Once again this year the Merrimack Valley Umpires Association will co-sponsor the rules class with the Lawrence Umpires Association. The classes begin Monday, January 24th and continue every Monday for 5 weeks, until February 21st. The classes are held at St. Michael’s School, 80 Maple Ave, N Andover.         The MA state exam will be held on February 28th.

The fee is $130. This covers the instruction, materials, state exam and 2022 membership to both the Merrimack Valley and Lawrence Umpires Association

Anyone who wants to be trained as a baseball umpire in MLB (Major League Baseball) rules should attend these classes. The Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association (MBUA) umpire’s exam is based on the rules of Major League Baseball, and will be administered at the end of the class. Candidates passing the exam will then attend clinics on mechanics and positioning.

Anyone interested is urged to contact 2nd Vice President David Kennedy 603-553-9935 or email at strikesandouts@hotmail.com for reservations and registration.

Veteran rules interpreters, Ron Annand and Scott Young will be teaching the class.