Through December 11, 2015 – $110.00
December 12, 2015 through January 9th – $135.00
Great instructors, new auction items and same great value!
New staff added
Two new instructors have been added to the 2015 clinic staff, Dave Soucy and Dan Merzel.
January 9, 2016 – The Edge Sports Complex, Vestal, NY – 9:00am-5:00pm
Join over 100 umpires seeking to improve their skill and knowledge at the fourth annual NY Baseball Umpire Clinic. A staff of professional umpires including Major League Baseball umpires will offer training and insight on how to improve your ability, regardless at what level you currently work; recreational, high school or college.
Registration is limited to the first 120 umpires. The cost for this clinic is $110.00 per person if paid by December 11. Price increases to $135.00 beginning December 12. All payments are preferred via PayPal on this website. If you wish to pay by check, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register each individual attending separately.
The 2015 clinic assembled over 80 umpires from across New York State and beyond for a day long, working session of plate and base mechanics, along with interactive discussion on how to handle game situations. The 2016 clinic promises even more with the additional of professional staff members to maintain a low student to instructor ratio.
Clinic Agenda for 1/9/16
|Clinic Drills||9:15-12:15 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-1/8/16
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.
4th Annual Memorabilia Auction
For the fourth 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 unique field of items for your consideration. Payment will be cash, check and 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.
Attire for Saturday Clinic
We are suggesting the following dress for Saturday’s clinic:
If you are a NYSBUA umpire, dress in uniform 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
We added videotaping of umpire plate work in 2014 with great success. Again this year, your time working plate mechanics in the cages, 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 (Group Master: NYSBUA, Group # 1538)
$84 per room per night plus tax.
25 Rooms will be held until 12/26/2013, after that then they will hold the rate of $84 but release the rooms in the block. Rooms subject to availability after 12/26/13.
Friday Night Icebreaker will be at the Best Western Hotel Hospitality Room (large room)
Registration is limited to the first 120 umpires. The cost for this clinic is 110.00 per person if paid by December 11. Price increases to $135.00 beginning December 12. All payments are preferred via PayPal on this website. If you wish to pay by check, please contact email@example.com.
Please register each individual attending separately.
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 class size.
$110.00 by December 11
$135.00 after December 12
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, Crew Chief – 65
Major League Service Time: 18 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1999…was appointed a crew chief for the 2013 season…has worked the 2012-13 A.L. Wild Card Games, Division Series (2000-03, 06-07, 11, 14), the League Championship Series (2005, 08-10, 12-13), the 2007, 2011 and 2014 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…was the plate umpire for Greg Maddux’s 300th win on August 7, 2004…was an instructor at MLB’s inaugural Umpire Camps (MLBUC.com), 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: 7 Years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 2010…worked the 2012 and 2013 N.L. Wild Card Games, the 2013 and 2014 NLDS, the 2012-13 American League Championship Series and the 2013 All-Star Game…was the right field umpire for Roy?Halladay’s no-hitter in Game One of the 2010 NLDS…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 2015 will be his 17th 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 – 94
Major League Service Time: 2.5 Years
CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 2014…worked his first Major League game on October 1, 2010 between the Cubs and the Astros in Houston…worked in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League before being appointed to the Major League staff…began as a Minor League umpire in 2003…previously umpired in Florida Extended Spring Training (2003), Appalachian League (2003), Florida Instructional League (2003), South Atlantic League (2004), California League (2005), Eastern League (2006-2008), Venezuela Winter League (2006-2007), International League (2008-2011), Arizona Fall League (2008-2009), Dominican Winter League (2010-2011) and Pacific Coast League (2012-2013)…entering the 2014 season, he had worked 237 big-league games.
Hunter Wendelstedt – 21
Major League Service Time: 16 Years
CAREER: Became a member of the Major League staff in 1999…was named one of the umpires for the 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona, working second base….has worked the Division Series (2003, 10, 13-14), the 2006 American League Championship Series, the 2014 World Series and the 1995 and 1996 Hall of Fame Games in Cooperstown, NY…was a part of the crew that worked MLB?China Series 2008, the first MLB?games ever played in China, and the 2008 Japan Opening Series…worked the San Diego round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic…participated in MLB’s Umpire Camp for Marines as an instructor in March 2009 in San Diego…previously umpired in the Appalachian League, South Atlantic League, Florida State League, Eastern League, International League, Pacific Coast League, Arizona Fall League and Florida Instructional League.
Chris Segal – 96
CAREER: Segal is on the Pacific Coast League umpire roster for the 2014 season, which is his fourth season in the PCL and AAA. Segal graduated with honors from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring in 2006 and began his career with Minor League Baseball in the Appalachian League (worked the Championship Series), with service in the South Atlantic, Florida Instructional and Southern Leagues along the way, having been selected to officiate the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, during which he ejected Team Israel catcher Charles Cutler.
Segal resides in Burke, VA and wears the sleeve uniform number 96 at the Major League level. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Segal, who makes his MLB debut at the age of 31, is an alum of St. Mary’s College of Maryland (’05), where he was a four-year starter and captain in the baseball program. Segal officiated the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars game in 2012.
CAREER: Attended Jims Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring in 2006. Previously worked the Appalachian League(2006), Florida Instructional League(2006), South Atlantic League(2007), Carolina League(2008), Arizona Instructional League(2008), Eastern league(2009-2011), International League (2011-2014), Dominican Winter League(2013), AAA National Championship Game(2013), Arizona Fall League (2014) and MLB Spring Training 2013-14). Born and raised in Glastonbury, CT. A graduate of Fairfield University.
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.
Minor League Service Time: 4 Years
CAREER: Attended the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring in January 2009. Gulf Coast League (2009), NY-Penn League (2010), NY-PENN League/ South Atlantic League (2011), South Atlantic League (2012). Prior to working in Minor League Baseball worked Summer collegiate league (Northwoods League, Coastal Plains League) and Independent professional baseball (Can-Am League, American Association).
In the winter Ryan also referees ice hockey. He lives in Binghamton, NY with his wife, Amy.