Inaugural Umpiring Clinic Strikes Success, News (Caledonia Minor Baseball)

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Apr 17, 2024 | Marianne Sabatine | 517 views
Inaugural Umpiring Clinic Strikes Success
In a effort to nurture the next generation of baseball umpires, the Caledonia Minor Baseball Association hosted its first-ever umpiring clinic last Saturday, at McKinnon Park. The event marked a significant milestone for the association, as it aimed to equip our new umpires with the skills and knowledge necessary to officiate the game they love. The initiative was met with enthusiasm from both participants and organizers alike, and saw a strong turnout of 26 eager youth ready to embark on their umpiring journey.

Under the guidance of seasoned umpires and coaches, attendees delved into the intricacies of officiating baseball games. From understanding the rulebook to mastering positioning and signaling, participants received comprehensive training tailored to prepare them for the demands of umpiring. Through interactive sessions and hands-on practice, attendees gained invaluable experience that will serve as a solid foundation for their umpiring endeavors.

Armed with newfound knowledge and confidence, the future of umpiring in Caledonia looks brighter than ever. The success of the inaugural umpiring clinic exemplifies CMBA's dedication and vision in nurturing young talent and fostering a lifelong love for baseball. Going forwards, CMBA remains committed to building on the momentum generated by the clinic, with plans to host similar events in the future. By continuing to invest in the development of umpiring skills among youth, the association aims to ensure a sustainable pipeline of qualified officials who will uphold the integrity of the game for years to come. 

If you or anyone you know wants to umpire for the Caledonia Minor Baseball Association please reach out to [email protected].