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Beginner's Mechanics Clinic

Instruction covers field mechanics for the two man system. This clinic
is aimed at the beginning umpire, umpires with no formal training, and
officials who are returning to the game.

What to bring: Base and plate uniforms and gear, a sack lunch, paper and pen, and plenty of water.

Instruction covers
field mechanics for the two man system. This clinic is aimed at the
beginning umpire, umpires with no formal training, and officials who are
returning to the game.

Hi everyone,
The
instructors are eager and cannot wait to help you with your umpiring ...
Please wear warm, comfortable, athletic
clothing.  Bring both court and turf shoes so we can go on grass or
blacktop depending on surface conditions.  No umpire uniforms are
necessary,  You may bring your plate hat and mask if you would like to
practice using them during your plate work.
Please bring a baseball glove if you have
one.  Also, bring note taking materials as there will be too much
information available to remember.
You may review the information at the following link both before
and after the clinic to increase your learning:
http://sacumpires.com/2010/02/17/beginner-umpire-rules-positioning-study-materials

Additional free training events are
available at the following link:
http://sacumpires.com/2009/08/28/2009-2010-proposed-umpire-clinic-instruction-schedule

If it is raining or the pavement is too wet
to use, we may move to following outdoor, covered facility at:
Twin
Rivers Adult Ed Blg 

3222 Winona Way 
North Highlands CA 
95660

Here's a
schedule for the clinic:

Sunday, 03/21/10 – 2010 LL Sec 4 & NCOA Spring Beginner’s
Mechanics Clinic

12:00 – 12:10 Basic 8 Demos/Practice (Ball, Strike,
Safe, Out, Fair, Foul, Time, Play) 12:10
– 12:30 Group
Demos 12:30 – 2:00 Rotation #1 
12:30 – 1:00 Session #1 1:00 – 1:30 Session #2 1:30 – 2:00 Session #3
P1: (60ft mechanics only) (This session uses a split station
format – a & b below)

P1a:
(Location: Stadium Left-Field Line) (approx. 20 min each)Specialty plate mechanics Brush plate (demo)Clearing bat (demo)Fair-foul (demo)Clearing F2

P1b: (Location: Stadium Left-Field Line)
(approx. 20 min each)Pivot basics
steps: Basic 3-step pivot line
drill practice 3-step, Walk
thru, Jog thruBasic Pivot technique: PivotWhen:
Ground ball on infield with overthrow 90 degree angleTwo steps
fairTwo steps foulB1: (60ft mechanics only) (Location: Stadium
Right-Field Line) 

BU
starting position A establish Ground
ball on infield (no runners on base) Left side of the infield  – 90 degree angleRight side of the infield (normal) – two
steps fairPU movements by
priority PU movement on ground
balls on infield (no one on base) 

C2: (Cage & surrounding cement area) 

Watch:Pitch
tracking 
Watch: Lower half
stance basicsH/T/H/T, width, balance over feet, comfort, squat  signal & voice strike 

Watch: Routine/sequence: step
into H/T/H/T, squat into set
position, pitch track, stand-up with signal & call, Step back relax Watch: Upper half stance basics/alignment:WaistTorso Head

Sunday, 03/07/10 – 2010 LL Sec 4 & NCOA
Spring Beginner’s Mechanics Clinic
2:00 – 2:10 Basic 8 Demos/Practice (Ball, Strike,
Safe, Out, Fair, Foul, Time, Play)
2:10 – 2:30  Group Demos2:30 – 4:00  Rotation
#2
2:30 – 3:00  Session #1 3:00 – 3:30  Session #2 3:30 – 4:00  Session #3
B2 & B6: : (Location: Stadium Left-Field
Line) (Application: 60ft mechanics only) (approx. 20 min each) (This session uses a
split station format – a & b
below
Starting
position B & C (60ft field – behind F4 & F6 near outfield grass)Pick-off/steal Ground ball – working areaPU positioning on grounders on the infield:Move up 1st base lineMove up 3rd base lineStay home
B6: (Location:
Stadium Right-Field Line)
(approx. 20 min each)
Plays on the Infield:Ground

Ball – Developing Working Area Double plays from starting
position B or C (Application: 60ft mechanics)Positioning for
plays at the plate

P2:
(Location: Stadium Center-Field Area) (approx. 40 min) (60ft mechanics
only)

P2b: (Location: 90
ft Baseball field) (approx. 20 min) (Content B3):PU movement on ground balls on infield (no
one on base) Special plays on
infield from starting position A:F1
coversF3 covers unassistedRight side “pressure”Pull foot toward RF cornerPull foot toward home plate with “swipe” tagPop-up around starting position AClear F3 on pop-up down RF line

B4: (60ft mechanics only) (This session
uses a split station format – a & b below)

B4: (Location: Stadium Right-Field Line)
(approx. 20 min each) 
On base
hit – “inside-out” rule – “working area” development Rotation on base hits:R1 to 3rd R3 & R1 with R1 to 3rdR2
& R1 – R2 tags & advances to 3rd (unless in 10% down RF line)

4:00 – 4:15 Basic 8+ Practice (Ball, Strike,
Safe, Out, Fair, Foul, Time, Play)
Clinic Concludes: 4:15pm approx

Date: 
Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 12:00pm - 4:15pm

Location

American River College Baseball Complex
4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA 95841
Groups:
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Hi Everyone, There is a

Hi Everyone,

There is a possible change of positioning/mechanics clinic site because of impending weather ...

Please be prepared to move to our backup location if it is raining ...

The weather forecast states a 90% chance of rain on Sunday during our clinic ...

Our backup location is at:

Twin Rivers Adult Ed Blg
3222 Winona Way
North Highlands CA 95660

Thanks ... Swanny

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