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FAU Debuts Trailblazing Professional Umpire Course

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          

CONTACT: MATT JEFFRIES                                                          


July 5, 2024--Boca Raton, FL – The Pro Image Officiating Academy, in collaboration with Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton Campus), proudly announces the launch of a groundbreaking umpire training course, the first of its kind in the United States. This 17-week elective, held on the Boca Raton campus, offers men and women professional training and a certification that guarantees employment as an umpire nationwide.

Beginning on September 2, 2024, this meticulously designed curriculum will span over 120 hours, and combines theoretical study with hands-on instruction, on the baseball field. Registrants will meet twice a week for immersive, 3-hour sessions, led by Pro Image CEO and former Major League Umpire, Zach Rebackoff. This course offers a unique elective that equips registrants with invaluable skills, both on and off the field, paving the way for a rewarding vocational path and fostering personal growth.

“We are excited to offer this extremely unique course at one of our nation’s most prestigious universities,” says Rebackoff. “Our program ensures that attendees earn their certification within weeks, with guaranteed job placement, allowing them to start their umpiring careers at the high school and youth levels immediately, regardless of their location.

Participants will engage in interactive sessions, simulated game scenarios, and live practice games to hone their skills and build confidence. The program accommodates up to 50 attendees, all of whom will have the opportunity to earn game fees during their training, effectively reimbursing a portion of their tuition costs. To learn more about this exciting new course and how it can enhance your college experience, visit the Academy’s website at

Don’t miss this chance to embark on a journey that promises lucrative career opportunities, essential life skills, and personal growth. Register now and become part of the next generation of professionally trained umpires.



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