If you are new to umpiring and still looking to get started, we can tailor a plan to get you ready to take the field. Contact Steve Reed 206-962-9113 steve@umpiresnw.com to get started.

Umpires NW will be conducting training beginning the end of January each year. We are looking into running a clinic or two in the future. - See Below for current training schedule! 

2019 Training Schedule:

North Training:

Module 1 - Introduction to Baseball/Softball Rules for Umpires - Saturday January 26th, 2019 - 10am - 12:30pm, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Welcome to Umpires NW, handouts, forms, Leagues covered, type of games, expectations, arbitersports training, pay and of course Rules!
Module 2 - Introduction to One Umpire Mechanics - Saturday February 2nd, 2019 - 10am - 12:30pm, Kenmore Library, 6531 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98208
Positioning, prioritize potential plays, Read/React, Pregame, Ground Rules, Special league rules, Angle/Distance, Judgement, Signals, etc
Module 3 - Introduction to Two Umpire Mechanics - Saturday February 9th, 2019 - 10am - 12:30pm, Kingsgate Library, 12315 NE 143rd St, Kirkland, WA 98034
Positioning, prioritize potential plays, Communication with partner, Areas of coverage (working area), Read/React, Pregame, Ground Rules, Special league rules, Angle/Distance, Judgement, Signals, etc

South Training:

Module 1 - Introduction to Baseball/Softball Rules for Umpires -Saturday February 2nd 11:30am - 2:00pm, Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle, WA 98056
Welcome to Umpires NW, handouts, forms, Leagues covered, type of games, expectations, arbitersports training, pay and of course Rules!
Module 2 - Introduction to One Umpire Mechanics - Sunday February 10th 10am - 1pm, Renton Highlands Library, 2801 NE 10th St, Renton, WA 98056
Positioning, prioritize potential plays, Read/React, Pregame, Ground Rules, Special league rules, Angle/Distance, Judgement, Signals, etc
Module 3 - Introduction to Two Umpire Mechanics - Saturday February 16th 10am - 1pm, Renton Library, 2801 Mill Ave S, Renton, WA 98057
Positioning, prioritize potential plays, Communication with partner, Areas of coverage (working area), Read/React, Pregame, Ground Rules, Special league rules, Angle/Distance, Judgement, Signals, etc

Field Training - TBD
1 man and 2 man on field positioning, rotations, communication, etc

Central Washington Training:
Modules 1 - Introduction to Baseball/Softball Rules for Umpires - Friday March 1 6-8pm  - Rotary Park, 1200 West 5th Ave,  Ellensburg, WA  98926
Welcome to Umpires NW, handouts, forms, Leagues covered, type of games, expectations, arbitersports training, pay and of course Rules!
Module 2&3 - Introduction to One & Two Umpire Mechanics - Saturday March 2 10am-2pm  - Rotary Park, 1200 West 5th Ave,  Ellensburg, WA  98926
Positioning, prioritize potential plays, Communication with partner, Areas of coverage (working area), Read/React, Pregame, Ground Rules, Special league rules, Angle/Distance, Judgement, Signals, On Field rotations, communication, etc

Module 4 - Advanced Umpire Training - Thursday January 31st, 2019 - 6pm - 8pm, Newport Way Library, 14250 SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA 98006 - 425-747-2390 Plays that trip you up, Plate Work, Base Work, Dealing with Coaches, Look the part, Sharpening Mechanics, Work like a team, Winning Positioning, Strengthening Verbal Skills, Officiating in the Gray, etc

Module 5 - Advanced Umpire Training - Tuesday February 16, 2019 - 6pm - 9pm, Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011 - 425-486-7811
Balks and illegal pitches, Advanced strike zone, how to work with a catcher, Situation management, etc

Makeup Indoor Sessions:

Module 1 - Introduction to Baseball/Softball Rules for Umpires - Tuesday February 26th 6-8pm, Kenmore Library, 6531 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98208
Welcome to Umpires NW, handouts, forms, Leagues covered, type of games, expectations, arbitersports training, pay and of course Rules!

Makeup Indoor Sessions:
Module 2 - Introduction to One Umpire Mechanics - Tuesday March 5th 6-8pm, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Positioning, prioritize potential plays, Read/React, Pregame, Ground Rules, Special league rules, Angle/Distance, Judgement, Signals, etc

Makeup Indoor Sessions:
Module 3 - Introduction to Two Umpire Mechanics - Monday March 18th 6-8pm, Newcastle Library, 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle, WA 98056
Positioning, prioritize potential plays, Communication with partner, Areas of coverage (working area), Read/React, Pregame, Ground Rules, Special league rules, Angle/Distance, Judgement, Signals, etc

Makeup Indoor Sessions:
Module 4&5 - Advanced Umpire Training - Sunday March 3rd, 2019 - 1pm - 3pm, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075 - 425-392-3130
Balks and illegal pitches, Advanced strike zone, how to work with a catcher, Situation management, etc

Makeup Indoor/Outdoor Sessions:
Central Washington (Kittitas County) Training:

Modules 1 - Introduction to Baseball/Softball Rules for Umpires - Friday March 22 6-8pm  - Rotary Park, 1200 West 5th Ave,  Ellensburg, WA  98926
Welcome to Umpires NW, handouts, forms, Leagues covered, type of games, expectations, arbitersports training, pay and of course Rules!
Module 2&3 - Introduction to One & Two Umpire Mechanics - Saturday March 23 10am-2pm  - Rotary Park, 1200 West 5th Ave,  Ellensburg, WA  98926
Positioning, prioritize potential plays, Communication with partner, Areas of coverage (working area), Read/React, Pregame, Ground Rules, Special league rules, Angle/Distance, Judgement, Signals, On Field rotations, communication, etc

Field Training - TBD
2 man on field positioning, rotations, communication, etc

Field Training - TBD
2 man on field positioning, rotations, communication, etc

Indoor Facilities Cage Work - TBD

Live pitching, work on head height, slot, tracking pitches, strike zone, adjustments, etc

Stay Tuned for on field scrimmages/practice games opportunities!

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However if you are still interested in joining Umpires NW, we can tailor specialized training to get you ready to call a game! 

More to come, Date/Time/Location TBD - Including practice games/scrimmages and indoor facility for live pitching (ball and strikes, positioning, etc)

PAST MODULES

 

Looking to secure indoor training facilities for live pitching/plate work - Dates and locations TBD