Major League Baseball will host a free, one-day umpire camp at Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits, on Saturday, May 14th. Staff for the event will include many accomplished former MLB Umpires, current MLB Supervisors and Observers, as well as Minor League Baseball Umpires. Among those participating will be Charlie Reliford, Ed Rapuano, Rich Rieker, Cris Jones and Chuck Meriwether.
This is MLB's second free, one-day umpire camp of 2016 for anyone interested in umpiring in baseball and softball, including those aiming to begin professional careers. The 2016 Umpire Camps will culminate with the MLBUC Professional Mini-Camp in Ft. Myers, Florida in December.
Location: Riverwalk Stadium, 200 Coosa St., Montgomery, AL 36104
Date & Time: Saturday, May 14, 2016 (rain or shine), 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.)
Thirty-five attendees from last year's clinics went on to the MLB Professional Mini-Camp at no cost. Ten of the Ft. Myers attendees in 2015 advanced on MLB scholarships to the two professional umpire schools this past January, and all will be beginning their professional careers this June.
For more information on how to participate in this camp and future MLB Umpire Camps, interested applicants can visit https://www.facebook.com/mlb.camps or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.