Southeast Umpire Mechanics Clinic 2.0
March 15, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - March 17, 2024 @ 12:00 pm
During Umpire Mechanics Clinic 2.0, attendees will receive expanded instruction on the two-umpire and four-umpire systems, which will focus on situational awareness, detailed mechanics, and advance strike zone management. Attendees during the weekend will be able to advance their skills and knowledge to allow the umpire to continue to progress through the Little League umpire system.
Umpire Mechanics 2.0 is best suited for umpires who have previously attended Little League clinics, including Umpire Academy (School) and multiple weekend clinics. Umpires will need to possess a good to strong understanding and knowledge of Little League mechanics and rules in advance of the clinic. Basics and introductions will not be covered in the clinic and advance studying may be necessary.
Little League Umpire ID Camp invitees will be identified from those who attend both Mechanics 1.0 and 2.0 clinics, as well as Academy students and Region Tournament appointees along with other additional criteria.
Sample Agenda Items
The two-umpire system in greater details
- Decision making
The essentials of the four-umpire system
- Various rotations and responsibilities
- Proper positioning
- Good communication
- Understanding the strike zone
- Recognizing what is a strike and what isn’t
- Calling actual pitches
In-depth discussion on interference as well as types of obstruction
Comprehensive conversations on handling situations
Registration & Price
$50 (plus fees) per person. Limited to 60 attendees and available until January 28, 2024.
A catered lunch on Saturday, training and educational materials plus access to your recorded plate mechanics sessions included.
Members of the Southeast Region Umpire Alumni Association are eligible for a 10% discount on SINGLE ATTENDEE upon request to the Region office.
Friday, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Attendee Check-In
Friday, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Classroom training
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. – On-field and classroom training
Sunday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.- On-field and classroom training
Schedule is subject to change
What To Bring
- All Plate Gear (shin guards, chest protector, face mask, plate shoes, ball bag, indicator, plate brush)
- Umpire Uniform (slacks, shirts, hats)
- Water Bottle
- This event will be led by the Region’s experienced Volunteer Umpire Staff
- Attendees must secure their own housing accommodations
- This is both an indoor and outdoor event, with an agenda to be provided at time of check-in