The Independent Umpires Association was founded in 1929.  We are a 130 member association of umpires who officiate at all levels of college, high school and Independent baseball and softball throughout southern New Jersey and the Metropolitan Philadelphia area.


Cadet classes are held each January through March. Cadets are trained in Professional, NCAA and National Federation of High School rules.  After successfully completing classroom training and testing, on the field training sessions are held.  Each Cadet is then assigned High School baseball and softball games while being observed and rated by experienced umpires.  Mechanics classes are mandatory the second year of membership. The Cadet is permitted to take State Varsity examination after successfully completing two High School seasons.  Every member of the IUA must pass a written examination to retain State certification.


If you are interested in joining the IUA, please send your name and information to the webmaster or contact us via phone. We will respond to your request promptly.