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SacUmpires 2011 Level 3 Instruction Manual (WIP)

SacUmpires 2011 Level 3 Instruction Manual (WIP)

Level 3 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 3” Umpire Instruction Material:
L3.1 - Instruction Goals for “Level 3” Umpires
L3.2 - Detailed Instruction Module for “Level 3” Umpires
L3.3 - NCOA Instruction Field Evaluation Standards
L3.4 - NCOA Instruction Field Evaluation Form
L3.5 - Basics of Working the Plate
L3.6 - Plate Mechanics
L3.7 - "Give it a chance, Blue!"
L3.8 - History of the Strike Zone
L3.9 - How a Strike Zone Affects a Game
L3.10 - Strike Zone Philosophies
L3.11 - Calling the Glove
L3.12 - The Ten Unwritten Rules of Calling Balls and Strikes
L3.13 - What Are You Looking At? – Taking a routine call at first base
L3.14 - Working the Bases More Effectively
L3.15 - Going Foul
L3.16 - Pause – Read – React – One Very Small Step for the Umpire
L3.17 - Teaming Up on Rules
L3.18 - I’d Like to Have That One Back

Two-Umpire System Mechanics by Concepts & Skills:

Two-Umpire System:
B.15.2 – Level 3 Material – Full (“Advanced”) Two-Man Responsibilities 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 Review – 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 3 Material – F1 Covers 1st Base
B.31 – Level 2 Review – F3 Covers Unassisted on a “Normal” Play
B.32 – Level 2 Review – Examples of Right Side “Pressure”
B.33 – Level 2 Review – Right Side “Pressure” - Positioning
B.34 – Level 2 Review – Right Side “Pressure” from F4
B.35 – Level 2 Review – Right Side “Pressure” from F3
B.36 – Level 3 Material –  Pulled Foot “Straight” Toward BU
B.37 – Level 3 Material – Pulled Foot Toward the Right-Field Corner
B.38 – Level 3 Material – “Pulled” Foot Toward Home Plate Followed by a “Swipe” Tag

Foul Fly Coverage:
B.39 – Level 3 Material – Foul Fly Coverage between 1st & Home Plate near the Dugout
B.40 – Level 3 Material – Foul Fly Coverage between 1st & Home Plate near the Foul Line
B.41 – Level 3 Material – Foul Fly Coverage Past 1st Base near the Stands
B.42 – Level 3 Material – Fly Ball (“Pop-Up”) Around Starting Position “A”
B.43 – Level 3 Material – Fly Ball (“Pop-Up”) Around Starting Position “A”
B.44 – Level 3 Material – Clear F3 on “Pop-Up” Down the Right Field Line

From Starting Position “A”:
B.45 – Level 2 Review – 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 Review – Ground Ball on Infield with Overthrow at 1st Base

Covering BR by Pivoting into the Infield (“Applied” Pivot Coverage):
B.50 – Level 2 Review – Common Elements
B.51 – Level 2 Review – Option #1 - BR Rounds, Stops and Returns to 1st Base
B.52 – Level 2 Review – Option #2 – BR Gets into Rundown between 1st and 2nd Bases
B.53 – Level 2 Review – Option #3 - BR Rounds 1st and Advances to 2nd Base
B.51 – B.53 – Concept Review  BR Rounds 1st Base
B.54 – Level 2 Review – Option #4 – BR Rounds, Stops and Returns to 2nd Base
B.55 – Level 2 Review – Option #5 – BR Rounds 2nd and Gets into a Rundown between 2nd & 3rd Bases
B.56 – Level 2 Review – Option #6 – BR Rounds 2nd and Advances to 3rd Base
B.57 – Level 2 Review – Option #7 – BR Rounds, Stops and Returns to 3rd Base
B.58 – Level 2 Review – Option #8 – BR Rounds 3rd and Gets into a Rundown between 3rd & Home
B.59 – Level 2 Review – Option #9 – BR Rounds 3rd and Advances Home
B.54 - B.59 – Concept Review – BR Advances to 2nd Base or Beyond
B.60 – Level 3 Material – Pivot Adjustments – Pivot Location Adjustments – Advanced Positioning Concepts
B.61 – Level 3 Material – Pivot Adjustments – “Pro Look” Technique – Advanced Positioning Concepts

