North Bay Pony

Pony Divisions


Age Group Information

 Shetland    ages    3 to 6
 Pinto    ages 6 to 8
 Mustang    ages 7 to 10
 Bronco    ages 9 to 12
Pony    ages 11 to 14

Shetland is an instructional division to teach three, four, five,and six-year-old players the fundamentals of baseball by the simplest methods possible- letting them play the game.  

Pinto is an instructional division to teach eight and under (Minimum age 3 in baseball) players the fundamentals of baseball.  Pinto comes in three flavors, Coach Pitch, Machine Pitch, and Player Pitch.  

Mustang is allow the players to play "real" baseball in accordance with The Rules of Major League Baseball as well as specific PONY rules that are in place to supersede the MLB rules where appropriate such as pitching, substitution, re-entry, etc.  With scaled down bases and pitching distances, players react quite favorably to the greater challenge of the game and have little difficulty mastering the transition.

Bronco division is a continuation of the philosophy to fit the diamond to the physical potential of the players.  The bases and pitching distances are scaled up slightly from Mustang.  The transition diamond used in the Bronco Division permits infielders to select their defensive positions in relationship to the anticipated speed of the ball when they field it.  Without this transition diamond, Bronco players play their position disproportionately closer to the bases, infield, and pitcher.  This diamond positions the infielder in direct proportion to that assumed by Major League Baseball players and permits the younger players to play the game as it was designed to play.

Pony is the transition division that takes players from the "kid" leagues to "young adult" status.  It permits a player to play on the diamond tailored to his size and capability rather than being moved to one with twice the playing area in a single year.  The Pony Division is specifically designed for the player in those very formative early-teen years. 




 

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