Anyone that is looking to get into Independent Baseball, Summer Collegiate Baseball, or Minor League Baseball should consider the Umpire Placement Course. We are seeking graduates of umpire school, collegiate umpires, and umpires with the necessary experience who want to further their careers. With our inaugural course running February 5-12, 2019, it will be a do not miss opportunity. We have over 30+ positions available for placement for 2019! The staff we have put together includes active umpires from MLB, MiLB, and Independent Baseball League Supervisors, as well as active instructors at both umpire schools. We will also have special guests! You will not want to miss this opportunity for advancement in your umpiring career. With increased pay in the Northwoods League, and a $1,000 bonus towards umpire school tuition for 2020, you do not want to miss this! We want to help you further your career!
You do not have to attend professional umpire school to be placed into a league! Our course is only 7 days long, and registration is now open.Tuition is very affordable, and discounted tuition is available for students attending one of the two professional umpire schools in 2019.
Marvin Hudson 51
Jansen Visconti 52
Toby Basner 99
Mark Stewart Jr.
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By Radie 88
Came across an interesting article on an Umpiring FB page: Hey, ump! Why'd you eject that player or manager?
It's an interesting piece with former MLB ump Jim Evans. The entire thing is pretty great but one part in particular caught my eye:
“We’re trained at the beginning to use our diaphragm and not just our larynx or voice box,” he said, noting that, in addition to verbal calls, umpires can use more than 60 physical signals.
Does anyone want to assist in listing every possible physical signal? (I'm guessing that "pointing" will cover several of these)
I'll update the post with any answers and kick it off with the basics:
3) Foul Tip
4) Foul Ball
5) Fair Ball
6) Home Run
Anyone who is looking to get a job in minor league baseball should look into attending O.U.T.S. Run by Bob Bainter. The chief instructor is Brent Rice who is also the lead instructor at Wendelstedt. We have had the top returning student 6 years running. We place 27 umpires in the Northwoods league during the summer. That is the premier wood bat College league. Our camp is 10 days in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Registration is now open. You do not need to have attended a school. However, we prefer that you want to. Certainly, will not preclude you from getting a placement. We will have many special guests. Reps from the App league, Northwoods, Atlantic league, Frontier league. More to come. Please visit our website.