Central Region: Virtual Umpire Clinic Session 3
October 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Little League® International is offering on-line training for new umpires, with less than four years of experience beginning in the Fall of 2020.
This session will discuss the responsibilities of the base umpire(s), including different positioning based on the number of base runners and evolving situations; and the responsibilities of the field or base umpire in a two-umpire system. Highlighted in the presentation will be examples of the proper footwork used by base umpires to achieve proper position for calls. Video and slide presentations, along with supporting commentary by the presenters will illustrate several common calls made by the base umpire(s).
This training will be provided over the course of three sessions of approximately 45 minutes in length. These training opportunities will be offered multiple times within each US Region. The sessions will be jointly conducted by staff from International Headquarters and each of the Regional umpiring staffs.
Basic Field Mechanics
This session of the series will focus on the base umpire and his/her responsibilities. The segment will cover different positioning based on the number of base runners and evolving situations. The responsibilities of the field or base umpire in a two-umpire system will be highlighted as well as examples of footwork which will assist the umpire in getting into proper position for calls. In order to assist the newer umpire, step by step video will also be used to illustrate the mechanics used by a field or base umpire.