Division Schedules & Standings
Clinics & Training
Equipment Uniform FAQ
PHBA provides a bat, batting helmet, softball fielding mask, catcher's gear and practice balls to every team for any player's shared use. However, if purchasing equipment, please refer to the additional FAQ list.
Uniform jerseys, hats and socks will be provided. The team will decided on the pants and belt color to be purchased by individual families.
Baseball players must wear a helmet with face protection, either a face-guard or c-flap.
Softball players must ear a help with a face-guard; a c-flap is not allowed for softball.
Fielding masks are required for all softball pitchers.
Any bat can be used for any PHBA division play.
Cleats are highly recommended for Pioneer division and above. Metal cleats are never allowed.
During inclement weather, it is highly suggested that players were layers underneath their uniforms. If jackets or sweaters must be worn on the outside, the garments must be zipped all the way up. Loose clothing will not be allowed at the umpires discretion for safety precautions.
For the safety of our players, jewelry and watches are not allowed by any player. This includes watches, bracelets, chains, necklaces, etc. This rule will be enforced at the umpires discretion.
Sunglasses may be worn by any player unless the reflection interferes with the batter's vision at the umpires discretion.
Know the Rules!
The rule for the number of coach pitches allowed was changed for baseball in 2020 and is now consistent with softball rules. 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 umpires.…
The rule for coach pitch interference was changed for baseball in 2020 and is now consistent with softball rules. The coach should make every effort (think Neo in the Matrix) to avoid contact with a hit or thrown ball. However, if the coach is hit by the ball, the ball is LIVE and play will…
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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…