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SacUmpires 2011 Level 2 Instruction Manual (WIP)

SacUmpires 2011 Level 2 Instruction Manual (WIP)

Level 2 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 – Off-Season 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 2” Umpire Instruction Material:
L2.1 – Instruction Goals for “Level 2” Umpires
L2.2 – Detailed Instruction Module for “Level 2” Umpires
L2.3 – NCOA Instruction Field Evaluation Standards
L2.4 – NCOA Instruction Field Evaluation Form
L2.5 – Teamwork - The Basic Mechanic
L2.6 – 9 Principles of Umpiring
L2.7 – The Ten Commandments of Umpiring
L2.8 – Ten Comments
L2.9 – Basics of Working the Plate
L2.10 – The Plate Umpire - Part I
L2.11 – The Plate Umpire - Part II
L2.12 – Keep Your Eye On The Ball, Part I
L2.13 – Keep Your Eye On The Ball, Part II
L2.14 – The Base Umpire
L2.15 – What Are You Looking At? Taking a routine call at first base
L2.16 – Working the Bases More Effectively
L2.17 – I’d Like to Have That One Back

One-Umpire System Mechanics by Concepts & Skills:

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

“Imaginary” Box Positioning:
B.4  Level 1 Review – Plays on the Infield with No Runners on Base
B.5  Level 1 Review – Plays on the Infield with Runners on Base
B.6  Level 1 Review – 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 Review – Common Material
B.8  Level 1 Review – BR Rounds, Stops and Returns to 1st Base
B.9  Level 1 Review – BR Gets into a Rundown
B.10  Level 1 Review – BR Advances to 2nd Base
B.11  Level 1 Review – BR Returns to 2nd Base
B.12  Level 1 Review – BR Rounds 2nd and Advances to 3rd Base
B.13  Level 1 Review – BR Rounds, Stops and Returns to 3rd Base
B.14  Level 1 Review – BR Rounds 3rd and Advances Home

Two-Umpire System Mechanics by Concepts & Skills:

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

Establishing Starting Position “A”:
B.21  Level 1 Review – Establishing Starting Position “A”
B.22  Level 1 Review – F3 Normal Depth
B.23  Level 1 Review – F3 Shallow Depth
B.24  Level 1 Review – F3 Playing Deep
B.22 - B.24  Concept Review – Establishing Starting Position "A"

From Starting Position “A”:
B.25  Level 1 Review – BU Proper Use of Eyes during the Pitch
B.26  Level 2 Material – Proper Use of Eyes and Position on Ground Balls to the Infield
B.27  Level 1 Review – Establishing Proper “Play” Position
B.28  Level 1 Review – Left Side “Play” Position – 90 Degree Angle “Play” Position
B.29  Level 1 Review – Two Steps Fair “Play” Position with Ground Ball on Infield
B.27 - B.29 – Concept Review – Establishing Proper "Play" Position

Special “Play” Positioning on Infield Ground Ball from Starting Position “A”:
B.30  Level 2 Material – F1 Covers 1st Base
B.31  Level 2 Material – F3 Covers Unassisted on a “Normal” Play
B.32  Level 2 Material – Examples of Right Side “Pressure”
B.33  Level 2 Material – Right Side “Pressure” - Positioning
B.34  Level 2 Material – Right Side “Pressure” from F4
B.35  Level 2 Material – Right Side “Pressure” from F3

From Starting Position “A”:
B.45  Level 2 Material – Foul Fly Ball on the 3rd Base Side
B.46  Level 1 Review – Infield Fly Ball Coverage
B.47  Level 1 Review – Infield Line Drive Coverage
B.48  Level 1 Review – Pivot Basics – “Three-Step” Foot Work
B.49  Level 2 Material – Ground Ball on Infield with Overthrow at 1st Base

Covering BR by Pivoting into the Infield (“Applied” Pivot Coverage):
B.50  Level 2 Material – Common Elements
B.51  Level 2 Material – Option #1 - BR Rounds, Stops and Returns to 1st Base
B.52  Level 2 Material – Option #2 – BR Gets into Rundown between 1st and 2nd Bases
B.53  Level 2 Material – Option #3 - BR Rounds 1st and Advances to 2nd Base
B.51  Level 2 Material – B.53 Review BR Rounds 1st Base
B.54  Level 2 Material – Option #4 – BR Rounds, Stops and Returns to 2nd Base
B.55  Level 2 Material – Option #5 – BR Rounds 2nd and Gets into a Rundown between 2nd & 3rd Bases
B.56  Level 2 Material – Option #6 – BR Rounds 2nd and Advances to 3rd Base
B.57  Level 2 Material – Option #7 – BR Rounds, Stops and Returns to 3rd Base
B.58  Level 2 Material – Option #8 – BR Rounds 3rd and Gets into a Rundown between 3rd & Home
B.59  Level 2 Material – Option #9 – BR Rounds 3rd and Advances Home
B.54 - B.59 – Concept Review – BR Advances to 2nd Base or Beyond

From Starting Position “A”:
B.62  Level 1 Review – Fly Balls and Line Drives in BU’s Outfield Coverage Area
B.64  Level 1 Review – PU’s Movements on Any Outfield Fly Ball
B.65  Level 1 Review – “Step-Up, Turn & Face the Ball”

Two-Man Responsibilities with BU in Starting Position “B” or “C”:
B.76.1 – Level 1 Review – “Simplified” (“Basic”) Responsibilities with BU in Starting Position “B” or “C”
B.77  Level 1 Review – Infield Fly Ball Coverage
B.78  Level 1 Review – Infield Line Drive Coverage

Starting Position “B” & “C”:
B.79  Level 1 Review – Starting Position “B” (Sometimes Referred to as SP B)
B.80  Level 1 Review – Starting Position “C” (Sometimes Referred to as SP C)

Starting Position “B” & “C” – Pick-Off’s:
B.81  Level 2 Material – SP “B” Pick-Off from F1 at 1st Base
B.82  Level 2 Material – SP “B” Pick-Off from F2 at 1st Base
B.83  Level 2 Material – SP “B” Pick-Off at 3rd
B.81 - B.83 – Concept Review – Starting Position "B" - Pick-Off's
B.84  Level 2 Material – SP “C” Pick-Off at 2nd
B.85  Level 2 Material – SP “C” Pick-Off at 3rd
B.86  Level 2 Material – SP “C” Pick-Off at 1st
B.84 - B.86 – Concept Review – Starting Position "C" - Pick-Off

Starting Position “B” & “C” - Steals:
B.87  Level 2 Material – SP “B” Steal of 2nd Base with R1 Only
B.92  Level 2 Material – SP “C” Steal of 3rd Base with R2 Only

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

From Starting Position “B” or “C” – Fly Ball Positioning:
B.116 – Level 2 Material – Mechanics Detail – R3 & R1 & “Trouble” Fly Ball or Line Drive to PU’s Left Field Line 10% Area
B.117 – Level 2 Material – Mechanics Detail – R2 on 2nd Base & “Trouble” Fly Ball to PU’s Left Field Line 10% Area

Two-Umpire System Full (“Advanced”) Two-Man Responsibilities:
B.15.2 – Level 3 Material – Full (“Advanced”) Two-Man Responsibilities with BU in Starting Position “A”
B.76.2  Level 3 Material – Full (“Advanced”) Two-Man Responsibilities with BU in Starting Position “B” or “C”

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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