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Next month I will be launching a series of weekly YouTube videos. These will be short videos to help umpires develop. I already have over 100 topics on my list and have created nearly 20 which are ready to be launched right now. 

What I'm looking for from you is your ideas for topics. Your honest feedback on the videos as they come out or other pertinent feedback.

Thanks and I hope you enjoy!

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At our LL District camp, they showed a bunch of videos of plays that could or could not have been called interference or obstruction. They didn't tell us what the call was and we barely touched on what we thought. 

As somebody who is still early on in their experience, I would find it extremely helpful to see examples and some discussion on what the call was, and why it was called that way. 

I also think including all rulesets in the topics would be extremely helpful. Even though there isn't a chance in hell, I'll work an MLB game, knowing how their rules differ from LL does help when dealing with a coach or a fellow umpire who isn't quite sure. 

I also think positions and roles would be a good one to see.

Thanks for doing this, I can't fathom the amount of work it will be. 

I'd suggest asking for $10/year donations to cover the cost. 

 

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How basic do you want to get?  Just one going over the usual signals would be a wonder for me to send around to our kids in the spring.  But I would also use more advanced and tricky plays as discussion points too.

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On 11/18/2017 at 3:37 PM, BT_Blue said:

@Umpire in Chief

Warren, are you going to have a YouTube channel to subscribe to?

I have a channel with 1 whopping video one it currently. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0vV4nQjnhngh6dXcMQol_w

On 11/17/2017 at 6:36 PM, stevis said:

How basic do you want to get?  Just one going over the usual signals would be a wonder for me to send around to our kids in the spring.  But I would also use more advanced and tricky plays as discussion points too.

Basic enough where I can cover it in just 2-3 min.Signals sounds like a good suggestion.. 

On 11/17/2017 at 4:05 PM, Mister B said:

At our LL District camp, they showed a bunch of videos of plays that could or could not have been called interference or obstruction. They didn't tell us what the call was and we barely touched on what we thought. 

As somebody who is still early on in their experience, I would find it extremely helpful to see examples and some discussion on what the call was, and why it was called that way. 

I also think including all rulesets in the topics would be extremely helpful. Even though there isn't a chance in hell, I'll work an MLB game, knowing how their rules differ from LL does help when dealing with a coach or a fellow umpire who isn't quite sure. 

I also think positions and roles would be a good one to see.

Thanks for doing this, I can't fathom the amount of work it will be. 

I'd suggest asking for $10/year donations to cover the cost. 

 

I probably will not cover LL rules as I'm not well versed on those. Most rules I'm going to cover are from the standpoint of MLB/OBR. I also have a couple planned for NFHS. I will also have some things on mechanics.

As for a donation, I'm flattered, but that's not necessary. If you want to contribute to the site I suggest becoming a Premium Member. However, I have taken down the option to purchase Premium Memberships for the immediate time as it is being revamped. Look for Premium Memberships to return in the near future.

 

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2-3 minutes videos......just trying to think of something from basic to advanced that you could do in that short period of time.

Working the slot(feet, head position, distance from catcher)

Timing(what is timing, how we use it)

The wedge (plays at the plate)

Read step

post pitch step

b and c  2 man doubleplay footwork/mechanics

When to go out on a flyball

how to start a game(from arriving at field to ending the plate conference)

Presentation/Professionalism

how/when to get help from your partner

timing play(1 out/2 out)

4th out rule

Appeals

EJ HC and how to get them off the field

There are probably a few others I can think of, but my brain is more focused on turkey.

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The "x" most important things to cover in a pre-game is worthy of its own video.

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I'm looking forward to this Thanksgiving weekend. I'm becoming more proficient at putting these videos together so each one is going quicker. I hope to get 10+ videos completed. 

My new target date for the first one to launch is 12/6/17. 

For now I'm going to keep with weekly launches of new videos, but if I get enough stockpiled I may go to 2x a week.

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