Please see below or the Pony Division FAQs for additional information.
The Pony division is for ages 13-14. For the Spring 2017 season, players need to be born May 1, 2002 or later to be eligible. Our teams participate in a county-wide league in which they play squads from Mountlake Terrace to Kirkland. Seven-inning games are played on a diamond with 80-foot base paths and a 54-foot pitching distance. Teams play 25 to 30 games.
The emergence of a number of select teams has created many opportunities for your kids to play baseball past 12 years old. Seattle Pony is able to offer similar opportunities (experienced coaches, winter training, and 20+ league games) at much less cost compared to normal select teams. I encourage all parents to review the Seattle Pony offerings below.
Pony Baseball consists of three playing levels:
- Olympic (one team): All-star or tournament team caliber players (highest commitment level).
- Pony-13 (one team):All-star or tournament team caliber players who do not turn 14 before May, 1st 2017.
- Cascade (one or two teams): Players who love playing ball and want to further develop their skills for an Olympic tryout the next year and/or continue to hone their skills for high school ball.
The Pony division is a significant step up from Bronco. Practices start in January and run through April. Expect a minimum of 2 practices per week. Games start in April and run through mid June with teams playing 20-28 games during the season. The Pony division requires a certain level of commitment and should not be considered a second tier commitment behind basketball or soccer.