Southeast Valley PONY Baseball strives to create experiences from which kids can learn, grow, and create life-long memories. As a youth league, our primary goal is to provide recreational baseball that prepares players for competitive team play.
PONY stands for “Protect Our Nation’s Youth.” The divisions in PONY league vs. Little League are different. In PONY, players are placed in divisions based on age in two-year intervals. Little League divisions are based on skill level. PONY plays more in-line with Major League Baseball rules. Leading off, pick-off moves, dropped third strike rule, and sliding headfirst are allowed; things Little League does not allow. Each division does have its safety rules in PONY, and works to advance players in competitive play. Originally the bridge between Little League and high school, PONY was created to develop players by expanding field dimensions as the player grows and improves their skillset.