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NCOA 2014 L5.1 Classroom Instruction Plan Detail_121514



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01/13 (Tue) - 3 hours ...

General Meeting? -- If so, delete rules module & save for another night ...

Assume 8-20 students … Maybe 2-4 small groups of 4-6 students … If 2 groups, then take 2 groups to each outside & then inside stations … If 4 groups, then split groups between 2 inside & 2 outside areas … Combine for rules & recap ...


6:00-6:15: Intro instructors, classroom concept & expectations ...

6:15-7:00: Rules Module - Batting Out of Order Rule …

 -5-10 questions for homework done individually …

 -5-10 questions for class work done in small teams ...

7:00-7:45: Plate work activity - Vision theme … 3-4 stations?

 -"One eye" blindfold drill #1 - square PU’s head to F1 ...

 -"One eye" blindfold drill #2 - keep PU’s head square to F1 - close eye closest to plate …

 -"One eye" blindfold drill #3 - square PU’s head to top-outside corner of plate ... close eye closest to plate

 -"One eye" blindfold drill #4 - keep PU’s head square to top-outside corner of plate ... open both eyes ...

 -Visual Frame - cardboard frame with F1, F2, plate set in a stage with chair for participant to sit in ...

 -Tunnel vision drill - do soft toss with goggle tubes while doing soft toss drill - Physical vs. mental ...

 -Read F2’s glove reception - black light drill during soft toss ...

7:45-8:30: Visual field & pitch tracking:

 -Stations - Black light soft toss ...

 -Stations - Black light hitting streak machine toss (?) ...

 -Should have students video each other’s plate work with Droid pad?

8:30-9:00: Recap …

 -Visual field alignment … How can it help/hurt vision quality … judgment, timing, consistency ...

 -Pitch tracking & reading F2’s glove work … How can it help/hurt strike zone consistency … algorithm

 -Batting Out of Order Rule



01/20 (Tue) - 3 hours … Set up (Sun) 01/25 ...

General Meeting? -- If so, delete rules module & save for another night ...

Assume 8-20 students … Maybe 2-4 small groups of 4-6 students … If 2 groups, then take 2 groups to each outside & then inside stations … If 4 groups, then split groups between 2 inside & 2 outside areas … Combine for rules & recap ...


6:00-6:15: Intro - Brief on Night’s Activities ...

6:15-7:00: Session #1 -- Rules Module -- Batting Out of Order Rule

 -5-10 questions for homework done individually …

 -5-10 questions for class work done in small teams ...

7:00-7:45: Session #2:

 -Steals at 2nd … straight in, wide with swipe tag, overthrow ...

 -Steals R3 & R1 → steals 2nd, cut play, pick to 3rd ...

7:45-8:30: Session #3:

 -01/25 -- Steals at 3rd … straight in, wide with swipe tag, overthrow ...

 -01/25 -- Steals R2 & R1 → steals 3rd, double steal to 3rd, trail runner at 2nd …

 -01/25 -- Steals at home

8:30-9:00: Recap & Review …



01/25 (Sun) - 7 hours ...

Chain off outdoor basketball court ...

Draw 90ft infield on outdoor basketball court or other blacktop area ...

Take sidewalk chalk, bases, Droid pads ...


9:00-9:15 - Briefing ...

9:15-10:00 - Rules Module -- Batter interference on a steal attempt …

10:00-11:00 - Mechanics on blacktop infield … Steals from SPB ...

   -- Steals at 2nd … straight in, wide with swipe tag, overthrow, overslide ...

   -- Steals R3 & R1 → steals 2nd, cut play, pick to 3rd ...

11:00-12:00 - Mechanics on blacktop infield … Steals from SPC ...

   -- Steals at 2nd … straight in, wide with swipe tag, overthrow ...

   -- Steals R3 & R1 → steals 2nd, cut play, pick to 3rd ...

12:00-12:45 - Lunch - Setup Quad-screen video

12:45-1:00 - Briefing ...

1:00 - 2:00 - Plate stance work stations & Quad screen video???

2:00 - 3:00 - Quad screen video & hitting streak pitching machine for plate work ...

3:00 - 4:00 - Video analysis of plate work ...

   -- Timing

   -- Cable ball drill

   -- Blindfold drill

   -- Numbered ball soft toss

   -- Other drills … Cardboard visual frames ...

   -- Quad screen video of soft toss ...

   -- Stakeholder Evaluation & View of the strike zone - Batter, F2, F1, Dugout, Base Coach & Fans



02/02 (Mon) - 3 hours … Set up (Sun) 02/08 ...


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 useage 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 …



02/08 (Sun) - 7 hours ...

Chain off outdoor basketball court ...

Draw 90ft field on outdoor basketball court or other blacktop area ...


9:00-9:15 - Briefing ...

9:15-10:00 - Rules Module - Regulation Games ...

10:00-10:45 - Classroom - SPA - “Pivot” or “Go out on fly ball” ...

   - “Clean Base Hit” Pivot Mechanics ...

   - Infield Overthrow ...

   - Difficult Fly Ball reads …

   - Trouble Ball Pivot mechanics ...

   - Trouble Ball Go Out mechanics ...

10:45-12:00 - Practice Drills - SPA - “Pivot” or “Go out on fly ball” ...

   - “Clean Base Hit” Pivot Mechanics ...

   - Difficult Fly Ball reads …

   - Trouble Ball Pivot mechanics ...

   - Trouble Ball Go Out mechanics ...

12:00-12:45 - Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 - Classroom - Working Area usage for outfield batted ball ...

   - Working Area useage 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 ...

1:45 - 3:00 - Practice Drills - Working Area usage for outfield batted ball ...

   - Working Area useage 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 ...

3:00 - 4:00 - Review & Recap ...



02/15 (Sun) - 7 hours ...

Chain off outdoor basketball court ...

Draw 90ft field on outdoor basketball court or other blacktop area ...


9:00-9:15 - Briefing ...

9:15-10:00 - Rules Module - Force Play Slide Rule ...

10:00-10:45 - Classroom -

   - Foul fly ball coverages …

   - Pickoffs - SPB - 1st or 3rd ...

   - Pickoffs - SPC - 1st, 2nd or 3rd ...

   - Rundowns - one runner ...

   - Rundowns - multiple runners ...

10:45-12:00 - Practice Drills -

12:00-12:45 - Lunch

12:45-1:00 - Briefing ...

1:00-1:45 - Classroom - Working Area useage for infield batted ball …

   - Working Area useage for infield batted ball …

   - “Bounce” Back ...

   - SPB - Double Play …

   - SPC - Double Play …

1:45-3:00 - Practice Drills - Working Area useage for infield batted ball …

   - Working Area useage for infield batted ball …

   - “Bounce” Back ...

   - SPB - Double Play …

   - SPC - Double Play …

3:00-4:00 - Review & Recap ...



02/21 (Sat) - 7 hours ...

TBA -- Scrimmages -- Split class & instructors up ...



02/28 (Sat) - 7 hours ...

TBA -- Scrimmages -- Split class & instructors up ...



03/02 (Mon) - 2.5 hours ...

General Meeting?

6:30-6:45 - Briefing ...

6:45-7:30 - Classroom - Balk Rules ...

7:30-9:00 - Discussion - Balk Rules ...



03/09 (Mon) - 2.5 hours ...

General Meeting?

6:30-6:45 - Briefing ...

6:45-7:30 - Classroom - 45ft. Run Lane ...

7:30-8:00 - Getting Calls Right Procedure

8:00-9:00 - Discussion - Game Situation Discussion ...


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01/13 (Tue) - 3 hours …


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #1_011315



L5.1 Student Class Prep - Tue, 01/20 - 6:00 - 9:00pm:


"Red" - links are homework ...

"Blue" - links are written or video review materials ...


Rule Module #1: 45 ft Lane Violation:

Reading - 45 ft Lane Violation Reading Assignment

Video - AZBOA 45ft Run Lane Violation

Video - 45ft Lane Violation #1

Video - 45ft Lane Violation #2

Additional Videos (optional): Interference - 45ft Lane Entire Playlist

Exercise - 45 ft Lane Violation


Rule Module #2: Batting Out of Order:

Reading - Batting Out of Order

Exercise - Batting Out of Order



Mechanics Module #1: Plate Work - Vision Theme:

NCAA Videos from 1996 Clinic:

Video - Plate Work #4

Exercise - Plate Work #4

Video - Plate Work #5

Exercise - Plate Work #5

Video - Plate Work #6

Exercise - Plate Work #6

Video - Plate Work #7

Exercise - Plate Work #7 (No homework questions, but review for some good tips ...)


