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Iverson76er

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  1. Iverson76er

    better at tracking pitch

    You did and it was appreciated, I'm just getting used to the site, I saw the different areas that can be posted. I wasn't sure if I posted in the correct place. I did a JV game yesterday and thought all game about the top of zone. I see the optical illusion that you refer to, definitely appreciate. I guess thats where the term exploding in your face. I didn't mean no harm.
  2. Iverson76er

    better at tracking pitch

    Hi, First time post- This will be year 3 of umpiring. The majority of what I do is solo, I have the opportunity to work with a crew but I like the leagues I work for and they need help desperately. I have learned to work out of the slot and anticipate for working solo. I'm aware "don't work solo you're out of position every play" I love youth baseball and it helps pays bills while im getting degree. This year I tried to live by "the game plays downhill" and tried to apply chest cavity to my zone. I've heard more than a few groans from the people as a ball falls perfect height in the glove. (alot of what I do is 12u) ball doesn't fall for the older. I'm not sure if I'm giving up on pitches that I assume are high and not watching all the way into glove. I may be too low on the top of my zone? After a year of going like this im not sure how to correct or if any correction is needed? I was always told its not where the catcher catches the ball, but I've also heard reward a good looking pitch in the glove for my sake in regards to the fans. I don't want to rob batters or pitchers. I understand working alone is a big no-no with most of you guys. If I had a consistent partner id be able to get good feedback, but as said I work alone. I do love what I do and its always a challenge, in the end I want to improve every pitch. Thanks alot for being umpires, and any feed back would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Iverson76er

    better at tracking pitch

    I like that theory, that ill try. thank you sir
  4. Iverson76er

    better at tracking pitch

    Hi, First time post- This will be year 3 of umpiring. The majority of what I do is solo, I have the opportunity to work with a crew but I like the leagues I work for and they need help desperately. I have learned to work out of the slot and anticipate for working solo. I'm aware "don't work solo you're out of position every play" I love youth baseball and it helps pays bills while im getting degree. This year I tried to live by "the game plays downhill" and tried to apply chest cavity to my zone. I've heard more than a few groans from the people as a ball falls perfect height in the glove. (alot of what I do is 12u) ball doesn't fall for the older. I'm not sure if I'm giving up on pitches that I assume are high and not watching all the way into glove. I may be too low on the top of my zone? After a year of going like this im not sure how to correct or if any correction is needed? I was always told its not where the catcher catches the ball, but I've also heard reward a good looking pitch in the glove for my sake in regards to the fans. I don't want to rob batters or pitchers. I understand working alone is a big no-no with most of you guys. If I had a consistent partner id be able to get good feedback, but as said I work alone. I do love what I do and its always a challenge, in the end I want to improve every pitch. Thanks alot for being umpires, and any feed back would be greatly appreciated.
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