The 2019 new umpires classes start on January 2, 2019. Thisisjust 1 week away! If you know of anyone that would be interested in taking the classes and being state certified please visit smuaump.com for all the information as well as the registration forms.
Classes are open to any person 14 years old and older. Adult candidates must be 18 years old by April 1, 2019. Junior candidate must be 14 years old by May 1, 2019. The Adult fee is $130.00 and the Junior fee is $75.00. A rule book, 2 training manuals for all paid candidates, and candidates’ first year’s dues into the association are included.
**** NEW THIS YEAR, HLL HAS INVESTED IN AN AED MACHINE ****
You may have heard about a 9-year old boy in Charlestown being hit in the chest causing his heart to stop. While these incidents are fortunately very rare, this is a good opportunity to remind everyone that we now have an automatic defibrillator (AED) in the Snack Shack, should such an event happen at our fields.
AEDs are designed to be very easy to use as they walk you through their use step by step. Part of our coach safety meeting each year includes an overview on the use of the AED. If you’re interested in learning more about using an AED, you can find various instructional videos online. AEDs are becoming common in many public buildings, so having some familiarity with them is a good idea.
While the AED is a great resource to have on hand, the first thing to do in an emergency is call 911 to get trained professionals on site as quickly as possible.