Ahwatukee Foothills PONY Baseball Association: News

Wednesday, July 1
End of Spring 2015 Update



Hello AFPBA Families:

We are nearing the end of the Spring 2015 season and have much to be proud of at AFPBA.

  • Our Champions Division earned a $25,000 grant from State Farm this June to continue expanding to other areas of Arizona and bring baseball to nearly 500 Special Needs youth.
  • Our Pinto All Star team won the PONY State Championship and now advances to California in July to play in the West Zone World Series.
  • Our Shetland and Mustang-9 All Star teams were runner-up in the PONY Arizona state tournaments.
  • We experienced over 30% player expansion in both the 2014 Fall and 2015 Spring seasons.
  • We now offer Tee Ball to players at ages 3-6 in addition to machine pitch starting in the Fall 2015 season. • We now offer girls softball to girls ages 4-14 starting in the Fall 2015.
  • Every head coach for every team is first aid and concussion trained, again proving our commitment to the safety of your players. • We have over 325 Followers on Facebook.
  • We now offer an annual Scholarship for one current or former player in the League.

As we announced during the Spring season Opening Ceremonies, AFPBA now offers a $500 scholarship, annually, to one (1) player. We have attached the Scholarship Information and Application here for your use. We welcome as many applications as possible as we want to highlight the “best of the best” in the area. We plan to offer this every year at our Fall Season Opening Ceremonies.

AFPBA thanks each of you for your support, giving of your time and generosity to make this League a great experience for your young player. We will continue to make improvements based on your feedback. As we continue to grow, we also require more volunteer Board members to allow us to thrive. Do not hesitate to contact me or any other Board member for additional information on how to help make a difference in the League.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you in the Fall. Registration is now open!!!

Ron Ensley
AFPBA President



Wednesday, June 17
AFPBA Champions Division awarded $25,000 grant from State Farm



Exciting news on the Champions front!!!

We have officially been awarded a $25,000 grant from State Farm to expand the program to other areas of the Valley and state. Our hope is to get another 500 special needs youth the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful game.

Congrats to the Champions!

Thank you to State Farm!

THANK YOU to everyone that voted and helped make this opportunity a reality!

AFPBA Board



Wednesday, June 10
Fall 2015 Season Registration Information



For Fall 2015 we are offering Softball for Girls age 4-14

In addition we are offering the Pony Baseball Division for Boys age 13-14

Please click the button below to be sent to our online registration system.

If you want your child to play up a division, please register as normal and submit the Play Up Waiver from our "Handouts" section of this website for approval. You will be notified if the request is approved and directed to pay any registration difference by check.   

Fall 2015 Baseball Divisions:

Regular Player registration costs are as follows:

  • Pony Division (13-14 years old): $160
  • Bronco Division (11-12 years old): $160
  • Mustang Division (9-10 years old): $145
  • Pinto Division (7-8 years old): $135
  • Shetland Division (4-6 years old): $105
  • T-Ball Division (3-4 years old): $85
  • Champions Division (special needs): No charge 

Note: PONY Baseball uses a "league age" for division placement. For Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 it is based on their age on April 30, 2016.

Fall 2015 Fast Pitch Softball Divisions:

Regular Player registration costs are as follows:

  • Pony Division (13-14 years old): $85
  • Bronco Division (11-12 years old): $85
  • Mustang Division (9-10 years old): $85
  • Pinto Division (7-8 years old): $85
  • Shetland Division (4-6 years old): $85

Note: PONY Softball uses a "league age" for division placement. For Fall 2015 it is based on their age on December 31, 2015.  

Family discounts (three or more children from the same household) will be automatically applied at check out.

Important Dates for Registration:

  • Early Registration - June 10 to June 28
    • $10 discount to the regular rates above during this period
  • Regular Registration - June 29 to August 14
    • regular rates shown above
  • Late Registration - August 15 to August 29
    • additional $15 fee to the regular rates above during this period

Important Dates for the Fall Season: 

  • Mustang & Bronco Evaluations - Saturday & Sunday, August 29th & August 30th
  • Practices Start - week of Monday, August 31st
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 4th
  • Regular Season Games Start - Saturday, September 19th
    • Opening Day Ceremonies
    • Team & Individual Picture Day
  • Kyrene Fall Break - Monday, October 5th to Friday, October 11th
    • There will be games the first weekend of Fall Break only (10/3 & 10/4).
  • Regular Season Games End - Friday, November 13th
  • Season Championship Tournament - Saturday, November 14th to Monday, November 23rd
    • *NEW* All Divisions except T-Ball
    • Double Elimination Tournament
    • Championship Game - Saturday, November 21st
    • 2nd Championship Game - Monday, November 23rd only if both teams have 1 loss
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 26th

See you all on Opening Day!

