FREE Youth Umpire Clinic - Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 9:00 AM - Registration is required

PBUmpires is incorporating a FREE Youth Umpire Clinic within its Annual Member Field Clinic on Saturday, January 30, 2021 in New Port Richey.
The clinic will start at 9:00 AM and be led by experienced professional, collegiate and high school championship umpires.
Morning drills will be supplemented by an afternoon controlled scrimmage. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate to improve their understanding and implementation of contemporary umpiring procedures where they currently umpire.  Additional information provided to registered attendees.
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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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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
  • PBU Summer & Fall High School Baseball Leagues
  • Various Youth & Adult Baseball Leagues and Tournaments in the Tampa Bay area

   Question of the Day!

An assistant coach leaves his dugout to loudly argue a call by the umpire on a play at the plate.
A: The assistant coach and the head coach shall be immediately ejected.
B: The assistant coach and the head coach shall receive written warnings and both will be restricted to the dugout for the duration of the game.
C: If the assistant's actions are severe, he may be ejected and the head coach is still restricted for the balance of the game.
D: Both B and C.

   Training Topic of the Day!

Rule #: 4 Topic: Start/End Game Sub: Protested Game

NFHS: 4-3-5

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The Florida High School Athletic Association does not allow protests. Should a situation arise where a questionable rule application (and not an umpire's "judgement call") has been made, the game should be stopped. The entire umpire crew should retreat to their dressing area and review the applicable rules and casebook plays and make the proper ruling upon returning to the field.

In OBR where a Protest may be allowed, the play shall be reported in the prescribed manner. It is always best to use the procedure outlined above whenever possible. If upheld by the proper authority, and the Protesting Team lost the game, it must be replayed from the point of protest. If the protesting team wins, the protest will be deemed moot and not replayed. A game replayed from the point of protest may be without additional compensation to the umpire(s).

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   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:

  • Superior rules, contemporary field mechanics and professional game management training.
  • Continuing Professional Education via:
    • Professional quality online member portal:
      • Rules and association resources.
      • Rules and mechanics presentations, quizzes, games and videos.
      • Association News, Event Schedule, Photo Roster, Photo Gallery, Video Gallery, Blog and Online Store.
  • Minimum of 10 member meetings and clinics led by collegiate & professional level umpires.
  • Objective online evaluation program with guidance to improve to the next level.
  • Game Assignment Opportunities (based on evaluated ability):
    • Select youth and adult league and travel baseball in Pasco, Pinellas and Hernando Counties;
    • High School Baseball in Pasco and Hernando Counties;
    • High School Baseball District, Regional and State Playoffs;
    • MiLB Spring Training Baseball in Pasco, Hillsboro and Pinellas Counties;
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:
  • Sat 01/30/2021 9:00 AM Member Field Clinic #7 See Member Portal
  • Sat 01/30/2021 1:00 PM Member Field Clinic #8 See Member Portal
  • Mon 02/08/2021 9:00 AM Member Meeting Video #9 See Member Portal
  • Mon 04/05/2021 6:00 PM Post-Season 3-Umpire Clinic #10 See Member Portal