Providing formal, supervised training for students to qualify for umpire positions in professional, college, high school, independent professional, and youth baseball.
Why Choose Wendelstedt?
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!
(1) We prepare you for professional jobs! We have placed more students in professional baseball than any other program, and more of our students have reached the Major Leagues than all other programs in history, combined!
(2) Harry Wendelstedt has trained more Major League Umpires than all of the other umpire instructors. More than 225 former students worked the 1989 through 2013 World Series, Major League Playoffs, and the All Star Games.
We are happy to report that 10 of our 17 CURRENT MINOR LEAGUE STAFF MEMBERS were selected to work Major League games this year. No other program can show you the ultimate success rate of students reaching the Major Leagues that we can provide!
(3) At our school, you will be trained by the top umpires in baseball. Major League umpiring greats like Dana DeMuth, Jerry Layne, Bob Davidson, Doug Eddings, Ron Kulpa, Sam Holbrook, Paul Nauert, Brian Runge, Greg Gibson, Hunter Wendelstedt, Larry Vanover, and Eddie Hickox join Harry in compiling the most experienced Major League staff ever. Because your first few years will be in the Minor Leagues, we are also staffed with many umpires from every level of Minor League baseball. This school guarantees a wide realm of training from all experience levels.
(4) We have an excellent umpire training staff in the world! 31 instructors, 14 Major League umpires. No other school can boast staff numbers that has reached the top levels of professional baseball. CLICK HERE to see our staff!
(5) We are the #1 attended professional umpire school in the United States and we're proud of our record. Perhaps you will be another of our Big League products. Join us today! Enroll Now.
When Major League Umpires send their close one’s to an umpire school for the best instruction, they send them our way.
Some examples include:
Current Major League Supervisors Charlie Reliford, Randy Marsh, Chuck Merriwether, Cris Jones and Rich Reiker were all long-time instructors with the Wendelstedt School before their promotions as supervisors, and will be the people that determine your placement into the Major Leagues
When they want their friends and family to receive the best instruction available, they send them to one place . . . The Harry Wendelstedt School for Umpires!
Experienced. . .
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Sought After. . .
Successful. . .
Some MLB Umpires Trained Through the Wendelstedt School
Jerry Crawford. . . Larry Poncino. . . Steve Fields . . . Greg Kosc. . . Ed Hickox. . . Jim Quick . . . Jerry Layne Fred Brocklander. . . Don Denkinger . . . Laz Diaz. . . Ed Sudol. . .William Williams . . . Dana DeMuth. . .Larry McCoy. . . Larry Barnett . . . John Kibler . . . Chris Pelekoudas . . . Mark Hirschbeck . . . Davey Phillips . . .Russ Goetz. . . Dick Stello . . . Harry Wendelstedt . . . Charlie Reliford. . . Lou DiMuro . . . Bill Deegan. . . Andy Olson . . . Nick Colosi . . . Jeff Kellogg . . . Marty Springstead. . . Ron Luciano. . . John McSherry . . . Bruce Froemming . . . Rich Rieker . . . Joe Brinkman. . . Bill McKinley. . . Dutch Rennert. . . David Davidson. . . Brian Gorman . . . Ken Kaiser . . . James Odom. . . Mel Steiner. . . Frank Pulli . . . Kerwin Danley . . . George Anthony . . . Henry Morgenweck. . . Stan Landis . . . Terry Tata . . . Larry Vanover. . . Larry Knapp. . . John Rice. . . Hal Dixon. . . Tony Venzon . . . Ed Rapuano . . . Frank Tabucchi. . . Jake O'Donnell. . . Frank Walsh . . . Frank Dezelan . . . Mark Barron . . .Cal Drummond . . . Bill Kinnamon. . . Augie Donatelli. . . Dick Tremblay . . . William Valentine . . . Alex Salerno. . . Bill Miller. . . Randy Marsh. . . Gugie Guglielmo. . . Sam Carrigan. . . Harry Swartz . . . Terry Luhr. . . Sam Holbrook . . . Grover Froese . . . Dan Morrison . . . Greg Gibson . . . Hunter Wendelstedt . . . Ted Hendry . . . Tim Welke . . . Gerry Davis . . . Ron Kulpa . . . Fred Spenn. . . John Hirschbeck . . . Phil Cuzzi . . . Al Forman . . . Nick Avants. . . Mark Johnson . . . Pat Connors . . . Scott Potter. . . Rick Reed . . . Tom Owen . . . Andy Fletcher . . . Paul Nauert . . . Ray DiMuro . . . Chuck Merriwether . . . Brian Runge. . . Paul Schrieber . . . Mike Everitt. . . Doug Eddings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The next one could be you!