Forty-five of the umpires currently working in MLB are graduates of the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School, and we’re proud to pass on that tradition to new students. Through a world-class combination of classroom training and field work with the pros, students will be able to learn the breadth of skills, theory and technique that make an MLB umpire.
Our Professional Course is made for those who hope to secure positions in affiliated professional baseball, and is also useful for those who choose positions in college and independent professional leagues across the country.
There is a 5 week program and also an abbreviated, 16 day course available. You can view the specifics here.
Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy will improve the skills of any umpire regardless of past experience. The Professional Course provides an in-depth examination of professional rules, mechanics for the Two-Umpire System and plate work along with the technical and practical on-field aspects of professional umpiring. During the 28-day (four-week) course, Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy students will receive 216 hours* of instruction. You can view more of their specifics here.
The Collegiate Baseball Umpires Assigning Organization is dedicated to baseball umpiring. The CBUAO President is Nick Zibelli. The organization, founded in 2006, was created to fill a void left by the restructuring of Eastern College Baseball Umpire Assigning Bureau. The CBUAO incorporates the basic principles and ideals that, before the restructuring, made the ECBUB the premier college baseball assigning organization in the country. Over 600 umpires from Maine to Florida and as far west as Wisconsin are registered with the CBUAO and are available for assignments to college baseball games in Division II, III, and Junior College. Umpires are recruited through the various college umpiring associations and are trained and evaluated through the CBUAO’s vast network of associates. The CBUAO provides the highest quality of officiating, including umpires who have worked the NCAA Men’s College World Series.You can find out more information by clicking here.
5325 Lakefront Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL 33484
For four successive Saturdays in March 2020, we will meet for three hours where we go over the rules and differences between Little League, Cal Ripken and Federation (High School). We have discussions about the rules and their practical applications. We go over how to handle on the field situations. We demonstrate the proper techniques for your on the field mechanics and have top flight instruction for calling balls and strikes from some of the best NCAA & Independent League Umpires and former Minor League Crew Chiefs. Successful completion of the course results in you receiving a full schedule of games to work in the Spring, Summer and Fall, depending on your availability.