NJSAB Video Short Videos:

Video - Plate Stance Foundation Importance

Video - Tracking Pitches

Video - A Strike Will Show Up When Utilizing Good Timing

Video - "Timing" as it Relates to Calling Pitches

Exercise - NJSAB Video Shorts - Homework Questions


Georgia ASA: (See how positioning changes your view of the strike zone & catcher’s mitt work)

Video - Softball Umpire POV from Behind Plate - Video

Exercise - Softball Umpire POV from Behind Plate - Homework Questions



Catcher’s Mitt Work during Spring Training: (See how smooth their mitt work is …)

Video - 2014 San Francisco Catchers

Video - 2014 Oakland Catchers

Video - 2012 Miami Catchers

Exercise - Catcher’s Mitt Work during Spring Training



AZBOA Video:

Video - Batter’s Strike Zone

Exercise - Batter’s Strike Zone


Additional Videos (optional):  Plate Work Entire Playlist



Mechanics Module #2: Plate work - Visual field & pitch tracking:

   Station Activities:

       Cable Ball Drill

       Numbered Ball Drill

       Blindfold Drill

       One-Eye Drill

       Visual Field Frames

       Tubed Goggle Drill

       Blacklight Drill

       Soft Toss Drill

       Pitching Machine Drill

       Stakeholder Analysis Drill





01/13 (Tue) - 3 hours …


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #1_011315


General Meeting? -- If so, delete rules module & save for another night ...


Assume 8-20 students … Maybe 2-4 small groups of 4-6 students … If 2 groups, then take 2 groups to each outside & then inside stations … If 4 groups, then split groups between 2 inside & 2 outside areas … Combine for rules & recap ...


6:00-6:15: Intro instructors, classroom concept & expectations ...


6:15-7:00: Rules Module - Batting Out of Order Rule …

 -5-10 questions for homework done individually …

 -5-10 questions for class work done in small teams ...


7:00-7:45: Plate work activity - Vision theme … 3-4 stations?

 -"One eye" blindfold drill #1 - square PU’s head to F1 ...

 -"One eye" blindfold drill #2 - keep PU’s head square to F1 - close eye closest to plate …

 -"One eye" blindfold drill #3 - square PU’s head to top-outside corner of plate ... close eye closest to plate

 -"One eye" blindfold drill #4 - keep PU’s head square to top-outside corner of plate ... open both eyes ...

 -Visual Frame - cardboard frame with F1, F2, plate set in a stage with chair for participant to sit in ...

 -Tunnel vision drill - do soft toss with goggle tubes while doing soft toss drill - Physical vs. mental ...

 -Read F2’s glove reception - black light drill during soft toss ...


7:45-8:30: Visual field & pitch tracking:

 -Stations - Black light soft toss ...

 -Stations - Black light hitting streak machine toss (?) ...

 -Should have students video each other’s plate work with Droid pad?


8:30-9:00: Recap …

 -Visual field alignment … How can it help/hurt vision quality … judgment, timing, consistency ...

 -Pitch tracking & reading F2’s glove work … How can it help/hurt strike zone consistency … algorithm

 -Batting Out of Order Rule




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NCOA Baseball 2015 L5.1 Classroom - Plate “Vision” Activities_011315


Video Activities: Have students video all activities for later review ...


(2 stalls)

Station #1a - “Cable Ball” Drill:

Learning Objective: Encourage better “pitch tracking” skills ...

Setup: Draw plate positioning template … Need F1, F2, Batter & PU ... Stretch out cable ... Video exercises for review …

Procedure: Use “on the rubber”, “set” … Count to 3 & release the ball on a pulley …


Station #1b - “Numbered Ball” Drills:

Learning Objective: Encourage better “timing” by requiring & establishing longer read periods  ...

Setup: Draw plate positioning template … Need F1, F2, Batter & PU ... Use numbered ball ... Video exercises for review …

Procedure: Use “on the rubber”, “set” … Count to 3 & soft toss ball to F2 … Have F2 flip the ball so it is visible … Have PU say the number & then call the pitch … Repeat process ...


Station #1c - “Blindfold” Drills:

Learning Objective: Encourage better “timing” by requiring & establishing longer read periods  ...

Setup: Draw plate positioning template … Need F2 & PU ... Install blindfold ... Video exercises for review …

Procedure: Use “on the rubber”, “set” … Count to 3 & soft toss ball to F2 … Have F2 fhit the mitt to simulate ball hitting glove … Then have PU call the pitch … Repeat process ...


(2 stalls)

Station #2 - “One-Eye” Drill:

Learning Objective: Show how covering or closing one eye can can reveal what visual field can be seen with two eyes ...

Setup: Draw plate positioning template … Have PU assume H/T/H/T stance …

Procedure:

  • Observation #1: Have PU assume RH hitter stance … Square head to F1 … Close/cover right eye … Draw visual field …

  • Observation #2: Have PU assume RH hitter stance … Square head to Top-outside corner of the plate … Close/cover right eye … Draw visual field …

  • Observation #3: Have PU assume LH hitter stance … Square head to F1 … Close/cover left eye … Draw visual field …

  • Observation #4: Have PU assume LH hitter stance … Square head to Top-outside corner of the plate … Close/cover left eye … Draw visual field …


(2 stalls)

Station #3 - Visual Field Frames:

Learning Objective: Show how slight adjustments to visual field alignment can greatly enhance PU’s information gathering for the “down” & “out” pitches …

Setup #1: Need chair, plate, cardboard frame supported into the air, F1 picture, Batter picture, F2 mitt picture … Create panorama view within frame … F1 in middle … plate in bottom-right corner & F2 mitt extended beyond bottom-right corner …

Setup #2: Setup #1: Need chair, plate, cardboard frame supported into the air, F1 picture, Batter picture, F2 mitt picture … Create panorama view within frame … F1 in top-left corner … plate in middel & F2 mitt in bottom-right corner …

Observation #1: Have student sit in chair & see what it looks like … Is like prior “one eye” drill?

Observation #2: Have student sit in chair & see what it looks like … Is like prior “one eye” drill?



(2 stalls)

Station #4a - “Tubed” Goggle Drills - Tunnel Vision :

Learning Objective: Demonstrate what how “tunnel” vision can prevent a quality evaluation of the “accepted” strike zone ...  


Station #5a - “Tubed” Goggle Drills - Judging F2 Reception:

Learning Objective: Demonstrate how F2’s reception can be a good way to judge borderline pitches on the bottom & outside edges of the strike zone ...


(Classroom)

Station #6 - “Blacklight” Drills:

Learning Objective: Demonstrate how F2’s reception can be a good way to judge borderline pitches on the bottom & outside edges of the strike zone ...


(2 stalls)

Station #7 - “Soft Toss” Drills:

Learning Objective: Practice & reinforce earlier “visual” concepts …


Station #8 - “Pitching Machine” Drills:

Learning Objective: Practice & reinforce earlier “visual” concepts …


(Driveway Beyond Chain)

Station #9 - “Stakeholder” Analysis Drills:

Learning Objective: Demonstrate exactly what other important “stakeholders” are using to judge your strike zone ...


(Classroom)

Station #10 - Student Strike Zone Drawing:

Learning Objective: Record, analyze & compare a variety of strike zone diagrams & possible adjustments to their concept or thinking …


(Classroom)

Station #11 - Review Videos in Small Groups:






NCOA Baseball 2015 L5.1 Classroom - Plate “Vision” Activities_011315


Video Activities: Have students video all activities for later review ...

(2 stalls)


Station #1a - “Cable Ball” Drill:

Learning Objective: Encourage better “pitch tracking” skills ...

Setup: Draw plate positioning template … Need F1, F2, Batter & PU ... Stretch out cable ... Video exercises for review …

Procedure: Use “on the rubber”, “set” … Place ending point at the most difficult location for PU to judge pitches - low-outside corner … Count to 3 & release the ball on a pulley …


Station #1b - “Numbered Ball” Drills:

Learning Objective: Encourage better “timing” by requiring & establishing longer read periods  ...

Setup: Draw plate positioning template … Need F1, F2, Batter & PU ... Use numbered ball ... Video exercises for review …

Procedure: Use “on the rubber”, “set” procedure … Use “soft toss” to spot pitches to low-outside corner … Count to 3 & toss ball to F2 like throwing a dart … Have F2 flip the ball over so a number is visible … Have PU say the number & then call the pitch … Repeat process ...


