Fall Ball – FAQ

Everything you need to know about Fall Ball

Registration

Fall Ball 2016 has ended.  Please check Back Next Fall 2017! 

  • Click here to register, or to make payment if you’ve registered but not paid.

What Does My Player Need?

  • At a minimum, a baseball glove, baseball pants (gray or white), a belt, and cleats.
  • You may want a bat and a helmet, however, players share bats, and the league provides helmets.
  • Your player might also want batting gloves, and a gear bag, but these aren’t necessary.
  • The league provides a jersey and a hat.
  • 13U players may elect to purchase a wood bat. (13U is all-wood).

Evaluations

In order to make teams as fair as possible, we evaluate players’ skills though a fun “eval practice” before making teams. This ensures everyone has a fun season, without the overhead of a full-blown evaluation and draft. There’s no pressure, and players are encouraged to enjoy the sessions and have fun.

  • Evaluation sessions* will be the week of Sept 6th (so right after Labor Day) as follows:
    • Mustang Players, Dwight Murphy Field, check in 4:15pm, ends around 5:30pm
      • Wed 9/7, last names A-K
      • Thu 9/8, last names L-Z
    • Bronco Players, Cabrillo Field, check in 4:15pm, ends around 5:30pm
      • Wed 9/7, last names A-L
      • Thu 9/8, last names M-Z
  • *bring your old gear to donate to One For The Team! Gratefully accepting used baseball and soccer gear, which goes to kids in need.

Parent Obligations

  • Register and pay for your player
  • Get your player to evaluations, as described above
  • Pony, Bronco and Mustang families: bring a $125 snack shack deposit check to evaluations. (Why?) This does not apply to Shetland and Pinto families for Fall.
  • Work one shift at the Snack Shack during the season, or, for a $100 up-front buyout, you can skip your shift.

Schedule

  • Shetland and Pinto: Sundays at Mackenzie Park from 8:30am – 10:00am, starting 9/18
  • Mustang and Bronco: One practice a week at Mackenzie Park or Elings Park (tbd), and one game on Sundays at Mackenzie Park.
  • Pony (13U): One practice a week at Mackenzie Park or Elings Park (tbd), and one game on Saturday at Mackenzie Park.

The actual daily schedule will become available around Sept. 5th. Check this location for updates.

The Season

  • Evaluations are 9/6 – 9/9
  • Practices start 9/12
  • Season ends 11/20

Who coaches?

  • Shetland, Pinto, Mustang and Bronco teams are coached mostly by players’ parents.
  • Coaches complete a LiveScan background check, and at least one coaching clinic and Positive Coaching Alliance seminar.

Can I Coach?

  • We’re always looking for good coaches. Email Coach Coordination Steve Keithley if you’re interested.

What are all these horses?

  • PONY is an acronym for Protecting Our Nation’s Youth.
  • Each of our divisions is named after a particular type of horse (see what they did there?). SB PONY Baseball has Shetland, Pinto, Mustang, Bronco and Pony divisions, and the age key is here, so if in doubt, refer to it to see your player’s division.