Welcome to Peninsula Pony League!
The Peninsula Pony/Colt Leagues Inc. of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is pleased to open registration and announce tryouts for the 2016 baseball season.
IMPORTANT NOTICE-REGISTER EARLY
DUE TO AN ANTICIPATED LARGE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS, REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON DECEMBER 15th OR WHEN WE HAVE RECEIVED 120 REGISTRANTS, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.
THE FEE FOR 2017 IS $415. PER PLAYER
NOTE: NO REFUNDS AFTER DECEMBER 15th
Baseball players ages 12, 13 and 14 and 8th grade 15 year-olds, as of April 30, 2017 are invited to participate in this season's upcoming program.
Mandatory Tryouts will be conducted at Ernie Howlett Park on Hawthorne Boulevard in Rolling Hills Estates on the following date and time:
Saturday, January 7, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM.
(Players can come at any time between the listed times) There are no make-ups.
In the event of rain on the above date, tryouts will be held on the following Sunday, January 8 starting at 11:00 AM.
Our season is “tentatively” (subject to number of teams) scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 4, 2017 (Only Saturday games in February) and end on June 10, 2017.
As many of you already know, the registration fee charged does not cover the costs of operating the League on a per player basis. The cities from whom we lease fields charge substantial rent. Combine this with umpire costs, insurance, uniforms and equipment costs and our average cost per player is in the $900./player range. As Pony League does not conduct fund raisers and does not have Snack Shack facilities to raise additional funds, we have to look to special contributions to help sustain the League financially.
Please try to make an extra donation as it is necessary to meet our needs for field usage & maintenance, uniforms, equipment, trophies and umpires.
We are now accepting advertising for our new web site. Ads will stay up throughout both our Spring and Fall seasons. A large scrolling banner is only $350.00 and a small one is $225.00.
We particularly welcome parental support and involvement in the program as this is an organization run by volunteers. We have been very fortunate to have coaches that have been in the program a number of years. It is mandatory that we have a manager and coach for each of the teams and request that those interested, please indicate the area of interest on the Application Form. Score keepers, team mothers and field personnel are essential for each team to function properly during the season.
For those of you that are new to Pony Baseball, we know you will find it very enjoyable. The dimensions of the Pony fields are a natural step as the young men grow, with the base paths being 80 feet and the distance from pitching rubber to home plate at 54 feet.
We look forward to having you join us for the 2017 baseball season!
PENINSULA PONY/COLT LEAGUES, INC. (310) 346-9250
Lee Frantz, President
Rudi Linke, Vice President