Space Still Available

We still have room for more attendees. With the entire facility available to our group, we can accommodate more umpires seeking to improve themselves in a high energy and educational environment. Please call Eric Olsen at 607-765-6275 to reserve your space today. It’s not too late to invite a fellow umpire to travel with you to what will be a stellar event to kick off your 2014 umpire  season.

2nd Annual Memorabilia Auction 

For the second year, we are fortunate that our MLB staff has agreed to donate items to be auctioned off . All proceeds go to support this clinic and the initiative to develop better umpires. Last year, uniform shirts, jacket and hats along with other memorabilia were auctioned. This year promises a larger field of items for your consideration. In addition to checks and cash, we will use PayPal for credit card purchases. It is a great way to get an item of Major League proportion and help to sustain this umpire improvement initiative. Items to be auctioned off would make a great late Christmas present!

Clinic Agenda for 1/11/14 

Registration                               8:00-9:00 am
Introductions                           9:00 am
Clinic Drills                                9:15-12:15 pm
Lunch                                        12:15-1:00 pm
Clinic resumes                          1:00-4:00 pm
Remarks, survey, auction   4:15-5:00 pm
Clinic ends                                  5:00 pm

Friday Night Ice Breaker-1/10/14

Join us Friday night for an informal Ice-Breaker to meet our staff, share some stories and ask questions. Friday night is an opportunity to meet other attendees and talk umpiring. The Ice-Breaker will be held on the first floor meeting room at the Best Western in Johnson City. It will run from 7:00-10:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. This item is included in your registration fee and dress is casual.

Attire for Saturday Clinic

We are suggesting the following dress for Saturday’s clinic:

NYSBUA Uniform, dress for the bases with cap and shoes. Bring your plate hat and mask for cage work. If you desire bringing your plate equipment you can do so. If you umpire with another association, you are welcome to bring your base uniform. Turf shoes recommended for our workouts. If you do not have or choose not to wear a uniform, you are welcome to dress in athletic attire; warm up or jogging suit. Hat is required

Plate work to be videotaped

NEW for 2014! We have added videotaping of umpire plate work. During your time working plate mechanics in the cages, your workout will be videotaped with recorded comments of the cagework instructor. A DVD with your performance and comments will be mailed to you following the clinic. DVDs will be grouped so multiple umpires will appear on each DVD. Makes for a great training aid, not only for the individual umpire but also for chapters to show among their membership on suggestions for improving their group as a whole.

Hotel information now available!

Best Western Hotel
569 Harry L. Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790
For reservations call (607) 729-9194 – please reference the NYSBUA (NYS Baseball Umpire Assoc. Event)

$82 per room per night

25 Rooms will be held until 12/30/2013, after that then they will hold the rate of $82 but release the rooms in the block. Rooms subject to availability after 12/30/13.

Friday Night Icebreaker will be at the Best Western Hotel Hospitality Room (large room)

Register Now For the 2014 NY Baseball Umpire Clinic

January 11, 2014 – The Edge Sports Complex, Vestal, NY – 9:00am-5:00pm

Join over 100 umpires seeking to improve their skill and knowledge at the second annual NY Baseball Umpire Clinic. A staff of professional umpires including 3 Major league umpires will offer training and insight on how to improve your ability, regardless at what level you currently work, recreational, high school or college.

The 2013 clinic assembled over 50 umpires from across New York State for a day long, working session of plate and base mechanics, along with interactive discussion on how to handle game situations. The 2014 clinic promises even more with the additional of professional staff members to maintain a low student to instructor ratio.

The Staff

This year’s staff includes the addition of Ted Barrett, major League Baseball Umpire. Returning for the second year are Rob Drake, Lance Barrett, Matt Arcovio, Ryan Beylo and Andy Draper. Tentatively scheduled to be attending is Major League Umpire Sam Holbrook. For more information abot the instructors, see below.



Registration is limited to the first 120 umpires. The cost for this clinic is 100.00 per person if paid by November 30. Price increases to $125.00 after November 30. All payments are preferred via PayPal on this website. If you wish to pay by check, please contact

Please register each individual attending separately.

The Venue

The Edge is a 50,000 square feet indoor sports facility located on Old Vestal Road in Vestal NY. There are two indoor turf fields and six batting/pitching cages for baseball/softball. With a heavy emphasis on youth sports, The Edge is a multi- sport indoor facility. We have reserved the entire facility to ensure proper training space for this year’s increased class size.



