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Our Mission

If you are interested in becoming an baseball or softball umpire in south jersey, the Independent Umpires Association which was founded in 1929 can provide the training.  The IUA is an 80 IUA Baseball Softball Umpires trainingmember association of baseball and softball umpires who officiate at all levels of High School and Independent Leagues throughout Southern New Jersey and the Metropolitan Philadelphia area.  IUA is one of the 15 chapters in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). The IUA is an approved Baseball Umpire and Softball Umpire Association. We service high school, American Legion, adult and youth leagues in South Jersey. Our mission as NJSIAA Approved Baseball and Softball Umpires is to enforce safety and fair play for everyone. We service South Jersey in all levels of play therefore we follow the National Federation High School (NFHS) and National Major League rules throughout the spring and fall seasons. Our customers consist of, and are not excluded to, scholastic (Varsity, Jr. Varsity, Middle School) Senior and Junior Prep. Legion; along with adult leagues in South Jersey and other youth programs throughout the state of New Jersey. umpiresAs an organization we dedicate our members to work as professionals, with education and training programs throughout the year to train you how to become a baseball and/or softball umpire in south jersey. We hold a new-class training program every year, which consists of highly educated umpires acting as instructors. We hold clinics for our members, conducted by our rules committee to continuously educate our members. IUA is a growing association that consists of more than 80 members and there is a place for anyone that would like to join.  If you are interested in becoming a baseball or softball umpire in south jersey, we conduct training classes each January for the coming season. 

Cadet Training Classes

Cadet classes are held each January through March. Cadets are trained in National Federation of High School, Professional and NCAA rules.  After successfully completing classroom training and testing, a cadet participates in on the field training sessions. After that, each Cadet is then assigned High School baseball and softball games while being observeBaseball plate conferenced and rated by experienced umpires. Mechanics classes are mandatory during the second year of membership. The Cadet is permitted to take State Varsity examination after successfully completing two High School seasons.  Finally, every member of the IUA must pass a written examination to retain State certification.

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