Angels Day has been CANCELLED.
All those who purchased tickets will receive a full refund on the cc that you purchased the tickets on. The refunds will take 5-7 days to go back to your card.
Due to concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other health authorities, Irvine Pony Baseball (IPB) is implementing some new, mandatory health and safety procedures as part of a proactive approach to preventing the spread of germs.
Throughout the IPB organization, we are adopting these new measures effective immediately. We cannot stress enough how vital it is that all participants adhere to these guidelines.
IPB is immediately instituting a precautionary “no-contact, no-handshake policy” to be observed at every level of the organization until further notice. This includes all physical contact and extends to customary game-related activities, such as pre-game coaches’ handshakes, umpire-coach introductions, and post-game handshakes between members of opposing teams. Instead, staff, players and coaches should use verbal queues, such as saying “good game,” without shaking hands, high-fiving or fist-bumping.
Maintain Good Hygiene Practices
All IPB Board and Staff, Coaches, Umpires, Players, and Pony Families in IPB events should be aware of the coronavirus risk and take the necessary precautions to avoid exposure to germs. This includes maintaining good hygiene practices. We strongly recommend the following:
Wash your hands often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol; this is suggested after any physical contact with another person or with a shared surface
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow, then properly discard used tissue in the trash. Immediately wash your hands or if not available, use hand sanitizer.
Avoid close contact with anyone else who is coughing or sneezing or who is otherwise sick
Clean or disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Advice from the CDC
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has a specific Q&A regarding the virus in children:
Q: Are children more susceptible to the virus that causes COVID-19 compared with the general population and how can infection be prevented?A: No, there is no evidence that children are more susceptible...- see here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html
We will provide updates related to these new measures or let you know about any additional precautions to take if and when they become necessary. We appreciate your cooperation in following these new procedures as we work together to maintain the highest health and safety standards as an organization.
If you have any questions regarding an event in which you are participating in, please contact your VP or Commissioner.
President, Irvine PONY Baseball
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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.
5/3/2018 - USA Baseball Decertification
The Easton Ghost X 30/20 YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX 30/20 2 5/8” has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard. This applies to the 30” (-10) length of the Ghost X YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX. All other certified lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X USABat remain approved for play.
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949-724-MUDD (6833) in case of rain
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Concussions are a huge concern for Irvine PONY Baseball and parents. Click here to read more about Concussions.