PIAA Officiating Test Prep Course Being Offered For Baseball/Softball

Penn State Worthington Scranton will offer an examination preparation course for individuals interested in taking the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) officiating exams for baseball and/or softball.

PIAA's District 2 representative, William Schoen, a 25-year official on both the collegiate and high school levels, will provide participants with background, rules understanding, play situations and officiating philosophies. He is also umpire assignor for the Lackawanna League.

The six-hour program is designed to help prospective officials to successfully complete their written examinations and be better prepared to begin careers in baseball and softball umpiring.

It will be offered on Wednesdays, starting January 13 through  27, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Worthington Scranton campus in Dunmore.  Fee is $49.

For more information, or to register for the PIAA officiating exam prep course, call Worthington Scranton's Continuing Education Department at 963-2600.

For more information and details regarding PIAA officiating, visit www.piaa.org.