Running A Youth Sports Program Is A Huge Job. At PHBA, Parent Volunteers Are Critical To Almost Everything There Is To Do. If Your Child Wants To Play At PHBA, You Will Be Required To Take On Some Volunteer Tasks. Some are team specific while others are League related. While Buying Out Your Volunteer Hours Is An Option, Your Volunteer Commitment Is More Important Than The Money As Your Hours Are Vital To Keeping Our Fees Affordable For The Most Families. Your Volunteer Commitment Contributes To The Sense of Family and Community At PHBA Plus Helps You Learn About Baseball And Softball, Spend Quality Time With Your Child, And Make Some New Friends, Too.
Take a look at the opportunities described below. There are other opportunities that come up during the year, so don't worry if this list is not for you.
League Assistance Fund Fee (LAFF)
To encourage volunteer participation we have our League Assistance Fund Fee (LAFF). Families who do not complete the required volunteer commitment will be required to pay a LAFF amount, separate from the annual registration fees.
The LAFF program requires a League Volunteer Commitment of 4 hours per child (maximum of 8 hours for two or more children per family) along with a refundable fee of $200 per child (with a maximum of $400 for two or more children). Families will be required to agree to a LAFF Fee, separate from the Registration fee, during the registration process.
Following the completion of a league volunteer commitment and a signed off LAFF form (see Sign Off section below) or authorized sign-up sheet, PHBA will refund the LAFF Fee.
If volunteer assignments are not completed, checks held will be deposited, cash held will not be refunded, all credit cards on hold with League Athletics or any manual credit card receipts will be charged by PHBA on June 15. “NO EXCEPTIONS”.
A $ 25.00 service fee will be invoiced to the player account for all returned credit card charges or checks deposited.
For Instructional and Intermediate, use this form.
For Pioneer through Western, use this form.
Team Umpire Recruitment Incentive (TURI)
It is required that each team in Pioneer, American, National, and Western division supply a trained umpire for a minimum of 12 games. The umpire requirements can be found on the umpire page. TEAMs that are unable to satisfy this requirement will be required to pay a TURI fee if the 12 game umpire requirement is not fulfilled for the team.
The TURI program requires a League Volunteer Commitment of 12 games umpired per team (maximum of 2 umpires per team) along with a refundable fee of $50 per player (with a maximum of $100 for two or more children). Families will be required to agree to a TURI Fee, separate from the Registration fee, during the registration process.