Coaches! Have you already registered? If you are a coach who is planning to come to the registration Walk-Thru this Saturday, you MUST complete your online registration BEFORE you arrive. Paper registration forms will NOT be accepted this year. Register now through TeamSnap. Registered coaches will also need to submit a background check every two…

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Whether you have experience in coaching, teaching, or playing your child’s sport, PHBA can use coaching help. All of our teams rely on volunteers to coach them. PHBA is an all volunteer league so we appreciate you stepping up and making a difference. Teach the kids the fundamentals of baseball and/or softball and have fun…

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Get your teams ready by scheduling a friendly scrimmage with bonafide umpires. Remember, scrimmages are now allowed within the state guidelines. It’s a great way to get the kids ready for the season by doing away with the 1st game jitters before Opening Day. The umpires need to dust off the armor and brush out…

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The Overthrow Rules 4.11 for both Pioneer divisions have been rescinded and revamped to encourage the kids (and especially the coaches) to make a play on the runners instead of simply getting the ball back to the pitcher to “kill the play.” In previous years, attempting plays and missing promoted the kids simply running the…

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UPDATE: This Coach Pitch rule only applies to Baseball Pioneer. The rule for the number of coach pitches allowed was changed in 2020. So how many pitches does a coach really get to throw during coach pitch? This one seems simple enough, and yet the math never seems to add up for most coaches and…

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Wear those badges with pride. All right coaches, the time is now. If you are out on the field or in a cage, your badge needs to be out there with you. And it needs to have a fresh 2022 sticker (fresh as in cool, new, hip–like my lingo). We emphasize safety here at PHBA…

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Sign-ups for batting cages has gone digital once again. Team managers are allowed to reserve one batting cage up to ONE week in advance. Cages are open Mondays through Sundays. Check the calendar for available time slots. Cage #1: Closest to PO2 is for softball teams only Cage #2: Middle cage is for baseball teams…

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The Look Back rule is specific to softball.  The rule, in the words of USA Softball (teamusa.org), “was supposed to stop players from dancing around between bases while the ball was in the Pitcher’s possession and control in the Pitcher’s Circle.”  The short, paraphrased version of this rule is this:  When the Pitcher A) Has…

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The foul tip is one those baseball rules that confuses the casual enjoyer of America’s pastime and infuriates baseball purists.  This article is designed to help you understand this simple yet often misunderstood rule. According to MLB.com,  “A foul tip is a batted ball that goes sharply and directly to the catcher’s hand or glove and…

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