CADET PROGRAM

The New Jersey State Federation of Umpires cadet program provides an in-depth examination of high school (NFHS) rules and mechanics. The program consists of approximately 10 classroom sessions and 1 on-field mechanics session. 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.

What makes a great umpire:

  • Appearance
  • Demeanor
  • Constructive Criticism
  • Eagerness to Improve
  • Focus
  • Hustle
  • Knowledge of Rules
  • Mobility
  • Professionalism
  • Situation Management
  • Allowing Plays to Develop

  • Communication

  • Consistency of the strike zone

  • Judgement

  • Positioning

  • Reaction

  • Timing

  • 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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A one time payment of $150 is required during registration. This includes first year's dues and all costs associated with the cadet program.​
 
After the cadet classes conclude...
 
After you complete the cadet program and pass the state exam, you will become a NJSIAA certified umpire. As such, you will be required to follow the General Membership Requirements.  
 
How do I obtain games?
 
Each member of the chapter is an independent contractor. The best way to obtain games is to attend the chapter meetings and mechanics clinics. At the end of your first year, the assignors will reach out to the instructors for a list of cadets. The assignors will then send out a message to each umpire to gauge their interest in umpiring games. You are encouraged to work as many games as possible on all levels.  The more experience you have, the better you will become. Yearly evaluations take place during the mechanics clinic in September.​​

JAN. 20, 2022   7:00 PM
First Year Cadet Class #1

Sayreville Knights of Colombus

JAN. 27, 2022    7:00 PM

First Year Cadet Class #2

Sayreville Knights of Colombus

FEB. 3, 2022     7:00 PM

First Year Cadet Class #3

Sayreville Knights of Colombus

FEB. 10, 2022    7:00 PM

First Year Cadet Class #4

Sayreville Knights of Colombus

FEB. 17, 2022       7:00 PM

First Year Cadet Class #5

Sayreville Knights of Colombus

FEB. 24, 2022      7:00 PM

First Year Cadet Class #6

Sayreville Knights of Colombus