Instruction Updates

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,