MLB to host free, one-day umpire camp at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy on Saturday, June 11th

Major League Baseball will host a free, one-day umpire camp at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy on Saturday, June 11th. 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, Bruce Froemming, Rich Rieker and Cris Jones.

This is MLB's third 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
Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy
3675 Ely Place SE, Washington, DC 20019

Date & Time
Saturday, June 11, 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 have begun their professional careers this month.

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 mlbumpirecamps@mlb.com.