Upland Pony: 2016 SPRING SEASON Divisions

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COLT/PALOMINO
COLT 16U™ LEAGUE enables the high school player to fine tune their skills before advancing into open competition.

COLT 16U™ LEAGUES introduce the players to the regulation Baseball and Girls Softball diamonds and pitching distances. COLT 16U™ LEAGUE Baseball players are subject to pitching limitations designed to protect their arms.

Local Baseball leagues have the opportunity to divide players into Colt and Palomino play, or to combine those age groups into a single local league subject to the approval of the Division Director. Separate tournament play is conducted for COLT 16U™ LEAGUE and PALOMINO 19U™ LEAGUE.

COLT 16U™ LEAGUE is limited to 16 and under (minimum age 13 in Baseball and minimum age 4 in Girls Softball), but players of age 15 through 18 are eligible for PALOMINO 19U™ LEAGUE Baseball tournament play if no COLT 16U™ LEAGUE is available. Baseball Leagues which combine players 15-18 in a single local league may enter teams in both Colt and Palomino tournament play.

Players may not play on more than one tournament team in the same season.

COLT 16U™ LEAGUE Baseball and Girls Softball are exciting, top notch sports that provides a fitting showcase for the talent developed in your community.
PALOMINO 18U™ LEAGUE enable the high school and beginning college player to fine tune their skills before advancing into open competition. PALOMINO 18U™ LEAGUE Baseball is for players 18 and under (minimum age 15). PALOMINO 18U™ LEAGUE Girls Softball is for players 18 and under (minimum age 4).

Where a sufficient number of Baseball players are available, division of the talent into COLT 16U™ LEAGUES, for players 16 and under (minimum age 13) and 18 and under (minimum age 15) for 18 and under (minimum age 15) provides for more individualized instruction and increases actual playing opportunity for the younger age players.

These leagues introduce the players to the regulation Baseball and Girls Softball diamonds and pitching distances.
Local Baseball leagues have the opportunity to divide players into Colt and Palomino play, or to combine those age groups into a single local league subject to the approval of the Division Director. Separate tournament play is conducted for COLT 16U™ LEAGUE and PALOMINO 18U™ LEAGUE.
Players may not play on more than one tournament team in the same season.

Designed for the aspiring amateur to hone and display his skills, PALOMINO 18U™ LEAGUE enables these young adults to pit their skills against players from other areas and to display their talents for review by collegiate recruiters and professional scouts.

PALOMINO 18U™ LEAGUE Baseball and Girls Softball are exciting, top notch sports that provides a fitting showcase for the talent developed in your community.



PONY
PONY 14U™ LEAGUE is the transition league that takes players from the "kid" leagues to "young adult" status. It permits a player to play on a diamond tailored to his size and capability rather than being moved to one with twice the playing area in a single year. PONY 14U™ LEAGUE is specifically designed for the player in those very formative early-teen years.

The vast majority of players of league age 13 simply do not belong on a full-size diamond. At the same time, they have outgrown the dimensions of the "kids baseball" diamonds used in BRONCO LEAGUE and other "12-and-under" programs.

PONY 14U™ LEAGUE was founded for this very apparent reason. After becoming skillful players in the younger leagues, players in their early teens found themselves unable to compete, to play the game of baseball as it was intended to be played, on the regulation size diamond.

With bases set 80 feet apart and pitchers throwing from 54 feet, PONY 14U?™ LEAGUERS play one of the most fascinating games in all of youth baseball. Well beyond the beginners stage, they have mastered all but the finest points of technique and strategy and can play the game with a skill comparable to that of older players, if you let them play it on a field specifically designed to match their physical limitations.