These are a very small sample of what appears "In the News" from the Academy.
News or Magazine Articles Featuring Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring:
Renowned Washington Post columnist, television personality, author and Pulitzer Prize winner, George Will spent a few of days observing the Academy's 2004 school training.
Read all about Georges visit.
In February, 2003 writer Michael Kaplan and photographer, Charlie Samuels of UNLIMITED Magazine visited the Academy of Professional Umpiring school in Kissimmee, Florida.
Read the six page article here.
Our newest DVD video! Join Jim as he shows you 25 of the most interesting plays in baseball. Be prepared, starting with a 25 question rules exam, then each rule is broken down with the key elements! Extremely entertaining for the novice and educational for the umpire at any level. CLICK HERE for more information.
The Ultimate Equipment Bags are in! Be one of the first to own this all new equipment bag designed by umpires! Made of the highest quality materials, this bag has a ton of features! CLICK HERE for more information.
By popular demand, inspired by professional umpire Mark Lollo's original design, these handcrafted ball bags are high quality, oversized, heavy duty and water-resistant to keep sweat off of the baseballs. CLICK HERE for more information.
We are proud to announce for a second year in a row that 100% of the Honor Graduates have been placed from PBUC and all of our reserve list students were called for placement.
Since inception, the Academy has continually received high and many placements in all of professional, independent and amateur baseball.