Temecula Pony

About

Temecula Youth Baseball is part of PONY Baseball Association (“Protect Our Nations Youth”). TYB seeks to provide a youth baseball league that will help young people grow into healthier and happier adults and to teach baseball to the youth of our community. Keeping in mind the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, and courage. The attainment of exceptional skill or the winning of games shall be secondary to the primary goal of molding ethical individuals.

The lessons of teamwork and of sportsmanship in both victory and defeat are our primary focus because they are the more universal lessons – and they are lessons good for life for all players.

TYB seeks to be a highly organized, child focused, youth sports organization. We seek to be a leader in developing rules that provide balanced playing time for all, while maintaining a competitive program that develops playing skills for players with all levels of natural ability.

TYB Mission Statement

“Temecula Youth Baseball is part of PONY Baseball Association (“Protect Our Nations Youth”). TYB seeks to provide a youth baseball league that will help young people grow into healthier and happier adults and to teach baseball to the youth of our community. Keeping in mind the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, and courage. The attainment of exceptional skill or the winning of games shall be secondary to the primary goal of molding ethical individuals.”

Program Information

Temecula Youth Baseball is part of PONY Baseball that stands for Protect Our Nation’s Youth. We institute “real baseball” starting at age 9-10. Except for our youngest divisions, we play by “Major League Rules” and with that, offer a much more exciting brand of baseball for both our players and parents to enjoy.

Our League Division chart does a great job of explaining the differences between each division and how we institute the progression of baseball and its rules to our players.

A description of our various divisions is listed below:

Filly Division

An early introduction to baseball aimed at promoting good physical health while developing an interest in baseball. Games last about 1 hour and everyone bats and plays in the field each inning. No outs are recorded, no score is kept, and parents may accompany children onto the field. The very basics of fielding, hitting, and throwing are taught.

Shetland Division

This is where it all begins as your children are introduced to the game of baseball. Shetland is a non-competitive division that emphasizes teaching the basic rules and fundamental skills of baseball. We believe in developing an environment of friendly competition with little emphasis on winning. Everyone plays in the field and everyone bats.

Coach pitching is introduced, but players still hit from the tee if hitting off the coach pitch is unsuccessful.

Teams are assigned based on residential areas whenever possible. Requests to play with friends must be made at sign-ups. League organizers will do their utmost to accommodate requests made on your registration form.

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Filly and Shetland Registration Map

Temecula Youth Baseball generates teams in both our Filly and Shetland divisions based on geographic location. This is done to insure that your player practices and plays with other players in the general area that you live. Click HERE for our map which outlines the different location codes used during the registration process to facilitate this.

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Machine Pitch Pinto Division

This is an exciting advancement as real baseball is played. Players continue to learn and refine the basic fundamentals of baseball while developing a broader knowledge of the game. Batters hit off a pitching machine to ensure an easy to hit ball each at bat.

Players at this level are expected to hustle, play their best and have FUN in a safe and learning environment.

Teamwork, respect for the volunteer coaching staff and good sportsmanship is expected from the players and parents to insure a positive learning environment to help the players develop their baseball and life skills to the best of their ability.

Kid Pitch Pinto Division

Kid Pitch for more experienced players who are ready to learn to pitch and to hit pitched balls. All 7 year olds wishing to play Kid Pitch must tryout. Tryouts are mandatory for all 8 year olds and 8-year olds will automatically be placed in the kid pitch division unless they request to play in Machine Pitch.

Mustang Division

At this age we introduce leading off and stealing. Games are played on a 60-foot diamond with 44-foot pitching.

Pitchers begin learning to hold runners and real baseball is gradually introduced throughout the season.

Bronco Division

At this stage we again increase the size of the diamond – Broncos move up to 70-foot diamonds with 48-foot pitching.

This helps the players gradually increase their skills and strength as they prepare for Colt and high-schools 90-foot diamonds and 60-foot pitching. At this point, players are playing real baseball.

Pony Division

Pony increases the field size again to 80-foot diamonds with 54-foot pitching. This continues to help players gradually increase their skills and strength as they prepare for Colt and high-schools 90-foot diamonds and 60-foot pitching.

Colt Division

Colt Division is for older players. We play on full size baseball 90-foot diamonds with pitching set at 60’6″ the same as is played in Major League baseball.

Player Size Chart

Use these tips as a general guide when finding your measurements:

Chest: With your arms at your sides, measure around the fullest part of your chest, across shoulder blades and under arms.

Waist: To measure your natural waistline, wrap the tape so it intersects your navel. Keep tape flat, but comfortably loose.

Inseam: Stand up straight, and start tape measure high in your crotch. Straighten the tape down the inside of your leg to the top of your shoe/foot.

