Instruction Updates

Updated: February 22, 2019

Here are the instructions for those of you attending the make-up meeting on Monday, February 25th at Foothill HS. We will be starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. We will not be starting in the cafeteria report directly to the classrooms.

If you are in the 1st or 2nd year classrooms, this meeting is mandatory, and will report to the following classrooms:

Classroom 1 (Navarro) report to Classroom 103
Classroom 2 (Wanamaker) report to Classroom 104

If you are attending this meeting as a make-up, report to the following classrooms:

Classrooms 3-7 (last name A-L) report to Classroom 105
Classroom 3-7 (last name M-Z) report to Classroom 106

I will have a sign-in sheet for each of the classrooms.

Please do not arrive late, and you must attend the entire class to get credit.

Updated: February 14, 2019

Make-up meeting is February 25th at Foothill HS. This meeting is mandatory for 1st and 2nd year members. If you are not attending the make-up, please un-accept the invite. This will help me in the preparation process.

Qualifications grids have been updated as of February 13th, including CBUA Study Guide and Exam results. It is your responsibility to confirm that your attendance grid is accurate. If there is anything missing, please let me know.

Updated: February 11, 2019

Below is the direct link to week #4 of “You Make the Call” for the 2019 season. It will close on Monday, February 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Link: www.ocboa.com/ymtc/

As a reminder, you are to apply high school rules to each of the videos that are sent.

The answers to week #3 are as follows: Interference on R1; Interference on R1; True, obstruction is a delayed dead ball; False, on this play interference would be an immediate dead ball.

77 out of 192 members participated.

Updated: February 10, 2019

CBUA Classification Exam Online: The Exam will be closing TODAY at 11:59 p.m. The Exam will be located on the EXAM tab as 2019 CBUA Exam-B. You will have two attempts to attain a passing score of 80% or higher.

Link: https://cbuaump.org/cbua-2019-exam-b

You will need to enter your first and last name, as well as your email address, and select Orange County from the dropdown menu. Once you submit your answers, you will know if you passed/failed and number of questions you got correct. Once you start entering your answers, you will NOT be able to save your work and finish at a later time. It will need to be completed all at once. ALL of the questions come directly from the study guide.

Updated: February 7, 2019

Qualifications grids have been updated as of February 6th including the Study Guide. It is your responsibility to confirm that your attendance grid is accurate. If there is anything missing, please let me know.

CBUA Classification Exam Online: The Exam is available online for you to submit your answers on our CBUA website. The Exam will be closing on Sunday, February 10th at 11:59 p.m. The Exam will be located on the EXAM tab as 2019 CBUA Exam-B. You will have two attempts to attain a passing score of 80% or higher.

Link: https://cbuaump.org/cbua-2019-exam-b

You will need to enter your first and last name, as well as your email address, and select Orange County from the dropdown menu. Once you submit your answers, you will know if you passed/failed and number of questions you got correct. Once you start entering your answers, you will NOT be able to save your work and finish at a later time. It will need to be completed all at once. ALL of the questions come directly from the study guide.

Lastly, a reminder about the CBUA uniform policy regarding default umpire shirt, pants, and jackets. You can visit the OCBOA website at http://ocboa.com/uniform-policy/ to view the information.

Updated: February 6, 2019

Qualifications grids have been updated as of February 4th. It is your responsibility to confirm that your attendance grid is accurate. If there is anything missing, please let me know.

CBUA Online Exam: Exam will close on February 10that 11:59 p.m.

Link: https://cbuaump.org/cbua-2019-exam-b

Opening day is this weekend! Please make sure you start contacting your partner(s), the host school to confirm game times, location, etc.

If you have an ejection, please call Steve Wanamaker when you get back to your vehicle. You will need to complete the ejection report on OCBOA.com or use the mobile app. Please, be sure if possible to get your warning(s) in prior to the ejection (unless the coach commits a major offense, i.e. physical contact or profanity directed at an official). Nothing looks better on an ejection report than the official gave the coach the opportunity to keep himself in the game. Let’s make sure we handle our business in a professional manner and remain approachable.

If you have any questions or situations arise, contact your mentor or classroom instructors. They are excellent resources for you to utilize. We are all here to help everyone improve and develop their game. I appreciate everyone’s hard work and dedication. Have some fun out there!

Updated: February 1, 2019

Study guide answers are now available on the OCBOA website. The link is listed below. This document is located in the curriculum folder in the library on OCBOA.com website. Go to www.OCBOA.com, click on library tab on the top of the screen, click on curriculum folder, and click on study guide folder.

Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5hgCUVCqCMqTlRnamN6c0V5T0E

CBUA Classification Exam Online: The Exam is now available online for you to submit your answers on our CBUAwebsite. The Exam will be closing on February 10th at 11:59 p.m. The Exam will be located on the EXAM tab as 2019 CBUA Exam-B. You will have two attempts to attain a passing score of 80% or higher.

