League Program & Divisions
PHBA has developed a program to introduce kids as young as 4-5 years old to baseball and softball by teaching them the fundamentals of throwing, hitting and base running in a relaxed and fun environment. The league introduced specific house rules within each division to eliminate some complexity of the game in order to focus on building the necessary skills and critical game thinking of our players.
As players progress through the divisions, the goal is to continue expanding on those fundamentals and introduce the more complex rules and nuances of each sport in an organized approach. As the kids get to the more competitive levels of play, they get closer to playing the “real thing.” Once they reach the Western division, they are playing full-on baseball and softball. Most importantly, they will have learned much in the way of sportsmanship, leadership, character, honesty, loyalty, courage and mutual respect.
You can find the key aspects of each division in the table on the right. Please contact the league if you have any questions.
2024 League Fees
- If the division you're registering for is full, please register here and you'll be added to a waitlist:
- $230 Instructional | Intermediate Divisions
- $265 Pioneer | American | National | Western Divisions
- Registration Deadline is December 12
- Late Registration Fee is $25 from December 4-12
- Fees include a $20 per player for Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park fees
- Sibling Discount
- There is a discount of $15 per sibling when registering siblings at the same time only. A sibling that is registered at a separate time will not receive the discount. No exceptions.
- A player may request a refund no later than December 12, 2023
- High school players accepted to a high school team may request a refund no later than February 15, 2024
- PHBA reserves the right to refuse the return of the registration fee
- All LATE Registrations are NON-REFUNDABLE
Registration Walk-Thrus for New Players & ALL Coaches
This is the League’s “first pitch” to the new season!
These events are the perfect opportunity for new and returning PHBA families to ask questions, verify the age of new players, meet board members, check out volunteer opportunities, and sign up to coach or umpire!
WHO MUST ATTEND?
- Guardians of all new players to the League! You will need to provide proof of age. You simply need to show us a copy of the birth certificate during the walk-thru. We will NOT keep a copy.
- Coaches! Coaches must attend one walk-thru as part of your registration. Oliver Greenwood, the head commissioner will be waiting for you!
- Future Volunteers! If you are interested in coaching, umpiring, joining a committee or have questions about volunteering opportunities, come join us. We’ll be here to answer any questions regarding volunteering and the Service Hours commitment. Our league’s success is because we are all #PHBAFamily and our help throughout the season is invaluable.
- Potential Sponsors! If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring our League and have questions, please come by to chat. It is a great opportunity for local businesses to partner up for a great cause and advertise. We are a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
Please join us at the PHBA Conference Room at the PO Fields and drop by at the times listed below.
- Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Saturday, December 2, 2023, 9:00am - 12.00pm
League Service Hours
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association is an all volunteer youth Baseball and Softball league. To encourage volunteer participation we require Service Hours. All families are required to agree to pay a set amount if the Service Hours are not complete. The Service Hours obligation is separate from the annual registration fees, and is only paid if the Service Hours are not completed.
The Service Hours program requires a League Service Commitment of 4 hours per child (maximum of 8 hours for two or more children per family).
As part of Registration, all families will be required to agree to a Service Hours Fee, separate from the Registration fee. If you do not complete the Service Hours, you will receive an invoice for the full Service Hours amount which will be required before registration in the following year.
It takes a lot of volunteer time to make PHBA successful. Your time is more valuable to our players than your money. However, should you prefer not to volunteer, you may buy out your obligation for $500 per child, with a maximum of $1000 per family.
At PHBA, we strive that every kid has the opportunity to learn and grow in a positive baseball and softball learning environment. As such, with sponsors' contributions, families facing financial constraints have an avenue for their players to experience the opportunity to learn and grow in a positive baseball and softball learning environment.
If your family needs a scholarship for registration or has more questions, please contact Mark Cowell at email@example.com.
League Age Charts 2024
In order to be consistent with other youth baseball leagues in the region and the State, the PHBA has adopted the age cutoff dates used by Little League and Pony baseball. The cutoff date is August 31 for baseball only.
For example, if your player was born on or before August 31 of 2014, they would play as a 10 year-old. If they were born on or after September 1 of 2014, they would play as a 9 year-old.
Please note - the softball age cutoff dates are based on the cutoff date of December 31.