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NCOA 2011 Vacaville Training Area Instruction Manual (WIP)

NCOA 2011 Vacaville Training Area Instruction Manual (WIP)

NCOA Level 5 Instruction Manual (2010 edition for now)

130 Base Concepts Reference Manual

Table of Contents

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NCOA 2011 Information:
NCOA Important Member Info
NCOA Baseball Standard Uniform Info
NCOA Vacaville Training Area 2011 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 4 Evaluation Material:
L4.1  Instruction Goals for “Level 4” Umpires
L4.2  Detailed Instruction Module for “Level 4” Umpires
L4.3  NCOA Instruction Field Evaluation Standards
L4.4  NCOA Instruction Field Evaluation Form

Level 5 Evaluation Material:
L5.1  Instruction Goals for “Level 5” Umpires
L5.2  Detailed Instruction Module for “Level 5” Umpires
L5.3  NCOA Instruction Field Evaluation Standards
L5.4  NCOA Instruction Field Evaluation Form

Additional Level 5 Material:
L5.5  Basics of Working the Plate
L5.6  History of the Strike Zone
L5.7  How a Strike Zone Affects a Game
L5.8  Strike Zone Philosophies
L5.9  The Plate Umpire at Work
L5.10  Working the Plate: The Basics
L5.11  Advanced Ball and Strike Calling
L5.12  "Give it a chance, Blue!"
L5.13  The Skill of Mental Focus for Umpires
L5.14  Learning To Concentrate – The Ticket To Consistency
L5.15  The Ten Unwritten Rules of Calling Balls and Strikes
L5.16  Calling the Glove
L5.17  Proper Receiving Techniques for a Catcher
L5.18  What is Timing?
L5.19  Evaluating the Plate Umpire
L5.20  Is your game in DEFENSIVE FLOW?
L5.21  Teamwork - The Basic Mechanic
L5.22  The Base Umpire
L5.23  Keep Your Eye On The Ball, Part I
L5.24  Keep Your Eye On The Ball, Part II
L5.25  What Are You Looking At? Taking a routine call at first base
L5.26  Working the Bases More Effectively
L5.27  Going Foul
L5.28  Pause – Read – React – One Very Small Step for the Umpire
L5.29  Earning the Mental Advantage
L5.30  Resolving Conflicts
L5.31  Elevating Your Game - Exploring the mental aspects of umpiring
L5.32  I’d Like to Have That One Back
L5.33  Sometimes a Bad Experience is Your Best Teacher
L5.34  Teaming Up on Rules
L5.35  What Do Coaches Expect of Umpires?

2U.0.0 – Two-Umpire System Responsibilities & Priorities:
2U.0.1 – Two-Umpire “Full” Jurisdictions (Division of Responsibilities)
2U.0.2 – Priority of Calls & Responsibilities

2U.1.0 – No Runners on Base:
2U.1.1 – General Positioning – BU Starting Position “A”
2U.1.2 – Ground Balls to the Infield – “Normal” Plays
2U.1.3 – Ground Balls to the Infield – “Special” Plays
2U.1.4 – Ground Balls to the Infield – “Swipe” Tags
2U.1.5 – Foul Pop-Ups
2U.1.6 – Fly Balls and Line Drives to the Infield
2U.1.7 – Fly Balls and Line Drives to the Outfield
2U.1.8 – Base Hits to the Outfield
2U.1.9 – Rundowns on BR

2U.2.0 – R1 on 1st Base:
2U.2.1 – General Positioning – BU Starting Position “B”
2U.2.2 – Pick-Offs at 1st Base, Rundowns
2U.2.3 – Steals
2U.2.4 – Infield Ground Balls
2U.2.5 – Infield Fly Balls and Line Drives
2U.2.6 – Outfield Fly Balls and Line Drives
2U.2.7 – Outfield Base Hit

2U.3.0 – R3 on 3rd & R1 on 1st Bases:
2U.3.1 – General Positioning – Starting Position “B”
2U.3.2 – Pick-Offs and Rundowns
2U.3.3 – Steals
2U.3.4 – Infield Ground Balls
2U.3.5 – Infield Fly Balls and Line Drives
2U.3.6 – Outfield Fly Balls and Lines Drives
2U.3.7 – Outfield Base Hit

2U.4.0 – R2 on 2nd Base:
2U.4.1 – General Positioning – Starting Position “C”
2U.4.2 – Pick-Off’s and Rundowns
2U.4.3 – Steals at 3rd Base with R2 on 2nd Base
2U.4.4 – Ground Balls to the Infield with R2 on 2nd Base
2U.4.5 – Fly Ball and Line Drive to the Infield with R2 on 2nd Base
2U.4.6 – Fly Ball and Line Drive to the Outfield with R2 on 2nd Base
2U.4.7 – Base Hit to the Outfield with R2 on 2nd Base
2U.4.8 – “Time” Plays with R2 on 2nd Base

2U.5.0 – R3 on 3rd Base:
2U.5.1 – General Positioning – Starting Position “C”
2U.5.2 – Pick-Offs and Rundowns
2U.5.3 – Steals
2U.5.4 – Infield Ground Balls
2U.5.5 – Infield Fly Balls and Line Drives
2U.5.6 – Outfield Fly Balls and Line Drives
2U.5.7 – Outfield Base Hits

2U.6.0 – R2 on 2nd & R1 on 1st Bases:
2U.6.1 – General Positioning – Starting Position “C”
2U.6.2 – Pick-Offs and Rundowns
2U.6.3 – Steals
2U.6.4 – Infield Ground Balls
2U.6.5 – Infield Fly Balls and Line Drives
2U.6.6 – Outfield Fly Balls and Line Drives
2U.6.7 – Outfield Base Hits
2U.6.8 – “Time” Plays

2U.7.0 – R3 on 3rd & R2 on 2nd Bases:
2U.7.1 – General Positioning – Starting Position “C”
2U.7.2 – Pick-Offs and Rundowns
2U.7.3 – Steals
2U.7.4 – Infield Ground Balls
2U.7.5 – Infield Fly Balls and Line Drives
2U.7.6 – Outfield Fly Balls and Lines Drives
2U.7.7 – Outfield Base Hits
2U.7.8 – “Time” Plays

2U.8.0 – Bases Loaded:
2U.8.1 – General Positioning – Starting Position “C”
2U.8.2 – Pick-Offs and Rundowns
2U.8.3 – Steals
2U.8.4 – Infield Ground Balls
2U.8.5 – Infield Fly Balls and Line Drives
2U.8.6 – Outfield Fly Balls and Line Drives
2U.8.7 – Outfield Base Hits
2U.8.8 – “Time” Plays

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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