Link: https://cbuaump.org/cbua-2019-exam-b

You will need to enter your first and last name, as well as your email address, and select Orange County from the dropdown menu. Once you submit your answers, you will know if you passed/failed and number of questions you got correct. Once you start entering your answers, you will NOT be able to save your work and finish at a later time. It will need to be completed all at once. ALL of the questions come directly from the study guide.

Updated: February 1, 2019

As a reminder our next instructional meeting will be Monday, February 4th. We will be in the EVENT CENTER/GYM at Foothill HS and promptly starting at 6:30 p.m.

Classroom topics: Finish up any topics not covered on Jan 28th; Interference & Obstruction; Points of Emphasis; Batting out of Order; Post game discussion

Below is the link to the 2019 NFHS Preseason Guide. Please review this prior to our next instructional meeting. We will be covering the points of emphasis for 2019 at our next meeting. This document is located in the curriculum folder in the library on OCBOA.com website. Go to www.OCBOA.com, click on library tab on the top of the screen, click on curriculum folder, and click on classroom 2019 folder.

Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KrFc8iyluuduL_klKFS_BeeOjL-1R2rd

For classroom assignment, please refer to the link below: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d2lgirObTYSEG2mfoUEL9fwDGcGp9xlu-P9MyMujcAs/edit#gid=911928109

Also, the latest “You Make the Call” video will be available until Monday, February 4th. Link: www.ocboa.com/ymtc/

Updated: January 30, 2019

Qualifications grids have been updated as of January 28th. It is your responsibility to confirm that your attendance grid is accurate. If there is anything missing, please let me know.

The Study Guide will be available for you to input your answers via https://cbuaump.org/study-guide-orange-county until January 31st, 11:59 p.m.

CBUA Online Exam: Exam will open on February 1stat 12:00 a.m. and close February 10that 11:59 p.m.

Also, the latest “You Make the Call” video will be available until Monday, February 4th. Link: www.ocboa.com/ymtc/

Updated: January 29, 2019

The answer to week #2 is “Catchers Obstruction (interference), delayed dead ball.  After completion of the play, we enforce the Catchers Obstruction (interference) but offense has the option of taking the result of the play”. Below are some stats for week #2.

70 out of 81 members answered it correctly.

81 out of 192 members participated.

As a reminder, you are to apply high school rules to each of the videos that are sent.

Below is the direct link to week #3 of “You Make the Call” for the 2019 season. It will close on Monday, February 4th at 6:00 a.m.

Link: www.ocboa.com/ymtc/

Updated: January 25, 2019

Attached is Memo #1 from CBUA IC Brad Hungerford. Please read it and pay close attention to the open/close dates for the CBUA Study Guide and Exam.

I have attached the NFHS 2019 preseason guide as well.

Both documents have been uploaded on the OCBOA website. Link is listed below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KrFc8iyluuduL_klKFS_BeeOjL-1R2rd

Updated: January 23, 2019

As a reminder our next instructional meeting will be Monday, January 28th. We will be in the EVENT CENTER/GYM at Foothill HS and promptly starting at 7:00 p.m.

Classroom topics: Finish up any topics not covered on Jan 14th; Hit by pitch rule; Game management; Ejection report writing

For classroom assignment, please refer to the link below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d2lgirObTYSEG2mfoUEL9fwDGcGp9xlu-P9MyMujcAs/edit#gid=911928109

Qualifications grids have been updated as of January 21st. It is your responsibility to confirm that your attendance grid is accurate. If there is anything missing, please let me know.

Lastly, I will be updating Study Guide meeting credit as I receive attendance list from the host.

Updated: January 18, 2019

Study Guide Online: The study guide is available online for you to submit your answers on the CBUA website. The Study Guide is located on the top of the page, please select “Study Guide: Orange County” or click on the link below.

Link:https://cbuaump.org/study-guide-orange-county

CBUA PDF link: https://cbuaump.org/study-guide-pdf

You will need to enter your first and last name and your email address. It is my understanding, once you submit your answers, you will know if you passed/failed, percentage, and number of questions you got correct. Once you start entering your answers, you will NOTbe able to save your work and finish at a later time. It will need to be completed all at once. When you complete the online study guide, I would advise that you take a screenshot of your confirmation page.

You have until February 1st to complete the online study guide.

Study Guide Sessions:As a reminder, make-up meeting credit will be given for attendance. Please contact the host of the study guide session prior to attending.

January 21st

Start time: 6:30pm

Hosted by Sean Miltimore

Location: Huntington Beach

Contact info: seanmiltimore@socal.rr.com

January 21st

Start time: 6:00pm

Hosted by Tony Padilla

Location: Buena Park

Contact info: heyumpinbp1@sbcglobal.net

January 22nd

Start time: 6:30pm

Hosted by Dave Garell

Location: Mission Viejo

Contact info: dave@davegarell.com

January 22nd

Start time: 6:30pm

Hosted by Joe Venegas

Location: Orange

Contact info: cowboyjoe_40@yahoo.com

January 23rd

Start time: 6:30pm
Hosted by Tim Weil
Location: Fountain Valley
Contact David Lewis: davidclewis61@gmail.com

Posted: January 16, 2019

The answer to week #1 is Batter Interference, delayed dead ball. Batter is out, R1 is out as well. Below are some stats for week #1.

