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Large Group 6-Wk Drills & Skills Program

Perfect for teens and young adults beginning their umpiring careers!

  • Started May 13
  • 28 US dollars
  • Decatur

Service Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A six week online program available to do at your own pace or within an organization. Registered Junior Umpire participants gain password access to the Evolve 2 Excellence Online Classroom featuring downloadable activity pages, a selection of guided reading training videos, weekly reading assignments, optional quizzes, and an optional final exam. Special activities on plate mechanics, signals, and uniforms & equipment. This course will take participants through twelve frequently occurring rules that are enforced exactly the same in baseball and softball such as the dropped third strike, infield fly, and fair/foul ball. New Instructors registered for the course also gain password access to second online portal called the Locker Room. Inside the Locker Room, Instructors can access educational resources including: Weekly Agendas and Lesson Plans, Materials List, Field Activity Set Up Diagram, and much more. Live Office Hours (TBA closer to the course dates) with professional umpire Jen Pawol will be available to assist participants who have additional questions. Each participant who completes the pre-assessment Rules Challenge, the coursework, and pass the final exam to receive their official Evolve Junior Umpire embossed silver sticker. Participants can also ask for assistance connecting to local umpire associations in their area to begin working paid games. Participation prizes have been provided by our sponsors and partners: All Star Sports, Birdman Bats, and Umps Care Charities! Course textbooks include a wide variety of high school, travel, college, and professional baseball and softball rule books, plus "Umpiring Is For U," written by Jen Pawol. PDF worksheets from the textbook will be included with the course in the Evolve Online Classroom. Printed soft cover textbooks may be ordered separately and shipped for an additional cost.

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Contact Details

  • Decatur, IL 62524, USA

    607-372-1695

    evolve2excellence@gmail.com