The Rochester District Umpires' Association (RDUA) provides umpire services to baseball and softball programs in the Rochester, NY area. Our primary purpose is to service boys high school baseball. We also realize the importance of serving developmental leagues and programs that allow players to continue enjoying the game when their school playing days are over. The RDUA offers members the opportunity to receive NFHS Certification and ASA Softball Registration and Certification through a clinic program that is provided at no additional costs. Please use our contact info if you are interested in becoming an RDUA umpire.

 
2015 RDUA Calendar PDF Print

The 2015 RDUA baseball and softball clinic schedule have been published and are available on the Calendar page.  The dates and locations are subject to change.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015 13:55
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2014 NFHS Baseball Rule Changes PDF Print
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 00:00

6-1-3 ART. 3 . . . For the set position the pitcher shall have the ball in either his gloved hand or pitching hand. His pitching hand shall be down at his side or behind his back. Before starting the delivery, he shall stand with his entire non-pivot foot in front of a line extending through the front edge of the pitcher’s plate and with his entire pivot foot in contact with or directly in front of and parallel to the pitcher’s plate…any other infielder.
Rationale: To eliminate any confusion or circumvention of the set position pitching rule by a pitcher or coach. Also, to emphasize the pivot foot requirement to be in a legal set position.

7-3-5c ART. 5 . . .Interfere with the catcher’s fielding or throwing by:
a. Unchanged language.
b. Unchanged language.
c. Making any other movement, including backswing interference, which hinders action at home plate or the catcher’s attempt to play on a runner, or
d. Unchanged language.
Rationale: Current rule does not address this specific type of interference.

 
RDUA Umpires Play in 7th Annual Festival of Softball Tribute to Noah PDF Print
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 20:13

On Saturday September 27th, 2014 RDUA umpires, family, and friends participated in the 7th Annual Festival of Softball Tribute to Noah at Cobbs Hill Park.

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Baseball Rules Committee Addresses Batter Interference with Catcher PDF Print
Monday, 29 July 2013 11:15

Changes to high school baseball rules will include an additional example of how a batter can interfere with the catcher’s ability to field or throw.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 11:19
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