SKSA: Spring Klein Sports Association Professional Umpire Training - Classes start in August | Houston, TX.

PROFESSIONAL UMPIRE TRAINING
Minimum age of 15 to attend. All are welcome, male and female.
If you have any questions regarding baseball umpiring, training and/or scheduling at Spring-Klein please send an email to david.frame@sksa.com or
umpires@sksa.com. We provide learning opportunities for new umpires to established veteran umpires.
All SKUA training classes are taught using the proven methods of the professional baseball umpire schools.
SKUA Instruction Staff
David Frame: SKUA Umpire in Chief. David is a graduate of the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School, the Evaluation Course of Minor League Baseball and the Pro Umpire Camp where he also works as an instructor. David worked Professionally in the Coastal Plain League and currently works in the Independent Professional North Atlantic League and the American Association. David also works as an NCAA Division I collegiate umpire.
Mike Carroll: SKUA Chief Instructor. Mike is a graduate of both the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School and The Umpire Academy by Minor League baseball. Mike attended the Evaluation Course and the Pro Umpire Camp, where he works on the instruction staff. Mike has worked in affiliated Minor League Baseball since 2014. Currently assigned to the AA Texas League. Mike previously worked in the Arizona Rookie League, the Pioneer League, the South Atlantic League and Advanced "A" Florida State League, . Mike previous has worked Independent Professional baseball for both the North Atlantic and American Associations. Outside of Professional baseball, Mike currently works as an NCAA Division I and II umpire and has several seasons of TASO. Mike works as a Farmers Insurance agent in the off season (email him for your insurance needs!)
In addition David and Mike are assisted by a number of current Professional and NCAA umpires on staff at SKUA.
SPRING KLEIN BASIC I AND BASIC II CLASSES
The SKUA Basic I Class will meet on MONDAY'S beginning August 10, 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.
The SKUA Basic II Class will meet on THURSDAY'S beginning August 13, 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 that have some level of experience and is required for any new umpire wishing to work at SKSA. Umpires must have completed the BASIC I class AND worked 1 season of closed bases OR verifiable experience at another league. This class teaches basic 2 man mechanic theory with emphasis on plate and base mechanics, ball and strikes and working in the 2 umpire system. Successful completion of this class will qualify you to work 9u and higher level games at SKSA. Most other leagues will accept completion of this class as qualification to work at their park as well. Returning SKUA students and SKUA members are free. First time attendees are $50
 
PLEASE CONTACT DAVID FRAME FOR REGISTRATION OR MORE INFORMATION AT david.frame@sksa.com or umpires@sksa.com.

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