$100.00 by November 30

$125.00 after November 30


Pay By Mail
If you wish to register by US Mail, you can register on the website and mail your payment
Payable to: Endicott Umpires chapter
Mail to : 132 West end Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13905



Ted Barrett – 65

Major League Service Time: 16 Years

CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1999…is a new crew chief for 2013…has worked the 2012 A.L. Wild Card Game, Division Series (2000-03, 06-07, 11), the League Championship Series (2005, 08-10, 12), the 2007 and 2011 World Series, the 2007 All-Star Game and the 2004 Japan All-Star Tour…is the only umpire ever to work the plate for multiple perfect games (David Cone’s on July 18, 1999 and Matt?Cain’s on June 13, 2012); he also called balls and strikes for Ervin Santana’s no-hitter on July 27, 2011 and was at first base for Seattle’s combined no-hitter on June 8, 2012, just five days before Cain’s gem…is one of only five active Major League umpires who have been behind the plate for multiple no-hitters (others:?Eric Cooper, Ed Hickox, Jeff Kellogg, and Brian Runge)…was the plate umpire for Greg Maddux’s 300th win on August 7, 2004…was an instructor at MLB’s inaugural Umpire Camps (, held at MLB’s Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California, in November 2006 and participated in MLB’s Umpire Camp for Marines as an instructor in March 2009 in San Diego…worked the first round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic in Mexico City and was the crew chief for the 2013 WBC Championship Game…previously worked in the Pacific Coast League (1993-99), Arizona Fall League (1993-95), Texas League (1992), California League (1990-91), Arizona Instructional League (1989-90) and the Northwest League (1989)…began his professional career in extended spring training upon his graduation from the Joe Brinkman Umpire School in 1989.


Rob Drake – 30

Major League Service Time: 5 Years

CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 2010…worked the 2010 National League Division?Series between the Reds and the Phillies and was the right field umpire for Roy?Halladay’s no-hitter in Game One…worked the 2012 N.L. Wild Card Game and the 2012 American League Championship Series…was behind the plate for Felix Hernandez’s perfect game on August 15, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay, which set a single-season Baseball record for the most perfect games in one season (three)…has 21 years of professional umpiring experience, and 2011 will be his 13th year of working MLB Spring Training or regular season games, having begun in 1999…has worked in the Northwest League, Midwest League, Eastern?League, California League and Pacific Coast League…has worked winter ball in the Dominican Republic…umpired during the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006.


Lance Barrett

Minor League Service Time: 10 Years

CAREER: Became a Minor League Umpire in 2003. Previously worked in the Appalachian League, South Atlantic League, California League, Eastern League and Venezuela Winter League. Graduated from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring in 2003. Lance has been a Major League fill-in since 2011 with having umpired over 150 games in the major leagues.

PERSONAL: Lance Cole Barrett… Born in Ft. Worth, Texas… currently resides in Crowley, Texas. In the off-season Lance enjoys spending time with family and teaching at umpire school.


Andy Draper

Minor League Service Time: 3 Years

CAREER: Attended the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring in January 2010. In 2010: worked the NY-Penn League, the All-Star Game and playoffs. In 2011: worked the South Atlantic League, playoffs. In 2012: worked the South Atlantic League, California League.

Andy was an instructor at JEAPU for 2 years as well.


TENTATIVE – Sam Holbrook – 34

Major League Service Time: 11.5 Years

CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1998…has worked the 2004 All-Star Game; the Division Series (2005, 07, 10); the 2008 American League Championship Series; the 2009 and 2011 National League Championship Series; and the 2010 World Series…previously worked in the Appalachian League (1990), Midwest League (1991), Carolina League (1992-93), Texas League (1993), Eastern League (1994-95) and International League (1995-97)…proudest moment was walking on the field for the first time under contract.


Matt Arcovio

Former Minor League – Rochester, NY

CAREER: Matt was an honor graduate of the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring in 2005. He was given his first contract in the Gulf Coast League later that year. He went on to work in the New York-Penn League, South Atlantic League and Carolina League. He retired from Minor League Baseball in 2009 and became a New York State Professionally Certified Teacher. He holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching and is the founder of the Umpire Training Service, which provides training services to umpire groups around New York State.

Other Instructors

Ryan Beylo, Former Minor League – Binghamton, NY