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Morgan Hill Pony Baseball Spring 2021 Return to Play

The MHPB Board of Directors is pleased to let you know that we are opening Registration for the Spring 2021 Baseball Season.  We are finalizing plans (and back-up plans) to bring baseball back to the youth of our community in a safe and responsible manner.  We will first share some of the details of the modified registration process.  Below you will find an outline of the Resumption of Baseball Plans and links to important information about the season.

Registration Information
MHPB Spring 2021 Registration
Registration Open:  Today (February 22, 2021)
Registration Deadline:  March 10, 2021
  
**Please register as soon as possible so we can gauge numbers for planning and field reservation purposes. At this time we are not collecting fees as we are only gauging interest. We will announce
fees and payment options when we have a more definitive plan for the season in the middle of March.

Resumption of Baseball Plan
Our goal for 2021 is to form teams, conduct safe cohort-style practices, and be ready to play games if and when it is safe to do so. (We are hopeful that this will be some time in April).

Anticipated Cohort Style Practice Start Date:  Week of March 22nd
Anticipated Season End:  June 2021

As the California state guidance regarding “Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports” has just recently been announced, and the County and local rules have not yet been announced, we will be evaluating our options and will announce more definitive plans for our Spring season by mid-March. It is hoped that we are able to follow something such as the following:

Phase 1: Begin our Spring 2021 season, players will be assigned to a stable team cohort in Spring Training mode.  We will focus on skills building through Spring Training-style practices.  
Phase 2: In mid-April we would plan to transition to competitive game play.  Should we not be able to make that transition due to state, County or local guidelines, we will continue to focus on skills-building during practices and run team scrimmages only.


Coaching: The return to Baseball in 2021 will require more coaches (while some may have to socially distance off the field at the start of the season).  As a reminder, we are a 100% volunteer-run organization and will need at least 2 coaches per team to run our season. As we form teams, priority will be given to players who have a parent coaching and we will only be able to fill the number of teams we have coaches for.  So, please consider volunteering when you register your child.  Questions about coaching?  Email playeragent@mhpb.org

 

Safety & Regulatory Information
We are refining our league specific guidelines for a Spring 2021 season and will publish the guidelines soon.

The resumption of baseball, in addition to coaches, requires the time and talent of many dedicated off- field volunteers.  If you are interested in helping out by becoming a board member or coordinator, please contact  president@mhpb.org .

 


MHPB Bylaws

The MHPB Bylaws document explains the structure of our league's board of directors and how the league operates. We encourage you to read it.

You can join the board!:
In addition to voting, parents and guardians are welcome to run for a committee member position. This one-year commitment is a fun and helpful way to participate in MHPB. If this would be your first time running, we strongly encourage you to read the MHPB Bylaws document.

Once a person has been a committee member on the board for one year, he or she may then run for an executive board position, which includes the roles of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and player agent.

If you have questions or wish to join the board, please email Secretary Siobhan McNamara at secretary@mhpb.org.

 


Snack Shack Before and After

Upcoming Events & Important Dates


MHPB Spring 2021 Registration
Registration Open:  February 22, 2021
Registration Deadline:  March 10, 2021

 


Volunteer for the Snack Shack

Due to concerns with Covid-19 the Snack Shack activities will be suspended until further notice. 

 


Field set-up

Have you wondered how the fields get setup on game day?

It's the steadfast, can-do support of our player's parents. Thank you who roll up your sleeves and get stuff done on game days. Would you like to get involved? Ask your team's coach how you can pitch in. It's your support that makes our league a success!

Morgan Hill Pony Baseball

Morgan Hill PONY Baseball (MHPB) has offered a programs for the area's youth since 1974. MHPB is a member of the national organization, PONY Baseball, Inc. PONY is an acronym for Protect Our Nations Youth. PONY baseball differs from other baseball leagues in the following ways:

  • Two year age bracketing
  • Age specific diamond sizes
  • Play by Major Leaue Baseball rules
  • Four year olds can play
  • 6U has a division for coach pitch or T-ball.
  • 8U is coach and kid pitch
  • 12 - 14 games per season

Mission Statement: Morgan Hill PONY Baseball seeks to impart the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority.  This objective will be reached by providing supervised competitive games. The supervisors shall bear in mind at all times that winning is secondary to the molding of future citizens.


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