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Fall Ball 2017 Registration is OPEN!

06/01/2017, 11:45am PDT
By Admin

 

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION LINK

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Play by real baseball rules for all divisions ages 3-1/2 to 14

No fundraising - just BASEBALL

All-Star play at all levels

Rec only Players, no Select Player Registrations

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PONY National is Changing Some Rules

Baseball Age Changes 2017/2018

 

AGE
Change Birth Date cut-off to August 31 (from April 30).
 

Why:  PONY national is changing their birthday cut-off from April 30th to August 31st.  This rule change goes in effect January 1st of 2018. However, Irvine PONY will implement this change for the fall 2017 season, as fall baseball is designed to be a developmental season that prepares players for the level and rules they intend to play in the spring season.  That means, several players may skip a level within our league for one season. As PONY is such an influential body, many leagues have or will be followed suit and adjusting their age cutoff as well.  This age cut off better aligns with the completion of the spring season (All-Stars) and the school cut-off ages as well.  Simply said, those players with summer birthdays will become the younger players on the team vs. the oldest ones.

Click here for the age chart.


Bat Changes 2018
 

BATS
In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball bat standards (USABat).  Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of -3 (BBCOR certified), all other minus factor bats (-5,-7,-9, etc..), must be YBBCOR certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and all-star play.  All bats without this stamp will be illegal and not be eligible to use during league play.  The new YBBCOR bats bearing the USABat licensing mark are expected to be offered in retail stores in September.

To find out more about the USABat standard click here.


Why:  Safety. USA Baseball's national member organizations believe that a wood-like performance standard will best provide for the long-term integrity of the game. These bats are made to mimic wood bats, lessening the "pop" factor and thus, reducing the potential injuries from hard hit balls, especially come-backers to pitchers. 
 



MUDD Line

949-724-MUDD (6833) in case of rain

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City of Irvine's Resolution in Honor of Josh

5PM - CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
INVOCATION
PRESENTATIONS

Event Information:
Calling all local baseball players and families, past, present and future! Come celebrate all that the City of Irvine has done to keep our players safe.

Event Info: The City of Irvine is presenting a Commendation in honor of Josh and his love for baseball. This event will be a celebration of Josh and the City of Irvine's organically-driven IPM policy, which ensures safe baseball fields that are free of toxic pesticides for every player, coach and resident in Irvine. The City of Irvine has been organically maintained since February 23, 2016, and is developing a Baseball Diamond Playbook in support of this resolution to help other cities adopt similar safe landscaping practices. This will be an opportunity for every baseball player in attendance to stand united across leagues and cities.

We would like as many teams, players and coaches to attend in uniform to show their support of safe baseball fields for many generations to come and most importantly to celebrate Josh.
https://www.facebook.com/events/147594872445762??ti=ia

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Private Hitting Lessons

Contact Ryan Lavalle, Assistant Coach at Beckman High School

Nights or Weekends - Call or Text

(714) 457-8858 

$40 for one hour sessions

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So Cal Elite

Register and use

Discount Code: PONY17

for a free practice ball

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KidScholly

Irvine PONY Baseball is proud to partner with KidScholly. KidScholly helps fund extracurricular activities for in need kids in our community. KidScholly believes that early participation in sports, arts, extra academic opportunities, and early intervention for learning challenges is vital to discovering and building the confidence, talents, and dreams of our youth. As a bonus, the scholarship recipients build their work ethic and community spirit by completing volunteer hours to earn the needed funds.  
 
For more information please go to www.kidscholly.org
 
Now, every time you register, you will have an opportunity to donate $5.00 to Kidscholly!