Providing formal, supervised training for students to qualify for umpire positions in professional, college, high school, independent professional, and youth baseball.
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!
Wendelstedt Rules and Interpretations Manual
The Rules and Interpretations Manual contains the same information, presented in the same timeline and format, used by the students of the 5-Week Professional Course. It includes a huge amount of information including historical references, official interpretations, on-field application hints, and over 400 case plays! Also included is a cross-referencing index. We are excited to provide it to the general public for a great low price. Click here to order.
2012 Errata and Update Worksheet available free by clicking HERE.
Wendelstedt Comprehensive Manual for the Two-Umpire System
From the program that designed and developed the modern-day Two-Umpire System utilized in professional baseball comes our newest publication. The Manual for the Two-Umpire System includes fully-illustrated, full page diagrams of nearly every situation. It also includes a number of the most common mechanics illustrations available in professional baseball. It covers calling responsibilties, system theories, umpire communication and terminology, and proper positioning and signal. It makes an excellent companion to the Rules and Interpretations Manual and may be purchased in the Umpire School Package for a terrific discounted price. Click here to order.
Baseball Rules Differences by Carl Childress
The 2012 BRD (Baseball Rules Differences)" by Carl Childress is now available at Amazon.com. Click here to order. The BRD is the only book that details and explains the differences among the four major sets of baseball rules: National Federation, NCAA, NAIA, and OBR. Referee magazine named it one of the 40 essential books for umpires. It's the 29th edition: 396 pages, 430 official interpretations, 269 plays with rulings for all the codes. Email Carl about the electronic version, where the cross-references are hot links. firstname.lastname@example.org
"A must have for anyone working or teaching different levels of baseball umpiring."