Where are the Professional Umpire Schools Located?
In order to be considered for a professional umpiring position, the umpire must first attend a professional umpire training school.
The Umpire School operates for approximately four weeks from the first part of January through the first part of February each year. The instructors at The Umpire School consist of Professional Baseball Umpire Corp. Field Evaluators/Instructors.
The Harry Wendelstedt School for Umpires school operates for approximately five weeks from the first part of January through the first part of February each year.
You may call or write to either of the two schools for further information, including cost, exact dates of operation and other details.
The Umpire School
MiLB Vero Beach, Operator
9550 16th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Vero Beach Sports Village
4003 26th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Wendelstedt Umpire School
88 S. St. Andrews Drive
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Note: Attendance at one of these schools for one or more times does not guarantee that an umpire candidate will be recommended either by the school to the PBUC Evaluation Course or by PBUC to the Rookie or Short-Season A league presidents for hire.