Independent Baseball Umpire Placement Course

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Course Schedule

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The Independent Baseball Umpire Placement Course is a six day evaluation and placement course, where students in attendance are eligible for placement in independent professional and college summer leagues. This year, 30+ umpire positions are available for placement during the upcoming season.

The camp will begin on February 6, 2018 and conclude February 11, 2018. The first couple of days will primarily include classroom, training, and drills. This will also include instruction on handling situations. The remaining portion of the course will be primarily devoted to the evaluation of student performance and the selection of qualified umpires for placement. There will be continued advanced training during this time on specific areas such as crew dynamics, administrative responsibilties, incident reports, etc.

Independent Baseball Umpire Placement Course

Students are provided an affordable opportunity to receive Independent Baseball Umpire Placement Course training for only $200.00. You will also be required to secure your own room and meal accommodations during your time at the course. Rooms are available on a limited basis through the Castillo Del Sol. If you're interested in purchasing a room at the Best Western Castillo Del Sol, you will need to contact the hotel at 386-672-6711 by January 15th, 2018 to guarantee room availability and discounted rates. They are first come, first serve and are at a discounted rate of $93.38 per day (includes breakfast). Registration with the clinic must be received before, or within 24 hours, the completion of hotel reservation or such reservation will be forfeited. Students often room with another student and split the costs. If you are interested in finding a roommate, please email me at admin@umpireschool.com. I will try to pair you up with another student also looking for a roommate.

Training

Our goal is to provide advanced training for students that attend our program so that they are best prepared for jobs in independent professional baseball. Our field work and drills are designed to improve umpire mechanics and instill greater confidence. Our instructors' extensive professional baseball umpiring experience can assist each umpire in determining the style and mechanics that best suits their personality and body. We will focus on improving each umpire individually.

Instructors

Our staff includes current and former professional umpires, MiLB and independent league supervisors, and Wendelstedt Umpire School instructors.

Evaluation and Placement

This course is meant to be an advanced extension of umpire school. Students will be evaluated using the same criteria and standards for professional umpires in Minor League Baseball. Students will be evaluated, of course, on their performance on the field. Judgment for plays and situations is a key factor, but we are primarily looking for instincts, timing, and positioning. We will also be focused on poise, demeanor, and ability to recover from unusual situations on the field. Unlike other program evaluations, we will provide instant verbal as well as written feedback on your performance on the field. We will work in real time with umpires to accentuate their strengths and manage their weaknesses.

Each student will then receive a face-to-face evaluation of their work, and whether/where they will be placed for the upcoming season.

Results

We have provided umpires for several independent professional and college summer leagues all over the country. Many of the students that attend the Placement Course have ultimate aspirations of attending umpire school and moving into profsessional baseball. Over 50 former umpires have attended umpire school and received placement in professional baseball after training with us! That huge success rate, and a staff including MiLB umpires and supervisors, makes our program a key stepping stone to reaching your ultimate goals.

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Enrollment Costs and Options

Independent Baseball Umpire Placement Course

Cost: $200.00

If you're attending a professional umpire course in January of 2018, you may qualify for a full tuition scholarship to attend the Independent Baseball Umpire Placement Course. Inquiry by emailing at admin@umpireschool.com.

Room Options:
Rooms are available on a limited basis through the Castillo Del Sol. They are first come, first serve and are at a discounted rate of $93.38 per day (includes breakfast). This rate, however, is only guaranteed until January 15, 2018. Students often room with another student and split the costs. If you are interested in finding a roommate, please email me at admin@umpireschool.com. I will try to pair you up with another student also looking for a roommate.

Includes:
6 days of advanced umpire training and evaluation, camp t-shirt and hat, full hot breakfast buffet, lunch and a staff and student dinner, and complimentary airport shuttle service (MCO or DAB).



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