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Levels of Play

Shetland (Ages 5-6)
Focuses on instruction of the beginning player. Players learn the fundamentals of baseball. Game play is based on the player using a batting tee. A Safe-soft ball is used for safety. All team members bat and play the field each inning. No game score or standings are kept. When possible, players are assigned to teams with their schoolmates. Each player receives a baseball t-shirt and a hat. (If your son or daughter is not yet 5 please send an inquiry to [email protected]

Pinto (Ages 7-8)
Players continue to learn the basic fundamentals of baseball with an introduction to more advanced concepts. Teams are formed by a draft and when possible, players are assigned to teams with their friends. This is a "coach-pitch" division. A modified pitching structure where the hitter is limited to three strikes or six pitches to put the ball in play. There are no walks. The diamond is setup with 60 feet between bases. A level-5 Safe-soft ball is used for safety. The score is kept during games. There is an end of season tournament. Players may try out or be selected for a summer All-Star team. Each player receives a baseball jersey, hat and a belt.

Mustang (Ages 9-10)
Players begin training in the near-complete game of baseball. Teams are formed by a draft, there are no friend requests. Games are played with regulation baseballs, delayed base stealing is permitted and player pitching is introduced. The diamond continues to be 60 feet between bases and the pitching mound is 46 feet from home. The regular season includes games with teams from within the division and possibly Interlock games against teams from other PONY leagues. There is an end of season tournament. Players may try out or be selected for a summer All-Star team. Each player receives a baseball jersey, hat and a belt.

Bronco (Ages 11-12)
Players continue transition into the complete game of baseball as stealing is now allowed, the diamond is extended to 70 feet and the pitching mound is now 48 feet. There is a stricter enforcement of balks. Teams are formed by a draft. The regular season includes games with teams from within the same division and Interlock games against teams from other PONY leagues may also be played. There is an end of season tournament. Players may try out or be selected for a summer All-Star team. Each player receives a baseball jersey, hat and a belt.

Pony (Ages 13-14)
Players continue their development in the complete game of baseball. The diamond is extended to 80 feet and the pitching mound is now 54 feet. The regular season consists of Interlock games against teams from other PONY leagues. Each player receives a baseball jersey, hat and a belt.

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