The 2017 information
Welcome to the 2017 Southeast Michigan Umpire Camp
This page will try to answer some of the questions that we have been receiving. The most popular question is a schedule. We do not send out a schedule ahead of time due to the fact that we never close the camp to registrations. We will make changes to the schedule probably up to the night before. The reason is that I firmly believe in everyone seeing the same amount of pitches in the cages. In order to do this we may have to adjust the session times to make sure it is all the same. I will give you a tentative time but please be flexible and remember that this is just tentative and we want you to get the most out of this camp.
Friday Feb 17 – 6 pm- 9pm
Camp Sign In at the Livonia Marriott (17100 Laurel Park Drive North) – “The Inside Pitch” Optional session – $25 additional to attend.
Saturday Feb 18th
700am – 800am Camp Sign In and Coffee and Donuts. We will be starting our sessions at 8:00 sharp so be early!
8 am – 5ish Camp – Lunch will be provided around noon.
Sunday Feb 19th
730am – 8am Coffee and Donuts
8 am – 4ish SEMUC – * Lunch will be provide around noon on Sunday.
Once you arrive at the High School enter through the doors next to the Blue Tile on the West side of the Building. Then go to the North Cafeteria for Camp Sign In. There will be staff members and the Livonia Stevenson Baseball team to direct you. The Livonia Stevenson Baseball team will be helping us all weekend. Please thank them for their support. To help with sign in we can only accept cash or checks. If you plan on paying with cash please have the exact change, for security reasons we will not have a lot of change on hand.
Honigs Whistle Stop will be on-site Saturday for you to purchase your equipment and uniform needs. Honigs has offered several discounts this year for our camp. 15% on orders called into them ahead of time and they will bring your items to you and 10% the day of the camp.
Dress for the Camp – A camp T shirt that will be issued upon check in. Base/combo gray pants, and NON MARKING base shoes or tennis shoes. In the Cages you will be REQUIRED to wear a MASK, if you do not have a mask one will be provided, everything else is optional. Remember that we are using pitching machines and high school kids are catching.
Video in the cages – We will be videoing some of your cage work. We do not have the time to download and save your cage work in such a short amount of time. However if you would like to purchase a “SD memory Card” and bring to the camp, we will use your card to tape your cage work – this is not required, just an option.
Hotel Livonia Marriott – If you plan on staying at the hotel and have not made your reservations yet you need to so ASAP.
Topics Covered at SEMUC– Several of you have asked what topics will this camp cover. Here are some of the topics that we will cover but there will be several more: Rule changes, review of rule changes, Balks, Interference, Strike Zones, 2 man mechanics, plate mechanics.
Any other questions please give us a call.
Thanks and see you in February.
Bill, Scott, & Gary