Want the best view of the game? Want to help ensure that High School Baseball and Softball Games can be played as scheduled? Then you should attend the FREE Eastern Maine Baseball Umpire's Clinic on Saturday, January 28th from 8:30 to 3 p.m. at the University of Maine.

There's a desperate need for umpires, and frankly, referees in all sports!

This program is open to anyone that currently umpires baseball or anyone who is interested in becoming an umpire! This course is FREE.

They will focus on

  • Proper plate positioning.mechanics/Wedge
  • Base work (2-man crew)
  • Calling pitches
  • Proper signaling.

Attendees need to bring

  • Umpire uniform if you have one, or clothes for running the bases and baseball activities.
  • Plate gear (Some can be provided if you don't have any)
  • Water bottles
  • The willingness to work to become a better umpire
  • Athletic cup (If you are borrowing plate gear)

Schedule and Topics

  • 8:30 a.m. Meet at UMaine Baseball Lounge
  • Working with Coaches - UMane Baseball Coach Nick Derba
  • Plate and Base work - Classroom
  • Plate cage session - Hilling Pavilion
  • Live Scrimmage - Umpires will rotate through
  • 3 p.m. - Estimated end of day.

Instructors include Troy Lare, Rob Curtis and Nick Derba.

To register please click HERE. You will then be contacted by email as a confirmation and then they will send pre-clinic information and updates.


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