10 Basic Umpire Mechanics We work from two primary “set” positionsFull setStanding setThese are used when observing any action that may result in a call
11 Basic Umpire Mechanics We also use a relatively standard set of signals to communicate our calls for plays in the fieldThese are accompanied by verbal announcement of the call as wellSafeOutBallStrikeTime
12 Basic Umpire Mechanics We also communicate with our partners using a set of standard hand and/or verbal signalsRotation on a playNumber of outs“I’m staying at home”Infield fly situationTiming Play situation“I lost the count, what is it?”Good call
13 TIMING Don’t Anticipate Make sure ALL playing action that may affect the call is completedPauseTHEN Call it
14 Proper Positionand Timingare the KEYSto making the call
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