The cadet program consists of on-line and in person instruction.
On-line instruction will be power point presentations that may be completed at your convenience. All in person classes will be held at the Knights of Columbus, 775 Washington Road, Sayreville, NJ.
The cost of the class is $200, which covers instruction, field training, and first year association dues.
The NJSFU cadet program will improve the knowledge, skills, abilities, professionalism, and confidence of the cadets. At the end of the program, each cadet will be required to pass the NFHS baseball and/or softball test.
Successful candidates that pass the NJSIAA exam in baseball or softball are eligible for a $300.00 stipend from NJSIAA that may be used for the purchase of uniform and equipment as well as your training.
Successful candidates are eligible to work high school and travel ball at various levels. Sports Officials are independent contractors and are not guaranteed assignments. The NJSFU will assist in getting you in contact with assignors.
Additional information may be obtained by e-mailing:
Craig Yetman, NJSFU Training Director
What makes a great umpire:
Eagerness to Improve
Knowledge of Rules
Allowing Plays to Develop
Consistency of the strike zone
Style and Form
Use of Voice
Becoming an NJSFU umpire has a lot of great benefits…
Working games. There is almost an unlimited amount of games to be worked. Once certified, you can work the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity level. There are no "minimum requirements" in the form of time or games before you can work at the varsity level. The best umpires get the best games.
Insurance. When you become a member of the NJSFU, you are covered under the National Federation High School Insurance Policy. The cost is a part of your annual dues, and therefore, you pay nothing extra. Insurance covers all baseball and softball games, not just high school contests.
Training and Materials. As a part of the cadet program, you receive rule books, handouts, power points, and a multitude of hands on training that will better your knowledge and skills.
No assignor fees. It's as simple as that.
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JAN. 26, 2023 7:00 PM
First Year Cadet Class #1
FEB. 9, 2023 7:00 PM
First Year Cadet Class #2
FEB. 16, 2023 7:00 PM
First Year Cadet Class #3
FEB. 28, 2023 7:00 PM
First Year Cadet Class #4