2022 Advanced Varsity Clinic
January 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration is required.
The Houston Astros MLB Urban Youth Academy
2801 S. Victory Dr.
Houston, TX 77099
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.
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)
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