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PONY stands for Protect Our Nation’s Youth. While we are proud of our league that provides a great balance between instruction and competition, the arms of young players are our constant concern. Without proper knowledge, players, coaches and parents can put their players at risk for developing arm injuries. Beginning this year, the board will be working with coaches, players and parents to more closely monitor pitch counts. We understand that pitch counts only tell part of the story, but much research is available and medical professionals have offered their advice to parents and leagues.

As such we have added pitch count guidelines to our rules and regulations. Managers will report pitch counts of their players to their respective division directors:

Pitch Count Limitations: Pitchers shall not exceed the number of pitches per game or pitches per season (including playoffs) according to the following chart. PONY Innings Pitched rules still apply.

Division # of Pitches per game # of Pitches per season
Pinto 50 600
Mustang 63 750
Bronco 75 900
Pony 85 1000
Colt/Palomino N/A N/A

Enforced: Regular and playoff season
Regular and playoff season (combined)

Keeping Your Child “Safe”

You can’t actually keep your child “safe”, no matter what the activity. “Safety” -to many people today- is “the absence of risk”. This is not possible or reasonable. You can’t really keep your child “safe” using this definition even if he is engaged in nothing at all! Your child growing up to appreciate the game of baseball can be a lifelong gift you give to him. Not letting him play because you are afraid he might get hurt is just not a good reason.

At Rodeo PONY Baseball, we are dedicated to helping children learn and appreciate the game of baseball in an organized and safe atmosphere. We take many steps as a league and as coaches to keep the kids as safe as possible. However, baseball is not risk-free and neither is life. Baseball teaches us a lot about life.

There are many things you can do as a parent to help your child learn to play baseball and reduce the chances of injury. Your coaches will address the main consideration: developing baseball skills. Learning to throw, catch, slide and hit properly will reduce the chance of injury dramatically. The drop down menu at the top of the page and it’s subsequent pages contain many good starting points.

Please feel free to email the RBA at any time if you have comments, questions or concerns.

ESSENTIAL PARENT HOW-TOS

 

Adding a Mobile Phone

once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? add a second email address to forward all communications.

Sending a Message

do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. easily rsvp using the mobile application.

RODEO BASEBALL ASSOCIATION SPONSORS

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Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization.

STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.