The league was established in 1958 as an organization formed to provide a program for the youth of the Pleasant Hill area in cooperation with the Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District, the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and Diablo Valley College.
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association is an all volunteer youth Baseball and Softball league. To encourage volunteer participation we have our League Assistance Fund Fee (LAFF) and Team Umpire Recruitment Incentive (TURI). All families will be required to agree to pay LAFF amount, separate from the annual registration fees, for not fulfilling the required volunteer hours.
LAFF - League Assistant Fund Fee
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). As part of Registration, all families will be required to agree to a LAFF Fee, separate from the Registration fee, for which PHBA will “HOLD” checks, cash, or credit card information for this commitment.
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 either clear the credit card hold from League Athletics, return or shred checks held, refund cash held, or shred or return manual credit card receipts held.
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, 2018, “NO EXCEPTIONS”. A $ 25.00 service fee will be assessed for all returned credit card charges or checks deposited.
Volunteer LAFF Sign Off Form - You need to print out this form, fill it out and get it signed after full-filling your LAFF requirements. Read below for more info.
TURI - Team Umpire Recruitment Incentive
All Girls and Boys Intermediate, Pioneer, American, National, and Western teams are required to provide a volunteer team umpire or umpires to meet the team’s 16-game season commitment.
As part of Registration, all families will be required to agree to a $800 TURI Fee per TEAM, separate from the Registration fee, for which PHBA will “HOLD” checks, cash, or credit card information for this commitment. This fee is a team fee on a per player basis to incentivize teams to provide a parent, or two parents, as the team’s volunteer umpire. Releasing the hold for this fee will be dependent upon the team’s volunteer umpire successfully meeting the duties, responsibilities, and deadlines established by the Chief Umpire and Umpire Leadership Team.
Opportunities for Volunteering
Click on the opportunities below for more information:
Chalk the field for every home game 30 minutes before the game.
It’s important that field prep person remove base rubber indicators and put back on base pegs after game (weeknights and last weekend games only). If not, manager will be called and have to come back to field.
It’s up to field prep person to put bases away and lock knack box after the game (weeknights and last weekend games only).
Fill in any holes in front of the pitching rubber and in the batters box, drag or rake the in-field (if needed), install bases
For Boys National and Western, water mounds and rake after every game.
In charge of putting together a team basket to be turned in on Opening Day.
Needs to collect money from Team Coordinator and assemble a basket to be donated to the league for Photo Day and/or banquet.
Banquet Volunteer(Return to top) There are many different jobs when you volunteer for the Banquet. Here are a few of them listed below. No one will volunteer for more than a 4hr Commitment of one of the following job duties: