BPV free youth umpire clinic Sunday, April 23

Posted by BPV on Apr 14 2023 at 05:33AM PDT in 2023

Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball is hosting a free umpire clinic from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, April 23 at Saldivar Field at Devils Glen Park.

Local high school umpires are again the chief clinicians for the annual spring training session.

BPV’s youth umpire program boasts nearly 100 participants with the best trained and most experienced of the crew graduating in recent years into the high school officiating ranks themselves.

Clinic participants will be grouped together by age and experience levels so rookies, less experienced and more experienced umpires all can gain knowledge and further their training.

Part of the clinic also addresses how the BPV operates and offers a team atmosphere for the umpire crew.

No advance registration is necessary. Coaches from every BPV division are invited to attend to get a perspective on the training and learn how to best work with umpires.

However, if you or your child are interested in umpiring during the 2023 BPV season, please plan to attend — and send an email expressing interest with the umpire’s name, cellphone number and email address to

In the event of inclement weather and the need to change plans, umpires will be contacted by email.

BPV games begin in most youth divisions the week of May 1. Umpires are compensated for their work on a scale that depends on their game duties (plate or field) and division worked.