Friday January 8, 2016 - Pres/Sec Meeting, and Baseball Board Meeting

Saturday January 9, 2016 - General Session and Breakouts 

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The Westin Houston, Memorial City 
945 Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77024

Driving Directions 


TASO Baseball Division 
Texas Association of Sports Officials - Baseball Division 
214-390-2895 ext 1002 



The Westin Houston Memorial City






2016 Baseball Annual Meeting


The TASO Baseball Division will conduct their 2016 Annual Meeting on January 9, 2016, at the Westin Houston, Memorial City .  The meeting details are located in the event info block to the left.

The Houston Chapter will serve as the host chapter for the meeting.



Detailed meeting agenda available HERE


  • 2016 NFHS Rule Changes
  • 2016 Points of Emphasis
  • 2016 UIL Exceptions
  • Topic focused Breakout Sessions
  • Special Break Out for NEW Umpires!

Detailed aganda coming soon



Balls and Strikes presented by National Umpire Camps
Friday January 8th 2016, 12 Noon to 4 PM
Cost - $35 ($5 of each registration will be DONATED to UMPS CARE )

Limited number of spots.  Register NOW!!!

Topics covered will be

  • Strike zone
  • Tracking the pitch through the strike zone
  • Check swings
  • Making adjustments
  • Non-routine plays
  • Basic mechanics

There will be four sessions of one hour each.  For each session, groups will be limited to 7 umpires per instructor.  Instructors will consist of current professional, former professional, and NCAA D-1 umpires. All listed instructors are subject to availability.

Instructors (scheduled)

  • Doug Williams – NCAA D-1 World Series, Big 12 conference
  • John Brammer – 11 years professional baseball, NCAA D-1 Regional Umpire, Big 12 conference
  • Chris Griffith – 9 years professional baseball, Big 12 conference
  • Wes Hamilton – 10 years professional baseball, NCAA D-1 Regional Umpire, Big 12 conference
  • Blake Felix – AAA Pacific Coast League
  • Shane Metheny – 7 years professional baseball, Big 12 conference

The Westin Houston Memorial City

Explore the city of Houston at The Westin Houston Memorial City, our West Houston hotel - ranked #7 on the 2014 U.S. News & World Report list of Best Houston Hotels. As the only hotel connected to great Houston shopping at the Memorial City Mall and adjacent to the restaurants of Gateway, our hotel boasts a convenient location near CityCentre, the Energy Corridor District and the Westchase District. Whether traveling for business or leisure, The Westin Houston, Memorial City hotel provides a soothing and refreshing sanctuary during your stay.

The Westin Houston, Memorial City is connected to Memorial City Mall via skyway, providing convenient access to over 100 shops and restaurants.  For more information on the mall, click HERE.

Room Rate - $109 for a single or double, $124 for a Triple and $139 for a Quad

To reserve your hotel room, click HERE.  or call 800-937-8461.  Be sure to ask for the TASO Room Rate.

The Westin is sold out except for a few premium room ($149).

See below for overflow hotel information




The Host Hotel, the Westin Memorial City, is sold out except for some premium rooms ($149).  TASO has made arrangements for an overflow hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton Houston CITYCENTRE, which is less than 2 miles away from the Westin.

The rate at the Four Points is $79 for a single or double, $89 for a triple and $99 for a quad.

To make your reservations at the Four Points, click HERE or call the hotel at 281-501-4600 and ask for the TASO Block Rate.

The last day to make your reservation is December 31, 2015


Register online and order your personalized TASO Bag Tag.  This "credit card" size color bag tag has the TASO logo on one side and your name and "BASEBALL DIVISION" printed on the opposite side.  The name you specify for your name badge will be used on the bag tag.  The cost per bag tag is $5.00, plus tax.

The ONLY way to order your bag tag is to pre-register online before the online registration ends.