The NPB posted information about its fifth NPB Umpire School.
Source: NPB 6/5/20170 Comments
The NPB announced on February 27 that four graduates from the 4th NPB Umpire School (December 2016) were given assignments at independent leagues as Umpires in Training.
Source: NPB 2/27/20170 Comments
This year’s NPB Umpire School is currently taking place at Lotte Urawa Stadium in Saitama. The school started on December 17 and will run through to December 23. Around sixty students between the ages seventeen and seventy enrolled in the school this year. Top students will have a chance to participate in spring camp next year.0 Comments
The NPB announced that they signed twenty-three-year-old Ryosuke Noda and nineteen-year-old Taiki Matsumoto to umpire development contracts, effective January 1. Noda was assigned to the Eastern League (Kanto) and Matsumoto to the Western League (Kansai).
Noda and Matsumoto are graduates of last year’s NPB Umpire School. They were dispatched to the BC League and Shikoku Island League, respectively, this year. They will have a chance to become full-fledged umpires based on their performance during Ni-gun games.
The NPB will be holding their fourth Umpire School this year between December 17 (Sat) and 23 (Fri) at Lotte Urawa Stadium.0 Comments
The NPB posted information about its fourth NPB Umpire School.
Source: NPB announcement0 Comments