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.

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.

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
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.

2013 Decertified Non-Wood Baseball Bat List PDF Print
Monday, 28 January 2013 22:12
Currently, there are three (3) non-wood baseball bats that the NFHS has decertified for use in high school competition. This short list is subject to change. Additional non-wood baseball bats could possibly be added to this list. The decertified bats are the following:
  • Marucci Cat 52 33" non-wood baseball bat (Decertification notice date: February 21, 2012)
  • Reebok Vector TLS 32" non-wood baseball bat (Decertification notice date: March 26, 2012)
  • Reebok Vector TLS 33" non-wood baseball bat (Decertification notice date: March 26, 2012)

These bats should be considered non-compliant and subject to NFHS Baseball Rules 4-1-3b and 7-4-1a. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact B. Elliot Hopkins, NFHS Baseball Rules Editor/National Interpreter at ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or (317) 822-6900, extension 5757.


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