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The Umpire Academy was a huge success! We had 19 participants attend our first-ever offered, Beginner’s Umpire Academy. Of the 19 students that were registered, 7 were female.
The goal of this academy was to recruit and train new umpires and set them up for a successful umpiring career. Those that attended received classroom and field instruction from veteran collegiate umpires on various topics. During the Friday night session, the academy students received specialized training on both plate and base mechanics. On Saturday and Sunday, the students were umpiring live tournament games will being evaluated and mentored by the academy clinicians.
Donna’s Comments: As the event organizer, I saw dramatic improvement in each Umpire Academy student’s skills and abilities by the end of the event. I see many bright umpiring futures ahead! Keep working hard!
PFX Athletics is a non-profit organization dedicated to opening the doors of opportunity to women and girl through sport. Since 1996, we have focused on advancement of women and girls through the sport of fastpitch softball. Our home is Legends Way Ballfields at the National Training Center in Clermont, FL.