13U Fall Ball

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Santa Barbara Pony League, in partnership with Coastal Cubs & The Grizzlies, is excited to announce the formation of Santa Barbara Pony Fall Instructional League players of league-age 13. This fall, 2016 season marks the beginning of a new program utilizing the larger field (56′ mound, 80′ bases), expert instruction, and eager ball players. The program will feature the best of recreational and travel baseball, with a rec division that’s open to all age-appropriate players, from which will be selected a pool of interested travel-ball players.

Details

  • Open to “League-age” 13 year olds (born 5/1/03 – 4/30/04), and possibly league-age 14 (born 5/1/02 – 4/30/03) on a case by case basis
  • Maximum of 35 players
  • One 90-120 minute practice during the week with all players
  • Comprehensive practice plan
  • Saturday game rosters will be set weekly with different players on different teams to keep teams competitive.
  • A 12 man roster may be selected from this pool of players to represent the “Club” portion of the program (Grizzlies) for tournaments, at a different price point.

Time Frame

Program will run from the first week of September thru the week before Thanksgiving.

FAQs

Who are the coaches?

  • Tom Myers:
    • Current Area Scout for the Chicago Cubs
    • (Central Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Hawaii 2011-Present)
    • Owner and President Santa Barbara Grizzlies Baseball Group Inc.
    • Former Assistant Coach UCSB 1998-2001/2005-2011
    • Former Assistant Coach Santa Clara 2002-2004
    • Head Coach Brewster Whitecaps Cape Cod League 2009-2011
    • Head Coach Kenai Oilers Alaskan League 2008
    • Pitching Coach Santa Barbara Foresters 2007
    • Minor League Player Oakland A’s, Baltimore Orioles, St Louis Cardinals 1991-1996
    • Player Coach Haarlem Holland Dutch Professional League 1997
    • Played and Graduated UCSB 1991
    • Played U Arizona 1990
    • Played at San Jose City College 1988-1989
    • Graduate of Archbishop Mitty HS 1997
    • BA History UCSB 1993
    • Master’s Degree in Education Azusa Pacific 2001

Are there tryouts?

  • No. The division is open to all age-appropriate players until it’s full.

Where will we practice?

  • In Santa Barbara, most likely at Mackenzie Park.

How often are practices?

  • Once a week

Where will we play?

  • Rec games at Mackenzie Park. Travel games either at Mackenzie or within a reasonable driving distance of Santa Barbara

How often will we play?

  • One practice and one game a week

How many teams will there be?

  • Up to two rec-league teams and one travel team, drawn from rec-league players.

What do our fees pay for?

  • Uniforms, field rental, insurance

Is this still part of Santa Barbara Pony?

  • Absolutely

Will I have to work the snack shack? (here’s a great opportunity for us to get parent involvement)

  • Probably once during the season.

How can I help?

  • Email us – we’ll find the best place for you to help.

My kid isn’t quite sure, should we sign up anyway?

  • Absolutely. Every year kids are excluded when we reach capacity.

When does registration open?

  • Early August, 2016.

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