Lodging accommodations will be at the Best Western Castillo Del Sol, located on the Ormond Beach waterfront along the white sands of the Atlantic Ocean. This newly renovated facility is equipped with an outdoor pool, hot tub, and business center. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi internet in each room, spacious rooms, and beautiful oceanfront views.
The student is personally responsible for any damage to hotel facilities, however, all costs for internet, parking, local phone calls, and room safe will be waived while in attendance. Students having guests, or that request a single room will pay for the single room rate though the school, and reservations should be made when applying for enrollment.
The resort address is:
Best Western Castillo Del Sol
205 S. Atlantic Ave.
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Do not be confused by our temporary mailing address at PO Box 1021 Battle Creek, MI 49016. This is the Wendelstedt Umpire School office.
All training, both classroom and field work, will be conducted at the Harry Wendelstedt Jr., Baseball Complex. Because of their proximity to each other, there is no commute between the classroom and fields. The newly constructed field house will be home for classroom training. This facility will also allow students to return during inclement weather for indoor field and plate instruction.
Field work will take place on the Harry Wendelstedt Jr. Fields and Recreation Area. This expansive area that includes nine fields and six cages was designed and laid out by a Major League grounds keeper, and is maintained by a professional staff daily. The school will provide all training and playing equipment including pitching machines, bats, baseballs, gloves, and helmets. Except in the case of personal items like jocks and cups, belts, and shoes, the school also provides students with all of the equipment necessary to complete umpire training. See our What to Bring section for individual umpire equipment required for student attendance.