The “Out” Mechanic is used by both the Base and Plate Umpire. The “Out” Mechanic is an extension of the “Hands-On-Knees Set” Position. If you have not watched the “Hands-On-Knees Set Position” video, you may want to do so prior to watching this video. At the completion of this video, you should be able to perform the “Out” mechanic according to Little League Standards. Let’s begin by breaking down the “Out” Mechanic.
Beginning from the “Hands-on-Knees Set” Position, lift the torso straight up. It is not necessary to bring the feet together during this movement. Then, raise the right hand up so the elbow is parallel to the ground and, in a “hammer” motion, move the forearm forward while closing the fist and simultaneously verbalizing, “Out”. Finish the mechanic by dropping the arm to the side.