Our World Famous Staff is Comprised of 14 Major League Umpires and 17 Other Umpires From Every Level of Minor League Baseball! No Other Program Has Been Able to Boast Such An Experienced MLB Staff! Click on the Pictures Below to Learn a Little More About Them
New Staff Members:
The Wendelstedt Umpire School has added three additional MLB umpires to its staff for the 2012 course. After a brief hiatus, Ron Kulpa and Doug Eddings have returned. We have also added long time MLB umpire, Bob Davidson.
Two more of our former instructors were selected as MLB Supervisors following their retirements from the field. The list of former instructors on the MLB supervisory staff is now seven, and includes Charlie Reliford, Cris Jones, Bruce Froemming, Rich Rieker, and Chuck Meriwether.
Special Event Umpires:
Both MiLB and MLB special events for the 2011 season were filled with umpires from the Wendelstedt Umpire School. Prominent in the events was Wendelstedt instructor Jerry Layne who served in both the All-Star Game and World Series, the Crew Chief in the latter.
Wendelstedt Umpire School to Host another Caribbean Umpire Classic - This time to the Bahamas!
Following up on the success of the last couple of Winter time umpire clinic cruises, the Wendelstedt Umpire School has announced that they will host yet another cruise in early December. This year's clinic will be reduced to four days to accommodate those of your who indicated that you would be interested in a less-expensive, shorter option. Dates and costs will be posted soon. Availability will be limited. Make sure to keep checking back so you can reserve your spot. And bring along your spouse, too.
A New Look
The Class of 2014 will experience a new look when attending umpire school. Facility and location changes have been made, as well as the addition of a number of new technologies to improve the student learning environment. After compiling the requests of past students, we have made changes that we expect will only improve our already premier status in the umpire training world. Some of those changes were slowly implimented this year, but more are to come. We look forward to seeing you there!
International Students Wanted
We are the only 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 process, so please be certain to get in your enrollment to us ASAP.
In the News and Around the Bases:
Jenna Wolfe and the Today Show staff recently made a visit to the Wendelstedt Umpire School, where Jenna learned some of the ropes of making in in professional baseball. CLICK HERE to see the brief training Jenna endured.
Another Successful Spring Training
Another eventful Spring Training has come and gone, and with all of our AAA umpire instructors receiving MLB games! Our staff continues to lead the pack in reaching the Major Leagues. Already, the majority of our AAA staff has been assigned to work as fill-ins for the regular season. They continue to prove their abilities and are in line for those next open positions. Congratulations guys! Good luck this season!