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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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NCAA Baseball – Notes from Secretary Rules Editor (April, 2019)

The NCAA released notes fromm the secretary rules editor on a variety of topics, including the pitching rule, obstruction and collision rule, and pace of play issues. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball – Notes from Secretary Rules Editor (March, 2019)

The NCAA released notes fromm the secretary rules editor on a variety of topics, including hit-by-pitch, runner’s lane interference, and pace of play issues. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Video Review Regulations – 2019 Season

The NCAA released for the 2019 season, the video review regulations. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – Charged Conferences

The NCAA released a rules interpretations and clarifications memo regarding the 2019 rule changes on charged defensive and offensive conferences. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – May 1, 2018

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)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – April 2, 2018

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)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – February 5, 2018

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)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – January 31, 2018

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)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – February 22, 2019

The NCAA released a rules interpretations and clarifications memo on Rule 8-5-n, Baserunner Runs to Outfield to Avoid Being Tagged. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – 2019 Points of Emphasis

The NCAA released a rules interpretations and clarifications memo with the Point of Emphasis for the 2019 season. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – January 16, 2019

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)

NCAA Memo – Baseball Helmets Add-On Products

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)

NOCSAE Press Release on Add-On Products for Batting Helments, May 8, 2018.

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – March 1, 2018

The March rules interpretaions and clarifiations memo from the NCAA covers Rule 9-1-a Note 2 A pause allowed during a windup delivery only and Reminder: NCAA BBCOR Certified Baseball Bat Listing. (Download PDF)

NCAA Baseball Interpretations/Clarifications – February 16, 2018

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)