Notes from Kleiner's Korner
Welcome to Kleiner's Korner. I hope that you find this page helpful and informative as it will contain important information and video content to help you through the high school baseball season. Please use this as a resource throughout the year.
OFF SEASON Tid-Bits
November 21, 2023
The 2024 season is much closer than you may think and it is not too early to start preparing both physically and mentally.
The Tool Belt
May 15, 2023
Proper use of the “Tool Belt” handling disqualifications and restrictions
Communication of Hand Signals
May 1, 2023
Proper communication through hand signals is critical to a smooth coverage
April 24, 2023
Basic Reminders on Rotations and Managing Coaches
Game Management and Game Flow
April 18, 2023
Understanding your role of importance in proper game management and flow.
Opening Day Takeaways
April 12, 2023
Opening Day Takeaways- Ensuring Consistent Enforcement
Opening Day Preparations
April 4, 2023
The importance of preparing properly for Opening Day.
Importance of Good Timing
March 27, 2023
The difference between an "umpire" and an "elite umpire" can be a simple as proper timing.
Time Limits – SUB VARSITY
March 20, 2023
This week, we talk about the new time-limits for sub varsity games.
Emphasizing the importance of being STOPPED and STILL on force plays
March 15, 2023
In order for an umpire to increase his odds for getting a force play correct, it is best if he is in the optimal position to view the play. He must be stopped and still.
Taking BR into 3rd from "A" Position
March 5, 2023
When taking a runner around from "A" position, it is imperative to see everything
Understanding the importance of Rest and Sleep - Dr. Ramos, NCAA Umpire Staff Physician
March 3, 2023
A video that was shared with the NCAA at our most recent clinic regarding the importance of sleep and rest.
Fly Ball Coverage
February 28, 2023
The basics of fly ball coverage and understanding the "V"
Player Positioning Prior to Time of Pitch and Time of Pitch
February 14, 2023
This video illustrates legal and illegal player positioning at the Time of the Pitch
2023 Rule Changes
February 14, 2023
2023 NFHS Baseball Rule Changes, rules knowledge is paramount in our success on the field this season. It can get tricky as most have to know multiple rule sets
February 8, 2023
This article talks about mound visits and the proper way to handle, as well as the proper way to position during conference