Why Play at SIBL??

Updated Thursday October 13, 2016 by SIBL.

WHY CHOOSE SIBL PONY BASEBALL?

The primary features of Pony baseball are those of a two year age bracket system and scaled diamonds. Additionally, Pony teaches lead offs and base stealing starting at age 9 (Bronco Division), pitchers learn pick off moves and holding runners on base to counter the potential steal.

In organizations such as Little League player age can differ by as much as 3 years within a division. As a result, the younger players, because of their lack of maturity, ability and size, find it hard to communicate with the older players. They often find themselves spending a disproportionate amount of time on the bench and may feel disconnected from their team. With players of only two ages involved, as is the case with Pony baseball, it is far easier to permit every player to play more positions since the difference in skills within the age groups is not that great.

In addition, Pony baseball scales the size of the diamonds to match the physical capabilities of the players within each division. The base and pitching dimensions for Pony baseball are:

  • 50ft bases for Instructional 3 & 4 year olds
  • 50ft bases for Pinto 5 & 6 year olds
  • 55 ft bases and 42ft pitching for Mustang 7 & 8 year olds
  • 60 ft bases and 46 ft pitching for Bronco National 9 & 10 year olds
  • 70 ft bases and 48 ft pitching for Bronco American 11 & 12 year olds

These base dimensions are the result of extensive experimentation to determine the size on which players of each age group can properly play the game of baseball. Pitching distance is also scaled to the ability of the player and in proportion to the size of the diamond.

The scaled diamonds allow the players to make the plays made by major leaguers. Home runs become a possibility. Outfielders can play in a position proportionate to that played by a major leaguer. The double play, squeeze play and various strategies and tactics, difficult for adults and nearly impossible for youngsters on a full size diamond, become a probability rather than impossibility.

 

This Is What SIBL Pony Baseball has to offer…….

 

 

 

♦Two Year Age groups

 

 

♦Scaled Age Appropriate Diamonds

 

 

♦Scaled Age Appropriate Pitching Distances

 

 

♦Play by Major League Rules

 

 

♦No Mixing of Softball and MLB Rules

 

 

♦Do Not Limit 5-6 year olds to T Ball Only

 

 

♦Do Not Limit 7-8 year olds to Coach/Machine pitch

 

 

♦Competitive baseball starting at age 7

 

 

♦No Drafting up or down during season

 

 

♦Teaches base stealing at 7 Years Old

 

 

♦Teaches Leading at 9 Years Old

 

 

♦Prepares kids for Highschool Baseball

 

 

SIBL Pony Baseball has as its goal the preparation of your child for the next level of baseball.




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