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Officials

AAD/USSSA Baseball welcomes all current as well as novice umpires (ages 16 and up or 14/15 year old working with their father/mother) or anyone who is interested in working in an enjoyable work environment.

AAD/USSSA Umpires are TRAINED PROFESSIONALS officiating the game of baseball in the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho Metroplex competitive environment. As an AAD/USSSA Umpire you will be expected to.

·       Attend two (2) Mandatory Clinics per year, Spring and Fall

·       Complete and submit the current Officials Registration Paperwork

·       Read and apply the current AAD / USSSA Officials Handbook - Hard copies will be provided at the clinic. 

·       Purchase a NFHS case book and Umpire manual (read these as well)

·       Purchase the proper uniforms and plate equipment

Gardenswartz Team Sales, on Menaul, has put together packages for umpires.  Umpires will get the listed prices on the packages but must email Matt Levi at matt@gtsteamsales.com to place the order and he will contact you when the order is in and ready for you to pick up.  The link below has the current packages. 

Clinics

The mandatory clinics give our expert instructors the opportunity to teach new (and refresh returning) umpires on the proper mechanics to become a successful official.
 
The AAD/USSSA Season kicks-off with the Umpire Training tournament  February and concludes with our annual Veteran’s Day Weekend Tournament in November.  In addition to these tournaments, AAD/USSSA also hosts a Cinco de Mayo Tournament, The USSSA State Championships as well as a Dog Days tournament the first week of August and Labor Day Weekend Tournament, Balloon Fiesta Tournament and Veteran's Day Tournament in the fall.
 
In between tournaments, Officials have an opportunity to hone their skills during league play. League play runs from the last weekend of March thru the middle of June and then picks up again in August and concludes in October.
 
All umpires in good standing have an opportunity (but not required) to officiate a minimum of  60-90 games per season.

To become an AAD/USSSA Umpire, please contact aadofficials@gmail.com or hector.martinez7@gmail.com AND complete the survey at 2020 Spring Officials Scheduling Survey


2020 AAD/USSSA Spring Umpire Availability Survey

Once you have completed the Survey the results will be automatically sent to AAD/USSSA

2020 AAD/USSSA Umpire Work for Hire Agreement

Once you have completed the Work for Hire Agreement the file will automatically be sent to AAD/USSSA

2020 Umpire Test

DO NOT USE LINK YET. Test is being finalized and we'll let you know when it is ready. Once you have completed the test the results will automatically be sent to AAD/USSSA

2020 IRS Form W-9

Once the w-9 is completed it will automatically be sent to AAD/USSSA

CDC Heads Up Concussion Training

Once you have completed the training save the certificate as a PDF and email to aadofficials@gmail.com


Umpire Incident Report Form

Once the Incident Report is completed it will automatically be sent to AAD/USSSA


PRESS RELEASE: NEW AAD/USSSA UMPIRE IN CHIEF

June 26th, 2018

AAD/USSSA is proud to announce and welcome Hector Martinez as the organizations Umpire in Chief (UIC) Hector will be responsible for all Recruitment, Retention, Training and Evaluating of the officials for all AAD/USSSA baseball programs.   Please contact Hector Martinez with any questions that you might have - hector.martinez7@gmail.com  

He joins the AAD/USSSA team with a broad reach and unquestioned support of several baseball official’s organizations, region wide and will be adding many of those resources to support the AAD/USSSA programs. 

In the interim, there will be a 3rd party assignor/scheduler for the AAD/USSSA programs.  This person is not affiliated with any baseball official’s organization and will have the sole responsibility of scheduling the AAD/USSSA officials based on their desired schedules, locations and quantity of games. 

If you haven’t already done so, please complete the AAD/USSSA Scheduling Survey for the 2020 Spring Programs - 2020 Spring Officials Scheduling Survey. 

FAQ

Baseball Officials Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  What insurance coverages are provided when I register as a USSSA officials?

A.  Baseball Officials Insurance Coverage

Q.  What and where are the forms that need to be completed to register with AAD/USSSA

A.  Officials will need to complete the below forms (click on each link):

USSSA.com Umpire Registration

      Those umpires that met the minimum game requirement, from the previous year, will have the cost of registering reimbursed to them.  AAD/USSSA can not register officials anymore because part of the process is a background check that must be completed by the umpire.

Umpire Test

Umpire Work for Hire Agreement

IRS Form W-9

Current CDC Concussion Training Certificate

Once you have completed the above:

  • You will receive an email with 2 links. One for umpires that are already registered with Referee Schedule and one for those who are not. Click on applicable link.
  • A screen titled New User Registration will come up with your authorization code already in the box. Click on continue.
  • Choose to join AAD/USSSA
  • Create username and password and fill in all required information (indicated by red dot). Choose to continue.
  • Referee Schedule will send you a validation email. You will need to open that email and click on the link to validate.

Q.  What are the general playing rules for USSSA baseball?

A.  2020 USSSA By-Laws and Playing Rules

Q.  What are the unique AAD/USSSA specific playing rules?

A.  2020 Baseball Officials Handbook 

Q.  What are the bat restrictions and where is the list of Withdrawn/Disallowed bats?

A.  USSSA Bat Restrictions and withdrawn/disallowed bats 

Q.  What is the compensation scale for AAD/USSSA Officials?

A.  Officials are paid a per game rate based on a $28.00 per hour rate.  Each game (league and tournaments), except championship tournament games, will have a “no new inning time limit” that establish the rate.  If a game ends in a run rule prior to the time limit being reached there is no deduction in the compensation rate.  Below are examples:

1 hour and 20 minute time limit = $37.50

1 hour and 30 minute time limit = $42.00

1 hour and 40 minute time limit = $46.75

1 hour and 45 minute time limit = $49.00

1 hour and 50 minute time limit = $51.50

2 hour time limit = $56.00

Q.  What are the uniform requirements for AAD/USSSA officials?

A.  Refer to the current years Work for Hire Agreement.

Q.  Will officials be 1099’d for any monies earned with AAD/USSSA?

A.  Yes

 


PICTURES FROM THE SPRING 2019 UMPIRE CLINIC

UIC Hector Martinez (left) and Long Time Veteran/Trainer Anthony Martinez (right)

UIC Hector Martinez (left) and Long Time Veteran/Trainer Anthony Martinez (right)

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