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2019 Umpire Clinic - Mandatory for Umpires - Open to Managers and Coaches

Wilson Gymnasium
58 South Wilson, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(Between Cass & Church Street)

Dates for the 2019 Michigan District Six Umpire Association Clinics are as follows:
March 28 – New Umpires from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM followed by District Wide Rules Clinic 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
(Showing up 10-15 minutes early to sign in, as we start on time – here as well as on the field)


The purpose of this Umpire clinic is to provide individuals that are just beginning to learn the art of umpiring an opportunity for some basic skills. Mainly for 1st – 4th year umpires, this clinch focuses on mechanics for Little League Baseball minor and major divisions that play on 46′ & 60’ diamonds.

This clinic is the first step in receiving games from the Michigan District Six Umpire Association Umpire in Chief.

Contents that are covered during these sessions, as they relate to Little League Baseball and Softball, are;

  • Field Positions
  • Set Positions
  • Working the Plate
  • Slot Position
  • Strike Zone Philosophies
  • Check List and Topics to Discuss at pre-game meeting
  • Umpire Communication during a game
  • Call Diagrams
  • Umpire to Umpire Signals
  • Key Communication Terminology
  • Principles of Umpiring
  • Understanding of Common Rules
  • Myths of Baseball/Softball
  • Handling Conflicts
  • Guidelines to avoid trouble
  • Case Studies

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