OUTS is proud to announce that we have reached an agreement to join the Wendelstedt Umpire School as an affiliate and partner for 2016!
"It is a huge honor and privilege to become an affiliate of the umpire school that sent me into professional baseball 20 years ago," said Bob Bainter, OUTS founder. "We've worked closely with Hunter and his staff, and of course with Brent Rice joining our staff two years ago, it really was just a matter of time before we eventually became part of their program of providing the best umpires to the best leagues in the country."
Bainter continued, "We've always felt that our program was a natural extension of the five-week umpire school experience; providing that additional week to umpires who haven't made it into professional baseball, or who weren't looking to go that route. Now, with our focus on the three-umpire system this year, we're really almost the '6th week' of umpire school."
Chief Instructor Brent Rice has developed a curriculum for both of our programs this year, and with the backing of the Wendelstedt Umpire School, has crafted it to assist all of our umpires at what ever level they wish to achieve.
For more news on what's new this year, please go to our News & Events Page by clicking here.
The Northwoods League is proud to congratulate the umpires who were selected to work the North and South Division Championship Games, as well as those selected to work the NWL Summer Collegiate World Series in 2015! All of these umpires were 2016 attendees of the O.U.T.S. seminar!
NWL North Divison Championship
Dave Van Zummeren
NWL South Division Championship
NWL Championship (Summer Collegiate World Series)
David Van Zummeren