UDS│UMPIRE DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL 

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for TIMES, DATES, LOCATIONS, & your CLASS!!.

* UDS is mandated for NEW members. ** Registered umpires are highly recommended to attend. 

*** Approved & Certified umpires are highly encouraged to attend. 

Lead Evaluators(s)

Robert Hargrove

Robert Redding

Special Observer(s)

Brad Hewitt calls NCAA Division 1, 2, & 3, NAIA, International Asia-Pacific Ring, TASO, P.O.N.Y., retired US Military Veteran.

Ray Solis called 

NCAA Division 1 - SW Conference, NCAA Div. 2 & 3, NAIA, TASO, etc....

UDS UIC Instructor

Joseph Cruz

For FIELD Dates,

Times, & Locations:

For CLASS Dates,

Times, & Locations:

For Past UDS

PHOTOS & Videos:

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Next UDS Event:  January 2021

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UDS-Class

January 19, 2021

Classroom:

WebEx

All Umpires

May Attend

(Visitors are welcomed.)

Tuesday

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dustin Stover, Tim Pimental, Jeff Niemietz, Abe Kumaus, & Joseph Cruz

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UDS Game

January 21, 2021

Game At:

Stockdale

vs.

Poth

(Plate & Base Work)

Thursday

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

UDS-Class

January 26, 2021

Classroom:

WebEx

All Umpires

May Attend

(Visitors are welcomed.)

Tuesday

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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UDS-AC

January 13, 2021

(Moved from 1/11)

Game At:

Floresville

@ City Park

1692 TX-97, Floresville, TX 78114

vs.

Southside

Thanks Coach Ferrell!

Wednesday

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dustin Stover, Jeff Niemietz, Tim Pimental, Allen Lindermann (New Braunfels Chapter), & Joseph Cruz

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UDS-R

January 14, 2020

Brad Hewitt & Ray Solis

3-Man Mechanics

Stockdale

vs.

Karnes City

(Plate & Base Work)

Thursday

5:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Brad Hewitt, Allen Lindermann (New Braunfels Chapter),Tim Pimental, Jeff Niemietz, Joseph Cruz, & Ray Solis

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UDS-Class

January 12, 2021

Classroom:

WebEx

All Umpires

May Attend

(Visitors are welcomed.)

Tuesday

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Jim Murray, Cordero Torres, Dustin Stover, Frank Lopez, Servando Ramirez, Philip Golden, Mike Villarreal, Scott Hickman, Tim Pimental, Willy Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, Jeff Niemietz, Abe Kumaus, Raul Urrabazo, & Joseph Cruz

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION in PDF:

RULE 10: What is an umpire?

Pre-Game Management

Post-Season Qualifications

Game Preparation

The Scratch Lists

UMPIRE WISDOM

DH Rules for NFHS/Fed/HS/TASO

Balks & Illegal Pitches

Obstruction vs. Interference

Mechanics vs. Techniques vs. Judgment

OUR Umpire Evaluation Process

UDS Rules & Recommendations

Rules for All.

UDS-R.

ONLY New & Registered Umpires

  • Come with a DESIRE to HONOR the game & spirit of BASEBALL

  • Come with a DESIRE to HONOR your fellow umpire

  • Come with a DESIRE to UMPIRE baseball

  • Come with a DESIRE to LEARN umpire mechanics from the TASO Mechs. Manual 

  • Come with a DESIRE to OBEY mechanics as written in the NFHS Rule Book & the TASO Mechanics Manual

  • Come with a DESIRE to FOLLOW the Wisdom given by your Instructors in umpiring Texas High School Baseball 

  • Come with a DESIRE to LOVE the game of baseball from inside the diamond in a position of authority & integrity.

THE DO NOT(s)

  • DO NOT come with a DESIRE to discourage your fellow Umpire

  • DO NOT come with a DESIRE to criticize the teams that are blessing us with their time & talents on the diamond

  • DO NOT come with a DESIRE to NOT to Learn, NOT to Obey, and NOT to Follow the NFHS Rule Book, NOR the TASO Mechanics Manual, NOR the Instructor(s) provided during this UDS session

THE DO(s)

  • DO Come to gain the WISDOM of: 

PAUSE, READ, & REACT

  • DO Come to ACQUIRE good PLATE Mechanics & Technics to maximize your effectiveness in these Judgment Calls.

