To assist everyone in doing their Peer Evaluations, Mark Snyder & I are sending out the following information & reminders:
- NBUA is now using a 1-5 scale for Peer Evaluations. The 1-10 format is gone.
- All umpires Peer Evaluate down. ie: B Tier umpires evaluate B, C & Apprentice tier only. A Tier is an exception, they evaluate everybody.
- Apprentices do not give Peer Evaluations.
- We ask that all Peer Evaluations are entered into Arbiter within 24 hours.
- Sign, date, level & site each Peer Evaluation.
- Unsigned Peer Evaluations will not count. Sign them please!
- The 1-5 Scoring Criteria has been modified this season:
(5) Performs above NBUA Standards per tier consistently
(4) Performs above NBUA Standards per tier occasionally
(3) Performs at NBUA Standards per tier consistently
(2) Occasionally achieves NBUA Standards per tier
(1) Infrequently achieves NBUA Standards per tier
- If your partner officiated his game at his Tier Expectations, give him a 3.
- Attached are the updated 2018 Tier Expectations.
- Apprentices should aspire as 1st year umpires, to achieve the C Tier Expectations.
- We recommend having these Tier Expectations in your car or phone to reference when “checking the boxes” as you give your Peer Evaluation.
The Partner Evaluation App is still in Beta Test mode. More to follow soon.
As you are working Varsity high school games, think about who would nominate for the 2017 High School Varsity Coach of the Year award. The criteria are:
Must coach home games in our jurisdiction
Positive influence on the players
Respect for the umpires
Respect for the game
As mentioned at the General Meeting on January 30th, the WOA sublimated shirt will be required for Varsity high school games this year. There are two options for purchasing these shirts and neither option will be on site at our Vendor Day meeting.
The local option is via Sound Athletic Supply in Auburn/Federal Way. Call them at (253) 839-8045 to place an order and arrange a delivery/pick up option. This is a family run business and you might have to show up at the house to pick up your shirt. Prices for S-XL are $41.95 and go up $2 per shirt per size.
The second option is via Gerry Davis. Call-in or online ordering is available and their price is $49.90 per shirt plus shipping. There is a 7.5% discount available via our WOA affiliation but you have to tell the salesperson or order it on-line via their “Shop by Association” menu.
Failure to wear these shirts during Varsity games will be counted against the offending umpiring organization’s ability to send umpires into the post-season.
Director, Member Services and Communications
Northwest Baseball Umpires Association