Their final class was in 2017, so for all intensive purposes no, as that was defunct/out of business when I formulated plans for UPC. However, the only similarity we have is the Northwoods League has an exclusive contract for procurement with us, as our course is the only place for umpires to get into the league. Our core instructors and staff are different, as we have staff who are active instructors at both umpire schools. Our training methods are improved, and what we offer for a total student experience is also different and improved. We offer exceptional value for the umpires attending. With all due respect to the staff and anyone associated with the camp you mention, I felt when the Umpire Placement Course was founded, a fresh start would be needed. The Northwoods League, and the steps the league and I have taken, are committed to having the best umpires work, as well as improving certain areas of concern for the umpires. We aren’t just another option. We’re committed to your goals, reasonably and competitively priced, and seeking umpires that desire advanced training methods and options for placement into leagues. We are here to help graduates of the Wendelstedt Umpire School, MiLB Umpire Training Academy, Collegiate Umpires, and others who want to further there careers.