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2022 HTASO Advanced Varsity Clinic

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Each of these camps is individually owned and operated and has no relationship with Officials Depot. The purpose  of this list is for personal use by our readers. We make no claim to have any contractual agreements or partnerships with any coordinator, conference or clinic.

When:

Saturday, Jan. 22nd, 9am-4pm 

Where:

The Houston Astros MLB Urban Youth Academy

2801 S. Victory Dr.

Houston, TX  77099

Who:

Any HTASO member in good standing, who is varsity-qualified, and wants to improve their skills.

Why we are doing this?
  • Help our HTASO Varsity level umpires increase their skills set (tools) and knowledge in connection to High School baseball
  • Create consistency in the administration of the High School baseball rules and interactions between Umpires, Coaches and Players at the High School level of baseball.
  • Learning Advanced philosophies, mechanics, and rule applications (procedures) for High School baseball
  • Provide opportunities with advanced skills to improve rankings and playoff assignments.
Philosophies
  • Adding TOOLS to increase on-field CONFIDENCE
  • 90/10 Concept – Instruct to the 90% of usual types of plays rather than the obscure 10%
  • Getting the Call Right – Remove EGO’s (Know when and how to get help)
Topics
  • Believability – How to use the RULES – Not just knowing the rules – Applications, Procedures and Mechanics, Self-Practice
  • Approachability – Handling Coaches – Verbal Judo
  • Positioning – Working the Bases, Cage work
  • Crew Communications – Before, During and After Game

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