Pants - Filly & Shetland Divisions Only
Pants - All Other Divisions
Jersey - Bronco, Pony & Colt Only

Policies & Procedures

Important TYB Policy

Temecula Youth Baseball is non-profit organization. Registration fees cover only a portion of our operating costs. Fundraising activities, snack bar, and team sponsorships provide much needed funding to keep our registration costs affordable to our members. Please note the following league policies and remember that they may be consequences for lack of support.

  • Each team is required to obtain a sponsor and failure to do so may make their team ineligible to participate in the season ending tournament or receive trophies. Please notify your manager if you or someone you know would like to sponsor a team.
  • Each team will receive a schedule with their times to work in the snack bar during or around their team’s game time.  This is a requirement of participation.
SPORTS & MEDICAL RELEASE

There is risk of injuries, both serious and minor, associated with baseball. These risks include, but are not limited to: injury to the head, neck, or spine (including paralysis); injury to the muscular or skeletal systems; injury to internal or external organs; loss of or damage to sight, hearing, or teeth; death; long or short-term disability; loss of income, career opportunities, or the enjoyment of life; pain; and scarring or disfigurement. Before releasing TEMECULA YOUTH BASEBALL, their officers, employees, agents, and assigns from all actions, claims, or demands related to any injury you may sustain as a result of participating in baseball, please give serious consideration to the possible ramifications.

By accepting the terms (clicking the “accept” box), I acknowledge the risk of injury that may result from participation in baseball and am willing to hereby do voluntarily assume all risks of harm associated with my participation. I am aware that participating in baseball may expose me to a risk of injury, minor or serious, including those listed above. I accept and assume all risks, known or unknown, listed or unlisted, that may result from my voluntary participation in baseball or in activities related to such sport, regardless of the cause of the injury. IN consideration of being permitted to participate in baseball, I knowingly and intentionally give up any legal right that I, my heirs, or legal representative have or may have against TEMECULA YOUTH BASEBALL, their officers, employees, agents and assigns, from my action, claim or demand that I, my heirs, or my legal representative have or ma have for any and all personal injuries I may suffer or sustain, regardless of cause or fault, on or off-the field, as a result of my voluntary participation in baseball. I knowingly intend my accepting the terms of this Agreement to be a complete defense to any legal proceeding that may be brought by anyone on their own or on my behalf for any injury I may suffer or sustain as a result of voluntarily participating in baseball or in activities related thereto and further intend the Agreement to be a complete and total release of liability for all negligent acts, failures to act or breaches of duty owed to me, which results in my personal injury or death as a result of my voluntary participation in baseball.

REFUND POLICY

Our league operates on money received from registration and our expenses are budgeted accordingly. Should you require a refund please complete our Refund Request Form. TYB’s refund policy is as follows:

  • 100% refund if requested within 30 days of registration date and it is before the non-refundable cut-off date.
  • 100% refund, less a $25.00 processing fee, if requested after 30 days from the date of registration but before our no refund cut-off date.
  • No refund after Jan. 15th (Spring Season) or Aug. 15th (Fall Season).
  • For players who registered after the dates mentioned above, no refund will be issue once a player is placed on a team.
PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

I UNDERSTAND THE PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT AND THAT THERE MAY BE CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR.

Through the minds of our children

Don’t yell out instructions. During the game I’m trying to concentrate on what the coach says and working on what I’ve been practicing. It’s easier for me to do my best if you save instructions and reminders for practice or just before the game. Don’t put down the umpires. This embarrasses me and I sometimes wonder whether the umpire is going to be tougher on me because my parents yell.

Don’t yell at me in public. It will just make things worse because I’ll be upset, embarrassed, or worried that you’re going to yell at me the next time I do something “wrong.”

Don’t yell at the coach. When you yell about who gets to play what position, it just stirs things up and takes away from the fun.

Don’t put down my teammates. Don’t make put-down remarks about any of my teammates who make mistakes. It takes away from our team spirit.

Don’t put down the other team. When you do this you’re not giving us a very good example of sportsmanship so we get mixed messages about being “good sports.”

Don’t lose your cool. I love to see you excited about the game, but there’s no reason to get so upset that you lose your temper! It’s our game and all the attention is supposed to be on us.

Don’t lecture me about mistakes after the game. Those rides home in the car after the game are not a good time for lectures about how I messed up — I already feel bad. We can talk later, but please stay calm, and don’t forget to mention things I did well during the game!

Don’t forget how to laugh and have fun. Sometimes it’s hard for me to relax and have fun during the game when I look over and see you so tense and worried.

Don’t forget that it’s just a game! Odds are, I’m not going to make a career out of playing sports. I know I may get upset if we lose, but I also know that I’m usually feeling better after we go get pizza. I need to be reminded sometimes that it’s just a game.

Umpires

This section is designed as a training tool for umpires.  You will find some valuable links to aid you as an umpire in the Temecula Youth Baseball Program.

In addition, any essential forms and information will be regularly updated in this section for you to reference.

Links:

www.arbitersports.com

www.honigs.com

www.ump-attire.com

www.umpire-empire.com