SIGNALS

GOAL: To put pressure on the defense!!!!!

Indicator:

Belt The signal follows a touch of the indicator.

Bunt: If the third-base coach touches the belt followed by touching one of the signals   below, you must attempt to bunt the ball.

Right Arm Try to bunt the ball to the third base side of the infield.

Left Arm Try to bunt the ball to the first base side of the infield.

Nose Take the pitch from the a bunting stance.

Hat Try to bunt the ball to the pitcher.

Fist Try to push bunt.

Steal: Chest If the third-base coach touches the belt followed by touching the chest, you must steal.

Swing: Face If the third-base coach touches the belt followed by touching the face, swing away. Hit strikes!

Slap hit: If the third-base coach touches the belt followed by touching one of the signals below, you must attempt to slap hit.

Right Ear Try to slap hit from the left side of home plate.

Left Ear Try to slap hit from a bunting stance form the right side of home plate.

Take: Bill of Hat If the third-base coach touches the belt followed by touching the bill of the hat, you must take the next pitch.

Wipe-off:

Hands If the third-base coach wipes the hands together, all signals given are off. The hitter will try to hit a strike and the base runner(s) will get a large lead.

Repeat: Fists If the third-base coach hits the fists together, the same offensive play(s) are on.

Players: When you are on base or at bat, look for a signal before every pitch. When the third-base coach claps the signals are done. If you are given a signal, place your hand on top of your helmet to let the coaches know you understand what you are doing. If you are not sure of the signals, ask the umpire for time and talk to the third-base coach.

It is critical that you know these signals! We can not put pressure on the defense if you do not know what we are asking you to do offensively. If you continue to miss signals, it will hurt the offensive play of the team. You playing time will be reduced if you do not know the signals.

KNOW YOUR SIGNALS!!!!!