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Old Wed Jul 21, 2004, 01:39pm
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Hi fellow Blues...I'm a new guy so take it easy on me til I get my feet wet. Next year I'd like to attend an umpiring school. Don't want to spend a fortune but want to get schooled so I can get better. I do primarily ASA Fastpitch girls and have learned from reading the book and just simply trial and error and asking a few questions from fellow Blues. Been at it about 3 years. I'd probably rank myself as a 6.5 to 7 on a scale of 1-10.

Anyone got suggestions on good schools close to west coast? Should I consider baseball schools? I mainly looking for mechanics. Rules can be gotten from boards, books and cases I think.
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Old Wed Jul 21, 2004, 06:49pm
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Metro Phoenix is having a great 2 day school in Phx Oct 16-17...Dont know if you wanna travel that far, but it would be worth it
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Old Wed Jul 21, 2004, 08:04pm
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ASA State and Metro associations should be putting on clinics within the state. Contact either's UIC to find out what the upcoming schedule may be.

The one that azbigdawg mentions would certainly be worth the time and cost. You will, no doubt, learn more than you ever thought you could.
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Old Wed Jul 21, 2004, 10:21pm
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Should I consider baseball schools? I mainly looking for mechanics.
NO, do not go to a baseball school unless you are going to work baseball.

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Rules can be gotten from boards, books and cases I think.
Totally disagree. You can read all you want and there is no guarantee the bits and pieces you pick up on a board is always accurate.

You need to attend rules clinics. This is where you get the proper interpretations as not EVERYTHING is in a straight black and white printed format.



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Old Wed Jul 21, 2004, 10:56pm
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I agree with Mike. Baseball and softball mechanics are
different. If you are going to combine the two sports,
then attend clinic for both.
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Old Thu Jul 22, 2004, 03:10pm
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Welcome to the board.

I agree with whiskers and Irishmafia on that.

totally to different things.

By the way. where in sacto are you from. I'm orginally from Vallejo, CA.
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Old Fri Jul 23, 2004, 12:59pm
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Thumbs up Re: Umpire Schools

Thanks guys, I'll check into the Phoenix clinic. My Sis just moved to Prescott Valley and it'd be a good excuse to mooch for a week.
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Old Fri Jul 23, 2004, 01:00pm
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Whiskers Ump

Hey, I grew up in Vallejo. Email me..........maybe we know each other.
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Old Fri Jul 23, 2004, 01:25pm
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Re: Whiskers Ump

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Hey, I grew up in Vallejo. Email me..........maybe we know each other.
SactoBlue,

I believe you wanted to respond to buddha69. I received
your e-mail. I am from Texas. buddha69 was the one that
wanted your information.

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Old Tue Jul 27, 2004, 07:42pm
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I will second the Phoenix school endorsement.

Rules and field study with very knowledgable instructors.

See Cactusumpires.com for more information.
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Old Tue Jul 27, 2004, 07:58pm
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Thanks guys, I've contacted the site and they will have they sign up stuff up in a few weeks I'm told. Appreciate the lead.
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