CAMPS & CLINICS
The Umpire Placement Course (UPC) offers some of the most advanced umpire educational training camps for umpires in the country – our camps are geared towards teaching the skills required for NCAA level games, Summer Collegiate Baseball, and Independent Professional Baseball.
Our umpire camps are scheduled throughout the country in early spring and late fall. We offer a 7-day, week-long course in Sarasota, FL at the spring home of the Baltimore Orioles. Additionally, we offer 3 and 4-day clinics located throughout the country. Our umpire education and training centers on the 2 and 3 Umpire Systems.
The curriculum and philosophy we utilize consists of comprehensive classroom discussions of mechanics and techniques, utilization of the MiLBUD Mechanics Manuals, NCAA Baseball Rules, CCA Manual Mechanics, Strike Zone Refinement, Handling On-Field Situations, Crew Dynamics, Crew Communication, Plate and Base Work, as well as Field Work and Drills/Simulated Live Games and Situations. During some of our courses and clinics, we do assign live games with evaluations of on-field performance once your innings are completed, provided to you by our instructors.
The staff of instructors we offer includes MiLB Umpires, Professional Umpire School Instructors, and veteran NCAA Umpires. These qualified and well trained instructors with years of umpiring experience are committed to your development as an umpire, regardless of what level you umpire, and to furthering your career.