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2.3.4.7.5 - Level 5.1 Day#4

02/02 (Mon) - 3 hours …


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #4_020215



L5.1 Student Class Prep - Tue, 02/02 - 6:00 - 9:00pm:


Material Sets up for (Sun) 02/08 ...



Monday, 02/02 Meeting ... Our next meeting will be Monday, 02/02 at Jesuit ... At 6:00pm we will start with a General Meeting ... Then, proceed to the classroom after that ...


In class, we will continue doing diagramming plays on the whiteboard in preparation for the Sunday, 02/08 class work ... We will not do any rules work because of the General Meeting ...


Please Review the following materials in preparation for Monday:

Mechanics Module #9: Classroom: SPA - “Pivot” or “Go out on fly ball”

Pivot Techniques Review Material:

B.48 – Level 1 Review Mechanics Detail – Pivot Basics – “Three-Step” Footwork

B.49 – Level 2 Review Mechanics Detail – Ground Ball on Infield with Overthrow at 1st Base

B.50 – Level 2 Review Mechanics Detail – Pivot Common Elements

B.51 – B.53 – Concept Review – BR Rounds 1st Base

B.54 - B.59 – Concept Review – BR Advances to 2nd Base or Beyond

B.60 – Level 3 Review Mechanics Detail – Pivot Adjustments – Pivot Location Adjustments – Advanced Positioning Concepts

B.61 – Level 3 Review Mechanics Detail – Pivot Adjustments – “Pro Look” Technique – Advanced Positioning Concepts


“Trouble” Ball to BU’s Area – BU Goes Out Review Material:

B.62 - B.75 – Concept Review – “Trouble” Ball to BU’s Area – BU Goes Out


Mechanics Module #10a: Classroom: Foul Fly Balls & Coverage:

B.45 – Level 2 Review Mechanics Detail – Foul Fly Ball on the 3rd Base Side

B.39 – Level 3 Review Mechanics Detail – Foul Fly Coverage between 1st & Home Plate near the Dugout

B.40 – Level 3 Review Mechanics Detail – Foul Fly Coverage between 1st & Home Plate near the Foul Line

B.41 – Level 3 Review Mechanics Detail – Foul Fly Coverage Past 1st Base near the Stands

B.42 – Level 3 Review Mechanics Detail – Fly Ball (“Pop-Up”) Around Starting Position “A”

B.43 – Level 3 Review Mechanics Detail – Fly Ball (“Pop-Up”) Around Starting Position “A”

B.44 – Level 3 Review Mechanics Detail – Clear F3 on “Pop-Up” Down the Right Field Line



Written Homework Exercises:

Please diagram the following situations ... Jot down some brief notes describing your eye usage, play "cues" & positioning during important "time slices" throughout the plays ...

Situation #1: SPA … No runners on base … Normal (“clean”) base hit between F5 & F6 … BR rounds 1st, stops & returns to 1st routinely ...

Situation #2: SPA … No runners on base … Trouble Ball to F9… BU goes out … The ball falls for a base hit … BR rounds 1st, stops & returns to 1st routinely ...

Situation #3: SPA … No runners on base … It’s a “clean” “gapper” to the RF gap … BU does not go out … BR stretches for 3rd base ...

Situation #4: SPA … No runners on base … It’s a “gapper” to the RF gap … It’s a “trouble ball” past F9… BU goes out … BR stretches for 3rd base ...

Situation #5: SPA … No runners on base … The batter pops a foul fly ball near the 3rd base dugout & at the backstop or (b) near the 3rd baseline (10 -12 ft off the line) but not a question of fair/foul ...

Situation #6: SPA … No runners on base … The batter pops a foul fly past BU & down the RF line area (a) near the foul line or (b) in foul territory near the fence ….


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02/02 (Mon) - 3 hours …


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #1_020215


6:00-6:15 - Briefing ...


6:15-7:00 - Rules Module - Appeal Rule


7:00-7:45 - Mechanics workshop with group exercises …

 - Difficult Fly Ball reads …

 - “Clean Base Hit” Pivot Mechanics ...

 - Trouble Ball Pivot mechanics ...

 - Trouble Ball Go Out mechanics ...


7:45-8:30 - Mechanics workshop with group exercises ...

 - Rotations: R1 → 3rd, R3, R1 → 3rd, R2-R1 tag play

 - Working Area usage for outfield batted ball ...

 - Routine fly ball … line-up & tag, advancement ...

 - Trouble fly ball … line-up & tag, advancement ...

 - Keep from being “trapped” against the baseline ...


8:30-9:00: Recap & Review …


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02/02 (Mon) - 3 hours ...


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #4_020215


Class Activities:


Written Homework Exercises: (Completed in class as team activities)


Situation #1: SPA … No runners on base … Normal (“clean”) base hit between F5 & F6 … BR rounds 1st, stops & returns to 1st routinely ...


Situation #2: SPA … No runners on base … Trouble Ball to F9… BU goes out … The ball falls for a base hit … BR rounds 1st, stops & returns to 1st routinely ...


Situation #3: SPA … No runners on base … It’s a “clean” “gapper” to the RF gap … BU does not go out … BR stretches for 3rd base ...


Situation #4: SPA … No runners on base … It’s a “gapper” to the RF gap … It’s a “trouble ball” past F9… BU goes out … BR stretches for 3rd base ...


Situation #5: SPA … No runners on base … The batter pops a foul fly ball near the 3rd base dugout & at the backstop or (b) near the 3rd baseline (10 -12 ft off the line) but not a question of fair/foul ...


Situation #6: SPA … No runners on base … The batter pops a foul fly past BU & down the RF line area (a) near the foul line or (b) in foul territory near the fence ….



Advanced Class Activities Exercises:


Situation #1: SPA … No runners on base … Ground Ball on Infield (a) to F6 in the “hole” between 2nd & 3rd bases F6 Overthrows 1st Base off the fence … (b) with “pressure” to F4 in the “hole” between 1st & 2nd bases … F4 Overthrows 1st Base off the fence …


Situation #2: SPA … No runners on base … Hard base hit right at F9 … (a) F9 picks the ball & fires to 1st to retire BR ... (b) the ball goes through F9’s legs & BR attempts for 3rd base …


Situation #3: SPA … No runners on base … Normal (“clean”) base hit in the “hole” between F5 & F6 … (a) BR rounds 1st, stops & returns to 1st routinely ... (b) F7 misses the ball & it deflects 10-12 feet away … BR attempt to advance to 2nd


Situation #4: SPA … No runners on base … It’s a “gapper” to the RF gap … It’s a “trouble ball” past F9… BU goes out … BR rounds 3rd & is going home … (a) BU returns to cover the plate ... (b) BU does not return to cover the plate ...


Situation #5: SPA … No runners on base … The batter pops a foul fly ball near the 1st base dugout & at the backstop or (b) near the 1st baseline (10 -12 ft off the line) but not a question of fair/foul ...


Situation #6: SPA … No runners on base … The batter pops a foul fly in front of BU & towards the 1st base foul fence area (a) just behind the dugout or (b) near the middle of the dugout  …



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