64 out of 78 members answered it correctly.

78 out of 192 members participated.

As a reminder, you are to apply high school rules to each of the videos that are sent.

Below is the direct link to week #2 of “You Make the Call” for the 2019 season. You will have one week to submit your answer

Link: www.ocboa.com/ymtc/

Posted: January 15, 2019

Qualifications grids have been updated as of January 15th. It is your responsibility to confirm that your attendance grid is accurate. If there is anything missing, please let me know.

The 2019 Study Guide is now available online for all to print. Link is provided below. This document is located in the curriculum folder in the library on OCBOA.com website. Go to www.OCBOA.com, click on library tab on the top of the screen, click on curriculum folder, and click on study guide folder.

OCBOA Link:
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B5hgCUVCqCMqTlRnamN6c0V5T0E?ogsrc=32

CBUA Link to PDF: https://cbuaump.org/study-guide-pdf

Mechanics: Also, on the CBUA website, there is a 2-man mechanics PDF file that you can print. This manual has all enhancements that CBUA IC Brad Hungerford has made in the past few seasons to NFHS mechanics manual.

​Link: https://cbuaump.org/2-man-mechanics

Posted: January 14, 2019

REMINDER:Tonight, we will be in the EVENT CENTER/GYM at Foothill HS and promptly starting at 7:00 p.m.

Also, I will have an update regarding the CBUA study guide at our instructional meeting tonight. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Posted: January 11, 2019

I would like to thank everyone for their patience and flexibility regarding the 1-man clinic schedule for tomorrow.

We have our final update, we are moving our 1-man clinic into the Event Center/Gym at Foothill HS. Please park in the lot off of Dodge Ave.

In addition to coming dressed in your CBUA approved uniform, please wear gym shoes with other-than-black-soles that are appropriate to use on a gym type floor. Black soles can scuff the gym floor. We are guest at Foothill HS and need to respect their facilities.

Also, bring your mask, plate gear, and a glove if you have one. We will have a cage stations set up for this clinic.

http://ocboa.com/uniform-policy/

Show up as you would for a game assignment. Please do not arrive late; we will be starting promptly ‪at 8:45 a.m.Check in table will be located near the entrance.

‪8:30-8:45 am(Check in) Table will be located near entrance.

‪8:45-9:00 am(Introductions & expectations)

‪9:00-1:00pm(Morning session ONLY)

There will be NO afternoon session for this clinic.

Posted: January 11, 2019

Due to circumstances out of our control, there is a facility change for our meeting on Monday, Jan 14th. We will be in the EVENT CENTER/GYM at Foothill HS and promptly starting at  7:00 p.m.

Classroom topics: Introductions; pre-game; plate meeting; line-up cards; pitching rules; strike zone.

For classroom assignment, please refer to the link below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d2lgirObTYSEG2mfoUEL9fwDGcGp9xlu-P9MyMujcAs/edit#gid=911928109

See you all Monday!

Posted: January 11, 2019

For those attending the 1-man clinic tomorrow at Foothill HS, please be sure to check your email at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. There is some bad weather that is supposed to come in overnight, therefore Javier and I will be at Foothill HS early to check on the field conditions. At that point, we will make a determination whether to go forward with the clinic or not. As of right now, the clinic is still a go for tomorrow.

Posted: January 8, 2019

As a reminder our 1st instructional meeting will be Monday, January 14th. We will be starting off in the Cafeteria at Foothill HS promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Classroom topics: Introductions; pre-game; plate meeting; line-up cards; pitching rules; strike zone.

For classroom assignment, please refer to the link below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d2lgirObTYSEG2mfoUEL9fwDGcGp9xlu-P9MyMujcAs/edit#gid=911928109

Posted: January 7, 2019

The event invite has been sent through Arbiter, please be sure to click on EVENT (highlighted in blue) for details. Accept ONLY if you plan on attending. UN-ACCEPT the invite if you are not attending. This will help the instructional staff in the preparation process.

What to expect at the upcoming one-man clinic on January 12th at Foothill HS. Our one-man clinic is designed for members in their 1stor 2nd year with OCBOA and for those who will be mainly working one-man assignments during the season. All freshman and most JV level games will be assigned one umpire.

Show up as you would for a game assignment. Please do not arrive late; we will be starting promptly at 8:45 a.m. Check in table will be located near the JV field.

8:30-8:45 am (Check in) Table will be located near the fields.
8:45-9:00 am (Introductions & expectations)
9:00-1:00pm (Morning session ONLY)

There will be NO afternoon session for this clinic.

Please come dressed in your CBUA approved base uniform, bring your mask, plate gear, and a glove if you have one. We will have a cage station set up for this clinic.

Uniform Policy

OCBOA Assignor Gary Gilman, Ratings Chair Stu Rains, and some members of the ratings committee will be in attendance as well. For our newer members, this is a perfect opportunity to meet, be seen, and get to know your instructional team and assignor.

If we have any changes due to bad weather, I will send out an email on Friday.

