Ahwatukee Foothills PONY Baseball Association: Registration

Spring 2016 Season Registration

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.   

Spring 2016 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 (3-6 years old): $105
  • Champions Division (special needs): No charge 

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

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

Important Dates for Registration:

  • Early Registration - December 7 to December *31st*
    • $15 discount to the regular rates above during this period
  • Regular Registration - January 1st to January *23rd*
    • regular rates shown above
  • Late Registration - January 24th to January *31st*
    • additional $15 fee to the regular rates above during this period

Important Dates for the Spring Season: 

  • Practices Start - week of Monday, February 1st
  • Regular Season Games Start - Saturday, February 27th
    • Opening Day Ceremonies
    • Team & Individual Picture Day
  • Kyrene Spring Break - Monday, March 7th to Friday, March 11th
    • There will be games the first weekend of Spring Break (3/5 & 3/6).
  • Easter Sunday - March 27th 
  • Regular Season Games End - Friday, April 29th
  • Season Championship Tournament - Saturday, April 30th to Monday, May 9th
    • Double Elimination Tournament
    • Championship Game - Saturday, May 7th
    • 2nd Championship Game - Monday, May 9th only if both teams have 1 loss
  • Arizona State Shetland / Pinto All-Star Tournament
    • May 19th-22nd OR June 2nd-5th
    • Will *not* be held at Akimel this season due to baseball fields being rebuilt by Kyrene
  • Arizona State Mustang / Bronco All-Star Tournament
    • June 16th-20th OR June 23rd-27th
    • Generally held in Scottsdale each season
  • Arizona State Pony All-Star Tournament
    • June 23rd-27th
    • Generally held in Scottsdale each season

See you all on Opening Day!



Registration Next Steps

Once you complete the online registration process you will receive an electronic copy of your receipt. On there it indicates what documentation needs to be submitted to finish the registration.

  • New players have to submit a Birth Certificate or Government identification that shows the players birthdate.
  • All players have to submit a recent Utility Bill showing your residence in Arizona.

You may either send copies of the birth certificate and utility bill electronically by email as attachments or mailing in printed copies. Either way the birth certificate is deleted/shredded once we confirm your child’s age.

To send them by email as either word, pdf or digital pictures (if clear and readable) to:

documents@ponybaseballaz.com 

To send them by mail send them to:

AFPBA
Attn: Documents Fall 2015
PO Box 93565
Phoenix, AZ 85070

The best way for you to check the status if they have been received or not is to log back into the registration system and it will show if they have been processed. Please be aware that updating the status is often done late in the registration window and has been known to run behind. Documentation will not prevent your player from being placed on a team and practicing but issues with an age may cause a change in division and team before games start.

Communication from the League generally begins about a week out from the assigning of teams for the younger groups and the skills evaluations for the older groups. Generally there are welcome messages form the League President and your Division Director as well as reminders about the Skills Evaluations for those registered in Divisions that utilize them for the Coach's Draft.

Team assignments are generally announced late in that weekend that Skills Evaluations occur and Registration officially closes. Your coach will contact you by email or phone or both with the Team information and 1st Practice location and time. If it gets to Tuesday of that week and you have not heard anything, please use the Contact Us tab on the website or email your Division Director indicating you have not heard anythign yet.

We hope this process is smooth for you but if any issues occur, we try to learn from them to make next season better.

Enjoy your season!



Mustang & Bronco Baseball Skills Evaluations

If your registered your player for either of the Mustang or Bronco Recreation Baseball Divisions, usually there will be a Skills Evaluations session for your player to attend just before teams are formed and practices start.

Generally the last weekend of registration, players attend a skills and drills session where the coaches for your players division observe and evaluate their skills. Coaches use this to determine who they want to draft to their team and in what order. In some years even trades occur after drafts are completed. 

In some seasons, the amount of *free agent* players can be low. Under these circumstances, the division directors and coaches will just do a blind draft and not hold the skills evaluation sessions.

Look for announcements for the date and time of the sessions on the AFPBA website, on our Facebook or Twitter pages or in emails from the AFPBA that will be sent out starting about a week prior. Or for a message saying the skills sessions are not need and a blind draft will occur. 

If your player cannot attend their session, they will be placed on a team by a coach doing a blind draft or from the division director assigning players in a round-robin manner.

Once the teams are finalized the season is ready to begin and the coaches will contact the families and give the 1st practice details.

 



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