Umpire Camps & Clinics Schedule

Aug 19th, 2021

We love supporting great umpire training opportunities. We encourage all umpires to improve and/or brush up on their skills & knowledge each year.

2021 Umpire Camps & Clinics Schedule

Umpire Training and Development

Umpire Training and Development

September 16th - 19th (Mariertta, GA)
September 30th - October 3rd (Myrtle Beach, SC)

UTD is a hands-on training and development opportunity for umpires looking to improve and advance. This is a great opportunity to be trained and eveluated by D1 Conference Coorinator Troy Fulwood and his instructional staff. The staff have many College World Series apperances and professional level experience between them.

Conference Coordinator in attendance:
Troy Fullwood (ACC, CUSA, Big South)

See full instructor list...

Umpire Training Institute

Umpire Training Institute

October 7th - 10th; 3-Man Umpire Clinic (Phoenix, AZ)
October 22nd - 24th; 4-Man Umpire Clinic (Phoenix, AZ) (Enrollment Closed)
November 12th - 14th; 2-Man Umpire Clinic (Phoenix, AZ)

UTI would like to invite all levels of baseball umpires to join in an affordable, reliable and consistent foundation of a life long umpire learning experience. The on-site clinics and on-line training webinars are second-to-none opportunities. Limited class sizes make for one-on-one instruction.

Instruction by: Travis Katzenmeier (CWS) 
Jason Rogers (CWS)
Steve Mattingly (CWS)
Joe Burleson (CWS)
See full list...

Special Guests: MLB Umpires Ted Barrett (#65) & Alfonzo Marquez (#72)

TRUBLU Umpires

September 17th - 19th; 3-Man Umpire Camp (Austin Peay Univeristy, Clarksville, TN) 

No experience needed. 
Staff work in D1 conferences including SEC, ACC, The Valley and down. We will use VR training technology, Track man analysis, hands on instruction, and video rules sessions.

Conference Coordinator in attendance:
Deron Brown (GMAC and Frontier League)
Cedric Coleman (Mid-South)

Steel City Umpire Camp

October 14th - 17th; 4-Man Advanced Camp (Hoover, AL) - (Currently Sold Out - Waiting List Available)

Come learn from officials that have seen great success in college baseball. Add new approaches to your tool belt by learning what has worked for them from candid experience and lessons learned. SCUC has organized a quality staff of chief instructors and conference coordinators for you to learn and gain exposure from!

Conference Coordinator in attendance
Paul Guillie (SEC)
Robert Holloway (Division I)

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Mid-South Umpires Association

September 24th - 26th; 3-Umpire Crew Camp (Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN)

Instruction received at the MSUA 3-Man Camp will focus on “Getting Back to the Basics”. You will have hands-on instruction in accordance with the NCAA playing rules as well as the CCA Mechanics Manual.

Conference Coordinator in attendance:
Paul Guillie (SEC)

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Black & Blue Umpire Camps

September 29th - October 3rd; 3-Man Umpire Clinic (Sacramento, CA)
October 6th - 10th; 2-Man Umpire Clinic (Sacramento, CA)
October 20th - 24th; Advanced 3-Man Umpire Clinic (Sacramento, CA)

Improve the skills of umpires regardless of past experience and/or level. he 2 & 3-Man Course provides an in-depth examination of NCAA and OBR rules interpretations, mechanics for the three-umpire system and plate work along with the technical and practical on-field aspects of collegiate umpiring. During BBUC’s intensified 3-Man course students will receive at least 40 hours* of instruction.

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 Mid American Umpire Clinic

CBUA Mid-American Umpire Clinic

September 16th - 19th; Advanced Umpire Clinic (Springfield, MO)
October 1st - 3rd; Advanced Umpire Clinic (Melissa, TX)

The clinic is designed to provide college umpires with the skills and attitude necessary to advance their careers to the NCAA Division I and Division II levels. 

Springfield, MO
Conference Coordinators in attendance:
Rich Fetchiet (AAC, Big East, Big10, Big12, Mid-American Conf.)
Mike Conlin (Missouri Valley Conf., Horizon Conf., Summit League)
Scott Taylor (NCAA Div. II National Coor. of Umpires)
John Browar (MIAA & GLVC)

See full instructor list...

Melissa, TX
Conference Coordinators in attendance:
Rich Fetchiet (AAC, Big East, Big10, Big12, Mid-American Conf.)
Mike Conlin (Missouri Valley Conf., Horizon Conf., Summit League)

See full instructor list...

Diamond Umpire Academy
Training and development for fastpitch softball umpires.

September 25th - 26th Pennsville, NJ (Mid-Atlantic Region Camp)
October 15th - 17th Gainsville, FL
October 23rd - 24th Gulf Shores, AL
November 5th - 7th Dalton, GA

DUA staff strives to provide quality training and development opportunities to fastpitch softball umpires of all levels. Our staff of veteran elite and post season softball umpires are here to provide one-on-one and group training to help aspiring softball umpires reach their highest goals.

Conference Coordinators in attendance:
Christie Cornwell (SEC, Sun Belt, A-Sun, OVC, ODAC)
Mickey Call (CAA, A-10, SOCON, USA South, Conference Carolinas)
Ed Clark (Appalachian Athletic, River States, Assistant Assignor for OVC)
Matt Dial (DII)
Alan Riggs (Assistant to Mickey Call and Christie Cornwell)
Tom Meyer (Assistant to Mickey Call - CAA, A-10, SOCON, USA South)

 MLB Umpire Camps

MLB Umpire Camps

August 28th; (Dell Diamond, Round Rock, TX)
September 11th; (121 Financial Ballpark, Jacksonville, FL)

These one-of-a-kind one-day prospecting camps occur throughout the U.S. and are run by MLB evaluators, current MLB umpires and MiLB supervisors. Select attendees have opportunities to attend a MLB Professional Mini-Camp in Ft. Myers, Florida each December and to receive scholarships to attend pro umpire school.


Before you go, see our Umpire Camp Uniform Checklist: 7 Tips & Products to Make Your Best Impression

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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 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.


  • Great article. Very helpful.

    • Comment by Tad Richards
    • Sep 13, 2021