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. Basic Information:Base Length
- 80 feetPitching Distance
- 54 feetBaseball 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
Questions about Pony 14U can be directed to the Commissioner of Baseball, Randy Loganbill: [email protected]