Irvine's largest youth baseball program
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
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS JUNE 30TH, PRICES GO UP $25 ON JULY 1
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.
Bat Changes 2018
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.
5PM - CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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.
Contact Ryan Lavalle, Assistant Coach at Beckman High School
Nights or Weekends - Call or Text
$40 for one hour sessions
Register and use
Discount Code: PONY17
for a free practice ball