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PONY League Divisions

Starting Spring 2023, the PONY organization updated the date to determine "league age".
It is now calculated by a player's age on April 30th - see below for 2023 Season League Age Chart

Shetland 6U Minors: (Tee ball)
The Shetland division is for youth league age 5 and 6. This division is designed to build fundamentals and confidence in the young players. Hitting is performed from a tee.  As the season progresses, the coach may opt to go to coach pitch, soft toss pitching or machine pitch.
Typically players are in Pre-K & Kindergarten (or younger 1st graders).
Game length: 3 innings or 1 hour (whichever comes first)

Shetland 6U Majors (More Experienced Shetland players - Machine Pitch)
The Shetland "Majors" division is for the more experienced players who are league age 5 and 6. This division will hold assessments, draft teams and begin with players hitting off the machine for a Pinto "light" experience to continue to build fundamentals.
Typically players are in Pre-K & Kindergarten (or younger 1st graders).
Game length: 3 innings or 1 hour (whichever comes first)

Pinto 8U: (Machine Pitch)
The Pinto division is for youth who are league age 7 and 8. Hitting fundamentals are developed by using a pitching machine during the games.
Typically players are in 1st & 2nd grade (or younger 3rd graders).
Game length: Up to 6 innings. No new innings after 1 hour 45 minutes, maximum of 2 hours 10 minutes.

Mustang 10U: (Kid Pitch)
The Mustang division is for youth league age 9 and 10. Players pitch from 46 feet and the base paths are 60 feet.
Typically players are in 3rd & 4th grade (or younger 5th graders).
Game length: Up to 6 innings. No new innings after 1 hour 50 minutes.
 
Bronco 12U: 
Bronco division is for youth league age 11 and 12. Bronco players pitch from 50 feet and base paths are 70 feet.
Typically players are in 5th & 6th grade (or younger 7th graders).
Game length: Up to 7 innings. No new innings after 2 hours 15 minutes.

Pony 14U:
Pony division is the transition league for 13 and 14 year olds that takes players from the "kid" leagues to "young adult" status. Pony players pitch from 54 feet and base paths are 80 feet.
Typically players are in 7th & 8th grade.
Game length: Up to 7 innings. No new innings after 2 hours 15 minutes.



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