New Umpire Clinics
The majority of the new umpire school will be devoted to hands-on-training, including both field and plate work. Plate mechanics will be evaluated and instruction will be given to improve the accuracy, consistency, and confidence of the strike zone.
There will also be classroom instruction focusing on a comprehensive orientation to the Houston TASO Chapter of High School Baseball Umpires.
New Umpire Clinic Objectives
Conduct Plate Meetings
Reading Plays and Situations
Understand the Working Area
Understand Proper Positioning and Angles
Proper Use and Wearing of Equipment
Obstruction vs. Interference
Handling Checked Swings
Seeing the Strike Zone
Learn NFHS Rules
Making Tough Calls
Attend one of the multiple Orientation classes offered (register here) and;
Paid state TASO Membership dues (pay here) and;
Paid local Houston Chapter dues (pay here).