PLAISTOW — The Merrimac Valley Umpires Association (MVUS), a division of the Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association (MBUA) have announced that umpire training classes for men, women, and teenagers over age 16, will begin on Thurs., July 10, and for the following Thursday evenings – July 17, 24, 31, August 7 and 14, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Classes are held at St. Michael School, North Andover, MA. Testing will be held on August 21.
Anyone who wants to be trained as a baseball umpire in Major League Baseball rules should attend these classes. The Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association (MBUA) umpire’s exam is based on the rules of Major League Baseball and will be administered at the end of the classes. Candidates passing the exam will then attend clinics on mechanics and positioning.
The cost of the six-week program is $150. Anyone interested is urged to contact second vice president Rande Chabot, 603-437-8847, or at Randechabot@myfairpoint.net.