
  • The verbal exchange of substitutions should occur 6’ from the coach to the scorer and opposing team when making lineup changes.
  • Keep catcher and batter at a 6’ distance when dusting off the plate.
  • Base umpires should maintain 6’ from any player as a starting position when rotated and/or counter rotated.
  • The umpire-in-chief should wear a face mask behind the plate.
  • Clean equipment after each game.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines. Consider six feet minimum distance when talking to others (players, coaches, other umpires) at plate meetings.
  • Do not shake hands and follow pre and post-game ceremony guidelines established by state associations.
  • Evaluate pre-existing health conditions.

If the pitcher puts her hands to her mouth and touches the ball, “Time” is called, a new ball is inserted and the pitcher must sanitize her hands before throwing the next pitch.RCUA

Season has Started2021-02-11T09:42:32-05:00

2020 FHSAA Rules Changes

2020-03-02T13:40:41-05:00

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.

FHSAA

2020 BASEBALL EDITORIAL CHANGES

  • 1-3-2b1
  • 3-1-1
  • 4-1-3b
  • 4-2-4
  • 5-1-1f5
  • 7-4-1
  • 8-3-3c
  • Dead Ball and Delayed Dead Ball Table
  • Baserunning Awards Table and Rules by State Association Adoption

2020 BASEBALL POINTS OF EMPHASIS

Game Ending Procedures

Player/Designated Hitter

Proper Pitching Positions

Force Play Slide Rule

Enforcement of NFHS Jewelry Rule

Compliance of Player’s Equipment

2020 FHSAA Rules Changes2020-03-02T13:40:41-05:00

May 8th Meeting Canceled

2019-05-07T09:01:21-04:00

The General meeting this Wednesday has been CANCELLED.More information to follow

May 8th Meeting Canceled2019-05-07T09:01:21-04:00

RCUA- General Meeting – May 8th

2020-03-02T13:54:15-05:00

SUNDAY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS – Subject to change

 8 May

WHERE:       LOCAL 947 – 10947 NORTH MAIN ST JAX FL 32218 (NEW LOCATION)
TIME:            6:30 PM 

19 May

12:00pm

Teamsters Union Hall – 1210 Lane Ave N, Jacksonville, FL 32254

Click here for Map

RCUA- General Meeting – May 8th2020-03-02T13:54:15-05:00

Deadlines

2019-01-19T09:23:53-05:00


Approaching Deadline:

**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

Exams:
**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.  

Deadlines2019-01-19T09:23:53-05:00

RCUA General Meeting Dec 2nd 2018

2018-11-26T08:37:22-05:00
All RCUA Members,
The strength of an organization is in its membership all members are encourage to participate and be active, not just on the playing field. Your input is always appreciated,,,,see you SUNDAY.
 
RCUA MEMBERS
 
PLACE: TEAMSTERS UNION HALL 1210 LANE AVE JAX FL 32254
Time: 1 pm
 
Items to remember: (if you have not submitted)
 
Dues: New Members $35.00
Old Members $25.00
All AFTER DECEMBER MEETING $35.00
 
 

 

 

RCUA General Meeting Dec 2nd 20182018-11-26T08:37:22-05:00

RCUA MEMBERSHIP

2020-03-02T14:00:13-05:00

The season is fast approaching, we will have a meeting in Nov. And Dec. please circle these dates on your calendar.

Meeting location and time:

Teamsters Union Hall – 1210 Lane Ave N, Jacksonville, FL 32254 @ 1 pm

November 4th

December 2nd

The 2018-19 dues will be as follow:

  • New Members – $35.00
  • Old Members – $25.00-after December meeting $35.00

All please send me a personal/ separate email if you are NOT returning as a member of River City Umpires during the 2018-19 season at mrump54@gmail.com

RCUA MEMBERSHIP2020-03-02T14:00:13-05:00
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