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Jim Evans

California Classic

San Diego October 22-27, 2018

Interested in taking your umpiring to the next level? Then this clinic is for you!

Join us October 22-27, 2018 in San Diego for an umpiring experience that will change your life. Jim Evans umpired 28 years in Major League Baseball and served as a crew chief for 19 years. He has worked numerous World Series, Championship Playoffs, and All-Star games and has trained many umpires working in the Major Leagues today. He has trained umpires from every state in the union and 23 foreign countries. Jim has a degree in Education from the University of Texas and served his country as a Captain in the US Army Reserves. He operated a professional umpire school for 24 years and currently serves as a special adviser on umpiring to the President of Minor League Baseball. Jim’s staff consists of umpires who have worked in professional baseball and have exceptional communication skills. Jim is a hands-on owner and will be working with you each day in-the-classroom and on-the-field. Regardless of your umpiring experience, you will learn knowledge and skills that will accelerate your progress and advancement as you maximize your true potential.

Training activities commence Monday evening October 22. Daily training consists of classroom and field work each day through Saturday October 27. A graduation banquet will be held Saturday evening. This weeklong clinic is the most comprehensive amateur training conducted in the world.

Classroom Sessions: Conducted at the Days Inn Hotel Circle South.
Field Instruction: Conducted at Tony Gwynn Stadium on the San Diego State University campus. Curriculum Includes

  • Angle-Distance Theory
  • Timing Techniques
  • Signaling
  • Reading Plays
  • Positioning Theory Communication ProceduresProper Decorum and Dress
  • Handling Non-Routine Situations
  • Plate Stances / Mechanics Developing a Strike Zone
  • Pitching Regulations / Balks Checked Swings
  • Responsibilities in 2-Umpire System
  • Proper Footwork Survey of Official Rules
  • Plays at the Plate
Tuition $495...Students who enroll prior to September 22 will be offered a $95 discount.

Housing arrangements will be available at the Days Inn Hotel Circle South for our out-of-town students. More details will be forthcoming in future emails.

Join Us for Fun-Filled Week...We Can Teach You the Tools That Help You Realize Your Potential!

San Diego Contact...Joe Butler ( JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING ) For Questions: Jim Evans (303) 290-7411 Extension #2

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