STRAIGHT 9 SPORTS offers
a 15 hour UMPIRING clinic, specializing in
2 man mechanics, for beginning as well as advanced umpires.
Jeff Maynard, of Wake Forest NC, has been umpiring baseball
for a long time and his background and expertise in the profession
make him one of the best amateur baseball umpires in the country.
The following are accomplishments of the instructor:
Member in good standing with Central Florida Umpires
Association, Claremont Fla, David Callicott, President
- Elite Championship Tournament Baseball –
Winter World Nationals 2006 and 2007 Kissimmee,Fla
- Disney’s International Salute to
Baseball – July 2006,2007,2008,& 2009
- USSSA Elite 24 World Series – July
2006 Orlando, Florida
- ESPN’S Wide World of Sports Spring Training
-March 11 through April 8 2010 Umpired 80 College and High
school games in 28 days
Member in Good Standing with National Umpire Association,
Kennasaw Ga, Jim Stros President
- The Perfect Game World Wood Bat National Championships
16u through 18u
June 28th through July 19th 2010 Atlanta Ga
Member in Good Standing with Triple Crown Sports
/ Great Lakes Umpire Association – Jordan Cohen
- 16u and 17u Triple Crown World Series July 23rd through
August 1 2010
Member in good standing with Eastern Carolina Athletic
Association, Donnie King, President
- USSSA Super National Invitational Tournament, 2007, Myrtle
- Top Gun Sports Winter World Series, 2009, Concord, NC
Member in good standing with the College Prospect
and Showcase tour, Richard Sarmiento, President
- Umpiring prospect and showcase events from 2007 through
present at East Carolina University,
Pitt Community College, University of Virginia, Elon College,
and Old Dominion University,
Inducted into the Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame,
July 2006, Cooperstown, New York
Graduate of the Southern Umpiring School, February
2002, Atlanta, Georgia - Tony Thompson Director
Umpire for the Raleigh Men’s Senior Baseball
League, Mike Wilson, President
NCHSAA certified in Baseball and previously in Girl’s
What is needed to hold a STRAIGHT 9 SPORTS umpiring clinic
A. A baseball field
B. Indoor classroom
C. an area large enough to set up a pitching machine for plate
D. Ideally, an indoor area large enough to lay out a small
infield - this can be done in a smaller area than you think.
This would be in case of inclement weather that would prohibit
What are the cost associated with the school?
A. The fee for Straight 9 Sports Umpiring Academy is $150
per student which includes a commemorative Academy shirt,
a certificate of course completion, wriiten material, and
lunch for each student on Saturday catered by a local provider.
This is subject to adequate enrollment in each class and is
subject to change based on the volume of students.
B. Any overnight accomodations required by STRAIGHT 9 SPORTS
staff in order to facilitate such a school will be over and
above the flat rate as quoted above.
What material is covered in the school?
Call our office and we will forward your league or association
our text information for your review prior to making a commitment.
We want you satisfield that the material we cover and the
manner in which it is taught to your umpires is what you as
a rec league director, tournament director, or Umpire in Chief
is looking for. We feel that it is a terrific opportunity
to bolster our sport. Each student that completes the course
receives a CERTIFICATE OF COURSE COMPLETION and a vast amount
of knowledge to take with them as they further their respective
careers in this profession.
A. It has been quite advantageous in the past for groups requesting
our school to offer coaches the ability to attend for free.
If you run a rec league, travel league, or serve as UIC for
either, the coaches who patronize your events certainly can
learn a lot from this school and gain a great degree of understanding
into our profession.