FREE Advanced Umpire Field Clinic - Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 9:30 AM - Registration is appreciated -
PBUmpires is hosting an umpire field clinic in New Port Richey led by experienced post-season high school, collegiate and professionally experienced umpires. Additional information will be provided to registered attendees by email a week before the clinic. Register as our Guest.


   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
  • 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!

The head coach has been complaining about the officiating for most of the game. Finally, in the sixth inning, the base umpire has had enough and ejects the coach. Is this legal?
A: Yes, a coach may be ejected at any time for any violation of 3-3-1.
B: No, the warning may be verbal or written.
C: By using preventative officiating, this would not have been an issue in such late innings.
D: Explain to the coach that he is a role model and his team will replicate his behavior.

   Training Topic of the Day!

Rule #: Topic: Coaching Sub: Base Coach

NFHS: 3-2-1 through 3

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Want access to many more topics? Click here to learn more about becoming a Member!

One player or coach may (it is not mandatory,) occupy each coach's box while his team is at bat. The coach must be in the uniform of the team. Student base coaches must wear a dual ear-flapped helmet. FHSAA rules require Adult base coaches to wear a helmet or flap-less skullcap type of helmet.

No coach shall actively or passively physically assist a runner during playing action. Congratulating a passing runner is not assisting him. This is a delayed dead ball, the involved player is out and any additional outs made while the ball was alive stand. Any runner not retired returns to the base they occupied at the time of the infraction.

If the base coach intentionally interferes with a thrown ball in foul territory, or interferes with a ball in fair territory, the ball is dead immediately and the runner being played upon is ruled out. The Batter-Runner or other runners may be ruled out pursuant to 7-4-1f and 8-4-2g. Any runner not ruled out in this scenario is returned to the base last occupied at the time of the infraction.

OBR requires base coaches to wear (flapped or flap-less) helmets. Many youth organizations require players to wear dual-ear flapped helmets while coaching bases. The penalty for physically assisting a runner or interference is the same as for high school rules.

   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:
  • Mon 11/01/2021 7:00 PM Member Meeting #1 See Member Portal
  • Mon 11/15/2021 7:00 PM Member Meeting #2 See Member Portal
  • Mon 11/29/2021 7:00 PM Member Meeting #3 See Member Portal
  • Mon 12/13/2021 7:00 PM Member Meeting #4 See Member Portal
  • Mon 01/10/2022 7:00 PM Member Meeting #5 See Member Portal
  • Mon 01/24/2022 7:00 PM Member Meeting #6 See Member Portal