Posted: January 3, 2019

The instructional team is proud to have “You Make the Call” videos for its third season. For those new to our association, the “You Make the Call” videos will be sent throughout the season as an instructional tool to keep us all engaged and in the rulebooks. You will apply NFHS rules to answer the questions pertaining to the video. New for this season, you will be able to watch and submit your answers on the OCBOA website. You will have one week to submit your answer, the following week the instructional team will provide the correct answer.

Below is the direct link to week #1 of “You Make the Call” for the 2019 season. Enjoy.

Link: www.ocboa.com/ymtc/

Posted: December 21, 2018

We have one more additional study guide session that you may attend.

January 23rd

Start time: 6:30pm
Hosted by Tim Weil
Location: Fountain Valley
Contact David Lewis: davidclewis61@gmail.com

Posted: December 14, 2018

As I mentioned at the General Meeting, approved study guide sessions will count as a make-up meeting credit this season. These study guide sessions are an excellent opportunity to dive into the rule book and build a camaraderie with your fellow umpire.

The study guide will be made available by CBUA on Sunday, January 13th. Once it is available, print out a hard copy of the study guide to complete your answers prior to entering them on the CBUA website. The open and close dates for study guide submission is listed below:

Open: January 13th

Closes: January 27th

If you are planning on attending one of the study guide sessions listed below, it is REQUIRED that you complete a print version. You will NOT be allowed entry without it. Also, some sites are limited as to how many attendees they can accommodate. Therefore, it is very important you contact the host and reserve your spot. I will send a follow-up email if there are more study guide sessions available or when they reach their attendee limit.

January 17th

Start time: 6:15pm

Hosted by Evan Hughes

Location: Mission Viejo

Contact info: sehguh1@yahoo.com

January 21st

Start time: 6:30pm

Hosted by Sean Miltimore

Location: Huntington Beach

Contact info: seanmiltimore@socal.rr.com

January 21st

Start time: 6:00pm

Hosted by Tony Padilla

Location: Buena Park

Contact info: heyumpinbp1@sbcglobal.net

January 22nd

Start time: 6:30pm

Hosted by Dave Garell

Location: Mission Viejo

Contact info: dave@davegarell.com

January 22nd

Start time: 6:30pm

Hosted by Joe Venegas

Location: Orange

Contact info: cowboyjoe_40@yahoo.com

Posted: December 12, 2018

Our 3rd field clinic for the 2019 season will held on January 12, 2019 at Foothill HS in Santa Ana, Ca. At this clinic we will be covering NFHS One-man mechanics with approved CBUA enhancements. Below is the schedule for the day:

Check-in: 8:30am-8:45am

Morning session: 9am-1pm

There will be NO afternoon session for this clinic.

Our one-man clinic is designed for members in their 1st or 2nd year with OCBOA and for those who will be mainly working one-man assignments during the season. All freshman and most JV level games will be assigned one umpire.

1st and 2nd year members: Required that you attend an OCBOA 2-man clinic or One-man clinic. Preferably, it would be wise to attend the One-man clinic. You may attend one of the approved clinics listed below for credit.

Approved Clinics for Credit:

CBUA Regional Clinics

Various locations and dates

BBUC 2-man Clinic

Sept 27th-Sept 30th

Sacramento, Ca

BBUC 3-man Clinic

Oct 4th-7th

Sacramento, Ca

BBUC 3-man Clinic

Oct 17th-21st

Riverside, Ca

California Classic

Oct 22nd-27th

San Diego, Ca

MLB Urban Youth Academy Clinic

Dec 15th

Compton, Ca

Posted: December 10, 2018

I have posted the 2019 classroom assignments with instructors in the Library on the OCBOA website. A map of Foothill HS can be found by clicking on the Library tab. The qualifications grids can be found by clicking on the Qualification tab or by clicking on the Library tab and opening up the Attendance folder. It is your responsibility to confirm that your attendance grid is accurate. If there is anything missing, please let me know.

Our first instructional meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 14th. As I did last season, about a week prior to each instructional meeting, I will post and send out an email with the topics that will be discussed at the upcoming instructional meeting. This should give everyone time to prepare and come ready to learn and participate.

Most email communications sent by me can be found on the OCBOA website. In my signature in every email is a link to instruction updates that are sent out to the membership. Please check this weekly to ensure you do not miss any important information. Here is the link http://ocboa.com/instruction-updates/it might be a good idea to save it on your browser. In addition, please be sure to check out our Facebook page as well for updates at https://www.facebook.com/OCBOA/

For those who attended one of the non-OCBOA approved clinics, please send me an email with proof of your attendance. My email address is christorres0612@gmail.com

If you do not see your name assigned to a classroom, please send me an email.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

Posted: December 4, 2018

What to expect at the 2-man clinic on December 8that Cypress HS.

Show up as you would for a game assignment. Please do not arrive late, we will be starting promptly at 8:45 am.

Please come dressed in your CBUA approved uniform (base pants, black shirt or jacket, base shoes). Also, you will need to bring your plate gear (if you have it) for the cage work station.

http://ocboa.com/uniform-policy/

8:00-8:45am (Check in) Table will be located near Varsity field.

