SOUTH BAY PONY SPRING BASEBALL
Spring is the Primary Baseball Season for South Bay PONY (SBP) Baseball. Boys and Girls, ages 4-14, from all over South Bay are invited to play. There is no experience necessary. Everyone makes a team and everyone is guaranteed playing time. We focus on developing people and athletes. Our mantra is "Process over Results". If we teach good fundamentals, good effort, and good sportsmanship then we have already achieved success and the victories on the field will come. You have no idea how fun and rewarding youth baseball can be until you have tried PONY Baseball.
Registration typically runs from mid-October until some point in early January. Then the league administrators take some time to coordinate coaches, run evaluation sessions for the older players, and set all of the teams. During this time we are handling a lot of logistics behind the scenes, including ordering jerseys and equipment, and arranging field time for both practices and games. Typically teams will be announced at some point in early February and the final schedule will be announced by the end of the month.
Opening Day is typically early in March. We have a big Open Day Ceremony with all the teams and parents, lots of food and entertainment, and some honored guests. The highlight is the parade of teams, as all the teams are announced and the kids march through in their shiny new uniforms. The main season runs from March through May. All Star Tournaments and Playoffs follow the main season, typically running through the month of June and into July.
There are 8 Divisions in the Spring Season.
Please see the Divisions Summary page for details.
- Shetland American (4-5 years old)
- Shetland National (5-6 years old)
- Pinto American (7 years old)
- Pinto National (8 years old)
- Mustang American (9-10 years old)
- Mustang National (9-10 years old)
- Bronco (11-12 years old)
- Pony (13-14 years old)
Players in the Spring Season are assigned a division based on their birthday. With rare exceptions, players are not allowed to "play-up" or "play-down" from their age-based Division. For Spring 2023 there will be an exception for those children affected by the new Age Determination Date (born May 1 to Aug 31).
TIMELINE - SPRING 2023 SEASON
| ||mid Oct|| || Registration Opens|
| ||Nov 30|| ||Early Bird Registration Discount Ends|
| ||Jan 15|| ||Registration Closes|
| ||January|| ||Player Evaluations for Pinto, Mustang, Bronco,|
and Pony divisions
| ||Feb 1|| ||Teams Announced|
| ||Feb 13|| ||Practices Begin|
| ||Mar 4|| ||Opening Ceremonies & Games Begin|
| || Apr 8-9|| ||Spring Break, No Games |
| ||May 21|| ||Season Ends, Closing Ceremonies, & Championship Games|
All dates are subject to change.
Practices are mid-week afternoons. Most games are on the weekends. Shetland games will be on Saturdays. The older divisions will have some Sunday games. Older divisions may have some midweek games. Final practice schedule is not released until the week before practices begin. Final game schedule is not released until the week games begin.
We will contact registered players via email regarding evaluations and team assignments. Please reach out to your Division Commissioner with questions.
Volunteers are a critical part of PONY Baseball. We could not provide such high quality baseball at affordable prices for all of South Bay without the tireless dedication of hundreds of volunteers. We are always looking for volunteers to coach, work the snack stand, help maintain the fields, organize fundraising events, and manage the logistics of the league.
Please contact the league (Contact Us) or one of our Board Members (Board of Directors) if you have any interest in volunteering.
If you would like to Register for the Upcoming Season, please Login to your account or Register for an account at the top right corner of the page. The system will show you any and all available programs for which your children are eligible.
You can also visit our Spring Registration page.