  • DO Come to ACQUIRE good BASE Mechanics & Technics to maximize your effectiveness in these Judgment Calls.

  • DO Come to ACQUIRE good JUDGMENT CALL Understanding & Application  

  • DO Come to ACQUIRE good GAME MANAGEMENT Skills for many situations 

  • DO Bring ANY & ALL UNIFORMS for examination & recommendations

  • DO Bring FULL Plate & Base GEAR for usage doing games & scrimmages

  • DO Bring the BLACK UNIFORMS will be required for these sessions

Thanks & Looking Forward...

  • GAMES will played by the following schools:  Stockdale, Poth, Floresville, Karnes City, Nixon-Smiley, currently.

  • Let us be THANKFUL for these teams allowing us the time to share the ball field, to prepare for the season, to do our best to learn, to share, and to grow our baseball umpiring skills; and for THE DESIRE of umpiring given to us from the LORD above, Amen.

  • AGAIN ... ONLY New & Registered Umpires are able to come to these dedicated & level-specific UDS-R dates.

  • If you have any questions as to why, please feel free to contact me, Joseph Cruz @ 210-838-8888 ... I will be more than glad to explain.  God bless!

Rules for All.

UDS-AC.

All Umpires Welcomed

  • Come to FOCUS on HONORING the Game & Spirit of BASEBALL

  • Come to FOCUS on HONORING your Fellow Umpire on & off the ball field

  • Come to FOCUS on UMPIRING Baseball with Righteousness & Grace accordingly

  • Come to FOCUS on PRACTICING the TASO Mechanics Manual 

  • Come to FOCUS on OBEYING Mechanics as written in the NFHS Rule Book & the TASO Mechanics Manual

  • Come to FOCUS on JUDGING the Wisdom given by your Instructors 

  • Come to FOCUS on LOVING the Game of Baseball from inside the Diamond in a position of Authority & Integrity.

THE DO NOT(s)

  • DO NOT come with a DESIRE to discourage your fellow Umpire

  • DO NOT come with a DESIRE to criticize the teams that are blessing us with their time & talents on the diamond

  • DO NOT come with a DESIRE to NOT to Learn, NOT to Obey, and NOT to Follow the NFHS Rule Book, NOR the TASO Mechanics Manual, NOR the Instructor(s) provided during this UDS session

THE DO(s)

  • DO Come to gain the WISDOM of: 

PAUSE, READ, & REACT

  • DO Come to ACQUIRE good  PLATE  Mechanics & Technics to maximize your effectiveness in these Judgment Calls.

  • DO Come to ACQUIRE good BASE Mechanics & Technics to maximize your effectiveness in these Judgment Calls.

  • DO Come to ACQUIRE good JUDGMENT CALL Understanding & Application  

  • DO Come to ACQUIRE good GAME MANAGEMENT Skills for many situations 

  • DO Bring ANY & ALL UNIFORMS for examination & recommendations

  • DO Bring FULL Plate & Base GEAR for usage doing games & scrimmages

  • DO Bring the BLACK UNIFORMS will be required for these sessions

Thanks & Looking Forward...

  • GAMES will played by the following schools:  Stockdale, Poth, Floresville, Karnes City, Nixon-Smiley, currently.

  • Let us be THANKFUL for these teams allowing us the time to share the ball field, to prepare for the season, to do our best to learn, to share, and to grow our baseball umpiring skills; and for THE DESIRE of umpiring given to us from the LORD above, Amen.

  • AGAIN ... ONLY Approved & Certified Umpires are able to come to these dedicated & level-specific UDS-R dates.

  • If you have any questions as to why, please feel free to contact me, Joseph Cruz @ 210-838-8888 ... I will be more than glad to explain.  God bless!

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UDS-R Schedule

UDS - Umpire Development School Baseball
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UDS-R Schedule

UDS Past Trainings & Photos

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Abe Kumaus, Michael Berryman 50
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Jeff Niemietz, Robert Redding 32
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Tim Pimental 10.0 4x3 UDS Training
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UDS-R

January 7, 2021

Game At:

Poth

vs.

Floresville

(Plate & Base Work)

Thursday

5:45 pm - 9 pm

Brad Hewitt, Robert Hargrove, Tim Pimental, Jeff Niemietz, Abe Kumaus, David Fletcher, Raul Urrabazo, & Joseph Cruz

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UDS-R

January 11, 2021

Game At:

Stockdale

vs.