Station #1c - “Blindfold” Drills:

Learning Objective: Encourage better “timing” by requiring & establishing longer read periods  ...

Setup: Draw plate positioning template … Need F2 & PU ... Install blindfold over PU’s eyes ... Have F2 hit two (2) wooden blocks together to simulate the ball hitting the mitt … Sync two (2) side-by-side PU’s to work off of the same wooden blocks snapping … Video exercises for review …

Procedure: Use “on the rubber”, “set” … Count to 3 & Have F2 hit the blocks together to simulate ball hitting glove … Then have each PU signal & call the “result” of the pitch … Repeat the process ...


(2 stalls)

Station #2 - “One-Eye” Field of View Observation:

Learning Objective: Show how covering or closing one eye can can reveal what visual field can be seen with that eye, but also is what can be see as the result of “both eye” vision in the critical pitch evaluation area ...

Setup: Draw plate positioning template … Have PU assume H/T/H/T stance …


Station #2a – With Right-Handed Hitter:

Procedure:

Right-handed hitter:

  • Observation #1: Have PU assume RH hitter stance … Square head to F1 … Close/cover right eye … Draw visual field …

  • Observation #2: Have PU assume RH hitter stance … Square head to Top-outside corner of the plate … Close/cover right eye … Draw visual field …


Station #2b – With Left-Handed Hitter:

Procedure:

Left-handed hitter:

  • Observation #3: Have PU assume LH hitter stance … Square head to F1 … Close/cover left eye … Draw visual field …

  • Observation #4: Have PU assume LH hitter stance … Square head to Top-outside corner of the plate … Close/cover left eye … Draw visual field …


(2 stalls)

Station #3 - Visual Field Frames - “Shadow Box” View:

Learning Objective: Show how slight adjustments to visual field alignment can greatly enhance PU’s information gathering for the critical evaluation area - “down” & “out” pitches …


Station #3a – F1 in the Middle:

Setup: Need chair, plate, cardboard frame supported into the air, F1 picture, Batter picture, F2 mitt picture … Create panorama view within frame … F1 in middle … plate in bottom-right corner & F2 mitt extended beyond bottom-right corner …

Procedure: Sit in chair & observe the how the “shadow box” positions F1, plate, F2’s mitt & batter in the “visual field” formed by the cardboard frame …


Station #3b – F1 in Top-Left Corner:

Setup: Need chair, plate, cardboard frame supported into the air, F1 picture, Batter picture, F2 mitt picture … Create panorama view within frame … F1 in top-left corner … plate in middle & F2 mitt in bottom-right corner …

Procedure: Sit in chair & observe the how the “shadow box” positions F1, plate, F2’s mitt & batter in the “visual field” formed by the cardboard frame …


(2 stalls)

Station #4a - “Tubed” Goggle Drills - Tunnel Vision :

Learning Objective: Demonstrate what how “tunnel” vision can prevent a quality evaluation of the “accepted” strike zone ...  

Setup: Draw plate positioning template … Need F1, F2, Batter & PU ... Have F2 “catch” with the Velcro paddle … Have PU wear “tubed goggles” & focus them to the front of the plate – the “text book” strike zone ...

Procedure: Have F1 say “on the rubber,” “set” … then count to 3 & toss the ball to the low-out corner … Judge pitches coming through the “text book” zone without any additional aids of reading the pitch to F2 … Have F2 “stick” the ball with the Velcro paddle to simulate F2 catching the pitch … Repeat process ... Video exercises for review …


Station #4b - “Tubed” Goggle Drills - Judging F2 Reception:

Learning Objective: Demonstrate how F2’s reception can be a good way to judge borderline pitches on the bottom & outside edges of the strike zone ...

Setup: Draw plate positioning template … Need F1, F2, Batter & PU ... Have PU wear “tubed goggles” & focus them to the area behind the plate where F2 receives the pitch ...

Procedure: Have F1 say “on the rubber,” “set” … then count to 3 & toss the ball to the low-out corner … Judge pitches by reading the pitch to F2 & how it is being caught (received) … Have F2 “stick” the ball with the Velcro paddle to simulate F2 catching the pitch … Repeat process ... Video exercises for review …


(2 stalls)

(Classroom)

Station #5 - “Blacklight” Drills:

Learning Objective: Demonstrate how F2’s reception can be a good way to judge borderline pitches on the bottom & outside edges of the strike zone ...

Setup: Roll out a plate vinyl … Need F1, F2, Batter & PU ... Have PU focus on the area behind the plate where F2 receives the pitch ... Have F2 wear a “glow glove” and Velcro paddle …

Procedure: Have F1 say “on the rubber,” “set” … then count to 3 & toss the ball to the low-out corner … Judge pitches by reading the pitch to F2 & how it is being caught (received) … Have F2 “stick” the ball with the Velcro paddle to simulate F2 catching the pitch … Have PU read how F2 “sticks” the pitch … Repeat process ... Video exercises for review …


(2 stalls)

Station #6 - “Soft Toss” Drills:

Learning Objective: Practice & reinforce earlier “visual” concepts …

Setup:

Procedure:

Setup: Draw plate positioning template … Need F1, F2, Batter & PU ... Do normal soft toss procedure for extra practice reading the pitch to F2 ... Video exercises for review …

Procedure: Use “on the rubber”, “set” procedure … Use “soft toss” to spot pitches to low-outside corner … Count to 3 & toss ball to F2 like throwing a dart … Have F2 wear a velcro paddle …

Procedure: Have F1 say “on the rubber,” “set” … then count to 3 & toss the ball to the low-out corner … Judge pitches by reading the pitch to F2 & how it is being caught (received) … Have F2 “stick” the ball with the Velcro paddle to simulate F2 catching the pitch … Have PU read how F2 “sticks” the pitch …


Station #7 - “Pitching Machine” Drills:

Learning Objective: Practice & reinforce earlier “visual” concepts …

Setup: Draw plate positioning template … Need F1, F2, Batter & PU ... set up & “sight in” the machine... Video exercises for review …

Procedure: Use “on the rubber”, “set” procedure … Count to 3 & insert the ball into the machine … Have F2 wear a glove …

Procedure: Have F1 say “on the rubber,” “set” … then count to 3 & insert the ball into the machine so it ends up passing through the low-out corner … Judge pitches by reading the pitch to F2 & how it is being caught (received) … Have F2 “stick” the ball with the glove … Have PU read how F2 “sticks” the pitch …


(Driveway Beyond Chain)

Station #8 - “Stakeholder” Analysis Drills:

Learning Objective: Demonstrate exactly what other important “stakeholders” are using to judge your strike zone ...

Setup: Set up a miniature sized field … Mark F1, F2, 3rd base coach, 1st base dugout …

Procedure: Have the student go to each spot & record thoughts about what can be seen from there …


Station #8a – F1 …

Station #8b – F2 …

Station #8c – 3rd base coach …

Station #8d – 1st base dugout …


(Classroom)

Station #9 - Student Strike Zone Drawing:

Learning Objective: Record, analyze & compare a variety of strike zone diagrams & possible adjustments to their concept or thinking …

Setup: Obtain a batter & plate diagram …

Procedure: Draw the strike zone you wish to call while working …


(Classroom)

Station #10 - Review Videos in Small Groups:

Setup: Position all team members to see the android pad …

Procedure: Display videos of earlier exercises & see how things look … Analyze images from a 3rdperson perspective & to reinforce any earlier learning discussed within your group …




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NCOA Baseball 2015 L5.1 Classroom - Plate “Vision” Activities_011315

Station #1 - Pitch Tracking & Timing Drills: (3 stalls)


Station #1a - “Cable Ball” Drill:

Learning Objective: Encourage better “pitch tracking” skills ...

Note: Sometimes slowing the playing action down can help us see problems in our work …


How is your pitch tracking for a RH batter?  


How is your pitch tracking for a LH batter?


Do you finish your tracking differently for either of them?


How does the RH catcher’s mitt work affect have the pitch is caught between each different type of batter?


Which eye dominate are you - left or right?



Station #1b - “Numbered Ball” Drills:

Learning Objective: Encourage better “timing” by requiring & establishing longer read periods  …

Note: Sometimes the first step in learning is changing habits or “patterns” … Although “false” timing is not a desirable trait, it can be an early step to developing longer evaluation periods … Training your mind to wait longer & read all the available information is one of the toughest things to do when you start umpiring - fan vs. umpire issues … One way to check your “timing” is to observe when you make your decision and compare it to when F2 turns his mitt over to retrieve the ball ...


How difficult was it to wait for the ball to be turned over & the number become visible?


