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Presidents Day Weekend Umpire Clinic 2008 Monday

Sign up here for Monday's Clinic:

This will be a combination of "Fungo" & "Shadow" Drills, live scrimmage work and ratings "check-offs". This is a chance to get your skills evaluated and checked off by your instruction crew.

Attend all clinic days for best learning results. If you are unable to attend all days, signup for the days you are available. You will still get off to a better start this season.

Where: Cordova HS Baseball fields 2239 Chase Ln Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

THIS CAMP IS PERFECT FOR:

New Umpires: Just starting to umpire? This camp is the perfect place for you. We’ll get you off on the right foot by teaching you the basic mechanics and positioning skills it takes to work a game properly. You'll learn everything from conducting a proper pre-game to being in position to make that last call of the game.

Intermediate Umpires: If you feel comfortable on the field, but you want to umpire with more confidence, this is the camp for you! We will help you to learn the skills it takes to not only survive, but to thrive as a lead umpire.

Advanced Umpires: As an experienced umpire you’ll want to learn from umpires who have worked the "Big Game" and excelled! We will help you learn what it takes to not only keep you at the top of your game, but help you take the steps to solidify your move towards the top of the official’s ladder.

"There are very few replacements for experience...... this camp is one of them. Our camp will help many umpires improve immensely, in a short period of time." You will learn what it takes to "survive" game after game with very few problems by being in position to get the call right, knowing the unwritten rules of the game that are accepted by participants and coaches and earning the respect of coaches and players.

Saturday, 02/16/08 Instruction Summary:

  • Scrimmage: Live work on plate & bases
  • Plate Work Station: Stance basics & specialty plate mechanics
  • Base Work Station:
    • One-umpire system
    • Two-man positioning:
    • Priorities & responsibilities (primary/secondary)
    • PU movement on ground balls on infield
    • BU starting position “A” establish, positioning for a ground ball on infield, ground ball on infield with overthrow
    • Pivot basics steps: Pause/read/react, pivot, cover BR- to 2nd/back to 1st/in rundown

Sunday, 02/17/08 Instruction Summary:

  • Plate Work Station:
    • Pitch tracking, voice ball/voice signal strike, step back relax
    • Strike zone: History, evolution, development, purpose, usage, development, philosophies, & interpretations
    • Tangle/untangle drill: Obstruction, interference, nothing, run lane interference
    • Batter interference on a steal attempt, F2 interference with batter’s swing
    • Fly ball positioning – infield & outfield
    • PU positioning on grounders on the infield: Move up 1st base line, move up 3rd base line, stay home
    • Positioning for plays at the plate, timing plays
  • Base Work Station:
    • Starting position “B” & “C”, responsibilities, fly ball coverage, pick-off/steal
    • Ground ball plays on the infield & the “working area” concept
    • Base hit – step-up/turn/face the ball – “working area” concept
    • Rotation on base hits: R1 to 3rd, R3 & R1 with R1 to 3rd, R2 & R1 – R2 tags & advances to 3rd
    • Special plays on infield from starting position “A”: F1 covers, F3 covers unassisted, right side “pressure”, pull foot toward RF corner, pull foot toward home plate with “swipe” tag, pop-up around starting position “A”, clear F3 on pop-up down RF line
    • Advance pivot - detailed technique: Placement, timing, adjustments, reads
    • “Trouble” ball to BU’s area with no runners on base
    • Rundowns one or multiple runners – responsibilities & coverage
    • Double plays from starting position “B” or “C”

Monday, 02/18/08 Instruction Summary:

  • Scrimmage: Live plate & base work with instructor critique
  • Plate Work Stations:
    • Technique Rating “Check-Off” Station
    • Follow-up Instructional “Soft Toss” Station for pitch tracking, voice ball/voice signal strike, step back relax
  • Base Work Station:
    • Technique Rating “Check-Off” Station
    • “Fungo” Situation Field Work
    • “Shadow Drill” Field Work
    • Follow-up Instruction Station for field work improvement

Location

Cordova HS Baseball fields
2239 Chase Lane
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Saturday clinic

This association did an excellent clinic. Thank you for the great mechanics training. I feel more equipped to begin this season.

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