b. Five umpires shall be drafted by each UEFL member in the form of one (1) crew chief per Rule 1-2, two (2) primary umpires per Rule 1-3 and two (2) secondary umpires per Rule 1-4.
c. The draft will be conducted in two phases: Phase one encompasses the crew/primary round while phase two encompasses the secondary draft. Members have the option of drafting all umpires during the first phase.
March 11, 2016 (Friday): Preliminary and standard registration processes closed, draft opens.
March 25, 2016 (Friday): Last day to submit unrestricted Primary umpires.
March 26, 2016 (Saturday): Last day to submit unrestricted Secondary umpires.
April 1, 2016 (Friday): Last day to submit unrestricted Crew Chief selections.
April 2, 2016 (Saturday): Last day for roster changes (retirements, pre-season injuries, etc.).
April 3, 2016 (Sunday): Baseball's Opening Night (3 MLB Games)
Any late submissions will be "restricted," meaning umpire selection will be limited to a list as determined by the Commissioner and based on timely league drafting activity.
Appeals Board: Rule 6-4-a mandates the establishment and maintenance of an Appeals Board to rule on disputed issues, such as Quality of Correctness. Any visitor, guest or user may become an Appeals Board member and may or may not also be a concurrent league member. The Appeals Board operates on a voluntary basis only and is a one-year term (no term limits). To apply, please access this form. If you are interested in nominating yourself for the one at-large Appeals Board vacancy, please consider the following requirements:
➤ Ability to separate subjectivity from objective analysis;
➤ Extensive rules knowledge or ability to attain exceptional proficiency;
➤ Acceptance of prior and willingness to form UEFL precedent and rule interpretations;
➤ Ability to objectively and thoroughly analyze plays to determine, among others, Quality of Correctness;
➤ Availability to respond to the "Office of the UEFL Commissioner" in a timely fashion;
➤ Board members must abstain from ruling on plays involving drafted umpires (if applicable).
Link: 2016 Appeals Board page on the UEFL Portal
Permanent Appeals Board members are: Gil Imber (Commissioner, Chair), Jeremy Dircks (Deputy).
Appeals Board members re-elected via the 2015 Rules Summit are: Arik G, cyclone14, RichMSN, tmac, Turducken.
Vacancy: Seat 8, Seat 9 [2 vacancies].
Appeals Board nomination and election procedures, deadlines:
February 4, 2016 (Thursday): Appeals Board nominations opened.
March 18, 2016 (Friday): Appeals Board nominations closed and voting begins.
March 25, 2016 (Friday): Appeals Board voting ends, 2016 Board finalized.
If you have any questions, please post here. As you can see, registration will remain open for over four weeks while Appeals Board nominations will remain open for over six weeks. We hope you enjoy this registration process for the 2016 season.