Was there an “urge” to call the pitch quicker?



Station #1c - “Blindfold” Drills:

Learning Objective: Encourage better “timing” by requiring & establishing longer read periods  ...

Note: Sometimes blocking visual input & relying on only sound to trigger your action can help train our mind to wait longer before making decisions … Your mind will not be in a hurry to “anticipate” results based on receiving images ...


Was your pause between the “snap” of the glove, the processing of the audio stimulation & your mind telling you to call it different?  


If so, describe the different and how much different?  



Station #2 - “One-Eye” Field of View Observation: (2 stalls)

Learning Objective: Show how covering or closing one eye can can reveal what your “quality” visual field will be with two eyes open …

Note: Although you can “see” in your extreme peripheral vision areas, your quality of vision decreases as you move further away from the center of your vision … Awareness of your visual field & its limitations are important to maximizing your perception & hence ability to evaluate pitch quality as an umpire … We are only as good as the “quality” of data we collect ...



Station #2a – With Right-Handed Hitter:


How does a subtle & barely noticeable head angle adjustment change your “field of view”?



Station #2b – With Left-Handed Hitter:


How does a subtle & barely noticeable head angle adjustment change your “field of view”?



Station #3 - Visual Field Frames - “Shadow Box” View: (2 stalls)

Learning Objective: Show how slight adjustments to visual field alignment can greatly enhance PU’s information gathering for the “down” & “out” pitches …

Note: This develops further on the prior thought … As we age, the edges of our peripheral vision gradually narrow without us noticing it … Focusing our “best” vision where we need it can maximize our “quality” visual data gathering becomes more important as we age … What are the toughest areas of the strike zone to judge??? … Down & out because we do not have the “line of sight” like on up & in pitches where our eyes are set up in the “slot” ...This slight adjustment is one strategy to enhance our vision in an area of most need ...



Station #3a – F1 in the Middle:


Where is the center of your vision focused in this frame?


Why do hitters need to focus on F1 & more importantly on the “release window”?


Why is this less important to umpires?


If this visual field alignment is used, what happens to the down-out F2 mitt reception?


What ends up occurring when the down-out pitch is judged?



Station #3b – F1 in Top-Left Corner:


Where is the center of your vision focused in this frame?


Why would this visual field alignment be more advantageous for a plate umpire?


How well could PU see & more importantly perceive the down-out pitch?


Why is a good down-out corner important in baseball?


Can this strategy improve your work judgement of down-out pitches?



Station #4 - “Tubed” Goggle Drills (2 stalls)

Note: “Tunnel Vision” is term used to describe a couple of phenomena … “Tunnel Vision” can be “physical” in nature when we are blocked out by the batter or F2 … “Physical Tunnel Vision” can also be caused as a result of poor visual field alignment … As the pitch moves into weaker areas of our vision, the mind will stop evaluating when quality data stops accumulating - similar to voice activated recording … This is visual activated processing … When the processing stops, the mind says it’s time to make a decision … This is where an umpire either suffers from “quick” or “false” timing ... “Conceptual Tunnel Vision” usually occurs when umpires don’t read the pitch past the “pane of glass” described by a “ rulebook interpretation” of the strike zone … The umpire gives up on the pitch instead of continuing to read the pitch into F2’s mitt & letting it serve as a “cue” to the quality of the pitch … Umpires often try to be too “right” & end up being inconsistent because concentration to interpret the strike zone in this manner cannot be maintain for long periods of time … When umpires lose their zone in the middle or late game, this could be a potential problem ...



Station #4a - “Physical” Tunnel Vision :

Learning Objective: Demonstrate what how “tunnel” vision can prevent a quality evaluation of the “accepted” strike zone ...


Judge the pitch & compare to the team video being taken later … See how your judgement is affected …



Station #4b - Judging Pitch Quality by Reading F2 Mitt (Reception):

Learning Objective: Demonstrate how F2’s reception can be a good way to judge borderline pitches on the bottom & outside edges of the strike zone …


Can reading & evaluating F2’s mitt be an effective “algorithm” for judging pitches?



Station #5 - “Blacklight” Drills - Judging Pitch Quality by Reading F2 Mitt (Reception): (2 stalls)

(Inside a Classroom)

Learning Objective: Demonstrate how F2’s reception can be a good way to judge borderline pitches on the bottom & outside edges of the strike zone ...

Note: Collecting visual data is a funny thing … There is so much visual stimula inputting that your mind needs to filter it before it can be prioritized and evaluated … Isolating the mitt work may help you learn the importance & prevent other images from distracting you from focusing on the mitt … This drill is an attempt to give you nothing but ball & mitt so your mind can learn that mitt work can really help you call difficult areas of the strike zone ...


Could you judge the down-out zone well using F2’s mitt work?



Station #6 - “Soft Toss” Drills: (2 stalls)

Learning Objective: Practice & reinforce earlier “visual” concepts …

Note: Practice make permanent … Continue to practice some of the visual techniques & make them permanent skills for your game ...



Station #7 - “Pitching Machine” Drills: (2 stalls)

Learning Objective: Practice & reinforce earlier “visual” concepts …

Note: Practice make permanent … Continue to practice some of the visual techniques & make them permanent skills for your game ..



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Station #8 - “Stakeholder” Analysis Drills:

Learning Objective: Demonstrate exactly what other important “stakeholders” are using to judge your strike zone ...

Note: Learning how others are judging your zone can help you adjust slightly for survival … The game has evolved for more than a century … It has become very conceptual until the development of instant replay & over 20 HD camera angles … Unfortunately, we have the “war of the worlds” going on currently between “new” & “old” worlds … We live in that turbulent “convergence zone” where there are no winners … But, it would probably be best to understand the “old” ways because it isn’t likely any school district will spend $2m+ on “pitch(fx) systems to back up our calls ...



Go to each spot & record what can each “stakeholder” see and what their drawbacks are …


Station #8a – F2 …


Station #8b – F1 …


Station #8c – 3rd base coach …


Station #8d – 1st base dugout …




(Classroom)

Station #9 - Student Strike Zone Drawing:

Learning Objective: Record, analyze & compare a variety of strike zone diagrams & possible adjustments to their concept or thinking …



(Classroom)

Station #10 - Review Videos in Small Groups


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01/20 (Tue) - 3 hours … Set up (Sun) 01/25 ...


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #2_012015




L5.1 Student Class Prep - Tue, 01/20 - 6:00 - 9:00pm:


Rule Module #3: Batter’s Box Rule Violation:

Reading - Batter’s Box Rule Violation 

Video - Batter #2 - Batters Box Rule

Video - Batter #3 - Batters Box Rule

Exercise - Batter’s Box Rule Violation (please print & complete)


Mechanics Module #3: Classroom: Pick-Offs & Steals from SPB

Reading - B.79 – Level 1 Review – Mechanics Detail – Starting Position “B” (Sometimes Referred to as SPB)

Reading - B.81 - B.83 – Concept Review – Starting Position "B" - Pick-Off's
Reading - B.87 – Level 2 Review – Mechanics Detail – SP “B” Steal of 2nd Base with R1 Only
Reading - B.88 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – SP “B” Steal of 2nd Base with R1 Only (Advanced Concepts)

Reading - B.89 - B.91 – Concept Review – R1 on 1st & R3 on 3rd Bases

Video - Starting Position B Establishment (needs google+ circle invitation)

Video - Starting Position "B" - Pick-Off's (needs google+ circle invitation)
Video - SP “B” Steal of 2nd Base with R1 Only (needs google+ circle invitation)
Video - SPB - 2-Ump System Mechanics  (Please review the relevant parts)

Exercise - SPB - F1 Pick-Off at 1st

Exercise - SPB - R1 only Stealing 2nd Base

Exercise - SPB - R3 & R1 with R1 Stealing 2nd Base


Mechanics Module #4: Classroom: Pick-Offs & Steals from SPC

Reading - B.80 – Level 1 Review – Mechanics Detail – Starting Position “C”

Reading - B.84 - B.86 – Concept Review – Starting Position "C" - Pick-Off

Reading - B.92 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – R2 Steals 3rd

Reading - B.93 - B.95 – Concept Review – Starting Position “C” - R2 & R1 Double Steal

Video - SPC - 2-Ump System Mechanics (Please review the relevant parts)

Video - Second Base Pick-off Positioning

Exercise - SPC - F1 Pick-Off at 2nd

Exercise - SPC - R2 only Stealing 3rd Base

Exercise - SPC - R2 & R1 with R2 Stealing 3rd Base




01/20 (Tue) - 3 hours … Set up (Sun) 01/25 ...


