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Not only is United Collegiate Umpires committed to affecting real change in NCAA baseball umpiring, but we are equally committed to working efficiently with athletic directors and coaches for the betterment of college baseball.
We value our relationship with the institutions and conferences we serve and want to ensure the most up-to-date information is available to their administrators and coaches. Therefore this section, Coach’s Corner, presents recent rules interpretations and clarifications notices from NCAA baseball and two of UCU’s umpire development video series – Video Notebook and Video Play Review.
We trust you will find this section on our website useful and informative. If you have any comments or questions, you may send us a message through our contact page.
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The NCAA released for the 2019 season, the video review regulations. (Download PDF)
The NCAA released a rules interpretations and clarifications memo regarding the 2019 rule changes on charged defensive and offensive conferences. (Download PDF)
The May rules interpretaions and clarifiations memo from the NCAA covers Rule 8-2-d regarding player wearing a wristband on the belt and Rule 6-2-d – Backswing Interference. (Download PDF)
The April rules interpretaions and clarifiations memo from the NCAA covers Rule 5-15-a-2 – Unsportsmanlike Conduct, Appendix F – Pitch/Between Innings Clock Protocol, and Rule 6-1-d – Catch and Carry Rule. (Download PDF)
The February rules interpretations and clarifiations memo from the NCAA clarifies Obstruction, the Collision Rule, and Plays at the Plate (Rules 2-55 and 8-7). (Download PDF)
The January rules interpreations and clarifiations memo from the NCAA covers Scheduling of Double-Headers, Batter Interference/Obstruction on a Pick-off Play, Penalty Bat Testing Protocol, Consistency of Pitching Positions, and Arguements following a 20-second pitch clock violation. (Download PDF)
The NCAA released a rules interpretations and clarifications memo with the Point of Emphasis for the 2019 season. (Download PDF)
The January 2019 rules interpretations and clarifications memo from the NCAA covers Rule 6-2-d-2 (Backswing Interference) and Rule 6-3-b-Penalty (Batter’s Interference). (Download PDF)
On May 8th, the NCAA released a memo reminding batting helmets must meet the standards published by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). (Download PDF)
This additional February rules interpreations and clarifiations memo from the NCAA covers the Definition of a Quick Pitch and Quick Pitch Penalties (Rule 9-2-a and 9-3-d) and a Point of Emphasis on Rule 5-2-f (Restriction on transmission of scouting or game information…). (Download PDF)