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why choose the umpire placement course

The Umpire Placement Course is an instructional, evaluation and league placement course held in Fort Pierce, Florida. Since the inception of the Umpire Placement Course, our goals have been to enhance umpire career development and training, and place umpires into independent and summer collegiate baseball leagues. Whether you're an umpire school graduate, collegiate umpire, or seeking to further your development and learn the 3 umpire system, we can help achieve your goals. Currently in Minor League Baseball, 1 out of every 7 umpires in MiLB have umpired in the Northwoods League, with many more working in the American Association, as well as our other partner leagues.

Our Story

In the fall of 2019, American Association Director of Umpires Ron Teague, Can-Am League Supervisor Kevin Winn, and Northwoods League Umpire Supervisor John White decided to join forces. For many years after completing umpire school, umpires were forced to choose from multiple options on how to continue gaining valuable on-field experience and training. We decided to make the process more umpire friendly, and have all options under one roof. Since our inception, UPC's mission has been to provide exceptional training and career advancement opportunities for umpires. Whether your goal is to get hired by Major League Baseball to begin your journey through the Minor Leagues, or to gain experience as you work towards becoming an NCAA Division I, II or III umpire, we can help navigate the process. UPC is the standard in career advancement for umpires, just ask over 50 umpires who have been hired by MLB in the last five seasons that have spent time in one of our leagues. 


It's not about being average. It's about helping you become the best umpire you can be, and making your goals a reality. Instruction and league placement with a purpose, to serve you. What does instruction and placement mean to you? To us, it means a dedication to fully understand your needs and desires as an umpire who is about to make one of the most significant career decisions of their umpiring lives. At the Umpire Placement Course, we don't just focus on just the basics. We focus on you. Your goals. What truly drives you. There will not always be another time in your life where you have the time to commit to your development as an umpire. That time is now.


Make the right call and let us help serve your umpiring career. 

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