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Important Dates

Event Description

Roster Night

January 24, 2018, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pleasant Hill Senior Center

The Board of Commissioners will be distributing team rosters to managers and coaches for ALL age divisions.  The ULT will be in attendance to clarify the new team umpire requirements to the managers and coaches.  General Blue Crew members do NOT need to attend.

Level 1 Class and Field Training

January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
PHBA Snack Shack and PO1

Coaches Only Event   Coaches who want to umpire in additon to their managing/coaching duties who want to learn the basics of the game.  Regardless of your baseball and softball expereince, you will learn the necessary skills to officiate 8 - 10 year old baseball and softball players...and have a good time doing it!

Rules Night

February 1, 2018 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Pleasant Oaks Snack Shack

The Board of Commissioners meet with the managers/coaches of their respective divisions to clarify the rules in their divisions and go over any rule changes for the season.  The ULT will be in attendance to assist and address any questions managers/coaches may have on the rules and rule changes.  General Blue Crew members do NOT need to attend.

CCSUA Clinic

February 4, 2018, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location:  Pittsburg HS

An umpire clinic put on by Contra Costa Senior Umpire Association. one of the best professional umpire associations in Northern California.  The ULT sends a few of its veteran umpires to this clinic to enhance their capabilities as trainers for our own Blue Crew training program.

LEVEL 1 Classroom Training

February 5, 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
PHMS Multi-Purpose Room

Come join us for part 1 of LEVEL 1 Umpire Training.  It promises to be a fun time learning the basics of the game for Bases Only work.  Regardless of your baseball and softball experience, you will learn the necessary skills to officiate 8 - 10 year old baseball and softball players...and have a good time doing it!

LEVEL 1 Classroom Training

February 6, 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
PHMS Multi-Purpose Room

Come join us for part 1 of LEVEL 1 Umpire Training.  It promises to be a fun time learning the basics of the game for Bases Only work.  Regardless of your baseball and softball expereince, you will learn the necessary skills to officiate 8 - 10 year old baseball and softball players...and have a good time doing it!

LEVEL 1 Field Training

February 11, 2018 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
PHBA Snack Shack & PO fields

To complete LEVEL 1 Umpire Training, it's time to move out of the  classroom.  It's now time to experience what it is like to be on the field.  PHBA players will be on-hand to help you gain the experience to get out there on Opening Day.

LEVEL 2 Plate Training

February 11, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
PHBA Snack Shack & PO fields

For those who feel they want to do more than just work Bases at LEVEL 1; who believe they can handle the rigors behind the plate; or as a returning umpire just need a refresher, hang around after the LEVEL 1 training to have our experienced trainers provide the instruction you need to understand the strike zone and maintain control the game from the best seat in the house.

LEVEL 3/LEVEL 4 Advanced Mechanics Training

February 11, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
PHBA Snack Shack & PO fields

Are you a returning umpire at LEVEL 1, LEVEL 2, or  LEVEL 3?  Do you think you are ready to take on the role of Umpire in Chief (UIC) on the field for National or Western division games?  If you are, then the advanced mechanics portion of our umpire training Field Day is for you.  This training will familiarize you with the faster and unique elements of the National and Western division games, as well as the responsbilities as UIC for Pioneer and American games.

Scorekeeper Clinic

February 22, 2018 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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.

Scorekeeper Clinic

February 24, 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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.

Blue Crew Pre-Season Kickoff

February 24, 2018 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
PHBA Snack Shack

The final hoorah for the Blue Crew before Opening Day the next weekend.  It is an opportunity for veterans and new umpires to come together as a unit to introduce themselves to one another.  The chance to review and clarify rules, odd plays from the preceding season, hand out awards from 2017, and talk shop over BBQ and soda/water. This is an ALL Blue Crew affair intended to get us ready for the new season.  So, COME ON DOWN!

Opening Day

March 3, 2018 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sequoia Middle School to PHBA Snack Shack and 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 as well as joing the players, managers/coaches, commissioners, and board members in the parade from Sequoia MS to Pleasant Oaks Park for the festivities and the games that start the season.  Please join us!