Welcome to the official web site of the Northwest Baseball Umpires Association. The NBUA is responsible for the training, development and administration of baseball umpiring in the Seattle and greater King County, Wash., area.The NBUA officiates nearly 6,000 games per year, encompassing all leagues from Sandy Koufax through high school varsity, community college and adult ball. This web site has been designed for the Umpires of NBUA. Please visit it regularly and click The Indicator link for the latest information.

NBUA Vision

NBUA is an elite sports official's organization that helps to affect positive change in the youth sports community in the State of Washington.

NBUA Mission

We deliver the highest quality service to our customers by umpiring all games to the best of our ability and with fairness to all participants via state of the art training and evaluation and demonstrated examples of inclusion.


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Memorial Day isn't just barbecues, family gatherings, store sales, or even baseball games and tournaments. Rather it's a time to reflect on those men and women who gave of themselves to defend our freedom and enjoy the lives that we do have. So as you go about your day on Monday, please take time out to remember those men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice. For all have given some, and some have given all. WE WILL NEVER FORGET


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Post Season Assignments Announced

By Jay Neff
Member Services Chairman

Wow, it's hard to believe that the high school has already disappeared on us and we are just about completed with them and only a couple of weekends and they are done. We've had some good weather and some not so good weather and through it all, somehow we have managed to close up the 2015 high school season. The NBUA once again, will be well represented around the state in the 2015 WIAA State Regional and State Final Baseball Tournaments. In a statement released by the WIAA this week, the following NBUA umpires will be working post-season in high school baseball. NWAACC has also announced their slate of college playoffs umpires including Super Regionals as well as one of our own is in Tyler Tx working NCAA Division III tournament as well. Congratulations to all these well deserving umpires and good luck to them all!

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

NBUA Umpires Relish Best Seat in the House

By Alan Berner
Seattle Times Staff Photographer

It's easy to call balls and strikes from the stands, with a hot dog in one hand and a beer in the other. There's no pressure; those calls are of no consequence to the game. And fans don't have to know the 10 chapters and hundreds of rules in the "big book," the compilation of official baseball rules. There are 15 ways a pitcher can commit a balk, for instance. So why would someone want a job so difficult that draws the ire of so many? For Full Article


Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

2014-15 NBUA Board in Action - April 2015

By Hank Margeson

The Board met on Monday the 13th at the home of Allen Christie in Sammamish. Our start was somewhat delayed as some the members were finishing games that afternoon, even in the rain. We began with a review of the recent District 2 officials meeting that I attended along with Leslie. That meeting was quite informative in that we learned more about the impending use of sublimated uniforms, for varsity contests in the 2015-16 school year. (Read full story)




Monday, May 11th, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting, Place TBD



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