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To My Fellow Umpire and Potential Student:
I want to take a moment to thank you for your interest in attending our school. We are the only independently run professional umpire school recognized by Minor League and Major League Baseball, and we have prepared more umpires to move into professional baseball, and more umpires to move into the Major Leagues, than all other programs in history, combined!
I am very happy to hear that you are interested in becoming one of our next success stories. Whether your aspirations in umpiring are to become a Big League umpire, or just to improve your skills at the amateur level, our training program is designed for you. . . Continue
A Note From the Chief's Desk
Upcoming events and what to be looking for
2015 Professional Course Now Open for Registration
January 1 - February 4, 2015
Positions are limited, so ENROLL TODAY!
Wendelstedt Well-Represented at the Mid-Summer Classic
The umpire crew for the 2014 All-Star Game had no shortage of Wendelstedt Umpire School members. Congratulations to umpire school alumni Scott Barry and Todd Tichenor on their selections, as well as Wendelstedt instructors Jerry Layne, Bob Davidson, and Vic Carapazza! Very well deserved!
International Students Wanted
We are the only independent program offering international students the ability to attend umpire school and vie for a position in professional baseball. As a world umpire training provider, we are classified as an M-1 from the Department of State and INS. International students applying for enrollment with our program will be provided an I-20 Visa certificate. This process can take up to three months to complete, so please be certain to get in your enrollment to us ASAP.
Another Successful Spring Training
Congratulations to Stu Scheurwater! He's been an instructor here for several years now, and we are ecstatic to announce he was selected to work as a fill-in in the Major Leagues for the 2014 season and was given the #85 to wear on his MLB uniform. Congratulations and we can't wait for you to work in the Major Leagues. Stu was one of our international student graduates, he hails from Regina, SK, Canada.
Wendelstedt Students Continue to be the Most Successful in the World
Congratulations to Staff Members Jordan Baker, David Rackley, and Cory Blaser on being hired by MLB as full-time Major League Umpires. They all have been key parts to this staff over the years and it's exciting to see them reach their goals in umpiring. We are so excited for them and thrilled that they are part of the MLB staff. Best of luck, we are proud of you!
Also, Congratulations to Mike Estabrook. He is a former Wendelstedt top student, he was also selected to the full-time MLB staff! Way to go!
The Harry Wendelstedt School for Umpires
The Wendelstedt Umpire School is proud of our record as the oldest and most attended umpire school in the world! At #26, our State of Florida Education License is one of the oldest for all institutions, including Major Universities, within the state. Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines St., Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, or by phone at (888) 224-6684.