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Registration for the 2014 season opened on November 1, 2013. Umpires from all levels are invited to register by clicking on the REGISTRATION Tab and are encouraged to take advantage of all that is offered on the NCAA Baseball Umpire website. (Please note that registration for the NCAA website is separate from registration for the NCAA Baseball Umpire Clinics.)
Those who register will receive access to the high-powered content successful umpires have come to expect and rely on, including the annual NCAA online Preseason Rules Test, web-based video delivery, video bulletins from National Coordinator Gene McArtor, rule interpretations, and current educational material from the NCAA.
With this year’s registration is an offer from Honig’s Whistle Stop for $10 off an order of $50 or more. After registering with NCAA Baseball, officials will receive direct communication from Honig's regarding the details of this offer. Registrants will also receive a Welcome Packet that includes the 2013-14 NCAA Baseball Rule Book and a copy of the new 2014 CCA Baseball Umpires Manual.
Once the Welcome Packet has been processed for shipment, officials will receive an email from TrackingUpdates@fedex.com that contains the tracking number.
The NCAA Preseason Rules Test will be open on the TESTING Tab January 27 - February 10, 2014, with the test review available beginning on February 11, 2014. The online rules video will be available on the VIDEO Tab after the clinics are over at the end of January.
The NCAA has announced that Mark Ditsworth has been named a NCAA DI Regional Advisor, replacing Dick Runchey who announced his retirement this past year.
Ditsworth, of Lansing, MI, brings 39 years of experience to the position which has included supervising and evaluating umpires. His personal officiating background includes many years of baseball and basketball experience. He has worked 15 DI Regionals, 8 DI Super Regionals and 3 DI College World Series, including 2013. He has umpired primarily in the Big 10, Big East and Mid American Conferences working many conference tournaments and the 2007 World Cup.
Ditsworth will primarily cover and evaluate DI umpires in the Midwest with specific conference responsibilities to be determined.
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