Fighting for the Best Angles. Two-Umpire System. Mechanics Techniques. Voice Body Language Angle & Distance Signal Appearance and Timing. Use Effective Techniques to:. Achieve best angle and distance Get the call right the first time Gain confidence and ...
Fighting for the Best Angles
“We communicate in body language through our signals and mechanics. Always know what your body is saying... Learn to send the message you want to send. What people see affects what they believe. As umpires, we want people to believe in our calls and feel confident in our ability.”
“FRONT THE BALL” ON YOUR CALL
Always more desirable than distance.
Change all the time
Occur all over the field
Credibility - get closer if you can’t get the angle
Force Out 90-degree angle to throw
Throws from 3rd baseperson in for the bunt
Throws from right field - what adjustment can plate umpire make?
Overthrows vs. Errant Throws
Doubles into second base - stay ahead, get your 90-degree to the tag based on the ‘Leading Edge’
Adjust your position if she rounds it and there is a play back into the bag.
Starting position & Calling depths
Angle vs. Distance
Hold position until ball in circle, runners stop
90-degree angle to the throw
90-degree to the tag
Railroad track in a parallel path
Beware the throwing lane
Start strong, Finish Strong