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maninblack69    26

Hey guys. I'm about to be starting my first year umpiring High School ball under FED rules. Our clincs start Jan. 19 and run through the end of Feb with a rules test at the end. Any tips or tricks to mastering the FED rulebook? My background has been OBR and LL. Thanks!

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maninblack69    26

Obviously there's no substitute for reading the rulebook, but here's a decent place to start ..

 

http://www.stevetheump.com/nfhs_pro_rules_dif.htm

 

Yeah, I wouldn't think there would be a substitute for actually reading the book. Thanks for the link though, I'll be sure to check it out! Will also be prepared to ask a fair amount of questions if I have any. :)

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JaxRolo    3,190

Don't just know the rule. Understand why the rule is the rule. Sent Via Telekinesis

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Richvee    1,724

 

Obviously there's no substitute for reading the rulebook, but here's a decent place to start ..

 

http://www.stevetheump.com/nfhs_pro_rules_dif.htm

 

Yeah, I wouldn't think there would be a substitute for actually reading the book. Thanks for the link though, I'll be sure to check it out! Will also be prepared to ask a fair amount of questions if I have any. :)

 

No better place on the net to get answers to questions than here.  :nod:

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maninblack69    26
 
Obviously there's no substitute for reading the rulebook, but here's a decent place to start ..   http://www.stevetheump.com/nfhs_pro_rules_dif.htm
  Yeah, I wouldn't think there would be a substitute for actually reading the book. Thanks for the link though, I'll be sure to check it out! Will also be prepared to ask a fair amount of questions if I have any. :)   No better place on the net to get answers to questions than here.  :nod::nod: Thats why I love these boards and chat room! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2

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yawetag    252

For me, the Case Book is the best supplement to the rules. Every year, I read a section of the rules, then the applicable case plays.

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BT_Blue    821

Take the test questions at face value. Dont read into it, just read it. The questions can be written quite poorly so if you read to much into it, it could mess you up.

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VAUmp    255

The 2014 rule and case books are online at www.nfhs.arbitersports.com now.  If your association assigns games with arbiter, you can view it for free.

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bbman    10

The 2014 rule and case books are online at www.nfhs.arbitersports.com now.  If your association assigns games with arbiter, you can view it for free.

I can't find the rule/case books on there site.

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JaxRolo    3,190

 

The 2014 rule and case books are online at www.nfhs.arbitersports.com now.  If your association assigns games with arbiter, you can view it for free.

I can't find the rule/case books on there site.

 

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maninblack69    26

 

The 2014 rule and case books are online at www.nfhs.arbitersports.com now.  If your association assigns games with arbiter, you can view it for free.

I can't find the rule/case books on there site.

 

 

 

 

The 2014 rule and case books are online at www.nfhs.arbitersports.com now.  If your association assigns games with arbiter, you can view it for free.

I can't find the rule/case books on there site.

 

 

 

Hopefully that last link works for you, @bbman. I have hard copies of both and have been reading through them. I'm going to read through the casebook in a lot more detail over the next week or 2. We start our mechanics/"field" portion of the high school clinic this week. Should be fun!

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mrumpiresir    58

Be sure to know rules other than actual playing rules.   For example, I recall that there was a question about how far the on deck circle should be from home plate.

 

 I umpired with a guy who failed the test because he thought he was an expert on baseball rules (which he wasn't) but never looked at the NFHS rule book.

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Jglopez7    77

What does your association require you to score to call regular season? Playoffs? In Texas its 70 for regular season and 86 and above for playofs. Just curious if other states imply the same requirements

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ricka56    1,062

On page 69 on the Fed RB, there is a list of all the major rules differences in HS ball. If you think you know OBR rules, looking up the rules in this list is a good way to find the rule differences that trip up so many new HS umpires.

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