When: Saturday January 26, 2019
(with UMaine spring training)
Where: University of Maine
Who is it for?
This program is open to anyone that currently umpires baseball or anyone who is interested in becoming an umpire. This day long clinic will sharpen the skills needed to becoming a better umpire.
The program will also be a benefit to current umpires that would like to 'move up' in High School levels or on to the college ranks, as current HS (NFHS) and College (CCA) mechanics will be taught.
What will we cover?
We will start with some of the basic fundamentals of umpiring and build on those concepts throughout the day.
We will focus on 2-man mechanics.
~ Proper plate positioning/mechanics/Wedge
~ Cage work - calling pitches
~ Proper field mechanics/Positioning
~ Proper signaling
What do students need to bring?
~ Umpire uniform (If you have one) or clothes for running and baseball activities.
~ Plate gear. (Some can be provided if you have none)
~ Water bottle
~ The willingness to work to become a better umpire.
~ Athletic Cup (If you are borrowing plate gear)
Tentative Schedule of Clinic
8:30am Meet at UMaine Lounge
8:45am Working with coaches - Coach Derba
9:00am Classroom session - Plate
10:00am Plate work session - Hitting Pavilion
11:15am Classroom session - Base work
12:30pm Base work Practical - Mahaney Dome
TBD Start of scrimmage - umpires will rotate through
3:00pm Estimated end of day
Lunch will be provided
* Specific rules WILL NOT be covered in this session. This is a field mechanics clinic, and some rules MAY be discussed.
* We will be working University of Maine inside scrimmages..