From Starting Position “A”:
B.62 – Level 1 Review – Fly Balls and Line Drives in BU’s Outfield Coverage Area
B.63 – Level 3 Material – “Trouble” Ball Fly Balls and Line Drives to 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”

“Trouble” Ball to BU’s Area – BU Goes Out:
B.66 – Level 3 Material – Common Material
B.67 – Level 3 Material – BU Moves to Cover the Plate
B.68 – Level 3 Material – Option #1 – PU Positions as BR Rounds, Stops and Returns to 1st Base
B.69 – Level 3 Material – Option #2 – PU Positions as BR gets into a Rundown between 1st and 2nd Bases
B.70 – Level 3 Material – Option #3 – PU Positions as BR Advances to 2nd Base
B.71 – Level 3 Material – Option #4 – PU Positions as BR Stops and Returns to 2nd Base
B.72 – Level 3 Material – Option #5 – PU Positions as BR Advances to 3rd Base
B.73 – Level 3 Material – Option #6 – PU Positions as BR Stops and Returns to 3rd
B.74 – Level 3 Material – Option #7 – PU Positions as BR Advances Home
B.75 – Level 3 Material – Option #8 – BU Positions as BR Advances Home
B.62 - B.75 – Concept Review – “Trouble” Ball to BU’s Area – BU Goes Out

Two-Man Responsibilities with BU in Starting Position “B” or “C”:
B.76.2 – Level 3 Material – Full (“Advanced”) Two-Man 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 Review – SP “B” Pick-Off from F1 at 1st Base
B.82 – Level 2 Review – SP “B” Pick-Off from F2 at 1st Base
B.83  Level 2 Review – SP “B” Pick-Off at 3rd
B.81 - B.83 – Concept Review – Starting Position "B" - Pick-Off's
B.84  Level 2 Review – SP “C” Pick-Off at 2nd
B.85  Level 2 Review – SP “C” Pick-Off at 3rd
B.86  Level 2 Review – SP “C” Pick-Off at 1st
B.84 - B.86 – Concept Review – Starting Position "C" - Pick-Off

Starting Position “B” - Steals:
B.87  Level 2 Review – SP “B” Steal of 2nd Base with R1 Only

Starting Position “B” R1 on 1st & R3 on 3rd Bases:
B.89 – Level 3 Material – R1 Steals 2nd Base – Common Movement
B.90 – Level 3 Material – Option #1 – R1 Steals 2nd Base & Play Goes Through to 2nd Base
B.91 – Level 3 Material – Option #2 – R1 Steals 2nd & F4 “Cuts” Throw for a Play on R3
B.89 - B.91 – Concept Review – R1 on 1st & R3 on 3rd Bases

Starting Position “C” - Steals:
B.92 – Level 3 Material – R2 Steals 3rd

Starting Position “C” - R2 & R1 Double Steal:
B.93 – Level 3 Material – Common Movements
B.94 – Level 3 Material – Option #1 – With Throw to 3rd Base
B.95 – Level 3 Material – Option #2 – With Throw to 2nd Base
B.93 - B.95 – Concept Review – Starting Position “C” - R2 & R1 Double Steal

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

From Starting Position “B” or “C” – “Working Area” Concept:
B.100 – Level 1 Review – Ground Ball on the Infield – “Working Area” Concept
B.101 – Level 3 Material –  SP “B” – Ground Ball on the Infield – Advanced Coverage of 3rd Base
B.102 – Level 3 Material – Reading, Anticipating the Play Location and Positioning in the “Working Area”
B.103 – Level 3 Material – Seeing the Play and “Bouncing” Back Across the “Working Area”
B.104 – Level 3 Material – “Obvious” (“Clean”) Base Hit to the Outfield – R2 on 2nd Base
B.105 – Level 3 Material – Base Hit to the Outfield with R2 on 2nd Base & 2 Outs – “Time” Plays

