FAR Test- Infield
The Baseball/Fastpitch Academics Rating test is the first IQ test quantifying the relationship between mental aptitude and physical performance on the field. The score provided is a summation of a players overall understanding of the following categories:

• Hitting- Questions include types of counts, approach, adjustments by pitcher type, and situational hitting.

• Defense- Questions include player positioning, relays and cutoffs, bunt rotations, communication, and step patterns.

• Baserunning- Questions include situational base running based on inning, outs, runner speed, score, ball direction, and ball speed.

• Psychology- Questions include visualization technique and implementation, effects of body language and tone of voice, and pace of play.
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Name *
Current Team/Program *
Level of Current Play/Highest Level of Play *
Which of the following is NOT considered a quality at-bat? *
Which of the following are ways we change our approach with two strikes, less than 2 outs, and a runner on base? (Choose all that apply) *
If you are facing a hard throwing pitcher who lacks command and is struggling to find the strike zone, what approach would be best to implement in order to maximize potential success in a hitters count? *
As a hitter with bases loaded and two outs in the inning, what is your hitting intent? *
Which of the following is considered a hitters count? (Choose all that apply) *
In what order does your brain pick up the factors of a pitch? *
As a hitter, the pitch location with the highest perceived velocity is *
What is your hitting intent in the following hitting scenario: 2 strikes with less than 2 outs, infield back, runner on 3rd, in a tie game. *
What is your hitting intent in the following hitting scenario: 2 strikes with less than 2 outs, infield in, runner on 3rd, in a tie game. *
What is your hitting intent in the following hitting scenario- Runner on 2nd, less than 2 outs, and 2 strikes while your team is trailing one run. *
What is your hitting intent when you have two strikes with runners on first and third and one out in the inning with the infield back? *
As a hitter, what pitch can you least likely expect to be thrown to you following a change up? *
Which of the following is an example of a quality at-bat? *
As a hitter, what is your worst possible outcome on an 0-0 pitch? *
You are down 1 in the middle innings. What changes in your hitting intent if at the plate as a power hitter with 2 strikes and nobody on base compared to a 1 strike count? *
Which of the following is a reason to move when the ball is not hit to you? (Choose all that apply) *
On a fly ball between the right fielder, second baseman, and 1st baseman, who has precedent to catch the fly ball IF ONLY the two infielders call for it? *
On a flyball directly over the pitchers mound, who has precedent to catch it if all infielders call for it? *
Which of the following factors plays a role in defensive positioning and where the throw the ball? (Check all that apply) *
On a cut 4 situation with the SS taking the cut, where should the 3B be positioned? *
You are the 3rd baseman. Where should you be playing if there is nobody on base and 2 outs in the inning with a slow, right handed hitter at the plate? *
You are the shortstop. There are 2 outs with bases loaded. A hard ground ball is hit to the 5 hole (between SS and 3B). The batter is a fast runner. Runner on 1st is average speed. Runner on second is slow. Runner on third is average. What base(s) should you consider throwing this ball to? *
Last inning of the game. Tie game. Bases loaded with one out. Coach has the infield playing in. When the ball is hit to you, what base do you throw to? *
Who is the cutoff man on a single to left field with a runner on 2nd base? *
Last inning of a tie game. Fast runner on 1st base. Blooping single to mid-depth is hit to right field and the right fielder gets to it on the foul line. What base should the cut be lined up to in this play? *
There is a fly ball hit between 3rd base, shortstop, and left field. All three players call for the ball. Who has the precedent to make the catch? *
As a baserunner, you should never make the first or last out of an inning at what base? *
As a baserunner with 2 outs in the inning, what base should you be aggressive in reaching? (Choose all that apply) *
As a baserunner at third base, with less than two outs, you should ALWAYS do what on a ball hit in the air to the outfield at regular depth or further? *
The only time that we want to slide into 1st base is... *
How far should you round the bag on a single to the outfield with nobody on base? *
Whether you are stealing bases or staying put, your job as a baserunner is to *
After diving back to the bag after a back pick attempt we should... *
Which of the following is considered a free base? (Choose all that apply) *
Which of the following do you do when on-base before the following pitch? *
Where should you run as a runner on 3B after you leave the bag? *
As a baserunner in a tag up situation, when you can you leave the bag to advance to the next base? *
Which part of communication makes up over 50%? *
Which of the following has been proven to positively effect physical performance? (Choose all that apply) *
When utilizing visualization training, it is important to use all of your *
During visualization training, it is vital that you visualize *
What is the least important part of communication? *
Sprinting to your position after an inning physically eliminates your ability to *
Which of the following are signs of selfishness? (Choose all that apply) *
What is an example of positive body language? *
Which of the following are considered quality at-bats? (Check all that apply) *
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