Blue Crew Training

Our Umpire Leadership Team (ULT) is composed of many decades of volunteerism and dedication to the League, even many many years after our kids have left the League. We take great pride in training our volunteer umpires to do their best for the kids as the Umpire Crew for the League. To that end, we put a ton of effort and expect a certain minimum level of effort in return from our parents. We do recognize everyone is busy and do our best to make the training clinics efficient and worth the time.

Never umpired before? Don't fret - we have created a comprehensive training program for umpires of all levels. We make sure that every umpire is putting their best foot forward when stepping onto the field  - no different than every player and coach.

Training Requirements

New Umpires to PHBA

  • Brand new umpires with little or no experience
  • Includes umpires from other leagues / associations
  • Base Umpire Training
    • Classroom Clinic
    • Field Day Training Level 1 / 2
  • Plate Training
    • Classroom Clinic
    • New umpires must work at least 4 games as Base Umpire
    • All potential plate umpires will be evaluated by ULT

Returning PHBA Umpires

  • Umpire Field Day Training based on assigned Level from the previous year
  • Never hurts to attend a Classroom Clinic to refresh your memory and skills.

New Umpires to PHBA from other leagues / associations

  • We recognize that we get umpires from other leagues with varying levels of experience. With that in mind, we still require that all new umpires attend the Classroom Clinic in order to obtain a better grasp on how we run the Blue Crew at PHBA.
  • Let us know right away that you do have experience. We’ll put “extra eyes on you” during Field Day training and fastrack you to the appropriate level once evaluated by the ULT.

The Curriculum

Advanced Mechanics

Clinics & Events

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Clinic & Event Descriptions

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