From Starting Position “B” – R1 to 3rd “Rotation” Coverage:
B.106 – Level 3 Material – Moving into “The Library” – Common Material
B.107 – Level 3 Material – Option #1 – No Play Coming into 3rd Base
B.108 – Level 3 Material – Option #2 – Play Coming into 3rd Base
B.109 – Level 3 Material – Option #3 – Play Coming into 3rd Base with Overthrow
B.106 - B.109 – Concept Review – Starting Position "B" R1 to 3rd "Rotation" Coverage
B.110 – Level 3 Material – R1 to 3rd Rotation (with R3 & R1 on Bases) & Play Comes to 3rd Base

From Starting Position “C” – "Special" Outfield Fly Ball Coverage – Runners on 2nd & 1st Bases with “Rotation” Coverage:
B.111 – Level 3 Material – “Routine” Fly Ball to BU’s 80% Area – Moving into “The Library”
B.112 – Level 3 Material – Option #1 – No Play is Coming Into 3rd Base (Ball or R2 Doesn’t Come into 3rd)
B.113 – Level 3 Material – Option #2 – Play Into 3rd Base on R2 & “Routine” Fly Ball to BU’s 80% Area
B.114 – Level 3 Material – Option #3 – Play into 3rd Base on R2 & “Trouble” Fly Ball to BU’s 80% Area
B.115  Level 2 Review – Option #4 – R2 on 2nd Base & “Trouble” Fly Ball to PU’s Left Field Line 10% Area
B.111 - B.115 – Concept Review – Starting Position “C” – R2 & R1on Bases with Outfield Fly Ball & "Rotation” Coverage

From Starting Position “B” or “C” – Fly Ball Positioning:
B.116  Level 2 Review – Mechanics Detail – R3 & R1 & “Trouble” Fly Ball or Line Drive to PU’s Left Field Line 10% Area
B.117  Level 2 Review – Mechanics Detail – R2 on 2nd Base & “Trouble” Fly Ball to PU’s Left Field Line 10% Area
B.118 – Level 3 Material – R3 & R1 – R3 Tags & Could Advance to Home:

Fly Ball Responsibilities – “Trouble” Fly Ball or Line Drive to PU’s Left Field Line 10% Area

Rundown Coverage – Single & Multiple Runners:
B.52, 55 & 58 – Concept Review – Rundowns with One Runner Only – Responsibilities & Coverage
B.119 – Level 3 Material – R3 & R1 – Rundown on R1 between 1st and 2nd with R3 also at 3rd Base
B.120 – Level 3 Material – R3 & R1 – Rundown on R3 between 3rd and Home with R1 also on 1st Base
B.121 – Level 3 Material – R3 & R2 – Rundown on R2 between 2nd and 3rd with R3 also on 3rd Base
B.122 – Level 3 Material – R3 & R2 – If the Rundown Develops between 3rd and Home
B.123 – Level 3 Material – R3 & R2 – R3 on 3rd Gets into a Rundown between 3rd and Home with R2 on Base Also
B.124 – Level 3 Material – R2 & R1 – Rundown on R1 between 1st and 2nd Base
B.125 – Level 3 Material – R2 & R1 – Rundown on R2 between 2nd and 3rd Bases
B.126 – Level 3 Material – Rundown on R3 between 3rd and home
B.127 – Level 3 Material – Bases Loaded – Rundown develops between 1st and 2nd or 2nd and 3rd

Double Play Coverage:
B.128 – Level 3 Material – Double Plays from SP “B” – R1 on 1st Base Only
B.129 – Level 3 Material – Double Plays from SP “B” – R3 & R1 on Bases
B.130 – Level 3 Material – Double Plays from SP “C” – R2 and R1 on Bases

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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