The Hazleton One Community Center and Mountain Top Area Little League will be holding umpire training sessions to encourage members of the community to learn to umpire. There is no cost to attend either clinic.
Community members can become umpires for local organizations, such as Little League and PIAA (High School), as well as other organizations.
On Saturday, Mar. 24, interested community members will be learning the basics of how to officiate both baseball and softball.
One session will be held at the Hazleton One Community Center (Hazleton Integration Project), 225 East 4th Street, Hazleton, PA 18201 in an indoor facility. The clinic will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m.
Another session will be held that same day at the Mountain Top Area Little League Complex at Alberdeen, 375 Alberdeen Road, Mountain Top, PA 18707 in an indoor facility. Outdoor teaching will be conducted if weather permits. That clinic will begin at 1:00pm and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m.
After training is completed, umpires have the opportunity to earn money for their services. Referrals for registration with local organizations will be made available.
Umpires are desperately needed, not only on a national level, but in our area as well. The current umpire pool is aging and not enough people are filling the void left by retiring officials.
Although not required, we ask that all individuals who are interested in attending to pre-register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure enough printed handouts are available. Questions can be directed to Luke Modrovsky at (570) 905-3201.