Advanced Baseball Umpire Clinic
This free umpire field clinic will be held at JW Mitchell High School  2323 Little Road -  New Port Richey -   FL  on Saturday, January 27, 2024 @ 9:00 AM

This clinic will address contemporary umpire philosophy and mechanics and feature a controlled scrimmage providing the opportunity for attendee's to experience action on the field under high school championship, collegiate and professional baseball umpires.

Free lunch and refreshments will be provided to registered attendees. Guest attendees are welcome and asked to register by clicking the link below to receive information and updated emails as the clinic approaches.

Click this link to register as our 'Non-Member' Guest.

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   About PBUmpires

"Professional Umpires for Amateur Baseball".

Peninsula Baseball Umpires is a baseball umpires' association sanctioned by the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) to umpire High School baseball in Florida as well as advanced League and Tournament baseball throughout the year.   Established in 1999, the association, is consistently rated among the best umpires in the FHSAA State Championships. PBUmpires crews have been assigned to the FHSAA State Championships Series 18 times in the last 18 years. "Constant and never ending improvement" is more than a slogan at Peninsula Baseball Umpires, it is our mission. Our members, many with collegiate and professional baseball umpiring experience, have proven time and again that they go the extra mile to provide the teams we umpire for the best qualified officials in Florida.

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David Wooldridge
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Les Saland
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Jamie Rawls
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Randy O'Connell
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2016 FHSAA State Championship Crew
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Glen Koury
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Kyle Goluba
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Gary Glover
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2016 FHSAA Championship Crew
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Andrew Girard
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Greg Caryanoff
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Randy Austin
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Baseball on Grass

PBUmpires welcomes clients seeking our professional level services. Based on PBUmpires' constant training and evaluation program, our umpires strive to provide the highest level of service possible, demonstrating superior rules, mechanics and contemporay game management knowledge and techniques.

Our clients return for PBUmpires services based on their experience with our members arriving on site to start the game on time, professionally equipped, dressed and prepared to umpire to the highest level, regardless of the level of ball game.

As part of our ongoing training and evaluation program for advancing umpires, PBUmpires sponsors a fall high school league in Pasco, Hernando and Pinellas counties with no administrative charges to the teams.

Our clients have included:

  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Florida State League
  • Florida High School Athletic Association District, Regional and State Finals Series
  • Pasco County High Schools
  • Hernando County High Schools
  • Citrus County High Schools
  • Steinbrenner High School Tournament
  • Farm Bureau High School Tournament
  • PBU Summer & Fall High School Baseball Leagues
  • Various Youth & Adult Baseball Leagues and Tournaments in the Tampa Bay area

   Question of the Day!

When a fielder obstructs a ball through use of detached player equipment:
A: It is a delayed dead ball.
B: It is an immediate dead ball.
C: It is umpire judgment depending on the circumstances of the play.
D: The ball will never become dead.

   Training Topic of the Day!

Delay of Game 59


Batters are required to take their position in the Batters Box within 20 seconds. They are also required to keep at least one foot in the Batter's Box between pitches with these eight exceptions:

(1) The Batter swings at a pitch; (2) The Batter is forced out of the box by the pitch; (3) The Batter attempts a drag bunt;

(4) F1 or F2 makes or feints a play at any base; (5) F1 leaves the mound, or moves 5-feet from the rubber after receiving the ball; (6) F2 leaves the Catcher's Box to adjust equipment or give signs; (7) F2 does not catch the pitch.

(8) Time out is granted to either team;

For delay of the game, a strike may be added to the Batter's count. The pitch does not have to be delivered and the ball remains alive.

   Got what it takes? Become a Member!

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PBUmpires is always looking for people interested in learning how to umpire above the youth baseball level and join the premier umpire assocation in the Tampa Bay area. We form New Umpire Clinics each Fall and Spring.  New Member training sessions have been held at Spectrum Field (formerly Brighthouse Field) in St. Petersburg and regular meetings and field clinics are generally held in Pasco County.

New Member training sessions consist a day (or series of week nights) of presentations and discussions learning baseball rules and how to apply them. You'll learn that most TV commentators are wrong about the rules quite often.  A second day (or series of week nights) will be dedicated to learning on the field, the 60', 70' and standard baseball field mechanics and the subtle differences between them. A third day will be spent umpiring games being mentored by highly experienced high school, collegiate and professionally experienced umpires dedicated to passing on the best information and skills of the craft to the next generation. Upon demonstrating a sound aptitude for the game and officiating it, you'll be invited to attend the New Member Orientation where you'll assume the mantle of PBUmpire!

Umpires certified by the FHSAA or another similar state high school certification organization, may be invited to attend the "Try Out Day", based on their level of certification and documented experience.

What we provide our members:

We welcome all who have an interest joining PBUmpires and:
  • are at least 16 years of age;
  • own or can obtain necessary equipment and uniforms;
  • own or have access to reliable transportation;
  • have the desire to learn how and effectively umpire to superior standards.

  • 1. Click the Become a Member image (left) and submit an online application.
  • 2. Attend all the new member training, clinics and evaluation sessions.
  • 3. Pass the baseball rules exam and field evaluation and you're on the field!

Upcoming 6 Meeting/Training Events:

Day/Date/Time: Event: Location/Notes:
  • Mon 10/23/2023 Member Meeting #1 See Member Portal
  • Mon 11/06/2023 Member Meeting #2 See Member Portal
  • Mon 11/20/2023 Member Meeting #3 See Member Portal
  • Mon 12/04/2023 Member Meeting #4 See Member Portal
  • Mon 12/18/2023 Member Meeting #5 See Member Portal
  • Mon 01/08/2024 Member Meeting #6 See Member Portal