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2018 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!

Welcome to Maltby Pony Baseball!!

2018 Registration is OPEN!!!!!

Click here to register for the 2018 baseball season.

 

Tryouts (to spread the talent across the teams) will take place February 17th at the North Creek Highschool Baseball Field | 3613 191st Pl SE, Bothell, WA 98012 |  Directions:  https://binged.it/2qFWVM7.  All registered players make a team.​

​Please review the new bat rules and age determination information below.

2018 Pony Baseball Tryouts

Mark your calendars....   Tryouts are Saturday, Feb 17th for the Pony Cascade, Bronco, Mustang, & Pinto divisions.  Please review the schedule below for your tryout times.

  • When:  February 17, 2018
  • Times:  (Please see below Division Schedules) 
    • Cascade:  9am - 10:30am
    • Bronco:  10:30am - 12pm
    • Mustang:  12pm - 1:30pm
    • Pinto:  1:30pm - 3pm
  • Location:  North Creek Highschool Baseball Field | 3613 191st Pl SE, Bothell, WA 98012 |  Directions:  https://binged.it/2qFWVM7
  • Who should attend:  Your child will need to attend tryouts if they are: 
    • Moving to a new division (i.e Shetland to Pinto, Pinto to Mustang...etc)
    • New to the league
    • You want your son/daughter to be drafted onto a new team within the same division
    • The league informs you that the team your child was on the prior season was dissolved
    • Your son/daughter wants to play-up to a higher division (In this instance, please attend tryouts for the division they want to play-up to)
    • Please do not come to tryouts unless you plan on entering the draft for your division
    • ​Shetland Players do not need to tryout
  • Bats:  Only USABaseball stamped bats will be allowed to be used during tryouts.  IF you do not have the new certified bat yet, we anticipate having a few which could be borrowed
  • What to expect:  Players will be asked to field grounders and throw to first, field pop-flies, hitting off coach pitch and run bases
  • ​NO PLAYERS ARE CUT.  These tryouts are for our coaches to review the skill levels of the players to help us ensure as much equity across the teams as possible within each division
  • We will have our used gear swap/sale going on so bring your out-grown gear and swap it or donate it
  • ​Come a bit early to get warmed up...

Please dress for the weather.  (No metal cleats or sunflower seeds allowed)

Thanks,

Maltby Pony Board


by posted 01/08/2018
2018 Pony Baseball Bat Rule Changes

Maltby Pony Baseball Bat Changes for 2018

As a reminder, there is a new bat rule change going into effect for this coming 2018 season.  This will impact all players that use a bat that is greater than a drop 3 (or -3) (note: drop 3 bats will still be required to have the BBCOR stamp, as they do today).  For this coming season, all bats that are greater than a drop 3 will required a new YBBCOR stamp (see image of stamp below).  Bats still cannot be greater than 2 5/8" in diameter (so no 2 3/4’ in diameter bats).

Any bat (greater than drop 3) purchased this 2017 season will not be legal in the 2018 season.

USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the U.S., in conjunction with participating national member organizations just announced the decision to adopt a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth bats. Informed by the research of leading scientists on the USA Baseball Bat Study Committee, and supported by its NMOs, -- including the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball -- USA Baseball has concluded that recent advancements in science, engineering, technology, and the materials available to fabricate non-wood bats, now allow the manufacturers to construct youth bats that can perform at a wood-like level through the entire range of lengths and weights of youth bats.

The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), which will apply to bats that are classified below the NCAA and NFHS level of play, will be implemented on January 1, 2018, allowing the bat manufacturers sufficient time to bring these bats to the marketplace.

All new bats that bear the USABat licensing mark will be permissible for play in the leagues and tournaments of the participating youth baseball organizations.

The new YBBCOR bats with the required new stamp are now available at most bat retailers.  (See stamp logo below)

  • The logos on the bats will look like this:

usabaseball.jpg

 

More information about the new bat rule is available here.

 


by posted 03/01/2017
What Division would I play in?
***UPDATE!!!!***  PONY BASEBALL AGE DETERMINATION DATE MOVED TO AUGUST 31st.  Pony league age key can be found here.
 
Maltby Pony Baseball is divided into 5 age groups (Sept 1st birthday cutoff) that are as follows: 


Note:  If you think that your child is ready to play up a division please register for the division that they fall into and contact the Division Director of the division you would like to have your child play in.  The Director will follow up with you and discuss scheduling a tryout.

 

Shetland: (AGES 4, 5 & 6 (before Sept 1))... Teaching the basics, the Shetland division is the first baseball experience for most of its participants. Fundamentals and rules of the game are taught and players are encouraged to have fun. Bases are 50' and the ball is hit from coach-pitch or a tee. Practice will begin in March and teams will play an 8-10 game schedule ending in early June.

 

Pinto: (AGES 7-8 (before Sept 1))... Expanding on the basics, Pinto continues to work with the young ones on fundamentals and rules of the game. Bases are 60'.  We play approximately the first half of the season as coach-pitch and then transition to player-pitch for the last half of the season. Practice will begin in early March and teams will play a 12-15 game schedule ending in mid June.  Limited local inter-league play.  All-star season for 8U continues through July.

 

Mustang:  (AGES 9-10 (before Sept 1))... The play is competitive and begins the players' training in the complete game of baseball.  Includes most rules of play including pitching and catching, along with base stealing and dropped strike three rule.  Games are played on a 60' base path with a 46' pitching mound.  Practice will begin in early March and teams will play about a 20 game schedule with an end of the season tournament in early June.  Limited local inter-league play.  All-star season for 9U/10U continues through July.

 

Bronco:  (AGES 11-12 (before Sept 1))... Regulation baseball rules on a 70' base path field with a 50' pitching mound. The scaled fields of the Pony system allow the kids to develop skills without being over-matched by the field. All baseball rules apply to this league and the athletic skills of the young players really start to show.  Practice will begin in early March and teams will play about a 25 game schedule with an end of the season tournament in early June.  Limited local inter-league play.  All-star season for 11U/12U continues through July.

 

Pony:  (AGES 13-14)... The original PONY program, providing play for youngsters on a field with a 54' mound and an 80' base path. The players are presented with increased exposure to the finer points of the game.  MPB divides this level into Olympic (select) and Cascade (recreational) divisions. Olympic division teams join the league as already assembled TEAMS. Cascade division teams are selected just like our lower level teams; players register/sign-up as individuals via the registration link on this website and are drafted by the coaches.  Fees are paid at the time of registration to Maltby Pony Baseball via the website.  Both Cascade and Olympic teams play inter-league schedules which will require some travel to neighboring leagues for games.  Practice will begin in winter and teams will play a 30-35 game schedule ending in mid-June.

 

 
 

by posted 11/03/2013
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Grass 3 - Maltby OPEN (1/19) 
Maltby North - Maltby OPEN (1/19) 
Maltby South - Maltby OPEN (1/19) 
Maltby West - Maltby TBD (1/19) 
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