2018 California Classic Clinic

October 22 - 27, 2018
San Diego, California

New longer clinic!!! Come Spend a week in October in sunny San Diego! Join Jim Evans and staff for a great weeklong fun filled baseball umpiring experience. Whether you are a seasoned vet, or first year umpire. the California Classic is a great way to improve your skills and learn from the best. Centrally located, San Diego provides a great training environment with the fields and hotel close to the airport.

  • Click Here to Enroll Now in the California Classic.
  • Please give us a call with any questions. (303) 290-7411 ext. 2

2018 California Classic Clinic

  • Start: October 22, 2018 (Check-In October 22)
  • Registration: Begins 10 a.m. October 22.
  • Orientation: 6:00 p.m. October 22.
  • End: October 27, 2018
  • Graduation Banquet: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. October 27.

  • Tuition - $495. A $150 non-refundable deposit required with enrollment. Enroll before Sept. 23 it is $400 and $495 after Sept. 22.

    You can make your hotel selection through your student account online after enrolling. Hotel is only guaranteed with a paid deposit.
    The Academy has negotiated these room rates (All taxes are included):
  • Shared Room: $49/night +taxes
  • Private Room: $99/night +taxes

Cost includes all training materials, 2 Academy T-shirts, an Academy embroidered combo cap, name tag, class photo, Certificate of Completion and Graduation Banquet. For those staying at the Days Hotel - Seaworld, transportation to and from the airport and to and from the the training facility will be provided.

The Days Hotel - Seaworld
543 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
Room Amenities Include: Cable Television with Movie Channels and Remote Radio Alarm Clocks Hairdryers Telephone with wake up and messaging services Ironing Boards, Rollaway Beds and Cribs available upon request On Site Services and Amenities: Heated Pool & Jacuzzi Business Center Guest computer services 24 Hour Concierge and Front Desk Services To view their website, click here.

  • The Academy Office and all classroom training will be conducted at the Days Hotel - Seaworld.

  • Click Here to Enroll Now in the California Classic.
  • Please give us a call with any questions. (303) 290-7411

2018 California Classic Clinic

Class Schedules


Classes are held daily from 8am-5pm with possible evening sessions. A course completion banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the last training day.

  • Angle-Distance Theory
  • Timing Techniques
  • Signaling
  • Reading Plays
  • Positioning Theory
  • Communication Procedures
  • Proper 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

Classroom instruction includes a comprehensive survey of the rule book and proper umpiring procedures. In addition, you will participate in open discussions, rap sessions, and class competition. All our training is designed to take your amateur umpiring to a new level.

Personal plate stances are evaluated and recommendations made which will improve your calling of balls and strikes. Jim and his instructors will demonstrate the three most popular stances used in professional baseball and help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each. You will work with individual instructors, and pitching machines to accelerate your learning.

Jim Evans is your chief instructor, working with you each day in the classroom and on-the-field. His assistants are all honor graduates of the Academy, current professional umpires, and instructors at the professional course. Each one is selected for his umpiring, instructional, and communication skills.

If you have additional questions contact the Academy Office by Clicking Here, or by calling (303) 290-7411 ext. 2.

  • Click Here to Enroll Now in the California Classic.
  • Please give us a call with any questions. (303) 290-7411 ext. 2