2016 California Classic Clinic


November 8 - 13, 2016
San Diego, California

Come Spend the first part of November in sunny San Diego! Join Jim Evans, Dick Nelson, and staff for a great 5-day fun filled baseball umpiring experience. Whether you are a seasoned vet, or first year umpire. the California Classic is a great way to improve your skills and learn from the best.

Centrally located, San Diego provides a great training environment with the fields and hotel close to the airport.


    Enrollment:
  • Click Here to Enroll Now in the California Classic.
  • Please give us a call with any questions. (303) 290-7411

2016 California Classic Clinic


    Dates:
  • Start: November 8, 2016 (Check-In November 8.
  • Registration: Begins 10 a.m. November 8.
  • Orientation: 6:00 p.m. November 8.
  • End: November 13, 2016
  • Graduation Banquet: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. November 12.

    Cost:
  • Tuition - $479. A $150 non-refundable deposit required with enrollment.

    Hotel:
    You can make your hotel selection through your student account online after enrolling. Hotel is only guaranteed with a paid deposit.
    The Academy has negotiated these room rates (All taxes are included):
  • Shared Room: $49.50/night ($247.50 Total)
  • Private Room: $99.00/night ($495 Total)

(Price valid only for reservations made with the Academy office.)

Cost includes breakfast for those staying at the hotel each training day, all training materials, 2 Academy T-shirts, an Academy embroidered combo cap, name tag, class photo, Certificate of Completion and Graduation Banquet. For those staying at the Days Hotel - Seaworld, transportation to and from the airport and to and from the the training facility will be provided.

The Days Hotel - Seaworld
543 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
Room Amenities Include: Cable Television with Movie Channels and Remote Radio Alarm Clocks Hairdryers Telephone with wake up and messaging services Ironing Boards, Rollaway Beds and Cribs available upon request On Site Services and Amenities: Heated Pool & Jacuzzi Business Center Guest computer services 24 Hour Concierge and Front Desk Services To view their website, click here.


    Training:
  • The Academy Office and all classroom training will be conducted at the Days Hotel - Seaworld.

    Enrollment:
  • Click Here to Enroll Now in the California Classic.
  • Please give us a call with any questions. (303) 290-7411

2016 California Classic Clinic


Class Schedules

Start:

Classes are held daily from 8:30 to 5:30, with one night session orientation night. A course completion banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the last training day.

    Curriculum:
  • Angle/Distance Theory
  • Timing Techniques
  • Reading Plays
  • Positioning Theory
  • Communication Procedures
  • Use of Equipment
  • Handling Arguments/Ejections
  • Survey of Official Rules
  • Overthrows/Awarding Bases
  • Obstruction/Interference
  • Checked Swings
  • Balks
  • Plate Stances/Mechanics
  • Developing a Strike Zone

Classroom instruction includes a comprehensive survey of the rule book and proper umpiring procedures. In addition, you will participate in open discussions, rap sessions, and class competition. All our training is designed to take your amateur umpiring to a new level.

Personal plate stances are evaluated and recommendations made which will improve your calling of balls and strikes. Jim and his instructors will demonstrate the three most popular stances used in professional baseball and help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each. You will work with individual instructors, and pitching machines to accelerate your learning.


Instructors:
Jim Evans is your chief instructor, working with you each day in the classroom and on-the-field. His assistants are all honor graduates of the Academy, current professional umpires, and instructors at the professional course. Each one is selected for his umpiring, instructional, and communication skills.

If you have additional questions contact the Academy Office by Clicking Here, or by calling (303) 290-7411.


    Enrollment:
  • Click Here to Enroll Now in the California Classic.
  • Please give us a call with any questions. (303) 290-7411