Our Philosophy “Playing baseball for pay – home run. Teaching kids to play the game – priceless” ~Jack Perconte
Our Mission: Use our baseball organization as a vehicle to support the community population of under-served youth by fostering a love for baseball and equipping young athletes with the tools to be successful in life.
Our Goals: Our goal is to prepare kids for high school and beyond by giving them the tools they need to succeed. We do this through a W.I.N. character development philosophy. W.I.N. is a simple but powerful acronym that comes from the famous Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz. It stands for 'What's Important Now?' Holtz instructed his players to ask themselves this question 35 times a day. It is a question that can help you overcome life's challenges, obstacles and road blocks.
FAQ What does your philosophy mean? It means that we focus on the development of your child’s abilities. We want each kid to see significant improvement in their abilities by the end of each season. In return, the team will benefit as a result of those individual improvements. We want players to be as prepared as they can be for the challenges that lie ahead in high school baseball, college and life. What is Portland Eastside Baseball Club? PEBC is a non-profit youth organization with a goal to provide top-quality baseball instruction to the youth of the Portland's eastside. Our mission is simple: To combine the fun of a baseball team, the competition of an elite travel team, and the instructional quality of private lessons, at an affordable cost. How do we do it? With sponsors and private donations, coupled with fundraising efforts by the players, we can keep our participation fees down. The fundraising opportunities that arise will serve as team-building exercises and help the kids to take ownership in their team. Where are the tournaments? To save on costs both to the organization and the families, the tournaments we will participate in are mostly in the state of Oregon. Most will be close enough to travel to and from each day. There may be one or two that will require an overnight stay (Southern Oregon, Seattle or Boise area). It is our intention to collect enough in fundraising efforts and sponsors to help contribute to those costs. How much are the fees? We desire to make this experience as affordable as possible. Therefore, our League fees for 2019 will be $200-$400 depending on level of play. An online service fee is applied to this standard fee making the cost a bit higher at $210-$415. This is a fraction of the cost for most club teams. Our players get personal and group instruction from January through July. The cost may be split up into a few manageable payments, and some partial scholarships are available. All we ask for is your commitment. Are there hidden costs? The registration/participation fee, along with all money raised by fundraising and sponsors goes towards paying for tournaments, umpires, field use permits, jerseys, hats, pants, belts, socks, team insurance and team registration with American Legion and OIBA. Food, gas and lodging for travel are additional expenses to expect, but that’s why we aim to stay local with our travel. We really like to use the Oregon State Parks Campground Network when we travel. We will be tent camping frequently in places like Hood River, Newport, Seaside, Klamath Falls, etc. Are there extra fees for tournaments? The cost for all tournaments is covered by the registration/participation fee. Hotel accommodations (if necessary) as well as food and gas are extra costs that may be offset by additional fundraising, but not guaranteed to be fully covered. How many kids play on team? We are looking for a roster of 15 kids for each team, so that we are still able to play if we are missing a player or two due to illness/injury or other school/family function. Players not chosen will be placed on a call-back list and may be called upon later in the year if roster needs arise. Is playing time fair? Playing time is determined by work ethic and determination in practice and games. We do not guarantee that every kid will play an equal number of innings, We do insure that players who have made efforts to pay their fees will have playing time. Still, every effort will be made to ensure that it is as close to equal time as possible. What are the levels of play? The level of play will be determined by the teams ability. We want kids who want to play and want to learn and want to get better. Our goal is to win more than we lose, but we believe that more can be learned from a loss than can be learned from wins. We aim for this program to be the most positive experience provided to eastside ball players. We want to incorporate FUN , COMPETITION and INSTRUCTION to create the best baseball experience for our youth. W.I.N.