1. Minimum of 16 years of age at the date of contracting.
2. Physically fit and capable of being in position for all calls.
3. Extensive knowledge of the general rules of baseball.
4. Each official must be USSSA registered annually ($27.00 youth / $65.00 adult).
5. 20/20 vision (with or without glasses or contact lenses)
6. Good communication skills
7. Quick reflexes and good coordination
8. Some athletic ability
9. Must have or provide your own uniforms
a. Black Hat
b. Black Field Shoes
c. Black Plate Shoes
d. Umpire Pants
e. Umpires Shirts (Required - Black, Powder Blue / Optional – Cream and Pink)
f. Plate Gear
g. Timepiece, Plate brush, Indicator and Ball Bag
Essential Job Functions
1. Perform a general inspection to ensure the sports area is safe for use; report any damage or disrepair.
2. Ensure that contests follow sports activities rules, make subjective calls, decide arguments
3. Monitor play. Ensure good sportsmanship is demonstrated always. Inform and enforce sports rules, play times
4. Ensure the safety of program participants where and if necessary.
5. Report all incidents/accidents to the supervisor immediately. Complete and submit accident/incident records and forms.
6. Practice safe work habits and contributes to the safety of self, co-workers and general public.
7. Create a positive experience for participants and families through professional and courteous behavior.
8. Respect diversity in the workplace.
1. Follow written and oral instructions; speak clearly and concisely, in English.
2. Interpret, explain, follow and apply the applicable rules, AAD policies and written instructions.
3. Keep accurate records and report scores accurately.
4. Identify and prevent hazards, implement solutions, maintain safe environments.
5. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Director, UIC, other officials, program participants and the general public.
1. Per game compensation equating to $26.00 per hour based on game time limits and age divisions.
2. Assignment times based on your needs.
3. Assignment locations that are convenient for you.
4. Web based scheduling software for ease and convenience.
5. Site Directors at all locations so you have a resource to mediate issues and help with fan and spectator interaction.
6. Training/Clinics specific to the AAD/USSSA programs.
7. Networking with other regional USSSA programs that will offer assignments in other parts of NM as well as Colorado and West Texas.
Be part of assisting the local area’s youth grow and develop in baseball, enjoy the outdoors, get exercise and get paid to do it!! If you are interested in this joining the AAD/USSSA Officials Program please complete the 2018 Fall Officials Registration and Scheduling Survey