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #2_012015


General Meeting? -- If so, delete rules module & save for another night ...


Assume 8-20 students … Maybe 2-4 small groups of 4-6 students … If 2 groups, then take 2 groups to each outside & then inside stations … If 4 groups, then split groups between 2 inside & 2 outside areas … Combine for rules & recap ...


6:00-6:15: Intro - Brief on Night’s Activities ...


6:15-7:00: Session #1 -- Rules Module -- Batting Out of Order Rule

 -5-10 questions for homework done individually …

 -5-10 questions for class work done in small teams ...


7:00-7:45: Session #2:

 -Steals at 2nd … straight in, wide with swipe tag, overthrow ...

 -Steals R3 & R1 → steals 2nd, cut play, pick to 3rd ...


7:45-8:30: Session #3:

 -01/25 -- Steals at 3rd … straight in, wide with swipe tag, overthrow ...

 -01/25 -- Steals R2 & R1 → steals 3rd, double steal to 3rd, trail runner at 2nd …

 -01/25 -- Steals at home


8:30-9:00: Recap & Review …




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In the following situations, describe completely:

(1)     How the umpires should develop their “play” & “adjusted” (if necessary) positions …

(2)     How should the umpires be using their eyes throughout the play sequence(s) …

(3)     What “cues” are the umpires looking for and “keying” off of during the play development …

(4)     How do these “cues” determine any additional actions the umpires need to take …


Pick-Off Situation #1: With R1 only on base, F1 picks to 1st, but overthrows F3 … The ball ricochets & rolls down the RF line towards the bullpen area (like the large foul territories at ARC) … R1 rounds 2nd & advances to 3rd  A play occurs on R1 sliding into 3rd base …


Pick-Off Situation #2: With R2 & R1 on bases, F2 attempts a pick-off at 2nd & overthrows into CF … R2 advances to 3rd … F8 backs up the play and throws to 3rd the play on R2 sliding into 2nd base … During this playing action, R1 then advances to 2nd …


Steal Situation #1: R1 steals 2nd - The throw is straight into 2nd base with F6 covering … F6 takes the throw at the bag … R1 beats the play but slides so hard as to lose contact with the back of the bag as he slides through … R1’s momentum takes him straight towards the LF “gap” about 18 inches … R1 scrambles to get back as F6 swipes another tag on him …


Steal Situation #2: R1 steals 2nd base - The throw is hooking in front of 2nd & into the baseline 1st & 2nd bases … F6 cuts in front of the base to catch the throw … (a) R1 slides straight towards the base & F6 attempts a high swipe tag on R1 … (b) R1 seeing F6’s fielding adjustment avoids the tag by sliding wider, but loses contact with the backside of 2nd base … F6, who was covering the base, dives back across the base to tag R1 …


Steal Situation #3: With R3 & R1 on bases, R1 is stealing 2nd … F4 cuts in front of 2nd base for a possible “cut” play … F4 allows the throw to go through to F6 covering 2nd base … (a) F6 catches a normal throw & applies a tag to R1 sliding straight into the base … (b) F6 “picks” the throw out of the dirt & attempts to swipe a tag on R1 sliding wide …


Steal Situation #4: With R3 & R1 on bases, R1 is stealing 2nd … F2 pump fakes to 2nd & then throws to “back door” R3 at 3rd … R3 “bit” on the pump fake after a strong secondary lead by taking a couple more steps & is struggling to get back by siding wide into foul territory towards the 3rd base coaches box to avoid F5’s swipe tag away from BU…


Steal Situation #5: With R2 & R1 on bases, both runners are stealing (a “double” steal attempt) … F2 pump fakes to 3rd & then throws to play on the “trail” runner (R1) at 2nd base who had a late jump … The throw is: (a) straight into the base for the fielder to apply a tag … (b) up the line requiring a “swipe” tag attempt or (c) R1 slides hard & late beating the play, but loses contact with the base and slides straight through it … The field then attempts another tag on the backside of the base …


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01/25 (Sun) - 7 hours …


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #3_012515


Discuss, Demo, Practice, Field Questions, Video & Analyze ...

Mechanics Module #5: Outside: Pick-Offs & Steals from SPB ...

Mechanics Module #6: Outside: Pick-Offs & Steals from SPC ...


Review, Discuss, Field Questions, & Analyze ...

Rule Module #4: Batter Interference on a Steal Attempt

Rule Module #5: Batter’s Follow Thru    

Rule Module #6: Catcher’s Interference


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01/25 (Sun) - 7 hours …


L5.1 Student Class Prep - Tue, 01/25 - 9:00am - 4:00pm:


"Red" - links are homework ...

"Blue" - links are written or video review materials ...


Mechanics Module #7: Plate Stance:

Video - Plate Work #1

Video - Plate Work #2
Video - Plate Work #3
Video - Plate Work #8
Video - Plate Work #10
Video - Plate Work #11
Video - Plate Work #12
Video - Plate Work #13
Video - Plate Work #14
Video - Plate Work #15
Video - Plate Work #16


Mechanics Module #8: Plate Plays & Clearing F2:

Video - NJSAB Video Short - New Plays At Plate Philosophy

Video - Plate Play #1
Video - Plate Play #2
Video - Plate Play #3
Video - Plate Play #4
Video - Plate Play #5
Video - Plate Play #6
Video - Plate Play #7
Video - Plate Play #8
Video - Plate Play #9
Video - Plate Play #9
Video - Plate Play #10


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01/25 (Sun) - 7 hours ...


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #3_012515


Chain off outdoor basketball court ...

Draw 90ft infield on outdoor basketball court or other blacktop area ...

Take sidewalk chalk, bases, Droid pads ...


9:00-9:15 - Briefing ...


9:15-10:00 - Rules Module -- Batter interference on a steal attempt …



10:00-11:00 - Mechanics on blacktop infield … Steals from SPB ...

   -- Steals at 2nd … straight in, wide with swipe tag, overthrow, overslide ...

   -- Steals R3 & R1 → steals 2nd, cut play, pick to 3rd ...


11:00-12:00 - Mechanics on blacktop infield … Steals from SPC ...

   -- Steals at 2nd … straight in, wide with swipe tag, overthrow ...

   -- Steals R3 & R1 → steals 2nd, cut play, pick to 3rd ...


12:00-12:45 - Lunch - Setup Quad-screen video


12:45-1:00 - Briefing ...


1:00 - 2:00 - Mechanics on blacktop infield … Steals from SPB ...

   -- Pick-Off's at 1st & 3rd bases ...

   -- Steals at 2nd … straight in, wide with swipe tag, overthrow, overslide ...

   -- Steals R3 & R1 → steals 2nd, cut play, pick to 3rd ...


2:00 - 3:00 - Mechanics on blacktop infield … Steals from SPC ...

   -- Pick-Off's at 2nd & 3rd bases ...

   -- Steals at 2nd … straight in, wide with swipe tag, overthrow ...

   -- Steals R3 & R1 → steals 2nd, cut play, pick to 3rd ...


3:00 - 4:00 - Review & Analyze Rules Vidoes ...


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01/25 (Sun) - 7 hours ...


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #3_012515


Class Activities:


8:15 - 9:00am -- Chain basketball courts off from parking ...


9:00 - 10:30am -- Rules Modules …

  • Rule Module #1: In-Class Exercises - 45 ft Lane Violation

  • Rule Module #2: In-Class Exercises - Batting Out of Order

  • Rule Module #3: In-Class Exercises - Batter’s Box


10:30 - 12:00pm -- Mechanics In-Class Advanced Modules … Class Discussion ...

  • Mechanics Module #3: In-Class Advanced Exercises: Pick-Offs & Steals from SPB

  • Mechanics Module #4: In-Class Advanced Exercises: Pick-Offs & Steals from SPC


12:00 - 12:30pm -- Lunch ...


12:30 - 3:00pm -- Mechanics Outdoor Advanced Modules ...

  • Mechanics Module #3: Outdoor: Pick-Offs & Steals from SPB

  • Mechanics Module #4: Outdoor: Pick-Offs & Steals from SPC



3:00 - 4:00pm -- Video Rules Modules …


Rule Module #4: Batter Interference on a Steal Attempt:

Please review these videos (click the link below):


Rule Module #5: Batter’s Follow Thru:    

Please review these videos (click the link below):


Rule Module #6: Catcher’s Interference:

Please review these videos (click the link below):



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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 ….





