About Us

The Southeastern Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association’s purpose is to:

  • Further the interests of amateur baseball umpires.
  • Maintain the highest standard of umpiring.
  • Promote the welfare of amateur sports, its players, administrators, fans, the press and baseball umpires.
  • Encourage the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship.
  • Work with organizations and associations connected with sports to further amateur sports and all people involved in amateur sports.
  • Provide educational programs to advance the skills of amateur baseball umpires.
  • Work with sports administrators to provide qualified umpires to officiate amateur baseball.
  • Conduct programs to encourage public appreciation for the skill and professional competence of amateur baseball umpires.


An umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and handling the disciplinary actions.