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Winter Online Rules Certification Course

Become an Instructor or Junior Umpire!

  • Starts Jan 8, 2023
  • 55 US dollars
  • Online Sessions

Service Description

3rd Annual Winter Online Rules Certification Course offered Sundays beginning January 8 through February 12, 2023. Perfect for new Instructors and new Junior Umpires! Each registration includes a printed copy of the course workbook, Umpiring Is For U! All ages welcome! Great for teens or adults starting to umpire. Start your career with professional umpire training! This course is uniquely designed to train new Evolve Junior Umpire Instructors to host a program in their local area. Innovative, engaging, and inclusive lesson plans, agendas, and curriculum have been created to recruit, train, and retain minorities, women and girls. Our profession needs dozens of new umpires, yesterday! Get involved today! Help recruit, train, and register new umpires for your local organization! COURSE DESCRIPTION: A six-week LIVE ONLINE COURSE with professional umpire Jen Pawol and friends! Registered participants gain access to the Evolve 2 Excellence Online Classroom & Locker Room featuring downloadable activity pages, weekly reading assignments, quizzes, and a final exam. Special demonstrations and 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. Optional research essay on a variety of inspiring topics! Additional weekday Live Office Hours (TBA closer to the course dates) with Jen to assist participants who have additional questions. Each participant must complete the Pre-Assessment Rules Challenge, the coursework, and pass the final exam to receive their certificates and official Evolve Rules Certification embossed gold sticker. Participants can also ask for assistance connecting to local umpire associations in their area to begin working paid games for the upcoming Spring and Summer. Participation prizes have been provided by our sponsors and partners All Star Sports, Birdman Bats, and Umps Care Charities! The two Top Performing Students will earn a complete set of new umpire gear. Other awards will be given out for Best Attendance, Best Quiz Scorer, Most Inquisitive, among others! Course textbooks include a wide variety of 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.

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PO Box 2333 Decatur, IL 62524, USA