Now for the answer to the question above concerning a leap and a crow hop. Now-a-days most male pitchers crow hop. There is a time limit of 90 minutes to complete the test once you start. The site for the exam is: You will login to the exam site using your last name and the last five 5 digits of your Social Security Number. Mistakes occur that way when in reality the test taker knew the rule but answered too quickly. In my long career in men's fastpitch softball I can't remember ever seeing a male pitcher leap.
Many in Wisconsin failed to read about that and were using the bat. Be forewarned that there are three questions on the exam that are poorly written. I will not give you the actual answers. Please ensure that you have enough time to complete the test before starting. What's the difference between a leap and a crow hop? In closing, once the season begins and games begin it's important for coaches and umpires to stay abreast of things that change within the game. That's about it for this Bulletin. In all those years I can only recall a couple of female pitchers who were throwing side-arm.
I'll use two sources to answer the question as well as some common sense. After you have finished the test and saved hours of work searching the Rules Book for the correct answers in order to score a perfect score, go back and spend a bit of the time that I just saved you and actually read the Rules Book from front to back. The bottom line is: it ought to be correct and if publishing the things that takes place eliminates the same thing elsewhere in the state, we've improved the game. I do recall a myriad of male pitcher's crow hop prior to it being legal in the men's game. Read them closely, follow that up by checking the Rules book, and then try to figure out whether the statement is True or False. It will, ultimately keep you from looking or sounding as if you are not very knowledgeable of the Rules.
They are 75, 86 and 94. A leap, any physical education teacher would tell you, occurs when a body leaves the ground with one foot and lands on the other foot first. If you attempt to take the test near the deadline, you must start the test with enough time to finish before midnight on the examination deadline. What I will give you is the location in the Rules Book or Case Book which will simply save you some time. Umpires were also allowing the bat to be used. As usual one must be careful not to read too quickly and answer right off the top of their heads.
Check out the Awards tab on this website. I recenty watched a video that showed what was called a leap when in reality it was a crow hop. We are using the information given to us by your association secretary, so if you have problems logging into the site, please ask your secretary how your name and last five 5 digits were given to us for registration. It may not be easily corrected however. Warning - once you start the test you have 90 minutes from the start time in order to finish the test.
Some will be right from the rules and case books while others will be crazy plays that take place throughout the season we all know that crazy plays and questionable umpire interpretations will occur. I offer a plethora of awards that coaches can take advantge of at no cost to them. After the deadline has passed, you will be unable to answer any further questions and the test will be scored at that point. If we want coaches and umpires to be able to recognize and call those two types of illegal pitches they also ought to know the real, technical differences between them. I will post them and not reveal where they happened, who they happened to or who made the rulings. It's easy to spot and should be easily enforced. So, when a pitcher drives off the pitcher's plate and goes airborne with both feet, to be a leap, the front foot would have to touch down before the pivot foot does.
After the season had started a specific bat was ruled illegal. Please try to take the test as early in the time frame as possible. In terms of the end result of such actions, the end result should be the same - an illegal pitch being called, a ball awarded to the batter and all baserunners awarded the next pitch without liability to be put out. Follow that reading up by going back each day and re-reading just one Rule in it's entierty. This will be a lot like Cliff Notes.
In future Bulletins I will be posting situations for you to consider. Male pitchers in international play do not. I've already highlighted something that will cause plenty of disagreements in the upcoming season. The crow hop is an illegal pitch. Only currently registered officials will be able to take the test.