The “A Position – The Pivot” Mechanic is a three-step movement used by the Base Umpire when moving from the A Position into the infield when there is no runner on first base and the batter becomes a runner due to a ball being batted fair to the outfield. The Pivot allows the umpire to see the runner touching first base, while also allowing the umpire to track the same runner going into second base.

If you have not watched the “A Position – No Runners On” mechanic video, you may want to do so prior to watching this video. At the completion of this video, you should be able to be in proper position and properly execute The Pivot according to Little League Standards.