8:45-9:00am (Introductions & expectations)

8:45am-12:00pm (Morning session)

12:00-12:45 pm (Lunch on your own)

1:00-4:00 pm (Optional afternoon session)

The lunch break will be from 12:00-12:45pm, though no lunch will be provided. So you’re encouraged to bring your own lunch during the limited break.

For those who are staying for the afternoon, we will be running live demos on the Varsity field with players from Cypress HS. The live demos will include situations with and without runners on base.

As a reminder: IF you attend an OCBOA clinic, and stay for the optional afternoon session you will earn a meeting credit as well. (Maximum of one meeting credit can be earned for attending OCBOA clinics)

We will be teaching NFHS 2-man mechanics with approved enhancements from CBUA IC Brad Hungerford. I have attached the document to this email.

Here is the direct link to the library: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5hgCUVCqCMqVUZJTU5Vdy15RUU

If we have any changes due to bad weather, I will send out an email on Friday.

Posted: December 1, 2018

Former OCBOA member Scott Jones is assigning a tournament the first week of January at the new Great Park complex in Irvine. If you are interested in getting some work in prior to the beginning of the High School season, contact Scott. His contact and tournament information is listed below.

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Hello fellow umpires,

My name is Scott Jones and I’ve been hired to assign a large tournament at the new complex that was formerly the El Toro base. This is the atletx tournament, it is 10u-14u running January 3-5. The pay is $50 a game, all 2 man, with time limits. If you are interested in getting some work in before the season opens up, email me with your dates available and how many games a day you can work. I will be assigning via Excel spreadsheet which I will post once all the slots are filled.

With all due respect,

Scott Jones

paradoxhavenscott@gmail.com

714-420-9337

Posted: November 18, 2018

Posted: November 13, 2018

A few reminders regarding the upcoming 3-man clinic on November 17th at Foothill HS. Please read the entire email.

The event invites have been sent through Arbiter, please be sure to click on EVENT (highlighted in blue) for details. Accept ONLY if you plan on attending.

Please come dressed in your CBUA approved uniform (base pants, black shirt or jacket, base shoes).

http://ocboa.com/uniform-policy/

The afternoon session is OPTIONAL. However, if you stay for both sessions you will fulfill your clinic requirement as well as earn one make-up meeting credit. In order to participate in the afternoon session, you MUST attend the morning session. NO EXCEPTIONS.

At this clinic we will be covering NFHS 3-man mechanics with approved CBUA enhancements. Below is the schedule for the day:

Check-in: 8:00am-8:45am

Morning session: 9am-12pm

Lunch (on your own): 12pm-12:45pm

Afternoon session (optional): 1pm-4pm

For those who wish to stay for the afternoon, we will be running live demos with players from Foothill HS.

Please refer to the link below for the 2018 CIF/CBUA 3-man & 4-man key concepts and 2019 OCBOA 3-man mechanics overview.

Go to www.ocboa.com > Library > Observation Glossaries

Or click on the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5hgCUVCqCMqVUZJTU5Vdy15RUU

Posted: November 3, 2018

Our 2nd field clinic for the 2019 season will held on December 8, 2018 at Cypress HS in Cypress. At this clinic we will be covering NFHS 2-man mechanics with approved CBUA enhancements. Below is the schedule for the day:

Check-in: 8:00am-8:45am

Morning session: 9:00am-12:15pm

Lunch (on your own): 12:15pm-12:45pm

Afternoon session (optional): 1pm-4pm

The event invites will be sent through Arbiter, please be sure to click on EVENT (highlighted in blue) for details. Accept ONLY if you plan on attending.

The 2-man clinic is open for ALL members for clinic credit. Listed below is a reminder of clinic requirements.

Ratings: Crew Chief- JV: Required that you attend an OCBOA clinic or one of the approved clinics listed below.

1st and 2nd year members: Required that you attend an OCBOA 2-man clinic or 1-man clinic. Preferably, it would be wise to attend the 1-man clinic. You may attend one of the approved clinics listed below for credit.

As a reminder, If you attend an OCBOA clinic, and stay for the optional afternoon session you will earn a meeting credit as well (Maximum of one meeting credit can be earned for attending OCBOA clinics).

Approved Clinics for Credit:

CBUA Regional Clinics

October 6th-JSerra HS, San Juan Capristrano

October 13th-Upland Memorial Park, Upland

November 10th-O’Malley Family Field, Encino

December 1st-Martin Luther King HS, Riverside

BBUC 2-man Clinic

Sept 27th-Sept 30th

Sacramento, Ca

BBUC 3-man Clinic

Oct 4th-7th

Sacramento, Ca

BBUC 3-man Clinic

Oct 17th-21st

Riverside, Ca

California Classic

Oct 22nd-27th

San Diego, Ca

Posted: October 31, 2018

Here is some information regarding the upcoming 3-man clinic on November 17th at Foothill HS. Please read the entire email.

The event invites will be sent through Arbiter, please be sure to click on EVENT (highlighted in blue) for details. Accept ONLY if you plan on attending.

