The league was established in 1958 as an organization formed to provide a program for the youth of the Pleasant Hill area in cooperation with the Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District, the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Diablo Valley College.

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Coaches Umpire Training Clinic

Saturday, 25JAN2020
0830-1200 (830-12AM)

The Shack 
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This clinic is designed to give the interested manager and coach a better understanding of what is takes to be a PHBA umpire and how umpires do their job.  A combination of classroom and field training, the 3.5 hour training session will cover the basics of both Base and Plate responsibilities expected of PHBA's Blue Crew.  
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LEVEL 1 Classroom Clinic1
(New Umpires ONLY)

Saturday, 08FEB2020
1000-1200 (10-12AM)
PHMS Community Room

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The LEVEL 1 classroom clinic is mandatory for any volunteer umpire NEW to PHBA.  This clinic is the first step of a 2-step process necessary to qualify as a PHBA umpire.  The clinic will provide the new volunteer with an understanding of what PHBA is about, the expectations of the Umpire Leadership Team (ULT) of its umpires, and the basics of being a Base umpire.  This class will provide the new volunteer with preliminary knowledge to be applied during Field Day training.

This is the 1st of 4 classroom clinics for umpires new to PHBA.  New umpires must attend one of the four classroom clinics being offered BEFORE attending Field Day training.
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LEVEL 1 Classroom Clinic2
(New Umpires ONLY)

Monday, 10FEB2020
1900-2100 (7-9PM)
PHMS Community Room

THIS CLINIC HAS PASSED

The LEVEL 1 classroom clinic is mandatory for any volunteer umpire NEW to PHBA.  This clinic is the first step of a 2-step process necessary to qualify as a PHBA umpire.  The clinic will provide the new volunteer with an understanding of what PHBA is about, the expectations of the Umpire Leadership Team (ULT) of its umpires, and the basics of being a Base umpire.  This class will provide the new volunteer with preliminary knowledge to be applied during Field Day training.

This is the 2nd of 4 classroom clinics for umpires new to PHBA.  New umpires must attend one of the four classroom clinics being offered BEFORE attending Field Day training.
THIS CLINIC HAS PASSED

Train-the-Trainers Meeting

Thursday, 13FEB2020
1900-2100 (7-9PM)
PHMS Community Room

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This meeting is a gathering of senior level Blue Crew umpires assisting the ULT with training both returning veteran umpires and umpires new to PHBA.  The purpose of this meeting will be to famliarize these trainers on the Field Day training agenda, their training assignments during the Field Day, and identifying the areas of training to be covered during the Field Day.
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LEVEL 1 & 2 Base Field Day Training1
(New Umpires and Returning LEVELS 1 & 2 Umpires)

Saturday, 15FEB2020
0730-1030 (730-1030AM)
PHBA Sports Complex

THIS CLINIC HAS PASSED

For all new umpires, Field Day training is the second mandatory step of the 2-step process towards becoming a PHBA umpire.  To complete LEVEL 1 Base umpire training and qualify the trainee as a member of the Blue Crew, we move from the classroom to the field.  It's now time to apply what was learned in the classroom and experience how to apply it in the field.  PHBA players will be on hand to assist by providing live-action play to help the new umpire get comfortable with game play.

Field Day training is also mandatory for ALL returning LEVEL 1 and 2 umpires to reinforce their previous training and refresh their skills for the upcoming season.

THIS CLINIC HAS PASSED

LEVEL 3 Plate Field Day Training1
(Returning LEVELs 1, 2,  and 3 umpires)

Saturday, 15FEB2020
1030-1230 (10AM-1230PM)
PHBA Sports Complex

THIS CLINIC HAS PASSED

This clinic is for returning volunteer umpires who want to do more than just work bases at LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 and believe they can handle the rigors behind the plate.  Beyond just calling balls and strikes, you will learn how to work with your partner, the duties and responsibilities of the Plate umpire as well as proper positioning for plays at the plate and 3rd base.  For returning LEVEL 3 and above umpires, this clinic is expected to be a refresher course in plate mechanics as preparation for the coming season.

Field Day training is mandatory for ALL returning LEVEL 3 umpires.
THIS CLINIC HAS PASSED

LEVELs 4 and Above Advanced Mechanics Training1

Saturday, 15FEB2020
1230-1530 (1230PM-430PM)
PHBA Sports Complex

THIS CLINIC HAS PASSED

Are you a returning LEVEL 3, 4, 5, or 6 umpire?  Are you ready to step up to the faster, more realistic aspects of baseball and softball at the National and Western level?  Do you feel you are capable to take on the role of Umpire in Chief (UIC) for Pioneer, American, and eventually National and Western ball games?  If you answered 'YES' to these three questions, then the advanced mechanics portion of our umpire training Field Day is for you.

