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District 4 Little League Umpire Mechanics Clinic For Junior Umpires (Ages 1...
Sun, March 26, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
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This is a special one day clinic designed just for the Little League Junior Umpire! This clinic is open to all teenagers who want to learn more about how to be the best Little League umpire they can be. Instruction will include what you need to know on the field mechanics used on a 60 foot diamond in a 2 umpire system. The clinic instruction will cover positioning, making calls and proper signals. Mechanics used by both plate umpire and base umpire positions in making calls on plays on the bases will be covered.
In addition, students will learn how call strkes and balls with consistency from behind the plate. Students will receive basic plate mechanics instruction using the "Soft Toss" static teaching method, and will also have an option to face "live pitching" using pitching machines (only if student has proper protective equipment).
This clinic is designed for umpires with at least one season of experience, but all are welcome. We want every Junior Umpire to have a chance to be the best they can be for this season!
Instructors willl be from the California District 4 Umpire Training Staff and other Western Region Little League instructors.
Each student will receive a District 4 Umpire Manual with complete information on all the skills practiced during the clinic. Each student will also receive a Little League Umpire patch.
Students need to be prepared for active participation on a grass and dirt field. They should wear appropriate shoes (no metal cleats). Wearing your umpire uniform of shirt, pants and hat is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided during the clinic session.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes. Participants must be at least 13 years of age, and no older than 18 and not yet graduated from high school.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
No dogs or other pets are allowed. The use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes is not allowed.
Students should bring everything they need for active participation and dress accordingly.
Can I attend only part of the clinic?
We know that several hours is a significant amount of time to devote for a Little League volunteer. However, the clinic is designed to build upon skills learned throughout the moring so partial attendance is discouraged. Only those students who stay for the entire clinic will receive the printed instructional materials.