When: February 3, 2018 - 9:30 am
(with UMaine spring training)
Where: University of Maine - Mahaney Dome
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 equipment use and care
~ Proper plate positioning/mechanics
~ 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:
9:30am Meet at UMaine Lounge
9:30am Working with coaches - Coach Derba
10:15am Classroom session
11:30am Mahaney Dome for field work overview
11:50am Start of bull pen sessions
12:15pm Start of scrimmage - umpires will rotate through
3:00pm Estimated end of day
* 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..