To all Umpires
The Italian Baseball Federation National Umpires Committee has organized the XI edition of the Umpire Convention. The Convention is hosted in Parma by the Parma and Congressi Hotel from the 28th of February till the 1st of March 2015.
We are proud to hosts professionals of international sound reputation along with Italian relators; Mr. Larry Young – MLB Umpire Supervisor and World baseball Classic Umpire coordinator – and Mr. Gustavo Rodriguez – IBAF Umpire Director are special guests for the issues regarding baseball and Mr. Andrea Marcon – ESF Umpire Representative – and, last but not less important, Ms. Marina Centrone – Italian Softball National Team Manager – are leading the Softball session.
The scheduled program for Baseball touches many important technical issues which interpretation is worth to be clarified before their application in the forthcoming season. “Caught in flight ball rule” and “Rule 7.13 – Collision at home plate” are to be deeply discussed along with a the global overview of Rules introduced in 2014. A part of the convention is dedicated to the 2 and 3 men system mechanic, obstruction, interference, balk and other (knots). We are taking advantage of the prestigious presence of Mr. Young and Mr. Rodriguez dedicating few hours of the Saturday afternoon to a questions and answers sessions.
Also with regards to Softball, many are the topics faced. In particular relators are illustrating the interference rule application, adjusting of the umpiring rotations, illegal and ineligible, the temporary runner and how to handle a protested game.
The Italian Umpires Committee has the pleasure to invite ALL the European Umpires who may be interested in attending this unique opportunity to improve the personal umpiring skills.
Following are the costs of participation to be considered per person:
Meeting Package n.1 – from the 27th of February 2015 – including: Friday Dinner – Saturday Lunch – Saturday Gala Dinner – 2 nights by the hotel with breakfast, taxes, 3 coffee breaks, convention registration
Double room: 182.00 €
Triple room: 170.00 €
Meeting Package n.2– from the 28th of February 2015 – including: Saturday Lunch – Saturday Gala Dinner – 1 night by the hotel with breakfast, taxes, 3 coffee breaks, convention registration
Double room: 123.00 €
Triple room: 115.00 €
Meeting Package n.3– from the 28th of February 2015 – including: Saturday Lunch – Saturday Gala Dinner –3 coffee breaks - convention registration 85.00 €
Meeting Package n.4– from the 28th of February 2015 – including: 3 coffee breaks and convention registration 50.00 €
For any information you can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org . The ultimate date to confirm your participation is 30 january.