The SUA was formed to provide umpires at all skill levels with the opportunity to improve on their mechanics and advance to the next level of umpiring. This shall be accomplished by conducting on-field clinics with veteran umpires, sharpening their knowledge of the rules of baseball with study sessions and application of these rules in real time game situations working with veteran umpires. SUA also strives to improve an umpire's skill level by gradually introducing an umpire to increased levels of baseball games that will test the individual's advancement.
SUA recognizes that honing umpire skills require constant repetition of high levels of baseball. Therefore, not only are we striving to keep our umpires active throughout the year, we are committed to providing them with the highest levels of baseball in the Tampa Bay area.
The impression each umpire makes on the media, fans, leagues, coaches, and players by their attitude and appearance is vitally important to our reputation as the highest quality organization in this area.