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 …





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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02/08 (Sun) - 7 hours …


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #5_020815



L5.1 Student Class Prep - Sun, 02/08 - 9:00am - 4:00pm:


Rules Review Materials:

Rule Module #7: Obstruction

Video - Obstruction Ex #1
Video - Obstruction Ex #2
Video - Obstruction Ex #3
Video - Obstruction Ex #4
Video - Obstruction Ex #5
Video - Obstruction Ex #6
Video - Obstruction Ex #7
Video - Obstruction Ex #8
Video - Obstruction Ex #9
Video - Obstruction Ex #10
Video - Obstruction Ex #11
Video - Obstruction Ex #12
Video - Obstruction Ex #13
Video - Obstruction Ex #14
Video - Obstruction Ex #15
Video - 2009/05/07 Manuel's tossed over obstruction
Video - Umpires Media / Baseball Rules / Type B. Obstruction
Video - Cardinals walk off on obstruction call
Video - SF@PIT: Crawford scores on interference call in fifth
Video - "You Make The Call" Player called out after obstruction...
Video - 2011/06/09 Pagan safe on obstruction
Video - KC@LAA: Aybar confuses baserunner Aoki at second
Video - GSOA Umpires Training Video
Video - Freak Baseball Play!!! (Umpire)read info



Rule Module #8: Runner Interference

Video - Runner Interference #1
Video - Runner Interference #2
Video - Runner Interference #3
Video - Runner Interference #4
Video - Runner Interference #5
Video - Runner Interference #6
Video - CLE@BOS: Bourn called out for interfering with bunt
Video - Runners interference You Tube
Video - Runner interference call at 1B
Video - Runner interference? I don't think so
Video - Interference Retired Runner
Video - Rockies turn three thanks to interference
Video - A-Rod slaps Bronson Arroyo's glove - Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS
Video - Batter and Runner Interference (Part 1)
Video - Batter and Runner Interference (Part 2)



Rule Module #9: Appeals & Base Awards

Video - Appeal #1
Video - Appeal #2


Mechanics Review Materials:


Mechanics Module #10: Classroom: Rundowns

Rundown Coverage – Single & Multiple Runners:

B.52, 55 & 58 – Concept Review – Rundowns with One Runner Only – Responsibilities & Coverage

B.119 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – R3 & R1 – Rundown on R1 between 1st and 2nd with R3 also at 3rd Base

B.120 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – R3 & R1 – Rundown on R3 between 3rd and Home with R1 also on 1st Base

B.121 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – R3 & R2 – Rundown on R2 between 2nd and 3rd with R3 also on 3rd Base

B.122 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – R3 & R2 – If the Rundown Develops between 3rd and Home

B.123 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – R3 & R2 – R3 on 3rd Gets into a Rundown between 3rd and Home with R2 on Base Also

B.124 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – R2 & R1 – Rundown on R1 between 1st and 2nd Base

B.125 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – R2 & R1 – Rundown on R2 between 2nd and 3rd Bases

B.126 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Rundown on R3 between 3rd and home

B.127 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Bases Loaded – Rundown develops between 1st and 2nd or 2nd and 3rd



Mechanics Module #11: Classroom: SPA “Normal” Plays

From Starting Position “A”:

B.25 – Level 1 Review – Mechanics Detail – BU Proper Use of Eyes during the Pitch

B.26 – Level 2 Review – Mechanics Detail – Proper Use of Eyes and Position on Ground Balls to the Infield

B.27 – Level 1 Review – Mechanics Detail – Establishing Proper “Play” Position

B.28 – Level 1 Review – Mechanics Detail – Left Side “Play” Position – 90 Degree Angle “Play” Position

B.29 – Level 1 Review – Mechanics Detail – Two Steps Fair “Play” Position with Ground Ball on Infield

B.27 - B.29 – Concept Review – Establishing Proper "Play" Position


Google+ Circle Material (also attached below):

Video - Ump Basics - SPA - Infield Grounder - Angle-Distance - BU Fair
Video - Ump Basics - SPA - Infield Grounder - Left-Side - 90-Deg Angle
Video - Ump Basics - SPA - Infield Grounder - Right-Side - Two-Step Fair



Mechanics Module #12: Classroom: SPA “Special” Plays

Special “Play” Positioning on Infield Ground Ball from Starting Position “A”:

B.30 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – F1 Covers 1st Base

B.31 – Level 2 Review – Mechanics Detail – F3 Covers Unassisted on a “Normal” Play

B.32 – Level 2 Review – Mechanics Detail – Examples of Right Side “Pressure”

B.33 – Level 2 Review – Mechanics Detail – Right Side “Pressure” - Positioning

B.34 – Level 2 Review – Mechanics Detail – Right Side “Pressure” from F4

B.35 – Level 2 Review – Mechanics Detail – Right Side “Pressure” from F3

B.36 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Pulled Foot “Straight” Toward BU

B.37 – Level 3 Reveiw – Mechanics Detail – Pulled Foot Toward the Right-Field Corner

B.38 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – “Pulled” Foot Toward Home Plate Followed by a “Swipe” Tag


Google+ Circle Material (also attached below):

Video - Ump Basics - SPA - Infield Grounder - F3 Pulled Foot Off Base
Video - Ump Basics - SPA - Infield Grounder - Overthrow to DBT
Video - Ump Basics - SPA - Infield Grounder - Swipe Tag





02/08 (Sun) - 7 hours …


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #5_020815


Original Schedule ...

Pre-Instruction "to-Do's" ...

Chain off outdoor basketball court ...

Draw 90ft field on outdoor basketball court or other blacktop area ...


9:00-9:15 - Briefing ...


9:15-10:00 - Rules Module - Regulation Games ...


10:00-10:45 - Classroom - SPA - “Pivot” or “Go out on fly ball” ...

   - “Clean Base Hit” Pivot Mechanics ...

   - Infield Overthrow ...

   - Difficult Fly Ball reads …

   - Trouble Ball Pivot mechanics ...

   - Trouble Ball Go Out mechanics ...


10:45-12:00 - Practice Drills - SPA - “Pivot” or “Go out on fly ball” ...

   - “Clean Base Hit” Pivot Mechanics ...

   - Difficult Fly Ball reads …

   - Trouble Ball Pivot mechanics ...

   - Trouble Ball Go Out mechanics ...


12:00-12:45 - Lunch


1:00 - 1:45 - Classroom - Working Area usage for outfield batted ball ...

   - 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 ...


1:45 - 3:00 - Practice Drills - Working Area usage for outfield batted ball ...

   - 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 ...


3:00 - 4:00 - Review & Recap ...


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02/08 (Sun) - 7 hours …


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #5_020815



Class Activities -- Contingency Planning for Weather Issues ...


We probably cannot perform outdoor this Sunday ... 


Below is a contingency plan for either case ... Here's our "flexible" agenda ... so we can make the best of our time depending on conditions ...


If the weather IS manageable ... Then, we will go with the "normal" plan ...

Sun, 02/08:

   Rule Module #7: Obstruction

   Rule Module #8: Runner Interference

   Rule Module #9: Appeals & Base Awards

   Mechanics Module #10: Classroom: Rundowns

   Mechanics Module #11: Classroom: SPA “Normal” Plays

   Mechanics Module #12: Classroom: SPA “Special” Plays

   Mechanics Module #13: Outside: SPA - “Pivot” or “Go out on fly ball”

   Mechanics Module #14: Outside: Foul fly balls & Rundowns

   Mechanics Module #15: Outside: SPA “Normal” Plays

   Mechanics Module #16: Outside: SPA “Special” Plays


If the weather IS manageable ...

Sun, 02/15:

   Rules Module #10: Force Play Slide Rule ...

   Mechanics Module #17: Inside: Infield Working Area usage

   Mechanics Module #18: Inside: Outfield Working Area Usage

   Mechanics Module #19: Outside: Infield Working Area usage

   Mechanics Module #21: Outside: Outfield Working Area Usage

   Mechanics Module #20: Outside: Plate Plays & Clearing F2



If the weather is NOT manageable ... Then, we will adjust the plan as follows ...

Sun, 02/08:

   Rule Module #7: Obstruction

   Rule Module #8: Runner Interference

   Rule Module #9: Appeals & Base Awards

   Rules Module #10: Force Play Slide Rule ...

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

   Mechanics Module #10: Classroom: Rundowns

   Mechanics Module #11: Classroom: SPA “Normal” Plays

   Mechanics Module #12: Classroom: SPA “Special” Plays

   Mechanics Module #17: Classroom: Infield Working Area usage

   Mechanics Module #18: Classroom: Outfield Working Area Usage


If the weather is NOT manageable ... Then, we will adjust the plan as follows ...