This training will familiarize you with the rule differences and faster, unique elements of National and Western division games, as well as the responsbilities of UIC for Pioneer, American, and National and Western games.  It will require returning LEVEL 3 umpires to extend their Field Day training to accommodate this additional training for qualification.

For ALL returning LEVEL 4, 5, 6, and 7 umpires, this clinic is mandatory and is a refresher course as preparation for the coming season.
THIS CLINIC HAS PASSED

LEVEL 1 Classroom Clinic3
(New Umpires ONLY)

Thursday, 20FEB2020
1900-2100 (7-9PM)
PHMS Community Room

THIS CLINIC HAS PASSED

The LEVEL 1 classroom clinic is mandatory for any volunteer umpire NEW to PHBA.  This clinic is the first step of a 2-step process necessary to qualify as a PHBA umpire.  The clinic will provide the new volunteer with an understanding of what PHBA is about, the expectations of the Umpire Leadership Team (ULT) of its umpires, and the basics of being a Base umpire.  This class will provide the new volunteer with preliminary knowledge to be applied during Field Day training.

This is the 3rd of 4 classroom clinics for umpires new to PHBA.  New umpires must attend one of the four classroom clinics being offered BEFORE attending Field Day training.
THIS CLINIC HAS PASSED

Scorekeeper Clinic
Saturday, 22FEB2020
1000-1200 (10AM-12PM)
PHBA Snack Shack

Be a PHBA Scorekeeper!  Learn how to tell the story of your child's baseball or softball game.  Become familiar with the terms and actions of a baseball/softball game so you can record all the activities that lead to a game's final outcome.

LEVEL 1 & 2 Base Field Day Training2
(New Umpires and Returning LEVELS 1 & 2 Umpires)

Sunday, 23FEB2020
0730-1030 (730AM-1030PM)
PHBA Snack Shack

 

For all new umpires, Field Day training is the second mandatory step of the 2-step process towards becoming a PHBA umpire.  To complete LEVEL 1 Base umpire training and qualify the trainee as a member of the Blue Crew, we move from the classroom to the field.  It's now time to apply what was learned in the classroom and experience how to apply it in the field.  PHBA players will be on hand to assist by providing live-action play to help the new umpire get comfortable with game play.

Field Day training is also mandatory for ALL returning LEVEL 1 and 2 umpires to reinforce their previous training and refresh their skills for the upcoming season.

LEVEL 3 Plate Field Day Training2
(Returning LEVELs 1, 2,  and 3 umpires)

Sunday, 23FEB2020
1030-1230 (1030AM-1230PM)
PHBA Sports Complex

 

This clinic is for returning volunteer umpires who want to do more than just work bases at LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 and believe they can handle the rigors behind the plate.  Beyond just calling balls and strikes, you will learn how to work with your partner, the duties and responsibilities of the Plate umpire as well as proper positioning for plays at the plate and 3rd base.  For returning LEVEL 3 and above umpires, this clinic is expected to be a refresher course in plate mechanics as preparation for the coming season.

Field Day training is mandatory for ALL returning LEVEL 3 umpires.

LEVELs 4 and Above Advanced Mechanics Training2

Sunday, 23FEB2020
1230-1630 (1230-430PM)
PHBA Sports Complex

Are you a returning LEVEL 3, 4, 5, or 6 umpire?  Are you ready to step up to the faster, more realistic aspects of baseball and softball at the National and Western level?  Do you feel you are capable to take on the role of Umpire in Chief (UIC) for Pioneer, American, and eventually National and Western ball games?  If you answered 'YES' to these three questions, then the advanced mechanics portion of our umpire training Field Day is for you.

This training will familiarize you with the rule differences and faster, unique elements of National and Western division games, as well as the responsbilities of UIC for Pioneer, American, and National and Western games.  It will require returning LEVEL 3 umpires to extend their Field Day training to accommodate this additional training for qualification.

For ALL returning LEVEL 4, 5, 6, and 7 umpires, this clinic is mandatory and is a refresher course as preparation for the coming season.

Scorekeeper Clinic
Monday, 24FEB2020
19-2100 (7-9PM)
PHBA Snack Shack
Be a PHBA Scorekeeper!  Learn how to tell the story of your child's baseball or softball game.  Become familiar with the terms and actions of a baseball/softball game so you can record all the activities that lead to a game's final outcome.

LEVEL 1 Classroom Clinic4
(New Umpires ONLY)

Thursday, 27FEB2020
1900-2100 (7-9PM)
PHBA Snack Shack
LAST CHANCE

 

The LEVEL 1 classroom clinic is mandatory for any volunteer umpire NEW to PHBA.  This clinic is the first step of a 2-step process necessary to qualify as a PHBA umpire.  The clinic will provide the new volunteer with an understanding of what PHBA is about, the expectations of the Umpire Leadership Team (ULT) of its umpires, and the basics of being a Base umpire.  This class will provide the new volunteer with preliminary knowledge to be applied during Field Day training.

