Spring 2021 Season Details
The Morgan Hill Pony Baseball Board is excited to announce that we will be hosting a spring season that will kick off the week of March 22nd and run through the end of May.
Team practices can begin as soon as March 22nd. Games will begin the week after MHUSD’s Spring Break. Games will be held both during the week (one weekday game) and one game on Saturdays. Registration fees have been reduced this year as we have shortened the calendar and are streamlining other aspects. We will not be hosting playoffs this season to ensure all teams can participate in as many games as possible.
We will be following protocols that have been communicated by the county and state. Face masks will be required to be worn at all times by both players, spectators and coaches.
Players will be allowed to remove masks only when actively participating. Dugouts will be closed on all fields to ensure 6 feet of social distancing for all players. Observation by spectators will only be allowed for the purpose of age appropriate child supervision and must be from the same household. This means extended family, such as grandparents etc… who do not live in the same house as the player, will not be allowed to attend games or practices.
All spectators must keep 6 feet apart from other spectators not from the same household. Players and coaches will be required to complete a health screening prior to entering fields and participating. Any player, coach or spectator that is displaying flu like symptoms will not be allowed on the fields. Full details can be found here.
In an effort to move as fast as possible, we will not be conducting player evaluations this season and teams will be formed by the Division Representative and the Player Agent.
Registration fees are structured to cover fields, uniforms, umpires (excluding Shetland) and league fixed costs.
How do we pay our Registration fees?
If you have already submitted a registration: MHPB / Sports Engine will send you an invoice by email in the next 24-48 hours.
If you have not registered yet: MHPB / Sports Engine will send you an invoice within 24 hours of receiving your registration submission.
If you have filled out a registration and you NO LONGER wish to play this season: Please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your registration request.
Volunteer Hours and Field Days
We will not be collecting the $100 volunteer deposit his year as we do not plan to open the snack shack. However, we need help getting our fields back up to our standard as they have been unused and have overgrown over the last year. Please consider helping us get our fields back in shape for practice and game play. Field Day dates will be communicated at a later time.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 9th -11th: Registration Invoices sent by e-mail
March 11th: Registration Full and Registration Closed
March 14th: All payments are due
March 15th: Teams formed
March 19th -22nd: Coaches contact players/parents
March 20th-21st: MHPB Field Improvement Day
March 22nd: Practices may begin. Coaches/Managers will make their own schedule.
April 13th: Games begin
May 22nd: Final Day of the season
Due to concerns with Covid-19 the Snack Shack activities will be suspended until further notice.
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 (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:
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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