Pony registrations underway across the Valley
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
Issue 51, Volume 16.
Historically, Pony League started as a means to provide continuing opportunities for boys to play baseball after they had graduated from Little League at age 12. As of 2011, both leagues offer programs for boys and girls from ages 5 to 18.
Little League teams have a broader range of ages within teams and leagues. For example, Little League can have children ages 9- to 12-years-old playing together, but Pony teams divide children into 9- and 10-year olds, and 11- and 12-year-olds.
Pony League operates under the assumption that children have a more positive experience when there is greater uniformity in physical, social and emotional maturity, and with that said, registration is now open for Pony League’s spring 2013 season for all players from the Temecula, Murrieta, French Valley, Hemet, Wildomar and Lake Elsinore areas.
For those in the Murrieta area, nearly all games are played at the MVP Baseball Complex of six baseball diamonds located on the corner of Fig and Adams Streets in Murrieta.
"MVPB is a unique baseball experience," said MVPB President Greg Flores. "We emphasize the rules of real baseball while offering a fun program with very generous play rules. We provide a venue for both recreational and advanced competitive play."
Registration entitles the player to a major league replica jersey and hat, a picture package, free player clinics and a 16-20 game season with a post-season tournament, all officiated by professional umpires.
The fee schedule is:
Shetland (ages 4-6) $100
Pinto (ages 8 & under) $140
Mustang (ages 10 & under) $155
Bronco (ages 12 & under) $165
Pony (ages 14 & under) $165
Colt-Palomino (19 & under) $165
Players living outside of Murrieta city limits are subject to a $15 city fee. Discounts are available for multi-player families.
MVPB is also offering a new program to attract and retain quality team managers.
"It’s getting harder and harder for parents to find time to serve as a team manager," said Flores. "We ask a lot of our managers and coaches so we are going to reward those people who step up and do the job well by offering something as valuable as a complimentary registration."
Details of this program are on the league website, www.mvpb.org.
Parents can register their players online until Jan. 11, 2013. After that date, players will be placed on a waiting list and added to teams as space becomes available. A $20 late registration fee will also apply.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
The Valley News has tightened its' policy regarding comments.
While we invite you to contribute your opinions and thoughts, we request that you refrain from using vulgar or obscene words and post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups.
Please, no advertising or trolling.
In posting a comment for consideration, users understand that their posts may be edited as necessary to meet system parameters, or the post may not be approved at all. By submitting a comment, you agree to all the rules and guidelines described here.
Most comments are approved or disregarded within one business day.
The Village NewsAnza Valley OutlookFallbrook.orgSourcebookPDF VersionCoupon CornerSign up for iNewsEarthquake Info
357 Medical marijuan...
267 Arrests now numb...
175 Authorities seek...
168 Man hit, killed ...
125 Mother-in-law ar...
122 Camp Pendleton a...
122 Bikers steering ...
121 Authorities dist...
118 22 suspected ill...
117 Double fatality ...
114 Murrieta Mayor A...
114 Temecula mosque ...
110 Governor Brown s...
107 Bonsall man (lon...
105 U.S. Marine corp...