Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Umpires (MAC) and United Collegiate Umpires (UCU) provide the most advanced umpire training camps for non-professional umpires in the country – our camps are geared to teaching the skills required for NCAA Conference level games.
Our umpire development program, continually evolves and provides umpires with the most current mechanics and rule interpretations. The program, a 12-month continuing education development course, consists of two-man, three-man and four-man mechanics clinics (designed for Championship levels), as well as game philosophy and rules classes.
Camps are scheduled throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region prior to the college season, during the summer, and in the fall – either a 7-day, week-long experience or 3-day weekend. In addition, MAC/UCU presents in October two week-long camps in Florida. Our clinics and camps educate 250-300 umpires annually.
The camp curriculum consists of comprehensive classroom discussion of mechanics and techniques, NCAA Rules and CAA Mechanics, The Strike Zone, Handling Situations, Communication, Philosophy of Plate and Base Work, as well as Field Work and Drills. Students are assigned actual live game assignments with evaluations of on-field performance. Students are grouped in accordance with their umpire experience and previous camp experience to ensure a positive experience.
Our staff is comprised of NCAA Coordinators and top Professional and Collegiate Umpires, who are dedicated to sharing the skills and techniques that have made them successful at the highest levels of the game.