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About Fall Baseball

SOUTH BAY PONY FALL BASEBALL

South Bay PONY Fall Ball is an extension of our primary Spring Season.  Some players are really passionate about baseball and do not want to wait until the Spring Season starts again to continue playing and developing their skills.

Fall Ball is Open Registration, just like the Spring.  We do not have residency requirements or tryouts.  However, registration works a bit differently for most divisions.

During the Fall Season, in Pinto 8U and older, teams of players register together as a Team, with a Manager (Head Coach) already selected.  It is important that you indicate your Team Name when you are registering.  If you are not already part of a team, please feel free to contact us to learn about possible teams that may be forming that are in need of additional players.

Fall Season registration for Shetland 6U is very similar to our Spring Season.  Players will register as individuals.  They can make Friend Requests and Manager Requests, although these are not guaranteed.  The Division Commissioner will form teams, doing our best to meet requests and balance teams.

Fall Ball Divisions are determined by the child's age for the upcoming Spring season, looking ahead to their age on the next August 31.  In other words, for the Fall 2019 Season, we look at the child's birthday on Aug 31, 2020.  The child will play in the same Division in Fall 2019 that they will play during the upcoming Spring 2020 Season.  Fall Ball serves as pre-cursor to the format of play that they will face their following Spring season.

DIVISION SUMMARY

Shetland 6U (5-6 years old)Shetland

SHETLAND Fall Ball is an instructional league to teach five and six-year-old players the fundamentals of baseball. It is intended for all six-year-olds and for five-year-olds who have previously played baseball. 

Emphasis is on instruction and fun, not competition.  Every player is given the opportunity to try different positions and every player plays the entire game.  Every player is in the batting order.  Innings are limited to 3 outs or 5 runs. Coaches use a combination of Coach Pitch and the Blue Flame Pitching Machine during the season. The field is a 50-foot diamond.

Shetland Players are allowed to request Coaches and Teammates. We cannot guarantee requests, but we will do our best to honor as many requests as possible.

Pinto 8U

PINTO Fall Ball is an instructional league to teach seven- and eight-year-old players the fundamentals of baseball and to teach the beginnings of a live t.  Emphasis is on instruction and fun.  Every player plays every game and cannot sit out more than 2 consecutive defensive innings.  Every player is in the batting order.  Kids begin pitching at this level on a 60-foot diamond and will pitch from 40 feet.  Innings are limited to 3 outs or 5 runs (except the last inning).

Mustang 9U & 10U

MUSTANG is an instructional league for nine and ten-year-old players that are learning the fundamentals of baseball. Beginning with Mustang League, the players are playing real baseball in accordance with the rules of Major League Baseball, with a few specific PONY rules where appropriate for this age group. This is a kid pitch division with a 60-foot diamond (46 feet to pitchers mound).

Bronco 11U & 12U

BRONCO is a 50/70 instructional league to teach eleven- and twelve-year-old players the fundamentals of baseball. The players are playing real baseball in accordance with the rules of Major League Baseball, with a few specific PONY rules where appropriate for this age group. This is a kid pitch division with a 70-foot diamond (50 feet to pitchers mound).

PONY 14U

PONY Division is considered a “high school” prep division with thirteen and fourteen year old players competing with 90’ bases and pitchers throwing from 60 feet.  PONY players play one of the most fascinating games in all of youth baseball. Well beyond the beginners stage, they have mastered all but the finest points of technique and strategy and can play the game with a skill comparable to that of older players.


2019
Fall Ball Divisions


Ages


Born After


Born Before

Shetland

5-6

Sep 1, 2013

Aug 31, 2015

Pinto 8U

7-8

Sep 1, 2011

Aug 31, 2013

Mustang 9U

9

Sep 1, 2010

Aug 31, 2011

Mustang 10U

9-10

Sep 1, 2009

Aug 31, 2011

Bronco 11U

11

Sep 1, 2008

Aug 31, 2009

Bronco 12U

11-12

Sep 1, 2007

Aug 31, 2009

PONY 14U

13-14

Sep 1, 2005

Aug 31, 2007

 

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P.O. Box 216 
Manhattan Beach, California 90266

Email: [email protected]

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