Please come dressed in your CBUA approved uniform (base pants, black shirt, base shoes).

The afternoon session is OPTIONAL. However, if you stay for both sessions you will fulfill your clinic requirement as well as earn one make-up meeting credit. In order to participate in the afternoon session, you MUST attend the morning session. NO EXCEPTIONS.

At this clinic we will be covering NFHS 3-man mechanics with approved CBUA enhancements. Below is the schedule for the day:

Check-in: 8:00am-8:45am

Morning session: 9am-12pm

Lunch (on your own): 12pm-12:45pm

Afternoon session (optional): 1pm-4pm

For those who wish to stay for the afternoon, we will be running live demos with players from Foothill HS on the varsity field.

Assignor Gary Gilman, Ratings Chair Stu Rains, and some members of the ratings committee will be in attendance as well. We’ll also have special guest instructors. Collectively, you’ll be given a great opportunity to learn from some great umpires. I hope you’re able to take advantage of it!

Please refer to the link below for the 2018 CIF/CBUA 3-man & 4-man key concepts and 2019 OCBOA 3-man mechanics overview.

Go to www.ocboa.com > Library > Observation Glossaries

Or click on the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5hgCUVCqCMqVUZJTU5Vdy15RUU

Posted: October 12, 2018

We will begin pairing up mentors and mentees in the next couple of weeks. If you are you interested in being paired up with a mentor, please follow the instructions below.

If you are a 1st or 2nd year member you will be assigned to a mentor. For the rest of the membership the mentor program is optional, but highly recommended for those who are still early in their OCBOA careers.

To better help Jeff and Sean pair you with a mentor for the 2019 baseball season, please follow the instructions below:

Start a new email addressed to jeffreyp.osborne@gmail.comseanmiltimore@socal.rr.com, and CC christorres0612@gmail.com

In the subject bar, write “Would like to be assigned a Mentor for the 2019 baseball season”

Answer these questions below, using the copy and paste functions on your computer.

  1. How many years have you been in OCBOA?
  2. What levels of baseball have you worked?
  3. Your knowledge of two-man mechanics? (0-10)
  4. How can OCBOA help you to improve?
  5. What is your ultimate goal in officiating baseball?
  6. What is your goal for the 2019 baseball season?
  7. Do you have a mentor in mind?

We will be accepting requests to be assigned a mentor until November 14, 2018. However, the earlier you respond, the sooner we can assign you to a mentor with potential opportunities to work games with, and/or be seen by your mentor. The fall season for the Ryan Lemmon league will be ending in mid-November, and the winter season will begin in January. These are perfect opportunities to work games with your mentor, so please do not hesitate to express your interest in the mentor program!

Posted: October 1, 2018

There is still time to sign up for the 1st CBUA regional camp for this Saturday, October 6th at JSerra HS. The web link to register is listed below.

For those that have already registered, please read this important note from CBUA:

Many of you have reached out to me regarding issues registering for a camp in regards to the PayPal link. As we investigated we noticed that there was in fact an error between the CBUA bank account and PayPal. PayPal has not taken money from any of you at this time. If it shows that a payment is still pending you will notice that after 30 days it will be returned to you

What does this mean you ask? We are currently working on this glitch but we are asking anyone registered for the JSerra camp this weekend to please bring your payment with you. We will be collecting the $10.00 from each of you on Saturday morning.
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Registration for the CBUA regional clinics is open on the CBUA website. Listed below are the dates and locations of the four regional clinics.October 6th-JSerra HS, San Juan Capristrano
October 13th-Upland Memorial Park, Upland
November 10th-O’Malley Family Field, Encino
December 1st-Martin Luther King HS, RiversideCost:$10 (Includes lunch)AgendaCheck-in: 8:00 a.m.
Morning session: 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Lunch: 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Afternoon session: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.To register for one of the four regional clinics, please visit www.cbuaump.org/registrationFor your viewing pleasure, check out the following YouTube video announcing the dates and locations.Video link: https://youtu.be/aVYVgvr8yfUIf you attend one of these clinics, you will earn clinic credit.

Posted: September 26, 2018

A few updates as the 2019 season rapidly approaches:

Our 1st field clinic for the 2019 season will held on November 17, 2018 at Foothill HS in Santa Ana. At this clinic we will be covering NFHS 3-man mechanics with approved CBUA enhancements. Below is the schedule for the day:

Check-in: 8:00am-8:45am

Morning session: 9am-12pm

Lunch (on your own): 12pm-12:45pm

Afternoon session (optional): 1pm-4pm

The 3-man clinic is optional for ALLmembers. However, please attend for 3-man game assignment consideration, (i.e. Trinity League, tournaments, playoffs, etc).

Please refer to the link below for the 2018 CIF/CBUA 3-man & 4-man key concepts and 2019 OCBOA 3-man mechanics overview.

Go to www.ocboa.com > Library > Observation Glossaries

Or click on the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5hgCUVCqCMqVUZJTU5Vdy15RUU

As a reminder, If you attend an OCBOA clinic, and stay for the optional afternoon session you will earn a meeting credit as well(Maximum of one meeting credit can be earned for attending OCBOA clinics).

