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!
Each student should bring enough money with him to cover his cost and other miscellaneous expenses, such as laundry and cleaning while he is at school. Costs are as follows:
- Tuition for 5 weeks, Double-Occupancy Room Rent, Taxes and Insurance, Course Materials
- Registration Fee
- Technology Fee
- Umpire School Packet - Umpire School Athletic Duffel, T-Shirts, Rulebooks, Homework, Handouts, and Cap
Total cost of umpire course is $3000.00. Students should pay the $150.00 deposit when making application to the school. Students may then choose to pay the remaining balance of $2850.00 through a cashiers check payable to "Harry Wendelstedt", or by credit card, which covers your balance due for tuition, room rent, tax and insurance. This amount must be paid on registration day, January 2, 2014. No personal checks on registration day. Some students prefer to pay entire $3000.00 when applying; this is permissible. All students will be covered by limited accident and life insurance. Due to new government regulations our school is not able to accept veterans under the G. I. Bill. Student loans and scholarships are not available from the school.
Students should convert their cash into Travelers Checks or Money Orders. These furnish excellent security for your money and can be converted to cash anywhere. The hotel has a free safe for storage of student valuables. We will not cash personal checks.
All credit or debit card payments will incur a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge of total charged costs.
Students may choose single room occupancy for an additional cost, or off-campus tuition in order to save some money on their total costs. However, students who stay off-campus will be required to find their own lodging, and will still be required to attend all morning classroom sessions located in the hotel conference center.
- Additional Single Room Cost....................+$750.00
- Living Off-Campus Savings.......................-$625.00
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Plan.............+$775.00
- Breakfast and Dinner Meals served 7 days a week
- Lunch Only Plan....................................+$225.00
- Lunch Meals Catered Monday - Saturday
The same catered lunches will be available to those students that do not elect to purchase the lunch program, but will be sold at the full lunch menu price.
- Lunch Meals Catered Monday - Saturday
All meals are prepaid. Any students who depart the school for any reason, at any time, will not be provided a refund of their meal plan(s). All prices subject to change upon vendors cost.
CLICK HERE for a breakdown of a sample school menu.