Sun, 02/15:

   Mechanics Module #13: Outside: SPA - “Pivot” or “Go out on fly ball”

   Mechanics Module #14: Outside: Foul fly balls & Rundowns

   Mechanics Module #15: Outside: SPA “Normal” Plays

   Mechanics Module #16: Outside: SPA “Special” Plays

   Mechanics Module #19: Outside: Infield Working Area usage

   Mechanics Module #20: Outside: Plate Plays & Clearing F2

   Mechanics Module #21: Outside: Outfield Working Area Usage


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If the weather is NOT manageable ... Then, you will also need to review the following materials in preparation for class ...


Rules Module #10: Force Play Slide Rule ...

Video - Force Play Slide Rule
Video - Force Play Slide Rule Detailed Explanation
Video - Force Play Slide Rule Ex #1
Video - Force Play Slide Rule Ex #2
Video - Force Play Slide Rule Ex #3
Video - Force Play Slide Rule Ex #4
Video - Force Play Slide Rule Ex #5
Video - Force Play Slide Rule Ex #6
Video - Force Play Slide Rule Ex #7
Video - Force Play Slide Rule Ex #8
Video - Tulane Cheats at the College World Series
Video - Rockies turn three thanks to interference
Video - Interference or Obstruction?



Mechanics Review Materials:


Mechanics Module #17: Classroom: Infield Working Area usage

From Starting Position “B” or “C” – “Step Up, Turn & Face the Ball”:

B.96 – Level 1 Review – Mechanics Detail – SP “B” – Ground Ball Hit to the Left Side of the Infield

B.97 – Level 1 Review – Mechanics Detail – SP “B” – Ground Ball Hit to the Right Side of the Infield

B.98 – Level 1 Review – Mechanics Detail – SP “C” – Ground Ball Hit to the Left Side of the Infield

B.99 – Level 1 Review – Mechanics Detail – 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 – Mechanics Detail – Ground Ball on the Infield – “Working Area” Concept

B.101 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – SP “B” – Ground Ball on the Infield – Advanced Coverage of 3rd Base

B.102 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Reading, Anticipating the Play Location and Positioning in the “Working Area”

B.103 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Seeing the Play and “Bouncing” Back Across the “Working Area”

B.104 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – “Obvious” (“Clean”) Base Hit to the Outfield – R2 on 2nd Base

B.105 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Base Hit to the Outfield with R2 on 2nd Base & 2 Outs – “Time” Plays

Double Play Coverage:

B.128 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Double Plays from SP “B” – R1 on 1st Base Only

B.129 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Double Plays from SP “B” – R3 & R1 on Bases

B.130 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Double Plays from SP “C” – R2 and R1 on Bases


Google+ Circle Material (also attached below):

Video - Ump Basics - SPB - R1 Only - Double Play
Video - Ump Basics - SPB - R1 Only - Double Play - Reverse



Mechanics Module #18: Classroom: Outfield Working Area Usage

From Starting Position “B” – R1 to 3rd “Rotation” Coverage:

B.106 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Moving into “The Library” – Common Material

B.107 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Option #1 – No Play Coming into 3rd Base

B.108 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Option #2 – Play Coming into 3rd Base

B.109 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – 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 Review – Mechanics Detail – 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 Review – Mechanics Detail – “Routine” Fly Ball to BU’s 80% Area – Moving into “The Library”

B.112 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Option #1 – No Play is Coming Into 3rd Base (Ball or R2 Doesn’t Come into 3rd)

B.113 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Option #2 – Play Into 3rd Base on R2 & “Routine” Fly Ball to BU’s 80% Area

B.114 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – Option #3 – Play into 3rd Base on R2 & “Trouble” Fly Ball to BU’s 80% Area

B.115 – Level 2 Review – Mechanics Detail – 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 – 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 – Mechanics Detail – R2 on 2nd Base & “Trouble” Fly Ball to PU’s Left Field Line 10% Area

B.118 – Level 3 Review – Mechanics Detail – R3 & R1 – R3 Tags & Could Advance to Home:


Google+ Circle Material (also attached below):

Video - Ump Basics - SPB - R1 to 3rd - Ball to RF Line
Video - Ump Basics - SPC - Outfield Fly Ball - R2-R1 - Tagging
Video - Ump Basics - SPC - Outfield Fly Ball - Bases Loaded - Tagging
Video - Ump Basics - SPC - Base Hit - R2 Only - Time Play
Video - Ump Basics - SPC - Base Hit - R2-R1 - Time Play


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02/08 (Sun) - 7 hours …


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #5_020815



Class Activities -- Contingency Planning for Weather Issues ...


Here's a couple of updates ... Sorry I haven't gotten the review materials ready yet ...


I'll try to have them ready sometime today ... I didn't have a game this week until everyone started adjusting their schedule for rain ... There's a lot of material to become familiar with ... Do the best you can ... We will use the same format we've been using ... So, the more familiar you are with the review material, the better your learning will be for the class material ...



This Sunday, 02/08 ... We will be at Jesuit from 9am - 4pm ... With the current forecast, it looks like we'll probably be inside all day ... But, we'll play that by ear in case Sunday's weather isn't quite as bad as expected ... We will meet in AH-104 because there is an All Sport meeting in AH-105 in the afternoon ...



Next Sunday, 02/15 ... We will be at Crestmont Elementary School ... There are two (2) little fields there & a blacktop area sufficient for our instruction needs ... It is also a combined school-park facility so restrooms are also available ... If weather prevents the Maidu Clinic, then we will use Jesuit as our backup facility & meet there ...


Crestmont Elementary School ... 1501 Sheridan Avenue, Roseville, CA 95661



If the weather IS manageable ... We will only review the following materials ...

Mechanics Module #10: Classroom: Rundowns ...

Situation #1: With one runner only, please describe how the crew would cover a rundown between 1st & 2nd bases …

Situation #2: With one runner only, please describe how the crew would cover a rundown between 2nd & 3rd bases …

Situation #3: With one runner only, please describe how the crew would cover a rundown between 3rd & home …

Situation #4: With R3 & R1, please describe how the crew would cover a rundown between 1st & 2nd …

Situation #5: With R3 & R1, please describe how the crew would cover a rundown between 3rd & home …

Situation #6: With R3 & R2, please describe how the crew would cover a rundown between 2nd & 3rd …

Situation #7: With R3 & R2, please describe how the crew would cover a rundown between 3rd & home …

Situation #8: With R2 & R1, please describe how the crew would cover a rundown between 1st & 2nd …

Situation #9: With R2 & R1, please describe how the crew would cover a rundown between 2nd & 3rd …

Situation #10: With R3, R2 & R1, please describe how the crew would cover a rundown between 3rd & home …

Situation #11: With R3, R2 & R1, please describe how the crew would cover a rundown between 1st & 2nd …

Situation #12: With R3, R2 & R1, please describe how the crew would cover a rundown between 2nd & 3rd …

(Entire Class) Situation #13: With R3 & R2 on bases, B/R gets a base hit to short RF through the “4 hole” .. R3 scores & R2 advances to & rounds 3rd base strongly … BR, with on one covering 1st, advances as far as possible toward 2nd (probably at least halfway) … F9 runs him back by running the ball towards the infield … R2 gets caught off 3rd in a rundown … How should the crew cover this? (12)

 

Mechanics Module #11 & #12: Classroom: SPA “Normal” & “Special” Plays ...

Situation #1: Describe SPA when F3 in Deep, Normal & Shallow … Why is proper SP position important?

Situation #2: While in SPA, describe jurisdictions (divisions of responsibilities) for fly balls or line drives on the infield ...

Situation #3: On ground balls to which areas of the infield, does BU use 90 angle positioning theory?  What are the dangers of using a 90 degree angle on balls fielded in the “imaginary” box?

Situation #4: On ground balls to which areas of the infield, does BU use 2-step fair positioning theory?  Why does BU position in fair territory whenever possible?

Situation #5: On ground balls to which areas of the infield, does BU use 2-step foul positioning theory?  What is “pressure”?  What are the different characteristics of “pressure”?

Situation #6: Describe BU’s (a) proper use of eyes during the pitch & (b) proper use of eyes and position on ground balls to the infield ...

Situation #7: With no runners on base (SPA) & a looping popup equally between F1’s mound & the midpoint of the 1st-to-2nd baseline & F1’s torso is open towards 1st base, how should the crew cover this?

Situation #8: With no runners on base (SPA), there’s a grounder to F3’s right & F1 Covers 1st Base, How should BU position?

