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MISSION - Creating a team environment that focuses on youth development while fostering a passion, respect and love for the great game of baseball

CVAC Baseball (est. 1963)

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PONY 14U is the transition league that takes players from the "kid" leagues to "young adult" status or from player to student-athlete. This level ready's the student-athlete for high school baseball and requirements to play including being a student above the established GPA.

It permits a player to play on a diamond tailored to their size and capability rather than being moved to one with twice the playing area in a single year. PONY 14U  is specifically designed for the player in those very formative early-teen years. The vast majority of players of league age 13 simply do not belong on a full-size diamond. At the same time, they have outgrown the dimensions of the "kids baseball" diamonds used in BRONCO LEAGUE and other "12-and-under" programs.

Skills we build upon include - leading off (left vs right-handed pitcher), game situations, proper throwing, increasing skills in catching (blocking, throwing on the run, cuts and relays, pickoffs, rundowns and being the leader), pitching (2 and 4 seam fastballs, change-ups and curveball, picking off), and situational hitting. 

Teams are formed via a tryout based on the number of teams available. Players are also eligible for All-Stars tournaments in June-July to possibly include the Pony Northwest Regional in July. 

We have two Wildcat select teams that may have student-athletes play up for a game or two if needed.

Basic Information:

Base Length - 80 feet
Pitching Distance - 54 feet

Baseball bats - Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of -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. All 2 1/4" and 2 5/8" minus factor bats -5, -7, -9, etc. used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018. List of approved bats here.

Practices begin March 9 with 1-2 practices a week.

Games begin March 24 with 2-3 games a week, home games played at Cascade Elementary or Petrovitsky Park. Away games against Newcastle, Maple Valley, Enumclaw, Vashon Island, Seattle, North Seattle and Kirkland.

CVAC has the lowest pay to play fees than any other baseball league around. Each player is required to participate in the league fundraiser in late March to mid-April. Players are required to sell 50-$1 raffle tickets. Teams also work together to find a sponsor.

Questions about Pony 14U can be directed to Robert Ryan, Commissioner - pcp@cvac.org
Registration questions to include financial aid please email Michele Duppenthaler - registration@cvac.org

Contact Us

Cascade Vista Athletic Club (CVAC Baseball)

P.O. Box 58362 
Renton, Washington 98058

Email Us: president@cvac.org
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