Approved Clinics for Credit:

CBUA Regional Clinics

October 6th-JSerra HS, San Juan Capristrano

October 13th-Upland Memorial Park, Upland

November 10th-O’Malley Family Field, Encino

December 1st-Martin Luther King HS, Riverside

BBUC 2-man Clinic

Sept 27th-Sept 30th

Sacramento, CA

BBUC 3-man Clinic

Oct 4th-7th

Sacramento, CA

BBUC 3-man Clinic

Oct 17th-21st

Riverside, CA

California Classic

Oct 22nd-27th

San Diego, CA

Looking forward to a great season!

Posted: September 25, 2018

Just as a reminder, there is still time to register for the 1st CBUA regional clinic at JSerra HS on October 6th. Registration link is listed below!
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Registration for the CBUA regional clinics is open on the CBUA website. Listed below are the dates and locations of the four regional clinics.

October 6th-JSerra HS, San Juan Capristrano
October 13th-Upland Memorial Park, Upland
November 10th-O’Malley Family Field, Encino
December 1st-Martin Luther King HS, Riverside

Cost: $10 (Includes lunch)

Agenda

Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Morning session: 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Lunch: 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Afternoon session: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

To register for one of the four regional clinics, please visit www.cbuaump.org/registration

For your viewing pleasure, check out the following YouTube video announcing the dates and locations.

Video link: https://youtu.be/aVYVgvr8yfU

If you attend one of these clinics, you will earn clinic credit.

Posted: September 13, 2018

We are excited to have our Mentor Program for a third season with Jeff Osborne and Sean Miltimore leading the way. As Instructional Chairman, I will still oversee the program.

If you are a 1st or 2nd year member you will be assigned to a mentor. For the rest of the membership the program is optional, but highly recommended for those who are still early in their OCBOA careers.

To better help Jeff and Sean pair you with a mentor for the 2019 baseball season, please follow the instructions below:

Start a new email addressed to jeffreyp.osborne@gmail.comseanmiltimore@socal.rr.com, and CC christorres0612@gmail.com

In the subject bar, write “Would like to be assigned a Mentor for the 2019 baseball season”

Answer these questions below, using the copy and paste functions on your computer.

  1. How many years have you been in OCBOA?
  2. What levels of baseball have you worked?
  3. Your knowledge of two-man mechanics? (0-10)
  4. How can OCBOA help you to improve?
  5. What is your ultimate goal in officiating baseball?
  6. What is your goal for the 2019 baseball season?
  7. Do you have a mentor in mind?

We will be accepting requests to be assigned a mentor until November 14, 2018. However, the earlier you respond, the sooner we can assign you to a mentor with potential opportunities to work games with, and/or be seen by your mentor. The fall season for the Ryan Lemmon league will be ending in mid-November, and the winter season will begin in January. These are perfect opportunities to work games with your mentor, so please do not hesitate to express your interest in the mentor program!

Posted: September 3, 2018

Registration for the CBUA regional clinics is open on the CBUA website. Listed below are the dates and locations of the four regional clinics.

October 6th-JSerra HS, San Juan Capristrano

October 13th-Upland Memorial Park, Upland

November 10th-O’Malley Family Field, Encino

December 1st-Martin Luther King HS, Riverside

Cost:$10 (Includes lunch)

Agenda

Check-in: 8:00 a.m.

Morning session: 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Lunch: 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Afternoon session: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

To register for one of the four regional clinics, please visit www.cbuaump.org/registration

For your viewing pleasure, check out the following YouTube video announcing the dates and locations.

Video link: https://youtu.be/aVYVgvr8yfU

If you attend one of these clinics, you will earn clinic credit.

Posted: September 1, 2018

Since registration is open, I have listed the clinic requirements for the 2019 baseball season, which must be met by start of season, February 9, 2019.

We will be having a 3-man clinic that is optional for ALL members. However, please attend for 3-man game assignment consideration (i.e. Trinity League, tournaments, playoffs, etc).

Ratings: Crew Chief- JV: Required that you attend an OCBOA clinic or one of the approved clinics listed below.

1st and 2nd year members: Required that you attend an OCBOA 2-man clinic or 1-man clinic. Preferably, it would be wise to attend the 1-man clinic. You may attend one of the approved clinics listed below for credit.

OCBOA clinics will stay consistent with previous seasons. There will be a morning and optional afternoon session with lunch on your own. IF you attend an OCBOA clinic and stay for the optional afternoon session you will earn a meeting credit as well.(Maximum of one meeting credit can be earned for attending OCBOA clinics)

You may attend one of the approved clinics listed below to meet your clinic requirement, BUT you will NOT receive meeting credit.

Clinic sites and dates are being finalized.

