Cutoff dates will no longer be April 30th but August 31st. This is for Spring 2018. Those who are effected are players with birthday months in May, June, July, and August.
This change was passed by PONY International and will be implemented by leagues around the country in 2018.
|Pony||13 & 14||Sept 1, 2003 - August 31, 2005|
|Bronco||11 & 12||Sept 1, 2005 - August 31, 2007|
|Mustang||9 & 10||Sept 1, 2007 - August 31, 2009|
|Pinto||7 & 8||Sept 1, 2009 - August 31, 2011|
|Shetland||6||Sept 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012|
|Shetland T-Ball||5 & Under||After September 1, 2012|
As will be stated in Section 8 “Equipment,” in conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating National Member Organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball Bat Standard (USABat).
Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of the -3 bat (BBCOR certified), all other 2-1/4” and 2-5/8” minus factor bats (-5, -7, -9, etc.) must be certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. 2-1/4” and 2-5/8” minus factor bats (-5, -7, -9, etc.) used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018.
2-¾” barrel bats are prohibited in all divisions of PONY Baseball.
If using a tee ball bat manufactured prior to 2018, these bat must carry the USA Baseball mark accompanied by the following text: “Only For Use With Approved Tee Ball Bat.” If you already have a tee ball bat you would like to continue using, all you have to do is purchase a USA Bat sticker directly from USABB and place it on your bat.
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