This is the 4th of 4 classroom clinics for umpires new to PHBA.  New umpires must attend one of the four classroom clinics being offered BEFORE attending Field Day training.
LAST CHANCE

LEVEL 1 & 2 Base Field Day Training3
(New Umpires and Returning LEVELS 1 & 2 Umpires)

Saturday, 29FEB2020
0730-1030 (10AM-12PM)
PHBA Snack Shack
LAST CHANCE

 

For all new umpires, Field Day training is the second mandatory step of the 2-step process towards becoming a PHBA umpire.  To complete LEVEL 1 Base umpire training and qualify the trainee as a member of the Blue Crew, we move from the classroom to the field.  It's now time to apply what was learned in the classroom and experience how to apply it in the field.  PHBA players will be on hand to assist by providing live-action play to help the new umpire get comfortable with game play.

Field Day training is also mandatory for ALL returning LEVEL 1 and 2 umpires to reinforce their previous training and refresh their skills for the upcoming season.
LAST CHANCE

LEVEL 3 Plate Field Day Training2
(Returning LEVELs 1, 2,  and 3 umpires)
Saturday, 29FEB2020
1030-1230 (1030AM-1230PM)
PHBA Sports Complex
LAST CHANCE

This clinic is for returning volunteer umpires who want to do more than just work bases at LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2 and believe they can handle the rigors behind the plate.  Beyond just calling balls and strikes, you will learn how to work with your partner, the duties and responsibilities of the Plate umpire as well as proper positioning for plays at the plate and 3rd base.  For returning LEVEL 3 and above umpires, this clinic is expected to be a refresher course in plate mechanics as preparation for the coming season.

Field Day training is mandatory for ALL returning LEVEL 3 umpires.
LAST CHANCE

LEVELs 4 and Above Advanced Mechanics Training2
Sunday, 23FEB2020
1230-1630 (1230-430PM)
PHBA Sports Complex
LAST CHANCE

Are you a returning LEVEL 3, 4, 5, or 6 umpire?  Are you ready to step up to the faster, more realistic aspects of baseball and softball at the National and Western level?  Do you feel you are capable to take on the role of Umpire in Chief (UIC) for Pioneer, American, and eventually National and Western ball games?  If you answered 'YES' to these three questions, then the advanced mechanics portion of our umpire training Field Day is for you.

This training will familiarize you with the rule differences and faster, unique elements of National and Western division games, as well as the responsbilities of UIC for Pioneer, American, and National and Western games.  It will require returning LEVEL 3 umpires to extend their Field Day training to accommodate this additional training for qualification.

For ALL returning LEVEL 4, 5, 6, and 7 umpires, this clinic is mandatory and is a refresher course as preparation for the coming season.
LAST CHANCE

Blue Crew Pre-Season Kickoff
Thursday, 05MAR2020
19-2100 (7-9PM)
PHMS Community Room

The final hoorah for the Blue Crew before Opening Day.  This is one of two opportunities during the season where the entire Blue Crew (veterans and new umpires) can come together as a unit to introduce themselves to each other.  This get-together gives the ULT the chance to reinforce our expectations of the Blue Crew for the upcoming season, review and clarify rules, address any questions the Crew may have, hand out recognition and awards from the 2019 season, and generally talk shop over BBQ and soda (water included).  This is an ALL Blue Crew affair intended as final preparation for the new season and establish the Blue Crew bond.  So, please join us!
Opening Day / Blue Crew Traffic Control
Saturday, 07MAR2020
0700-1000 (7-10AM)
Sequoia Middle School to PHBA Snack Shack/PO & PHMS Fields
OPENING DAY!!  This is what the kids, managers/coaches, parents, AND umpires have been waiting and training for.  The season kick's off this day!  The Blue Crew provides much needed traffic control at Sequoia MS and PO Park.  After handling traffic control, you will be able to join the teams, players, managers/coaches, commissioners, and board members in the parade from Sequoia MS to Pleasant Oaks Park for the opening festivities and games that start the season.  Then, it's time to "PLAY BALL!!"
Blue Crew Mid-Season Get-Together
Friday, 10APR2020
19-2100 (7-9PM)
PHMS Community Room

This get-together is another opportunity for the members of the Blue Crew to gather as a unit.  Over free food, soda, other libations, and a few weeks of games under our belts, we'll talk shop, the season's progress, and look to address any problems or concerns the Blue Crew has come across at that point of the season.  This is an excellent chance to rub elbows with your fellow Blues and compare notes over food and drink.