Our annual Umpire Clinic in Tyler TX is being held Jan 26-28, 2018. Marvin Hudson, 2016 World Series Umpire along with Clint Fagan MLB Rover and others will be instructors. Also present DII, NAIA and JUCO assignors. Both 3 man and 2 man options available. Go to www.umpireclinics.com for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
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.
Ok, .... please read carefully and hear me out ....
I'm a HS umpire and that's all I'll ever be, partly because that's what I enjoy and that's my inspiration. I don't have the time or schedule to do College ball, so what I do I'm perfectly happy with. And, to add .... I do a decent job.
Now, ... I'll NEVER be at the level of the guys on the field right now, and 99.9999999% of all of us on the site won't either, however. IF I ever got to do a game at the level of a plate in the world series, I certainly wouldn't have my hands in my pockets most of the night. I feel Guccione did a fine job last night, no doubt, and he probably accomplished a dream last night by doing his first World Series plate job. But, did anyone else notice this? I know it was pretty 'raw' in Cleveland last night but would gloves be a good alternative? I just think the hands in pockets thing looks as if you don't care.
Am I off base here, or was this noticed by anyone else?
Again, I'm not bashing Guccione per-say, but how does that 'look' to others? Make sense?
I posted something similar on Facebook and you'd think that I called Guccione's mother a nasty name! Geez