2020 Professional Umpire Schools | Side By Side Comparison

With less than two months remaining before both professional umpire schools in Florida gear up, we thought we'd do a side by side comparison on both of these schools, which are needed for entrance into Minor League Baseball.  

  Wendelstedt Umpire School

Umpire Training Academy

Dates Jan 2,2020 - Feb 2,2020 Jan 5,2020- Feb 2,2020
Tuition Cost Instruction $1875 , Registration Fee $150, Technology Fee $75 Instruction $1875 , Registration Fee $150, Technology Fee $75
  School Materials & Uniforms $350 = Total Cost $2450 School Materials & Uniforms $350 = Total Cost $2450
Staff 16 Major League Umpires , 21 Minor League Umpires 8 Umpire Development Staff , 11 Minor League Umpires
Hotels Best Western Castillo Del Sol  Jackie Robinson Training Complex
Location Daytona Beach , FL Vero Beach, FL
Meal Plan Cost Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner $805 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner $805
  Lunch Only $225 Lunch Only N/A
Room Cost Shared Room $900 Shared Room $895
  Single Room $1,800 Single Room $1790
Abbreviated Course Yes (2 weeks) No
Website umpireschool.com milbumpireacademy.com
Phone 1-800-818-1690 1-800-799-UMPS (8677)
Online Enrollment Yes Yes
Online Payment Yes Yes
Surcharge for CC Payment Surcharge 2.9 %  No Surcharge 0.0%
Requirements 18 years old / No previous umpire experience required 18 years old /  No previous umpire experience required
Class Size Average 100 Average 100
Candidates sent to MiLB Advanced Course 25-35 25-35

Note: We gathered information from both schools websites. We "Officials Depot" make no claim to have any contractual agreements with either umpire school. This list is only for educational purposes for our readers.  


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