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5-Week Umpire Instructional Program

Good Afternoon All,



Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth
Academy Umpires Association is hosting a 5
– week

Umpire Instructional Program for anyone 16 years and older. Instruction begins

Saturday, November 20th, 2010, and will continue
every Saturday until December 18th.

There will be both on field and
classroom instruction and all of the supplies will be provided.


instructions include:


Explanation of camp outlines

Equipment needed

Differences between NFHS, NCAA and MLB

Basic 2 man mechanics

Proper positioning with and without


Field instructions include:

MLB UYA facility use

Live games- MLB scout games

Field work

Cage work



If you have any questions and / or if you want to register,
please contact Sydney Williamson at
and he will be glad to provide you with the information you need.

Below is the flyer with all of info

umpire flyer.JPGThank you and have a great day,


-UYA Staff

Instructional League 2008 First Day January 15, 2008

Kids 8-12 years of age, first day of practice, Tuesday January 15, 2008. Time: 4:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Major League Baseball Umpire Camp


Aspiring umpires had the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade from some of Major League Baseball’s finest at the second annual MLB Umpire Camp Nov. 4-11at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy.

The eight MLB umpires that served as instructors at the camp include crew chiefs Tim Tschida and Larry Young and umpires Gary Cederstrom, Kerwin Danley, Brian Gorman, Sam Holbrook, Jerry Layne and Brian Runge. Also joining the staff will be MLB Umpire Supervisors Rich Rieker, Cris Jones, Jim McKean and Marty Springstead, MLB Medical Services Director Mark Letendre, Professional Baseball Umpire Corp. (PBUC) representatives and several Minor League Baseball umpires.

Field instruction for the umpire camp were held at MLB’s Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California, and classroom work will take place at the Holiday Inn Long Beach (California). The camp is open to men and women ages 18 and up with a high school diploma or GED.

Campers are not required to have previous umpiring experience. About Major League Baseball Umpire Camps Major League Baseball Umpire Camps is a non-profit entity providing world-class umpire training with opportunities for attendees to earn scholarships to one of the two professional umpire schools/academies.

MLBUC offers attendees to improve all facets of their work, including plate work, base work and positioning, rules interpretations, Mechanics For The Two-Umpire System, the system worked in the lower Minor Leagues, as well as “Tips from the Trainer” to improve physical well being and prolong your career. A big thank you to Ben Platt from MLB.COM for the pictures!



Stretching Exercises for Umpires

These are the stretching exercises the umpires use to keep limber and make oh those very difficult calls…(please click on picture to enlarge)

Umpire Clinic–Saturday November 03, 2007

This one day clinic was held here at the Academy for umpires in the local area who wanted to sharpen their skills and learn from the very best umpire instructors in the business. Many umpires took the opportunity to attend: After registering for the day and being welcomed by the Umpire Trainers and The Academy Director, Mr. Darrell Miller, the umpires got to work. (please click on the pictures to enlarge)