Pleasant Hill Baseball Association will be holding open tryouts on Sunday, October 23rd and 30th for the 2017 season for the Pleasant Hill Hawks, a premier travel baseball program in the East Bay.
If you would like to play competitive travel baseball and have a passion for the game, you should try out for the Hawks! The Pleasant Hill Hawks compete in the 680 Diablo League and play 3-5 tournaments. The typical Hawks season includes 30-40 games and runs from January through June.
The Pleasant Hill Hawks program competes at a high level and is one of the most reasonably priced travel baseball programs in the Bay Area.
All participants must register online with PHBA. No payment is required at this time and you will not be charged any tryout fees.
A PHBA website log-in required to register online. If you do not have a log in, you must create one or reset your password, as well as a profile for the player trying out for the Hawks.
If you do have a log in, but have forgotten the password, please visit the Website How-To page for instructions.
The times for tryouts are:
8:30 AM - 9 and 11 year olds
11:00 AM - 10 and 13 year olds
1:30 PM - 12 and 14 year olds
The Hawks tryouts will be at the Pleasant Hill Middle School fields located directly behind the school (near the tennis courts).
Ages are as of April 30, 2017
For example if your son turns 10 on or before April 30th, 2017, then he should tryout for the 10 year old division. If he turns 10 on May 1st, 2017 or later he should tryout for the 9 year old division.
If a player wishes to try out for the older division, he must attend the tryouts for that older age group. If a player wishes to be considered in their appropriate age group as well, he needs to attend BOTH tryouts.
All participants, including returning players, are encouraged to attend both dates. However, it is only required that you attend one.
Tryouts will start promptly, so please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your designated start time.
Parents are required to accompany each player to the tryouts, sign a waiver and attend a brief meeting.
Please do not wear PHBA tournament team, fall ball or Hawks jerseys or baseball caps to the tryouts.
All players should be dressed appropriately for a baseball tryout and should have the proper safety equipment (batting helmet and protective cup)
Additionally players should also have a hat, shirt tucked in, glove, bat, batting helmet, etc.
The 12U Hawks team has a birth in Cooperstown, New York and will compete in a week-long mid-summer tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park. Playing on the 12U Hawks team requires a player and family commitment to travel to Cooperstown.
If you have any questions regarding Hawks Baseball, the level of play, requirements, expenses, Cooperstown trip, etc, please email Ryan Barger, Hawks Baseball Commissioner, at
7 and 8 Year Old Boys Baseball Clinic
Sunday, September 25
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Is your 7 or 8 year old boy itching to get back on a baseball diamond? PHBA's commissioners will be holding a clinic on Sunday, September 25, for 7 and 8 year old boys who are ready to improve their skills and play some ball. This is NOT a tryout! It will be an hour of drills and instructions followed by a game.
The boys should come ready to practice and play (cleats, athletic cup, bat, helmet, etc).
Date: September 25, 2016
Cost: $5.00 plus we encourage you to bring a can of food which will be donated to the Concord Food Bank (https://www.foodbankccs.org)
Location: Pleasant Hill Middle School Field 2 (the small Pioneer field).
Through the partnership with the PHBA and the Hawks, Kyle Gross (College Park Varsity Pitching Coach) will be running an eight session training program beginning in mid September. These workouts will be intended for players 9 years old and older as determined by their age on April 30, 2017. The cost will be $150 and will be offered at a discount for players that make a Fall Ball team. This is an excellent program that not only prepares your player for spring Hawks tryouts at the end of October, but will also instill baseball knowledge and physical routines that will benefit your son for years to come.
The schedule will have the 12-14 yr olds run on Mondays starting Sept 12th and the 9-11 yr olds will run on Wednesdays starting on Sept. 14th. One week will have a Friday session for each age group. The sessions will focus on the following aspects.
September Sessions will focus on technique and developing a mechanical routine.
V.I.P. (Velocity improvement program) accuracy, control and proper arm care
Dynamic stretch, muscle activation and band exercises 4 corner catch circuit
Speed, agility and baseball specific strength work
Improved mental focus and working a process
October Sessions will focus on tryout preparations and continued skill development.
Continued advanced V.I.P. Flat ground bullpen sessions