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AGE REGULATIONS

Posted by BRENT CASHION at Dec 10, 2003 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
Pony Baseball 2004 is open to all kids who were born between August 1, 1989 and July 31st, 1991. There are two playing levels, Pony and Pony Scout which offer a full program for kids of all ability levels. At sign-ups, a birth certificate and utility bill to indicate proof of residency is required. Sign up fees are $175 for the first child and $125 for siblings. Also required is a refundable $50 snack bar fee. This is refundable after the required shifts are worked in the snack bar, or may be donated to the league in lieu of working.
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BY-LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS

Posted by BRENT CASHION at Dec 10, 2003 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
BY-LAWS OF GLENDORA PONY/COLT BASEBALL (SANCTIONED BY PONY BASEBALL INC. WASHINGTON, PA.) ARTICLE I NAME This organization shall be known as Glendora Pony/Colt Baseball, a non-profit organization sanctioned by Pony Baseball Inc, of Washington Pa. ARTICLE II OBJECTIVES A. It shall be the policy of the league to conduct its activities so that the physical and moral welfare of the young people for whose benefit it is organized shall remain paramount and all matters of policy shall be determined on that basis. B. No person who is a member of, or who is employed by, or who is connected to, in any way with Glendora Pony/Colt Baseball shall receive any personal financial benefit therefore beyond the reasonable value of the services in carrying out the purpose for which the league has been organized. C. The purpose of the league shall be to organize and supervise the playing of baseball under the rules specified in Pony Baseball Inc., to secure suitable and adequate financial backing for these purposes, and to own, lease, or otherwise provide suitable playing facilities and equipment for these purposes. D. All who coach and supervise Pony/Colt baseball shall focus on the mission of Pony Baseball Inc, which is to Protect Our Nations Youth, and that developing exceptional athletic skill or the wining of games is secondary to that of instilling the ideals of sportsmanship, honesty, courage and self-confidence. ARTICLE III GOVERNMENT A. The government of the league shall be under the direct supervision of the officers and the Board of Directors. B. All rules and regulations governing the playing of baseball, the legality of players and related questions shall be in accordance with the rules and regulations of Pony Baseball Inc., with such modifications adopted by the Board of Directors of the league. C. The officers of the league shall consist of at least, but not limited to that of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Player Agent. D. The Board of Directors shall consist of all officers, committee members and otherwise appointed adult persons. ARTICLE IV MEETINGS AND VOTING A. The members of the league shall hold an annual meeting at such place and time as to be determined by the Board of Directors. Notice of the meeting will be made to the members of the league through publication or mailing no less than 10 days prior to the date of the meeting. B. At each meeting all members present shall be entitled to vote. There shall be no proxy voting. C. The presence of not less than five members eligible to vote shall be required to constitute a legal vote for the transaction of business at any special or annual meeting of the league. ARTICLE V ELECTION OF OFFICERS A. At the annual meeting, all persons desiring to sit on the board shall present their intentions to occupy office. B. Any board member shall present their nominees for office. C. All attending eligible voters shall cast votes. Officers for the new year will be appointed by majority vote. D. All officers shall be eligible for re-election. E. There shall be no term limits. F. In the event of death, resignation, or inability to perform the duties of office for any reason, of any officer, of the Board of Directors, by majority vote of the entire board, shall be empowered to select a replacement for such officer who shall serve until the following annual meeting. G. In the event that any officer of the Board of Directors fails to perform their duties, they may be voted out by a majority vote at any official meeting. ARTICLE VI BOARD OF DIRECTORS A. The Board of Directors shall include the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Player Agent, and all members of all standing committees. B. The Board of Directors shall hold a minimum of quarterly meetings, and those meeting dates and time shall be made known to all members with ample time for attendance. C. The Committee of Rules Enforcement (CRE), selected by the Board of Directors, shall have the authority to suspend, discharge, or otherwise discipline any member, manager, coach, player, league official, umpire, or other persons whose conduct is considered inappropriate and/or detrimental to the best interests of the