ABOUT THE BOOK
The concept of UMPIRE MENTORS is simple: it's a book designed to help any umpire - from beginner to seasoned veteran - learn and improve. The guiding question in creating the book was:
"If you could ask the best umpires in the world
the ultimate questions about
becoming a better umpire,
what would you ask them?"
So first we spent countless hours finding the answer, making sure we had the right questions. And we asked many, many high-level umpires their thoughts. The nine questions (plus bonus question) we're asking in this book, I believe, go to the heart of umpiring, and will go further toward helping people become a better umpire than many videos, instruction books or even clinics will.
If you're looking to improve as an umpire, UMPIRE MENTORS may be one of your most valuable tools.
A TASTE OF WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
What former Major League Baseball umpire Al Clark thinks is the most important thing an umpire can do to improve.
What College World Series and Hall of Fame umpire Jon Bible does to ensure a more consistent strike zone.
How Olympic umpire Ron Shewchuk adjusts to fix a bad game.
What Australian Baseball League umpire Gordon Wright says will help a good umpire become a great umpire.
How two-time World Baseball Classic and Olympic umpire Trevor Grieve uses game management to keep games on track.
What advice Cuban national umpire Adrian Pena has for beginning umpires.
What MLB Umpire Camps instructor and five-time College World Series umpire Dick Runchey thinks is the greatest thing about umpiring.
The umpire mentors in this book also tell stories - many for the first time - that range from hilariously funny to downright poignant and heart-wrenching.
Altogether, UMPIRE MENTORS contains almost 1,000 tips to help you become a better umpire!