Three-Umpire Mechanics

Please use the individual sections below, containing video examples, to supplement your existing 3-Umpire knowledge. We recognize that nearly every HBUA umpire has been taught 3-Umpire in accordance with the methods of Baseball Canada, however the 3-Umpire system taught in Ontario differs from the 3-Umpire mechanics used in professional baseball in certain areas. In those areas, we present both options, with video, for your benefit. Use of either set of mechanics is acceptable to us; all we require is that the crew be on the same page prior to the game to avoid confusion.

No Runners
R1 Only
R2 Only
R3 Only
R1 and R2
R1 and R3
R2 and R3
Bases Loaded
Advanced 3-Umpire Mechanics