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  • 4/10/2018

    Gentlemen:

    Hope everyone is having a good season thus far.  Thanks for all you do in serving NCAA Division II Baseball.

    A couple of things to note as we start to wind down the regular season over the next few weeks. 

    First, tensions seem to running at an all-time high this year.  The relationships between coaches, players and umpires have been very strained over the past couple of weeks.

    I encourage everyone to handle your situations with patience and not be an umpire that “throws gas on the fire” when coaches and players get riled up.

    Take each individual situation at its’ face value.  If the coach or player deserves a warning—give it to them.  If they deserve to be removed from a contest—remove them.  While we always strive to keep guys in the game and not insert ourselves into situations, we MUST insert ourselves if that situation warrants.  Make these players and coaches remove themselves from the game with THEIR actions.  All we need to do is react accordingly after we use the tools at our disposal.

    Not every situation dictates having to warn someone before removing them from the contest.  If they cross the line…do your job.

    Then file the report honestly and accurately and send it in.  You will always have my support on the field as long as you are doing everything correctly. 

    That said, here comes point number two.

    I don’t know how we have gotten to the point where it has become acceptable to wait 24 hours or more to send in an ejection/suspension report after a game is complete.

    I have reached out to your conference coordinators in hope of correcting this situation, but it has only become worse over the past couple of weeks.  This week alone, in 22 ejections nationwide in Division II, about 30% of those reports were filed 24 hours or more after the completion of that game. 

    This is just NOT acceptable.  So now, I am reaching out directly to you umpires to ask for your help in fixing this problem.

    ALL ejection/suspension reports are to be completed and sent in within EIGHT HOURS after the completion of your game.  If there is a SUSPENSION to be served with the report you are filing, I need that report completed and sent in within FOUR HOURS after the completion of the game.

    Thus far this season, we have had 151 ejections in Division II Baseball.  That is compared to 123 at this point in 2017.  Only TWO of these 151 ejections have been what I would determine to be bad ejections. 

    But you have to give me the ability to properly notify the conferences when a suspension is to be served.  In 22 cases this season, we have had to notify the conferences and teams less than an hour prior to their scheduled start time the day following a suspension report.  This is due to the late filing of some of your reports. 

    Again, this is NOT acceptable. 

    Ejections and suspensions are not fun to deal with on the field or administratively.  But getting the reports filed so that I can give proper notification is still part of your responsibility.  PLEASE handle that responsibility in the proper time frame to help me do my job supporting you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Post season assignments for regionals and the Division II Championship in Cary, NC are being finalized in the next week and will be released here on Arbiter Sports at 5pm EDT on Tuesday, April 17th.

    Continue to work hard and continue to represent yourself, your coordinators and your conferences with the highest integrity.

    Sincerely,

    Scott T. Taylor
    National Umpire Coordinator
    NCAA Division II Baseball

  • 2/8/2018

    The 2018 Online NCAA Umpire Clinic (Postseason Requirement) is a requirement for all divisions.  To view the required clinic, click the ELIGIBILITY Tab, and then your division.  After reading all information, click Go to Eligibility Center at the bottom of the page.

    The deadline to view the clinic is Sunday, January 28, 2018 at midnight Eastern Time.

  • 1/25/2018

    The 2018 Online NCAA Umpire Clinic (Postseason Requirement) is a requirement for all divisions.  To view the required clinic, click the ELIGIBILITY Tab, and then your division.  After reading all information, click Go to Eligibility Center at the bottom of the page.

    The deadline to view the clinic is Sunday, January 28, 2018 at midnight Eastern Time.

  • 4/10/2017

    It is my pleasure to announce the umpire selections for the 2017 Division II Regional and National Championship. Those selected will most certainly represent their region and Division II baseball with great pride and enthusiasm which will be illustrated on the field in the next couple of months. 

    A representative from the NCAA National Office will be reaching out to all umpires on the regional list for cap sizes and bill length. Crew chiefs will receive a separate email in preparation for uniform sizing for the national championship.

    Congratulations to everyone selected and good luck to each of you the rest of the season. I look forward to visiting with you in the near future.

    Scott T. Taylor
    NCAA Division II National Umpire Coordinator
 
 
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