Situation #9: With no runners on base (SPA), there’s a grounder straight to F3 ... F3 Covers Unassisted on a “Normal” Play … How should BU position for this?

Situation #10: With no runners on base (SPA), F3 stretches & pulls his foot (a) “straight” toward BU or (b) toward the Right-Field Corner

Situation #11: With no runners on base (SPA), there’s a ground ball to F6 … F6 throws wild & up the line toward home plate … F3 releases the bag & catches the throw … F3 attempts a “Swipe” Tag on BR … Describe how BU should position on this play …

Situation #12: With no runners on base (SPA) & a looping popup equally between F1’s mound & the midpoint of the 1st-to-2nd baseline … F1’s torso is open towards 1st base ...

(Entire Class) Situation #13: With no runners on base (SPA), there’s a hard one-hopper to F3 (straight-up) … He “body up’s” as the ball bounces off his chest & deflects sideways towards and into the 1st base coach’s box … F1 comes to cover the bag & stretches directly away from 2nd base … How should BU position for this play? (5)


If the weather is NOT manageable ... Then, we will need to review these materials as well ...

Mechanics Module #17: Classroom: Infield Working Area usage

Situation #1: With R1 only on base, the batter hits a grounder to F5 … F5 throws to F4 at 2nd & F4 relays a throw to 1st for a double play … How should the crew position to cover this play?

Situation #2: With R1 only on base, the batter hits a grounder to F3 … F3 throws to F6 at 2nd & F6 relays a throw to 1st for a double play … How should the crew position to cover this play?

Situation #3: With R1 stealing on a “hit & run,” the batter hits a grounder to F6 … F6 throws to 2nd for a “whacker” play & F4 relays a throw to 1st for a possible double play … How should the crew cover this play?

Situation #4: With R1 on 1st base & a grounder hit straight up the middle, F6 dives & snags the ball … F6 flips the ball back to F4 covering at 2nd … How should the crew cover this play?

Situation #5: With R1 on 1st base & a grounder hit straight up the middle, F4 dives & snags the ball … F4 flips the ball back to F6 covering at 2nd … How should the crew cover this play?

Situation #6: With With R1 on base, the batter hits a line drive straight at F4 … How should the crew position to cover this play? (36 & 60)

Situation #7: With R1 on base, the batter hits a foul fly ball to the 1st base coaches box … How should the crew position to cover this play? (17)

Situation #8: With R2 on base, the batter pops a foul fly ball to behind 1st base … How should the crew position to cover this play? (27)

Situation #9: With R2 on base, the batter hits a line drive straight at F4 … How should the crew position to cover this play? (56)

Situation #10: With R2 only, there’s a grounder to F6 … R2 holds & F6 fields the ball to 1st base … R2 then attempts to advance to 3rd … How should the crew cover this play? (39)

Situation #11: With R2 & R1 on bases, F6 dives into the “6 hole” for a grounder … Where will the play likely occur? … How should the crew cover this play? (2)

Situation #12: With R2 & R1 on bases with 2 outs, the batter hits a grounder to F6’s right (toward the “6 hole”) … How should BU position if F6 throws to 3rd to retire R2?  How should BU position if F6 throws the ball to 1st to retire BR? (18)

Situation #13: With R2 & R1 on bases & less than 2 outs, the batter hits a grounder to F6 who bobbles the ball … F6 then picks the ball up & throws to F5 to retire R2 … How should the crew position to cover this play? (45)

Situation #14: With R2 & R1 on bases & less than 2 outs, the batter hits a grounder to F4 who bobbles the ball … F4 then picks the ball up & throws to F3 to retire BR … How should the crew position to cover this play? (58)

Situation #15: With R2 & R1 on bases & less than 2 outs, the batter hits a hard grounder to F4’s right & nearly up the middle … F4 backhands the ball & flips to F6 covering 2nd … How should the crew position to cover this play? (61)

Situation #16: With R2 & R1 on bases & 2 outs, the batter hits a hard grounder to F5 who bobbles it … F5 retrieves the ball & throws to 1st base … How should the crew position to cover this play? (63)

Situation #17: With R3 & R1 on bases & less than 2 outs, the batter hits a line drive at F6 … It’s dropped … F6 picks up the ball, dives to tag 2nd base bare handed … How should the crew position to cover this play? (64)

Situation #18: With R3 & R1 on bases & less than 2 outs, the batter hits a line drive at F4 … It’s dropped … F4 picks up the ball, dives to tag 2nd base bare handed … How should the crew position to cover this play? (64)

 

Mechanics Module #18: Classroom: Outfield Working Area Usage

Situation #1: With R1 only on base, the batter singles to RF & R1 attempts to advance to 3rd … F9 throws to 3rd base as R1 slides into 3rd for a play … How should the crew position to cover this play?

Situation #2: With R3 & R1 on base, the batter singles to RF, R3 scores & R1 attempts to advance to 3rd … F9 throws to 3rd base as R1 slides into 3rd for a play … How should the crew position to cover this play?

Situation #3: With R1 only on base, the batter singles to RF & R1 attempts to advance to 3rd … F9 throws to 3rd base as R1 slides into 3rd for a play … The throw gets by F5 & R1 advances home … How should the crew position to cover this play?

Situation #4: With R2 & R1 on base, the batter hits a “routine” fly ball to LF, R1 goes halfway,  R2 tags & advances for 3rd … F7 throws to 3rd base as R2 slides into 3rd for a play … How should the crew position to cover this play?

Situation #5: With R2 & R1 on base, the batter hits a “routine” fly ball to RF, R1 goes halfway,  R2 tags & advances for 3rd … F9 throws to 3rd base as R2 slides into 3rd for a play … How should the crew position to cover this play?

Situation #6: With R2 & R1 on base, the batter hits a “trouble” fly ball to RF, R1 goes halfway,  R2 tags & advances for 3rd … F9 throws to 3rd base as R2 slides into 3rd for a play … How should the crew position to cover this play?

Situation #7: With R2 on base, the batter hits a “routine” fly ball to RF, R2 tags & advances for 3rd … F9 throws to 3rd base as R2 slides into 3rd for a play … How should the crew position to cover this play?

Situation #8: With R2 on base, the batter hits a “trouble” fly ball to RF line, R2 tags & advances for 3rd … F9 throws to 3rd base as R2 slides into 3rd for a play … How should the crew position to cover this play?

Situation #9: With R3 on base, the batter hits a “trouble” fly ball to RF line, R3 tags & advances for home … F9 throws to the plate as R3 slides into home for a play … How should the crew position to cover this play?

Situation #10: With R3 & R1 on base, the batter hits a “trouble” fly ball to LF line, R1 goes halfway,  R3 tags & advances for home … F7 throws to the plate as R3 slides into home for a play … How should the crew position to cover this play?

Situation #11: With R3 & R1 on base, the batter hits a “trouble” fly ball to RF line, R1 goes halfway,  R3 tags & advances for home … F9 throws to the plate as R3 slides into home for a play … How should the crew position to cover this play?

Situation #12: With R2 & R1 on base & 1 out, BR singles to F7 … R2 scores … R1 advances to 2nd & rounds … F7 throws behind him … How should the crew position to cover this play? (6)

Situation #13: With R2 & R1, the batter hits the ball to the RF gap … BR is held to 1st … The ball comes into the infield & was cut-off … BR is picked & caught in a rundown with R1 ending up on 3rd base … They played on R1 for a few throws … Then throw across the infield & caught R1 off 3rd base … How should the crew position to cover this play? (7)

Situation #14: With R2 stealing on the pitch & a fly ball to F8, R2 retreats to 2nd as F8 atempts a live ball appeal … How should the crew position to cover this play? (21)

Situation #15: With R3 only & 2 outs, the batter pops a fly ball to F4 angling towards the RF corner … How should the crew position to cover this play? (28)

Situation #16: With R3 & R1 on bases & less than 2 outs, the batter hit a short fly ball to CF … F6 races back to catch it as he is facing the RF corner … The ball goes off his glove & drop in for a base hit … F6 retrieves the ball & throws to F4 covering 2nd for a possible force play … How should the crew position to cover this play? (30)

Situation #17: With R2 on 2nd 7 a “routine” fly ball to F7, how should the crew position to cover this play? (33)

Situation #18: With R1 only, 1 out & the batter hit a “flare” to short CF … It’s falling directly between F8, F6 & F4 … The ball ends up falling in for a base hit … The ball is thrown to 2nd for a possible force play … How should the crew position to cover this play? (73)


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