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06/05/2013 3:00 PM ET

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Umpire School™ (TUS) announced Wednesday that it has been named the "Preferred Umpire School" of, a leading online resource for umpires and the umpiring profession. As part of a comprehensive relationship, TUS instructors will participate in blogs, forums and video chats on and be made available for offseason camps or clinics. will create a discussion forum dedicated solely to TUS on its site.

TUS and see the association as mutually beneficial to both parties.

"We look forward to growing our relationship with the umpiring community and this partnership with is an enormous step towards that goal," TUS Executive Director Justin Klemm said. "Our approach will be constructive and educational in nature and we look forward to being one of the many resources that Umpire-Empire offers to its members."

" is proud to have The Umpire School as our preferred umpire school," Umpire-Empire Owner Warren Workman said. "We believe this relationship will benefit not only the members of, but the amateur baseball umpiring community as a whole. We are thrilled that can be a part of The Umpire School's efforts to reach out to and engage with amateur umpires and look forward to working together with The Umpire School to build a long-lasting relationship."

For more information about The Umpire School, a State of Florida fully-licensed school, whose next session is being held in January 2014, please visit, call 877-799-UMPS (8677) or email