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SacUmpires 2011 Level 1 Instruction Manual (WIP)

SacUmpires 2011 Level 1 Instruction Manual (WIP)

Level 1 Instruction Manual (2010 edition for now)

Two Umpire (2 ump) Mechanics Reference Manual

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NCOA 2011 Information:
NCOA Important Member Info
NCOA Baseball Standard Uniform Info
NCOA 2011-12 Instruction Schedule
NCOA Umpire Group Improvement Ideas
NCOA Instruction Material Corrections
Helpful Information for Using arbitersports.com

NFHS 2011 Information:
2011 Baseball Rules Changes (Press Release)
2011 Baseball  Rule Changes (Summary)
2011 Baseball Rule Changes (Presentation)
2011 Baseball Points of Emphasis
2011 Baseball Rules Interpretations
2011 Baseball Rule Book
2011 Baseball Case Book
Free NFHS Online Course ... Concussions in Sports
CDC - Injury Prevention & Control: Traumatic Brain Injury
CIF Baseball Bat Rule Implementation  (Continually Updated)
Convenient C.I.F Bat Rule Info & BESR Bat Waiver List as of 03/10/11

Common Instruction Material:
C.1 – Some Facts about Umpiring
C.2 – Philosophies and Goals of Instruction Program
C.3 – Getting In Shape
C.4 – Key Communication Terminology
C.5 – Umpire Signals
C.6 – Umpire Signs and Signals
C.7 – What You Need to Learn to be a Successful Umpire
C.8 – Points to Remember When Umpiring at Any Level
C.9 – Teaching the Strike Zone – It's "Taught to Be Called"
C.10 – Keep the Game Moving! Tips on how to speed up a Game
C.11 – Set Goals for Peak Performance
C.12 – Handling On-Field Critiques
C.13 – How to Criticize Effectively
C.14 – Self-Confidence and The Umpire
C.15 – Food for Thought
C.16 – Know Your Rules Inside and Out
C.17 – 9 Ways to Master Any Sport's Rulebook
C.18 – How to Study Your Rulebook
C.19 – Offseason Rules Study
C.20 – Beyond The Book – Examining and Applying Rules Spirit and Intent
C.21 – Don't Be Over Officious
C.22 – The Gray Zone
C.23 – Handling Coaches and Ejections
C.24 – The Coach Cometh ... a rudimentary guide to arguments, agreements and ejections
C.25 – Confrontations on the Ball Diamond – The LIPS Theory
C.26 – The 'One More Word' Threat and Other Mistakes
C.27 – The Art of Verbal Judo
C.28 – The Dos and Don’ts of Conduct Reports
C.29 – On Learning and "Turning Out Better Refs"
C.30 – The Learning Curve - A Foundation for Instruction

Level 1 Instruction Material & Additional Reading Material:
L1.1 – Instruction Goals for “Level 1” Umpires
L1.2 – Detailed Instruction Module for “Level 1” Umpires
L1.3 – NCOA Instruction Field Evaluation Standards
L1.4 – NCOA Instruction Field Evaluation Form
L1.5 – Becoming An Umpire – The Road Up
L1.6 – The Privilege of Being an Umpire
L1.7 – 9 Principles of Umpiring
L1.8 – The Ten Commandments of Umpiring
L1.9 – Ten Comments
L1.10 – 25 Quick Tips for Amateur Umpires
L1.11 – 25 More Quick Tips for Amateur Umpires
L1.12 – Don't Call The Obvious! Fly-Ball Mechanics on the Baseline
L1.13 – The Plate Umpire - Part I
L1.14 – The Plate Umpire - Part II
L1.15 – Talking to Yourself Can Be a Good Thing
L1.16 – Starting Over
L1.17 – Risky Business

One-Umpire System Mechanics:
L1.18 – Home Alone Trials and Tribulations of One-Person Umpiring
L1.19 – The Absolute Basics of Field Coverage – One Umpire System

One-Umpire System Mechanics by Concepts & Skills:
B.1 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – No Step Positioning
B.2 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Two-Step Positioning
B.3 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – “Imaginary” Box Positioning vs. “Working Area” Concept

“Imaginary” Box Positioning:
B.4 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Plays on the Infield with No Runners on Base
B.5 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Plays on the Infield with Runners on Base
B.6 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Batted Ball to the Outfield with Runner(s) on Base

Outside “Imaginary” Box Positioning Batted Ball to the Outfield with No Runners on Base:
B.7 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Common Material
B.8 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – BR Rounds, Stops and Returns to 1st Base
B.9 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – BR Gets into a Rundown
B.10 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – BR Advances to 2nd Base
B.11 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – BR Returns to 2nd Base
B.12 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – BR Rounds 2nd and Advances to 3rd Base
B.13 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – BR Rounds, Stops and Returns to 3rd Base
B.14 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – BR Rounds 3rd and Advances Home

Two-Umpire System Mechanics by Concepts & Skills:
B.15.1 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Responsibilities “Simplified” (“Basic”) with BU in Starting Position “A”
B.16 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Play Priority Order
B.17 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – PU & BU Primary/Secondary Responsibilities
B.18 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – PU Movements by Priority
B.19 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – PU Positioning on “Routine” Ground Balls (No One on Base)
B.20 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – BU Proper “Set” Position

Establishing Starting Position “A”:
B.21 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – BU Establishing Starting Position “A”
B.22 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – F3 Normal Depth
B.23 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – F3 Shallow Depth
B.24 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – F3 Playing Deep

From Starting Position “A”:
B.25 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – BU Proper Use of Eyes during the Pitch
B.27 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Establishing Proper “Play” Position with a Ground Ball on Infield
B.29 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Two Steps Fair “Play” Position with Ground Ball on Infield
B.46 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Infield Fly Ball Coverage
B.47 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Infield Line Drive Coverage
B.48 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Pivot Basics – “Three-Step” Foot Work
B.62 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Fly Balls & Line Drives in BU’s Outfield Coverage Area
B.64 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – PU’s Movements on Any Outfield Fly Ball
B.65 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – “Step-Up, Turn & Face the Ball”

From Starting Position “B” or “C”:
B.76.1 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – “Simplified” (“Basic”) Responsibilities with BU in Starting Position “B” or “C”
B.77 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Infield Fly Ball Coverage
B.78 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Infield Line Drive Coverage
B.79 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Starting Position “B”
B.80 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Starting Position “C”

From Starting Position “B” or “C”: “Step Up, Turn & Face the Ball”:
B.96 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – SP “B” – Ground Ball Hit to the Left Side of the Infield
B.97 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – SP “B” – Ground Ball Hit to the Right Side of the Infield
B.98 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – SP “C” – Ground Ball Hit to the Left Side of the Infield
B.99 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – SP “C” – Ground Ball Hit to the Right Side of the Infield
B.100 – Level 1 Material – Mechanics Detail – Ground Ball on the Infield – “Working Area” Concept

Appendix – Additional Student Materials:
A.1 – Student Conference Form
A.2 – Student Event or Task “Check List” Review
A.3 – Mechanics Clinic Check-Off Form
A.4 – Rules Clinic Check-Off Form
A.5 – Pre-Season Scrimmage Check-Off Form
A.6 – Volunteer Game Check-Off Form
A.7 – Fall Scrimmage Check-Off Form
A.8 – Reading Material Recap Form
A.9 – “Peer” & “Self” Evaluation Work Form
A.10 – Umpire Evaluation Matrix Standards
A.11 – Umpire Evaluation Forms
A.12 – Base Concept Learning Expectation Matrix
A.13 – Base Concept Check-Off Forms

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