Shore Umpires Association

Welcome to the homepage for the Shore Umpires Association!

Association Updates

Vinny Smith and Tom Pegut with charter member Dave Vivino

Vinny Smith - Sullivan Award

2019-2020 NJSIAA Registration Statement

2019-2020 NJSIAA Registration is now open.  Deadline is June 30, 2019.  Click here for more detailed information.

2019 Preferred Lists
Please note that the lists below are made from unofficial lists copied from the official lists. Typos in the transcription may lead to errors in the results. This list is unofficial. All assignments are done off the original lists submitted by the coaches.
Baseball Preferred List
Softball Preferred List

Congratulatons to Owen Sweeney for the prestigious honor of being chosen to umpire the Junior League World Series, which will be held at Heritage Park, in Taylor Michigan beginning August 11, 2019. This is the final event of a world wide baseball tournament. Congratulations Owen!

Current 3-Man Baseball Mechanics List: Click here

Current 3-Man Softball Mechanics List: Click here

Attendance Records - Click Here

Files Posted: 2020 Registration - 2020 Waiver

Read the most recent Secretary/Treasurer Message - Click here (updated on January 15, 2019)

Event Schedule Updated for 2019 - Click Here

Congratulations to the following schools for winning the 2018 SUA Sportsmanship Awards

Sport Monmouth County Ocean County
Baseball Raritan High School Toms River North HS
Softball Wall High School Lacey High School

President VanSchoick has called the association to action for recruitment.  View his message here.

Sports Updates

Click here to see softball items of importance, posted 4/30/19

Click here to see the Easton Ghost bats for an important notice on their legality.

Baseball - Reflective Sunglasses Update

To Baseball Umpires:
NFHS has informed NJSIAA that there is no rule forbidding the wearing of sunglasses whether they are reflective or not.  Sunglasses that produce a glare that affects a defensive or offensive player's ability to see should be individually removed; not collectively as a team.  If an umpire judges the sunglasses to be a danger to others they should be removed.

Officials need to use solid common sense in enforcing this directive.

The wearing of sunglasses on the bill of the cap or behind the cap (thinking we can't see them) still continues to be prevalent.  On cloudy days, if a fielder is wearing sunglasses on top of the cap, it is being worn as an adornment for styling purposes.

Baseball Suspended Game Rule  

All Shore Conference regular season and tournament baseball games must be played to the full seven innings (turns at bat) unless extra innings are necessary because of a tie score, or unless shortened because the home team needs none of its half of the seventh inning or only a fraction of it. The exception to this is the 10-run rule that the Shore Conference has adopted. 

A BASEBALL GAME THAT IS SUSPENDED AT ANY TIME DURING THE GAME SHALL BE PICKED UP AT THE POINT OF INTERRUPTION AND THEN COMPLETED AS THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH STATES. 

Please note: The Line-up cards presented to you at the pre-game meeting must be given to the Home Team.  

2019 Baseball Rules Information

2019 Softball Rules Information

2019 Softball Rules Changes Posted - Click Here

Softball Banned Bat List - Click here

The SUA serves multiple purposes:

  • Promote the welfare of the games of baseball and softball by uniformly interpreting and administrating the rules of those games as set forth by the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association
  • Promote and maintain the highest degree of baseball and softball officiating by following a uniform set of mechanics.
  • Preserve the traditions, foster ideals, advance interest, and improve the quality and prestige of baseball and softball umpires through continuous instruction via the classroom and on field experience.
  • Develop a spirit of friendship and maintain a high standard of ethics among umpires.

Inside this site, members will find links to the member and school directories, as well as information regarding mechanics and association business.

Want to become an umpire?

Click on the "Cadets" link to the left. The next class starts in February 2018.