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Evaluation: Stance
Description: Keys to consider when evaluating the plate umpire’s stance: Footwork, Head Height, Use of slot, Adjustments, Square to pitcher, Arms in safe location. Keys to consider when evaluating the base umpire’s stance: Square to play with head and shoulders, Balanced, Hands on knees or standing.
Umpire does not meet the expectation for this competency. e.g. The umpire needs excessive work on their stance and is either unable or unwilling to improve their stance throughout the tournament.