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4-umpire mechanics. The objectives of 4-umpire mechanics. Have an umpire at every base or close to every play Try to keep one umpire AHEAD of the lead runner If possible, “box” the runner between three umpires. Field Umpire Positions. Generally with Right-Handed batters. Generally with

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4-umpire mechanics


The objectives of 4-umpire mechanics

  • Have an umpire at every base or close to every play

  • Try to keep one umpire AHEAD of the lead runner

  • If possible, “box” the runner between three umpires


Field Umpire

Positions

Generally with Right-Handed batters

Generally with

Left-Handed batters

E

E

F

B

C

A

D

A

D


Fair / Foul

Coverage


Someone goes out on

EVERY fly ball

Fly Ball Coverage


Fly Ball Coverage

U2 is OUT

(in E or F)


Same coverage

used in 3-Umpire

Mechanics

Fly Ball Coverage

U2 is IN

(in B or C)


Fly Ball Coverage

When U2 is inside (in B or C)

He STAYS inside

U2 does NOT go out for a fly ball, leave that to U1 and U3


If you GO OUT

You STAY OUT


If U1, U2 or U3 “goes out”

Coverage in the infield reverts

to 3-Umpire Mechanics


U2 is the “KEY”

for rotation when U2 is OUT

(E or F)


U3 is the “KEY”

for rotation when U2 is IN

(B or C)

Just like

3-Umpire

Mechanics


If ANY umpire goes out

on a fly ball………

Revert to

THREE-UMPIRE Mechanics


INFIELD

Catch / No Catch

U3 is OUT

(in E or F)


INFIELD

Catch / No Catch

U2 is IN

(in B or C)


Tagups and Touches

U2 - IN

(in B or C)

Base Hit / Infield Hit


Tagups and Touches

U1 Goes Out

U2 is OUT


Tagups and Touches

U1 Goes Out

U2 is IN


Tagups and Touches

U2 Goes Out


Tagups and Touches

U3 Goes Out


Go to the “Open” umpire

U1 for RIGHT handed batters

U3 for LEFT handed batters

CHECK SWINGS


NO Runners


E

Umpire Positions

NO Runners


No Runners

U1 goes OUT


No Runners

U2 goes OUT


No Runners

U3 goes OUT


No Runners

Base Hit


No Runners

Hit to Infield


Runner on First


Runner on First

Umpire Positions


Runner on 1st

U1 goes OUT


Runner on 1st

U3 goes OUT


Runner on 1st

Base Hit


Runner on 1st

Infield Hit


Runner on Second


Runner on Second

Umpire Positions

OptionalPosition “F”


Runner on Second

U2 in “B”

U1 Goes Out


Runner on Second

U2 in “B”

U3 Goes Out


Runner on Second

U2 in “B”

Base Hit


Runner on Second

U2 in “B”

Infield Hit


Runner on Second

U2 in “F”

U1 Goes Out


Runner on Second

U2 in “F”

U2 Goes Out


Runner on Second

U2 in “F”

U3 Goes Out


Runner on Second

U2 in “F”

Base Hit


Runner on Second

U2 in “F”

Infield Hit


Runner on Third


With a Runner on 3rd only,

U2 should ALWAYS be on

The 3rd base side of the field

Runner on Third

Umpire Positions


And here’s why….


Runner on Third

Fly Ball to

Shallow Left Field less than 2 outs


Runner on Third

U1 Goes Out


Runner on Third

U2 Goes Out


Runner on Third

U3 Goes Out


Runner on Third

Base Hit


Runner on Third

Infield Hit


Runners on

1st and 2nd


Runners on

1st and 2nd

Umpire Positions


Runners on

1st and 2nd

U1 Goes Out


Runners on

1st and 2nd

U3 Goes Out


Runners on

1st and 2nd

Base Hit


Runners on

1st and 2nd

Infield Hit


Runners on

1st and 3rd


Runners on

1st and 3rd

Umpire Positions


Runners on

1st and 3rd

U1 Goes Out


Runners on

1st and 3rd

U3 Goes Out


Runners on

1st and 3rd

Base Hit


Runners on

1st and 3rd

Infield Hit


Runners on 2nd and 3rd


Runners on

2nd and 3rd

Umpire Positions

OptionalPosition “F”


Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “B”

U1 Goes Out


Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “B”

U3 Goes Out


Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “B”

Base Hit


Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “B”

Infield Hit


Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “F”

U1 Goes Out


Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “F”

U2 Goes Out


Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “F”

U3 Goes Out


Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “F”

Base Hit


Runners on

2nd and 3rd

U2 in “F”

Infield Hit


Bases Loaded


Bases Loaded

Umpire Positions


Bases Loaded

U1 Goes Out


Bases Loaded

U3 Goes Out


Bases Loaded

Base Hit


Bases Loaded

Infield Hit


No Matter What Happens…..or

Who misses a rotation

FILL THE HOLE !!!

We can talk about missed

coverage later……….but

SOMEONE has to be there

to MAKE THE CALL


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