September 22-24, 2017. Our Kansas City Collegiate Umpires Alliance Leadership is conducting their 2017 Intro to 3-Man Umpire Clinic.
Camp POC; Jon Browar, Assigner for MIAA and GLVC, NCAA Division II Conferences and Kansas Jayhawk Junior College Conference.
I have attended this clinic along with many of my past and current collegiate baseball partners. Members on this board that have attended are ACPAR72, Ironman and I am sure several others.
The instructor staff at this clinic are many of the same instructors that work other midwest umpire camps and clinics. All work college baseball and many worked professional baseball.
There will be live games to work. In the recent past there have been both collegiate/junior college and high school level games to work.
I have personally worked collegiate baseball with at least ten new to college baseball umpires that were assigned games because of their performance at this clinic.
Past instructors include; current AAA Umpire Paul Clemons of Topeka, current AA Umpires Tyler Olsen and Grant Conrad. Former AAA and Major League Fill-in Umpire Seth Buckminster, 2017 NCAA Super Regional Umpires Bill McGuire of Omaha and Mark Wagers of Wichita. 2017 NCAA Regional Umpire and former minor league umpire Tim Cordill, Former minor league umpires Mark Hutchison, Carlos Martinez and others on staff in the Big XII, Big 10, Conference USA, Missouri Valley Division I Conferences.
Highly recommend you attend if you are interested in learning the 3 man collegiate umpiring system.
I am not being paid or otherwise rewarded or remunerated for this endorsement. I know that you will get great instruction, be treated well, meet lifelong colleagues and friends and learn a lot. It WILL make you a better umpire. PDF Flyer attached.
By Mad Mike
OBR Rule Set: R3, 1 out, 3-2 count. Passed ball for ball 4. Pitcher coming to cover home, batter-runner delays running to first slightly. R3 coming home. Slight contact between BR and Pitcher. Pitcher unable to get the out at home. The calling umpire told me he did not believe the BR intentionally ran into the pitcher. Would you call interference on this play? Would it make a difference if the pitcher was in the act of fielding a thrown ball from the catcher, or if he was not yet fielding a throw from the catcher?
By Guest j. doe
Here is a link to a pdf. of the PBUC 3-man manual. Enjoy!
Ok, I'll try to keep this short .......
JV DH on Saturday.... game doesn't matter, outs don't matter...... here's the bottom line:
Home team has this move they pull when there's a runner on second where the shortstop shuffles his feet behind R2, then basically runs around in front of him while he's leading off in an attempt to distract.
VTHC asks for us to keep an eye out for it, ...ok, no problem, he says thanks, etc ...
It happens again, and VTHC says this time that F6 brushed up against R2, but same sitch as above, R2 is standing there getting a lead-off ....
Now, VTHC wants obstruction because he saw contact... .....