AFPBA Board



Friday, May 15
Announcing the 2015 AFPBA Mustang Dukes 9U All-Star Team



The following twelve players have been elected to the 2015 Mustang Dukes 9U All-Star team to compete in the Arizona State PONY tournament held in Scottsdale in June.

 #1 Caleb Palmer
#4 Jesus Valenzuela
#11 Cody Gallardo
#17 Maverick McDonald
#21 Tanner Nuzum
#22 Colton Richardson
#33 Zack Agnew
#42 Christian Compian
#86 Josh Stimmel
#88 CJ Arellano
#91 Brody Matcuk
#97 Gerardo Ambriz

The team is being coached by Head Coach Marty McDonald and Assistant Coaches Jerry Agnew, Randy Richardson, Jorge Gallardo, Shane Palmer, John Witkofski (hitting) and Steve Matcuk (pitching).

Please congratulate the players and come out and support them at the tournament!  



Sunday, May 10
Announcing the 2015 AFPBA Mustang Black All-Star Team



The following eleven players have been elected to the 2015 Mustang Black All-Star team to compete in the Arizona State PONY tournament held in Scottsdale in June.

The player roster is:

Carter Bailey
Blake Bell
Tyler Berschel
Leo Bolivar
Caleb Stanley
Grant Haas
Nick Morrow
John Kretschmar
Jackson Sanders
Matt Ellsworth
Jack Westley

The team is being coached by: Chris Emanuel, Geoff Berschel and Scott Westley.

Please congratulate the players and come out and support them at the tournament!



Sunday, May 10
Announcing the 2015 AFPBA Mustang Blue All-Star Team



The following fifteen players have been elected to the 2015 Shetland All-Star team to compete in the Arizona State PONY tournament held in Scottsdale in June.

The player roster is:

Player Team
Jaiden Lo Re Angels
Sam Kalstrom Angels
Owen McGraw Angels
Maddux Fraser Angels
Avery Kafka Angels
Ryan Mueller Diamondbacks
Max Tomasek Diamondbacks
Mateo Rios Diamondbacks
Drew Wooten Diamondbacks
Cooper Bruzas Diamondbacks
Nathan Stuck Firebirds
CJ Snowden Firebirds
Jaxon Hamilton Firebirds
Nick Johnston Firebirds
RJ Rubio Firebirds
   

The team is being coached by: James Rubio, Tony Snowden, Jeff Stuck and Edwin Huizing.

Please congratulate the players and come out and support them at the tournament!  



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AFPBA Pinto 8U All-Stars "Beast"
Sunday, May 10
Announcing the 2015 AFPBA Pinto All-Star Team



The following thirteen players have been elected to the 2015 Pinto All-Star team to compete in the Arizona State PONY tournament held at Akimel A-al Middle School from May 28th - 31st. Coaches and parents cast their vote for the players on their child's Spring Season Team sending the top vote receivers to the team.

The player roster is:

Player Team
Brody Ruane Angels
Tanner Sutherland Angels
Izzy Abril Astros
Carter Steen Astros
Clayton Brassfield Diamondbacks
Kyle Ensley Diamondbacks
Miles McCarthy Diamondbacks
Sean Selzer Giants
Sammy Skinner Giants
Seth Skinner Giants
Reese Chamberlain Rockies
Storm Herrera Rockies
Jamison Weick Rockies
   

The team is being coached by: Eddie Herrera, Ron Ensley, Brian Skinner and Mike Kirby.

Please congratulate the players and come out and support them at the tournament!  



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AFPBA Shetland 6U All-Stars "Big Blue"
Sunday, May 10
Announcing the 2015 AFPBA Shetland All-Star Team



The following twelve players have been elected to the 2015 Shetland All-Star team to compete in the Arizona State PONY tournament held at Akimel A-al Middle School from May 28th - 31st. Coaches and parents cast their vote for the players on their child's Spring Season Team sending the top two vote receivers to the team.

The player roster is:

Team First Name Last Name Jersey #
Astros MASSIMO AMANTIA 11
Astros JOSEPH RAMOS 2
Athletics MASON VAEREWYCK 8
Athletics KASON WEBB 14
Diamondbacks CAYCE PARKS 1
Diamondbacks DREW REDDY 29
Dodgers ELIJAH ABRIL 34
Dodgers AUGGIE GRIMM 6
Rangers CAMDEN HONSA 21
Rangers HAGEN HAEFS 3
Rockies GRANT KEATON 10
Rockies JACE LEAHY 24
       

The team is being coached by: Steve Webb (Athletics), Adam Parks (Diamondbacks), Nick Vaerewyck (Athletics) and Todd Keaton (Rockies). 

Please congratulate the players and come out and support them at the tournament!



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