The 23rd Biennial National UIC Clinic was held February 7-10, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Biltmore Hotel.
Angles and Distance - Power Point
Being Competitive in a Competitive Market - Power Point
Don't Forget where you came from - Power Point
Drills Teaching Team - Power Point
Equipment Testing and Certification - Power Point
Evaluating Teaching Team - Power Point
How to be a UIC - Power Point
Local Association UIC Manual - Power Point
Mechanics Illustrated - Power Point
Playing Rule Changes - Power Point
Recruiting and Retention - Power Point
Technology - PDF
Train the Trainer - Power Point
The 2013 version will feature a Guest Speaker and with a little bit of luck, a motivational speaker as well.
Many of the Break-out sessions were centered around the theme: “RECRUIT…TRAIN…RETAIN”.
We will explore how umpires can help in adding new business to their Local Associations by being “Competitive in our Competitive market”. Also, we will look at how technology can aid in achieving this year’s three word theme. Of course the trainers must be prepared to identify and relate to their given audience. “Train the Trainers” will focus on that aspect of the ‘big picture’. Looking back to the future, will revisit how to “Recruit and Train the Old Fashioned Way”.
Retention and training go hand in hand. To that end, we will examine how the "Evaluation Process” can use positive reinforcement to make umpires feel a sense of belonging at whatever level they choose to pursue. During this entire process we will remind everyone to never ‘forget where they came from’.
On the mechanics side we’ll take a visit to the hot topic of ‘achieving proper angles by making wise adjustments’. Our “Mechanics Illustrated” session will look at the most commonly missed mechanics at National Championships and offer suggestions on how to help your umpires in mastering those mechanics.
The staff will visit the topic of drills, with the emphasis on how to get the most out of each drill you use. We plan to challenge all who attend to use your imagination and create new drills.
Last but certainly not least, the hottest topic in softball, “Equipment” will be explored in detail.
In summary, we will start with the two sessions we begin with each Clinic, “New UIC Orientation” and being a “UIC at a National Championship”. Then Region 7, Texas, will host our gala hospitality celebration. The Clinic will close with the Awards Banquet on Saturday night.
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