MiLB Umpire Training Academy Videos Features Relationships With Us & Our StaffJun 1st, 2020
As a proud sponsor of the MiLB Umpire Training Academy, we were recently featured in 2 quality-made videos.
In the first, our President Jim Kirk talks about the partnership that has been a staple at the Academy since its inception.
The second showcases Ty Unthank as staffer and student, revealing that the Academy creates opportunities for other doors to open.
- What Umpire Protective Gear MiLB Umpire Training Academy Students are Wearing
- Staffer Ty Unthank Completes MiLB Umpire Training Academy
- Encounter with the Legendary Joe Brinkman at the Umps Care Golf Classic
- Which Umpire Shin Guards Do Umpire School Students Wear?
- Minor League Baseball's Umpire Plate Work Checklist
- MLB Umpires Jeff Nelson and Ted Barrett at The Umpire School
- Jim Evans Talks About Force3 Defender Umpire Face Mask
- Hard Shell and Wilson Umpire Chest Protectors Dominate at Umpire School
About the Author
President Jim Kirk
Jim is a leading expert, educator and author on umpire gear, safety & appearance. After playing baseball at Centre College, he worked as a high school umpire. He became involved in E-Commerce while working on an MBA in the early 2000s and bought Ump-Attire.com in 2006, He eventually led it to the leading umpire gear & attire retailer worldwide, a “Best Places to Work in Louisville” honor in 2020 & 2021 and a National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Preferred Vendor. He maintained a long-standing relationship with Minor League Baseball Umpire Development & Training Academy for 10 years. He serves as an adviser to UMPS CARE Charities, the charity of MLB umpires, served as a 2-term board of director from 2012-2018, and was named their 2015 Ambassador Award recipient. A supporter since the inception of the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy, he was named to their Board of Directors in 2020.