Q. Can I get a professional umpire position after attending MLBUC?
A. No. However, you can earn a scholarship to one of the two umpire schools/academies. Each year over the last three years, eight attendees received full scholarships to attend umpire school in January.
What is my tuition?
A. Option 1 (Double occupancy room) - $1,299
Option 2 (Single occupancy room) - $1,649
Option 3 (Commuter/tuition only) - $899
Q. What does my tuition cover?
A. Options 1 & 2 cover room at Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport, manuals, breakfast, lunch, cap, T-shirt and transportation between the Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport and the Urban Youth Academy. Option 3 covers manuals, breakfast and lunch, cap and T-shirt
Q. Why would I attend MLBUC and instead just go directly to umpire school?
A. MLBUC will serve as a preparatory course to the umpire school, you will also learn from the best of the best!
Q. What's provided?
A. We will provide:
Q. What do I need to bring?
A. 1. Enthusiasm
2. If you do own umpire gear, bring it including plate shoes
Q. Do I need prior umpiring experience?
A. No umpiring experience is necessary.
Q. Will I have a way to purchase supplies and equipment?
A. Yes, MLBUC will have vendors such as Honig's Whistle Stop available at the Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport Hotel.
Q. What do I wear while umpiring at the camp?
A. Umpire uniform shirt and pant.
Q. What is the average temperature in the Long Beach area in November?
A. Average high 73 degrees / Average low 50 degrees
Q. When making my travel plans, for what dates do I make them?
A. Attendees can check in to the Holiday Inn Long Beach on Sunday, Nov. 8, between 3-6 (for 6:30 p.m. meeting) and can check out the morning of Nov. 15.
Q: Is transportation provided between the airport and the hotel?
A. No, but the Holiday Inn Long Beach does provide a free shuttle. From Los Angeles International Airport it is approximately a $50 cab ride to the hotel.
Q: What if I have an existing medical condition such as diabetes or allergies to bee stings? Can I still attend the Camp?
A. Yes you can. You will be asked to fill out a Medical Waiver Form at registration.
Q: If I have special dietary needs, can the Camp accommodate them?
A. Yes we can. Once you have submitted your application and deposit please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to alert us to your dietary needs.