Possible clinic dates: Nov 17th, Dec 1st, Dec 8th, Jan 12th, Jan 26th

3-Man Clinic

9am-12pm; 12pm-12:45pm (Lunch); 1pm-4pm

2-man Clinic

9am-12pm; 12pm-12:45pm (Lunch); 1pm-4pm

1-man Clinic

9am-1pm

Approved Clinics for Credit:

CBUA Regional Clinics

Various locations and dates

BBUC 2-man Clinic

Sept 27th-Sept 30th

Sacramento, Ca

BBUC 3-man Clinic

Oct 4th-7th

Sacramento, Ca

BBUC 3-man Clinic

Oct 17th-21st

Riverside, Ca

California Classic

Oct 22nd-27th

San Diego, Ca

Posted: August 29, 2018

We have set the dates for our general, instructional, and playoff meetings. All meetings will be at Foothill high school and begin promptly at 6:30pm. The meeting dates are listed below and on the OCBOA website.

General meeting: Dec 3rd

Instructional meetings: Jan 14th, Jan 28th, Feb 4th, March 11th, April 8th

Make-up meeting/Mandatory 1St & 2nd year: Feb 25th

Playoff meeting: April 15th

As mentioned a few weeks ago, the study guide and classification exam will be completed on the CBUA website. I have listed the open and close dates for each:

Study Guide

Opens: Jan 13, 2019

Closes: Jan 27, 2019

Certification Exam

Opens: Jan 28, 2019

Closes: Feb 10, 2019

This information will be posted on the OCBOA website as well. It can be found under “updates” on the instruction tab. Please, check the website 2-3 times a week as important information regarding the upcoming season will be sent in the coming weeks.

OCBOA clinic dates and locations are being finalized. I will be sending out an email regarding clinics in the next week or two.

Posted: August 20, 2018

Each year, we are required to assign Qualified officials for all CIF contests. CBUA has announced requirements to attain Qualified status with CIF. The requirements are to be completed by April 14, 2019, listed below:

-Be a member in good standing of a CBUA member association (i.e. OCBOA)

-18 hours of classroom training

-Attend one on-field clinic

-Pass Online Study Guide with score of 80% or higher

-Pass Online Certification Exam with score of 80% or higher

How do I earn the 18 hours of classroom training?

Below is a breakdown of how you can earn hours towards this requirement:

-Attend OCBOA general meeting

-Attend OCBOA instructional meeting (OCBOA will have 5 instructional meetings)

-Attend OCBOA make-up meeting

-Attend Full-day OCBOA field clinic

-Attend another CBUA group meeting (Max: two meetings)

-Attend IC approved OCBOA study guide session

OCBOA clinics will stay consistent with previous seasons. There will be a morning and an optional afternoon session with lunch on your own. IF you attend an OCBOA clinic and stay for the optional afternoon session you will earn a meeting credit as well.(Maximum of one meeting credit can be earned for attending OCBOA clinics)

As we move closer to the opening of registration, I will provide an update regarding approved study guide session guidelines, OCBOA clinics, and the approved list of clinics for clinic credit ONLY.

Posted: August 10, 2018

I have some instructional team announcements for the upcoming season:

Javier Navarro will return as lead clinician and assume the role of Assistant IC. Jeff Staudinger will not be returning next season as Assistant IC, please join me in thanking him for his hard work and dedication the past two seasons.

I am very excited to announce that Steve Wanamaker will be joining the instructional team as Rules Interpreter. Steve is doing well in his recovery but still has a long road ahead. Please continue to support him and his family in any way you can, and keep those prayers coming!

Stu Rains will be returning for his third season as Ratings Chair. Stu has done a tremendous job the past two seasons with revamping the ratings system and observations. He and I will continue to work together improving these areas.

Jeff Osborne will serve in the newly-created position of Mentor Program Chair. Sean Miltimore will continue to assist Jeff with the mentor program. As you recall, I made it a point during the 2017 season to bring back our mentor program, Jeff and Sean took it to another level during the 2018 season. I received a lot of positive feedback in our end of year online survey regarding the mentor program. I will continue to work closely with Jeff and Sean to keep improving it. Please do not hesitate to contact them if you have any suggestions to continue to improve this great program.

Posted: August 7, 2018

I hope everyone is having a great summer. As we all know, the 2019 HS season will start two weeks earlier. So naturally, the training program for the upcoming season will start sooner than previous years.

I attended the annual summer CBUA IC meeting in July that Brad Hungerford has held for the past few summers. There were different topics discussed with ICs from various CBUA member groups. I would like to touch on some of the highlights of the meeting.

Website: CBUA’s website is now up and running. There is a lot of information that can be found on the website regarding the latest happenings within CBUA. The online study guide and classification exam will be administered via the CBUA website for ALL CBUA member groups. The set-up of the study guide and classification exam will be the same as it was for the 2018 season on the OCBOA website. The open and close dates of the study guide and exam will be announced at a later date. The web address can be found below:

CBUA web link: https://cbuaump.org

CBUA Regional Training Program: New for the upcoming season, CBUA will be hosting four regional clinics for all the CBUA member groups to attend. The first clinic will be held at JSerra High School on October 6th.As I receive information, I will pass it along to the membership. For your viewing pleasure, here is a one-minute promotional video for the upcoming regional clinics!

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL2ZQw2rcps

Enjoy the rest of your off-season,