QVSB Pony Baseball 14U

Overview:

Local competitive travel league for 13-14 year-old boys

Practices and games held both during the week and the weekend

Home games played at Esmark Field and away games opponent's fields

7 inning games playing with 9 defensive players

Typically one or two QV teams in 13-17 team leagues with 11-15 players per team

Requires 3-4 volunteer coaches per team

Pony League Rules enforced

All scores are recorded and league standings/records are kept

Eligibility:

Birthdates from 05/01/2000 through 04/30/2002

Schedule:

Practices begin mid-March and the season will run until middle of July

Practices and games will be held throughout the week including weekends on a set schedule, weather dependant

Practice slots are 1-2 hours and games usually last ~ 2 hours

Playing Time and Positions:

Nine (9) defensive players in the field; there is no minimum playing time requirement for players

Players do not have a minimum number of innings or at-bats

Playing time, especially skilled positions (shortstop, pitcher, etc.) based on individual player skill, merit, game situations, and taking player safety into consideration.

Development Objectives:

Focus on refining player's existing skills and the development of advanced skills for all positions while maintaining safety and encouraging sportsmanship

Advanced skill development for fielding, throwing, batting and base running

Development Goal – Have FUN and advance baseball skills in a very competitive league where teams play to win

Equipment and Uniforms:

Player provides baseball glove, baseball pants, and cleats

League provides a team hat and jersey

League provides all other needed equipment

Awards and Recognition:

Top teams participate in playoffs

League champions receive trophies

Players eligible for recommendation for additional Tournament team play in summer

Concessions:

Parents of all QVSB participants will be asked to volunteer in the concession stand for at least one game during the season.