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Umpire School doubles participation
01/08/2013 5:39 PM ET
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Umpire School™ (TUS) announced today that its enrollment of 66 students for its second class is more than double the size of the inaugural class last year. TUS, which is being held at Vero Beach Sports Village™ in Vero Beach, Fla., is the only all-inclusive professional baseball umpire school with on-site field and classroom instruction, housing, dining and recreation.

Seven Professional Baseball Umpire Corp (PBUC™) supervisors and a medical coordinator are instructing attendees during the 28-day course that runs through Feb. 3. They are being assisted by 10 Minor League Baseball™ umpires, resulting in a favorable student-to-teacher ratio of less than 4-to-1. PBUC oversees the training and employment of umpires in the Minor League Baseball system throughout the United States and Canada, and provides lead instructors for TUS.

"The doubling of enrollment, and the fact that The Umpire School is now a fully licensed State of Florida school, validates the vision of those who decided to open it," TUS executive director, Justin Klemm, said. "The extremely low student-to-teacher ratio is a tremendous benefit to our attendees in their development as umpires as they strive to reach their personal and professional goals."

For more information about The Umpire School, a State of Florida fully licensed school, please call 877-799-UMPS (8677), or email, or visit online.

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