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2019 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!

Welcome to Maltby Pony Baseball!!

Real Baseball with Real Umpires

2019 Registration is OPEN!!!!!

Click Here to register for the 2019 baseball season.

 

Tryouts (to spread the talent across the teams) will take place February 16th.  Location North Creek Highschool baseball fields ( https://binged.it/2M9Yjh0 ).  All registered players make a team.

UPDATED - 2019 Pony Baseball Tryouts

Due to the fields still being under snow and no indoor locations available, tryouts are CANCELLED for Feb 23rd. 

New date to be confirmed soon.

 

Tryouts are tentatively re-scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd for the Pony Cascade, Bronco, Mustang, & Pinto divisions.  Please review the schedule below for your tryout times.

  • When:  Tentative:  March 2, 2019 (awaiting facility confirmation)
  • 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: 
    • ​New to the league
    • Moving to a new division (i.e Shetland to Pinto, Pinto to Mustang...etc)
    • Player played last season and wants to move 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 (usually due to coaches moving on to next division)
    • 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
  • Who should NOT attend:  Your child will NOT need to attend tryouts if they are: 
    • ​Shetland Division Player
    • Player returning to same team as the prior season, in the same division and you were not told the team was being dissolved
  • What if you can't make it to tryouts?  No worries, all players get placed on a team, but please let us know you won't be there
  • 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 01/13/2019
Baseball Bat Requirements Reminder

Baseball Bat Requirements Reminder:

In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball adopted the USA Baseball bat standard (USABat) on January 1, 2018.  Except for -3 (BBCOR certified), all other 2 1/4" and 2 5/8" barrel bats with a minus factor of (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be USABat certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play.

Shetland Division players can continue to use bats purchased prior to this change as long as they are approved T-Ball bats.


by posted 01/13/2019
What Division would I play in?
PONY BASEBALL AGE DETERMINATION DATE is 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. Games are played on 60' base paths and 40' pitching mound.  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 paths 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 paths 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 division teams (Bronco, Mustang, and Pinto); players register/sign-up as individuals via the registration link on this website, attend tryouts, and are assigned by the coaches to team(s).  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
Field Status
Grass 1 - Maltby OPEN (2/22) 
Grass 2 - Maltby OPEN (2/22) 
Grass 3 - Maltby OPEN (2/22) 
Maltby North - Maltby OPEN (2/22) 
Maltby South - Maltby OPEN (2/22) 
Maltby West - Maltby OPEN (2/22) 
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