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Pony League (7th & 8th Grades)

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Pony & Colt President

Pony League Important Dates:

Registration January-March
Evaluations February
Player's Team Notifications March
Practice Begins April
Season Starts Mid-April
Season End June


Uniforms including Hat and Jersey are provided, Pants, Cleats (no metal) Glove, Bat (2 5/8 barrel), not provided.

The Pony League is competitive league.  The league builds upon the building skills with full baseball rule.  The goal of the league is to teach the players teamwork, the responsibilities of being a team member, respect and sportsmanship as well as to develop their baseball skills, all in a positive environment.  Good sportsmanship and skills development are emphasized

In April we start with practice which are usually (1) weekday evening and (1) Saturday.  The season starts in May and consists of approximately 12 games (twice per week, 1 weekday and 1 Saturday).  While we do not keep standings during the season, we do hold a playoff which usually last (2) weeks starting in mid-June.  The Pony team (s) play in an inter town league run by Palatine Community Baseball and Softball (PCBS).  Other towns involved are Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg.  About 1/3 of our games are played in Lake Zurich

Each player in the league must be evaluated. Evaluations are usually held in February. The teams are formed through a player draft based, in part on evaluation data. Requests to pair players are not accepted; this is done in an attempt to create a competitive balance across the league

The league also includes postseason team(s), which play in area tournaments during the month of July (See Part-Time Travel Grizzlies Page).  Try outs are held in late April.