I'm watching the ball all the way in. Then, when she swings/ makes contact, I quickly look down at the feet.
I also recognize a slapper coming so I"m ready.
But no, it is not always easy and I do not call it unless I'm positive the foot is entirely out. When there is no line left, then I only...
Actually, the line is part of the box, so if the foot is on the line, it's good. It's when the foot steps barely outside the line is considered out. This makes it more difficult to see.
And this is just for NCAA, not other sanctions.
Can't believe no one has mentioned the most important piece of equipment.
Nutty Buddy https://www.ump-attire.com/Baseball-Umpire-Equipment/Gear-Footwear/Supporters-Cups/NB-FLEX_NuttyBuddy-Flex-Athletic-Cup
or Diamond MMA...
Imagine a fielder applying a two- handed tag to a sliding runner but rather than the ball being in the glove, she's got it trapped/ pinned against the glove using her throwing hand.
The runner is touched with the glove but not the ball.
Runner out or safe?
IMO, two options:
1. Coach doesn't really have a good grasp.
2. I believe it's a good way to teach girls how important it is to get the bunt down on one pitch. What better pressure than with two strikes!