The Iowa High School Athletic Association will sponsor free baseball umpire clinics around the state starting Wednesday the 26th in Anamosa. The closest clinic to the more immediate KIWA listening area will be Wednesday April 9th at the Storm Lake High School. Each clinic begins at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude before 9 p.m.
Clinics will cover new rules and some requirements as well as how to get registered with the Iowa High School Athletic Association in order to umpire at any level. You will also be worked with on how to umpire the bases and the clinic provides live pitching and catchers. You will also be worked with on positioning when working the plate. Equipment required is a plate cap and mask
For those just getting started you can purchase all umpiring equipment at the clinic. Once again the clinic in Storm Lake is set for Wednesday April 9th beginning at 6:30pm.
Dates of Free IHSAA Baseball Umpire Clinics (Each Clinic Starts at 6:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 26 – New Anamosa Middle School
Wednesday, April 2 – Harlan High School
Wednesday, April 9 – Storm Lake High School
Wednesday, April 16 – Mason City High School
Wednesday, April 23 – Ottumwa High School