Umpire clinic set for Sunday The District Umpire Spring Clinic is scheduled for 5 p.m., Sunday, March 28 at the Eagle's Club in Vermillion. The clinic will attempt to be concluded by 7:30 p.m. From 5 to 6:30 p.m., there will be supper for those who are interested. The Eagle's is located on Main Street on the south side of the street right across from Fullerton Lumber.
Topics to be discussed in order will be: 1) Umpire fundamentals from Gerry Davis Sports Umpiring Video Series; a) The video will start at 5 p.m. and conclude at 6:20 p.m.; b) During the video, umpires can eat supper and pay membership fees. 2) The Strike Zone (6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.); a) "Professional strike zone" vs. "rulebook strike zone." 3) Changing calls (7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.); a) When it's acceptable to change a call and when it's your call and only your call.