Nixon-Smiley

(Plate & Base Work)

Monday

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

UDS Training Schedule

 
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UDS-Class

January 12, 2021

Classroom:

WebEx

All Umpires

May Attend

(Visitors are welcomed.)

Tuesday

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Jim Murray, Cordero Torres, Dustin Stover, Frank Lopez, Servando Ramirez, Philip Golden, Mike Villarreal, Scott Hickman, Tim Pimental, Willy Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, Jeff Niemietz, Abe Kumaus, Raul Urrabazo, & Joseph Cruz

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UDS-AC

January 13, 2021

(Moved from 1/11)

Game At:

Floresville

@ City Park

1692 TX-97, Floresville, TX 78114

vs.

Southside

Thanks Coach Ferrell!

Wednesday

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dustin Stover, Jeff Niemietz, Tim Pimental, Allen Lindermann (New Braunfels Chapter), & Joseph Cruz

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UDS-R

January 14, 2020

Brad Hewitt & Ray Solis

3-Man Mechanics

Stockdale

vs.

Karnes City

(Plate & Base Work)

Thursday

5:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Brad Hewitt, Allen Lindermann (New Braunfels Chapter),Tim Pimental, Jeff Niemietz, Joseph Cruz, & Ray Solis

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UDS-Class

January 19, 2021

Classroom:

WebEx

All Umpires

May Attend

(Visitors are welcomed.)

Tuesday

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dustin Stover, Tim Pimental, Jeff Niemietz, Abe Kumaus, & Joseph Cruz

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UDS CaGe

January 20, 2021

(Moved from 1/13)

Cage Work At:

Poth Arrows

Lighted Batting Cage

801 Green Street, Poth, TX 78147

Be sure to

bring gear!

Wednesday

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

UDS Game

January 21, 2021

Game At:

Stockdale

vs.

Poth

(Plate & Base Work)

Thursday

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

UDS-Class

January 26, 2021

Classroom:

WebEx

All Umpires

May Attend

(Visitors are welcomed.)

Tuesday

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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UDS Site Locations

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Don't know where your field is? 

Use Google Maps and search for your game location based on the High School Name combined with "_________ HS Baseball Field".

Examples shown above:
Type in Google Maps: 

"Hondo HS Baseball Field"
Type in Google Maps: 

"Del Rio HS Baseball Field"
Type in Google Maps: 

"Utopia HS Baseball Field"
Type in Google Maps: 

"Charlotte HS Baseball Field"

Type in Google Maps: 

"Freer HS Baseball Field"

UDS Classroom via WebEx

 
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UDS-Class

Tuesday

January 12, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 

Classroom:

WebEx

Link:

Password:

1234

Agenda:

UDS Topics.

Umpire 101

  • Umpire Overview

  • Strike Zone Theory

  • Uniforms Equipment

  • New DH Rule

  • Infield Fly Rule

  • Obstruction vs. Interference

What you need to bring:

  • Your Rule Book

  • Your Casebook 

  • Your Desire to Learn, Obey, & Follow

All umpires may attend.

Visitors are welcomed.

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UDS-Class

Tuesday

January 19, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 

Classroom:

WebEx

Link:

Password:

1234

Agenda:

UDS Topics.

Umpire 102

  • Umpire Evaluation & Ratings System

  • Video & Social Media Awareness

  • FPSR - Force Play Slide Rule

  • Dead Ball & Delayed Dead Ball

  • Strike Zone

  • Game Administration

What you need to bring:

  • Your Rule Book

  • Your Casebook 

  • Your Desire to Learn, Obey, & Follow

All umpires may attend.

Visitors are welcomed.

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UDS-Class

Tuesday

January 26, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 

Classroom:

WebEx

Link:

Password:

1234

Agenda:

UDS Topics.

Umpire 103

  • Field Mechanics

  • Field Techniques

  • "In My Judgment" Calls

  • "By Rule" Calls

  • "You Make the Call" Videos

  • What is the next step?

  • UIC Trainer Critique

What you need to bring:

  • Your Rule Book

  • Your Casebook 

  • Your Desire to Learn, Obey, & Follow

All umpires may attend.

Visitors are welcomed.

NFHS BCU Cover Page 2020 2021 Rule Book
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