Looking for a new summer or spring job? 

All ages welcome.  Try umpire drills with professional umpire Jen Pawol and friends.


  • Plate mechanics

  • Signals
  • Rules

  • Try on gear and uniforms 

  • Anyone interested in continuing will be connected to local umpire organizations!

  • Umpire gear will also be on sale for purchase

$25 if pre-registered before Feb 6, 2020

$30 after Feb 6, 2020 

Held at the Hitters Count in Decatur, IL

240 West Wood Street 

Begin 2020 with weekly Catchers' Club training sessions.  Each session is 90 minutes long and  includes basic skills, drills and activities just for catchers! Small groups of six athletes max, space is limited!

Tuesdays in Mt. Zion


Jan 21, Feb 4, Feb 18

Thursdays in Decatur 6:30-8:00pm

Jan 16, 23, Feb 13, 20, 27

Are you interested in umpiring baseball or softball?  Or is this your 1st year umpiring and you'd like to learn more on your own?  


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This webinar course will include ten 10 minute lessons covering 10 rules that occur often in baseball and softball games, such as: Fair / Foul, Catch / No Catch and Infield Fly.  Each lesson has a 10 question Review Sheet to complete and return.  Students receive feedback on their answers. 


A Certificate of Completion is presented at the end of the course.  Equipment and uniform outfitting is made available for umpires who need gear.  Guidance with connecting Evolve Junior Umpires to umpire associations in their local areas (to begin working paid games) is also available.

1 hour Private Lessons are a great way to develop your individual skills!  Work on hitting, throwing or fielding!  Shake off the rust before tryouts and team practices begin.


Every lesson includes:

  • Cage Rental

  • Pitching Machine

  • Fridge Notes

  • Video Review

  • Performance Analysis

  • Repair Drills


J e n  P a w o l


Evolve 2 Excellence, LLC

P.O. Box 2333

Decatur, IL 62524

    mission statement:

    to offer educational resources for

    catchers, hitters and umpires

    as inspiration towards higher levels of excellence

    on and off of the diamond.