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2016 Umpire Exam

2016 GLBUA Pre-Season exam, click here to take our quiz

our 2015-16 General Board Members

Chris Augeri, Ted Houlihan, Ralph Marasa, Steve Martinelli and Tom Torrisi

become an Umpire

New Candidate Classes start Monday January 30 at 7 PM at the Greater Lawrence Tech (More Information Here)

Become a member of the GLBUA

"Click Here" for our Transfer Document

2017 Little League World Series Announcement

"Click Here" for our own Tom Torrisi's World Series Assignment!

 

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Our Executive Board



President
Mike Lynch


Vice president
Phil Cultrera


Treasurer
Ken Gabriel


Secretary
Jack Gilhooly


Immediate Past President
Scott Young


Interpreter
Fred Simm

About Us

Mission Statement

The Greater Lawrence Baseball Umpire Association's mission is to recruit, train, improve, promote, and unify baseball umpires across ranks by maintaining a high standard of officiating.

The GLBUA is committed to providing local leagues with qualified, dedicated, trained and dependable umpires. We pride ourselves on a membership that is highly experienced with the rules of baseball, proficient at all levels of play, and committed to professionalism and integrity both on and off the field.

Vision

Our vision is to offer the highest qualified officials in the region. By carrying out this vision at every level of our membership, we will strive to recruit qualified and dedicated umpires that foster a passion and respect for the game; thus serving our clients with the most qualified officials and resulting in value for all.

Values

To achieve our mission and realize our vision we must live by our values. With those goals in mind we require the following from our membership:

  • High level of professionalism
  • Exceptional rules knowledge
  • Respectful of all people involved in each contest
Something about us
  • The Greater Lawrence Baseball Umpires Association has served the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire area at all levels of baseball officiating for the past 4 decades,. The overwhelming need for quality baseball umpires spawned the idea to create this organization in the early 1970's. Founding fathers Tom McAvoy, Bill Callagy, Walt Roberts, Larry Lafond and Marty Hamilton met in the basement of the Rendezvous Restaurant in Methuen to pool their ideas into what is now a viable, highly successful and respected umpiring association.
  • The name of the Greater Lawrence Umpires Association was a most appropriate fit because the vast majority of the membership hails from Lawrence, Haverhill, Methuen, North Andover, Andover, Lowell and the border cities and towns of southern New Hampshire.
  • The organization has grown from its humble beginnings in the 1970's of less than 20 members to the present membership of over 200. The G.L.B.U.A. has been led by past presidents Tom McAvoy, Larry Lafond, Bob O'Leary, Fred Simm, Rick Puente, Alan Anselmi, Ken Gabriel, John Shaheen, Dan Clark, Jack Gilhooly and presently Scott Young. Outstanding leaders have continued to consistently maintain an outstanding baseball umpiring organization.
  • Presently, the G.L.B.U.A. has eight Life Time members: Ron Annand, Frank Androski, Tom Clarke, Phil Cultrera, Ken Gabriel, Bob O'Leary, Bob Parker, Fred Simm, Mike Walker and Jim Young. Combined, they have over 230 years of umpiring experience. They have been the cornerstone of this association.
  • The GLBUA has been led by Past Presidents: Tom McAvoy, Larry LaFond, Bob O'Leary, Fred Simm, Rick Puente, Alan Anselmi, Ken Gabriel, John Shaheen, Dan Clark, Jack Gilhooly, Scott Young and presently.... Mike Lynch.

Contact us

jackgilhooly@comcast.net