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Want to referee high school football in Texas?? Click here to sign up!

Want to referee high school football in Texas?? Click here to sign up!

Time is a approaching, follow these simple steps we put together to help you on your way to having tons of fun and earning some great supplemental income at the same time if you are in the greater Houston area. 

Being prepared : A preseason checklist

Being  prepared : A preseason checklist

BEING PREPARED   As we all wait on the anticipation if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow this Groundhog Day, we are reminded that baseball seas...

Officials Depot Blog : What You Might Not Know about the Super Bowl

Officials Depot Blog : What You Might Not Know about the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LIV is right around the corner and fans across the country are getting prepared. Professional football’s ultimate game has a long history and with it comes several traditions and even some unique superstitions. Here’s a look at what you might not know about the Super Bowl.

Officials Depot Blog : Top 10 NFL Stadiums

Officials Depot Blog : Top 10 NFL Stadiums

Top 10 NFL Stadiums

There are significant advantages to playing at home in the NFL. Different playing surfaces, retractable roofs, the elements, and more can affect the outcome of a game. So can fans. Here are the Top 10 stadiums in the National Football League.

Basic 1 Umpire Class at Spring Klein Sports Association

Basic 1 Umpire Class at Spring Klein Sports Association

The SKUA Basic I Class will meet on MONDAY'S beginning JANUARY 6, 2020. The class will meet from 6 - 9 pm for the next 6 weeks, and is led by David Frame assisted by Mike Carroll. This class is for umpires with little or no experience. Students will be taught the fundamentals of Umpiring, One Man mechanics, basic 2 man mechanics, OBR rules, Nations rules and how to handle situations on the field. Successful completion of this class will qualify a student to work Coach Pitch and T-Ball games at SKSA. Most other leagues will accept completion of the SKUA class as qualifications to work at their park as well. The cost for this class is $50 for the first time student only, returning students are free.

 

TOP 10 HOLIDAY SPORTS MOVIES

TOP 10 HOLIDAY SPORTS MOVIES

TOP 10 HOLIDAY SPORTS MOVIES  - 


Movies around the holidays. They kind of go hand-in-hand. How about sports movies around the holidays? Even better. Here are the ten best holiday sports movies of all-time.

2020 Guide To Professional Umpire School : Top 20 Tips

2020 Guide To Professional Umpire School : Top 20 Tips

As a staff member at the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School from 2009-2013, I thought I would give some aspiring minor league umpires some helpful tips on what to do and what not do at umpire school. 

TOP 10 BASEBALL MOVIES OF ALL-TIME

TOP 10 BASEBALL MOVIES OF ALL-TIME

TOP 10 BASEBALL MOVIES OF ALL-TIME

 There have been plenty of movies about America’s national pastime. Unfortunately, they couldn’t all make the list. Here’s a look at the ten best baseball movies of all-time.

Mid-Michigan Umpire Seminar

Mid-Michigan Umpire Seminar

Mid-Michigan Umpire Seminar

Location: Lapeer MI

Date: Saturday January 4th,2020

Time: 9am-1:00pm

General Topics: Philosophy, The Mental Approach, Mechanics, Plate & Base, Q & A Session

Major League Umpires: Nic Letnz & John Libka

Minor League Umpires: 10+

Endorsed by : The Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School & Ump Life

Sponsors: Officials Depot & Ump-Attire

TOP 10 FOOTBALL MOVIES OF ALL-TIME

TOP 10 FOOTBALL MOVIES OF ALL-TIME

TOP 10 FOOTBALL MOVIES OF ALL-TIME

 They can get you riled up or put a tear in your eye. Here are the ten best football movies of all-time.

TOP 10 BASKETBALL MOVIES OF ALL-TIME

TOP 10 BASKETBALL MOVIES OF ALL-TIME

TOP 10 BASKETBALL MOVIES OF ALL-TIME

There is nothing like the inspiration gained from a sports movie. Here is a look at the ten best basketball movies of all-time.

10. White Men Can’t Jump (1992)

Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes are hustlers living off of playing the game they love. White Men Can’t Jump was street ball before there ever was street ball.

SKSA Advanced Two Person Mechanics Camp Jan 31-Feb 2

SKSA Advanced Two Person Mechanics Camp Jan 31-Feb 2

SKSA Advanced Two Person Mechanics Camp Jan 31-Feb 2

Region XIV Supervisor of Umpires Mike Garcia will be in attendance

The camp is  $ 125.00 per person

If you can only come for 1 day ---$ 75.00

 If you have any questions contact

 Michael Carroll

832-253-6443

carrollumpire08@gmail.com