1. All applications must be completed no later than July 15, 2020

  2. Candidates contact person: Dr. Mike Schiro:
    C:201-207-4916   E:mschiro22@comcast.net

  3. NCAA rules/mechanics/on-field training June 15 – October 15, 2020

  4. Rules/mechanics examination late summer or early Fall 2020

  5. Decisions made in October or early November

  6. Successful candidates serve the first year as probationary umpires for the 2021 season and return for re-evaluation the following fall

To apply

  1. Go to www.ecsumpires.com->CONTACT->WANT TO BE AN ECSU UMPIRE. Please complete and submit www.ecsumpires.com->CONTACT->UMPIRE INFORMATION before July 15, 2020.

  2. Send $100 application fee (check payable to ECSU) to Mike Schiro, 63 Monroe Place, Bloomfield, NJ. 07003.  Unsuccessful candidates will have $50 returned to them.  For successful candidates, this fee will cover ECSU dues for 2020.  Payment should be made no later than two weeks after your application is submitted.


  1. Current member of an organized umpire group (e.g., ASA/USA, Federation (high school), USSSA, Pony)

  2. Minimum of 5 years experience working games sponsored by one or more of the above      

  3. At least 21 years of age

NCAA on-field and classroom training

  1. All contact with candidates during the training period will be coordinated by Dr. Mike Schiro

  2. All candidates will work with Dr. Mike Schiro to arrange times and dates for training.

  3. Arrangements for training staff to be present at on-field  activities will be coordinated by Dr. Mike Schiro (ECSU training coordinator)

  4. NCAA rules and mechanics
    Classes held weekly during late summer or early fall. An assessment of  NCAA rules and mechanics follows the last class. A score of 80% or higher is required for a candidate to be considered further.    Dates and location to be announced.

  5. Field practicals
    Training during multiple summer tournaments and college fall games will take place during the summer and early fall.  Arrangements for trainers to work with candidates will be coordinated by Gary Moran and Dave Staples.  


  1. Evaluation by members of the ECSU training staff will take place in early Fall 2020. A positive evaluation is required for candidates to be recommended to the ECSU management team for an appointment to the ECSU staff of NCAA umpires for the 2021 season.

  2. Location: To be announced.

New Umpire Staff

  1. Umpires added to the ESCU staff for the 2021 season will serve that season as probationary umpires.  Game partners will assist with mentoring of probationary umpires for the 2021 season.  Probationary umpires are required to present themselves for re-evaluation during the 2020 fall season.    


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