During the 2016 PONY International Board of Directors meeting, a decision was reached to change the date for determining player eligibility from April 30 to August 31. The rule change will take effect at the start of the 2018 PONY Baseball season. This decision was reached after careful consideration of input from leagues, parents, coaches and other sources important in the decision-making process. By making our program younger, all players will be competing on a level playing field. This change will ensure all PONY participants will play in their true age group.
Note on Fall Ball: PONY encourages leagues to move kids up in the Fall so they can prepare for the Spring season. We follow that guideline which is why we move kids up an age group in the Fall rather than the Spring.
Determining which division you play in is easy. What is your childs age on the date below? Check the chart for the corresponding division.
The age chart is for the FALL 2019 and SPRING 2020.
We recommend playing the division listed below. Your child is allowed to play up a division, but may NOT play down.
|CHILD'S AGE IS...||...ON THIS DATE||BIRTHDAY BETWEEN||RECOMMENDED LEAGUE||TYPE OF PLAY|
|14||August 31, 2020||9/1/2005 - 8/31/2006||PONY - 14U||Kid Pitch|
|13||August 31, 2020||9/1/2006 - 8/31/2007||PONY - 14U||Kid Pitch|
|12||August 31, 2020||9/1/2007 - 8/31/2008||BRONCO - 12U||Kid Pitch|
|11||August 31, 2020||9/1/2008 - 8/31/2009||BRONCO - 12U||Kid Pitch|
|10||August 31, 2020||9/1/2009 - 8/31/2010||MUSTANG - 10U||Kid Pitch|
|9||August 31, 2020||9/1/2010 - 8/31/2011||MUSTANG - 10U||Kid Pitch|
|8||August 31, 2020||9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012||PINTO - 8U||Coach Pitch|
|7||August 31, 2020||9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013||PINTO - 8U||Coach Pitch|
|6||August 31, 2020||9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014||SHETLAND - 6U||Tee Ball|
|5||August 31, 2020||9/1/2014 - 8/31/2015||SHETLAND - 6U||Tee Ball|
|4||August 31, 2020||9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016||WEE BALL or TEE BALL||Informal Tee Ball|
|3||August 31, 2020||9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017||WEE BALL||Informal Tee Ball|