Arizona Baseball Officials Association

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AZBOA / AIA Rainout Policy

It is the responsiblity of the Umpire to contact the school directly, prior to leaving for their game, to verify in case of inclement weather. When possible AZBOA will post canceled games here on this page. When in doubt as to whether your game is being played, go to the game.

AZBOAAZBOA Mission Statement

It is the goal of Arizona Baseball Officials Association to provide its members the best training aids, study material and support for their advancement within Arizona High School Baseball.  AZBOA, in partnership with Arizona Interscholastic Association, holds in high regard the importance of excellence in officiating and is dedicated to its members.


Illegal Bats

The following bats do NOT meet the BBCOR standards and as such are not for use during AIA / NFHS games:

Reebok Vector TLS 32" & 33" / Marucci CAT-5 33"

NFHS Rules Changes for 2015-16:

3-3-1q Penalty  … For any minor violation of Rule 3-3-1f, 1-5 (g-k), the offending coach will receive a written warning and will be restricted to the dugout for the remainder of the game.

*If the offender commits another offense (major or minor) then they are ejected.

*Major violations shall result in immediate ejection.

*AZBOA note- not ALL warnings result in WRITTEN WARNINGS. NFHS is simply trying to assist the umpire and avail us of actionable recourse against coaches who do not respond to directives.

HOWEVER if you are going to eject a Coach for MINOR violations you must have Restricted him to the dugout and written the warning down prior to ejecting him for another violation.


Editorial Changes 2016:

Rule 1-4-2... Clarifying that a pitchers sleeve that goes past the elbow shall be of one solid color (not grey or white). Compression sleeves that are multicolored (camo) or white or grey are not allowed.


Points of Emphasis 2016:

Unsportsmanlike acts

Catchers Mask (not allowing skull caps)

Catchers Equipment (complete inclusive of cup)

Home Run Celebrations

Postgame Conduct


Celebrations (no offensive teammate other than runners or on deck hitter are allowed in the dirt circle after a home run)

Post Game Conduct (players and coaches are still subject to Sportsmanship ejections after the game is over and until the umpires have left the confines of the field)


AZBOA partnership with Extra Innings Sports

We are proud to announce an agreement with Extra Innings East Valley Sports that will provide AZBOA members with meeting space for our Umpire Meetings and a discounted rate on Umpire Equipment & Uniforms. Extra Innings has agreed to stock most of the everyday gear we use and more importantly need at a moments notice...Extra Innings East Valley Sports is in the process of stocking equipment and will have items available soon. Check them out...

Extra Innings



AZBOA partnership with the AIA

Arizona Baseball Officials Association is proud to announce its partnership with Arizona Interscholastic Association.  AZBOA is the sole provider of training, study materials and support for the AIA High School Baseball Official.  We will hold various classroom and field training sessions as well as provide study material for both the NFHS rule book and AIA approved mechanics. AZBOA is excited to have you as a new member, so sign up today!