league. D. Any adult person who is disciplined has the right to appeal such action before a majority of the members of the Committee of Rules Enforcement (CRE), at the next scheduled meeting or special meeting scheduled for that purpose. E. The President shall, upon notification of misconduct of any player, notify the team manager of the player’s team, and the parents of such player, within 24 hours of being notified of the act. The manager shall appear with the player before the CRE for consideration of appropriate action. The player’s parents and/or guardian shall be advised of, and invited to attend the meeting. ARTICLE VII FINANCIAL POLICY A. The Board of Directors shall decide all matters pertaining to the finances of the league, bearing the responsibility to conduct the financial affairs of the league in a sound, business like manner. B. The solicitation of funds are the responsibility, but not limited to the Vice President of Sponsors. C. The current financial status of the league shall be presented by the Treasurer at each quarterly meeting. D. There are no paid positions within Pony/Colt Baseball. As the need arises, the Board of Directors shall vote as to the need for paid help in the snack bar, and for the field preparation. ARTICLE VIII DUTIES OF OFFICERS A. President 1. Preside at all meetings of the league membership and at all meetings of the Board of Directors. 2. Serve as Chief Executive Officer of the league. 3. Serve as an ex officio member of all standing and special committees and shall perform other such duties as are normally associated with the office of President. B. Vice President 1. Perform duties assigned by the President. 2. Assist the President as needed. 3. Preside at meetings in the absence of the president. C. Secretary 1. Retain custody of the Constitution and By-Laws, and all other records of the league. 2. Keep accurate record keeping of the meetings and other activities of the League and Board of Directors. 3. Transmit all records and correspondence to any person elected to succeed him/her in office. D. Treasurer 1. Receive and disburse all funds with the approval of the Board of Directors. 2. Maintain an accurate account of all funds received and disbursed for the league. 3. Submit a financial report at all quarterly meetings, and at other such times as may be requested by the league President. E. Player Agent 1. Supervise the annual registration of player candidates, tryout sessions and distribution of players among the league teams. ARTICLE IX COMMITTEES A. The Board of Directors may appoint special committees for such special purposes as deemed necessary. B. Committee duties and responsibilities are to be outlined at the time of appointment. C. A Committee of Rules Enforcement (CRE) will be appointed by the Board of Directors prior to the opening day of games. This committee will consist of a minimum of three individuals who are not a coach, manager, parent, guardian, or close relative of any league participant. Board members are eligible for membership in this committee. ARTICLE X RULES OF PLAY A. All games will be played according to the Pony Baseball Rules and Regulations, unless specifically addressed as a Glendora Pony/Colt Baseball “Local” rule. B. Hierarchy of application of rulings shall be as follows: Local Rules, PONY rules, the official rules of Baseball (latest edition published by the Sporting News). GLENDORA PONY/COLT BASEBALL LOCAL RULES PONY LEAGUE STRUCTURE A. It is the desire of Pony Baseball to maintain 11 players on each team in Pony League, which is highly dependant on registration numbers B. A team, which at any point of the season no longer has at least nine active players, may be assigned a permanent player from the Scout league. This player must have been eligible for play in Pony league during the draft. C. Teams that are not able to field at least nine players at a particular game will be allowed to use a pool player as a temporary substitution for that game. Teams with 10 or more players are not eligible to utilize a pool player. Pool players are only eligible on a game-by-game basis. SCHEDULE A. It is the goal of each season for each team to play a minimum of 24 games, playing every other team a minimum of 3 times each. PLAYOFFS A. Divisional winners and the 4 teams with the next best records overall make the league championship playoffs. B. Rating of the teams will be determined by final season record. C. Coin toss 30 minutes prior to game time will determine home and visitor. D. Playoff format is double elimination tournament. ELIGIBLE COACHES A. Managing and coaching in Glendora Pony/Colt Baseball is a privilege and shall be treated as such. 1. The Board of Directors shall post, in a conspicuous place, that applications are being accepted for positions of Managers and Coaches for the following year. 2. All managers and coaches must have a current approved application on file with the league to be on the field of play or in the dugout. 3. Each team may have one manager and 3 coaches on the field during game time. INFRACTION FEE A. Each manager must deposit $100.00 to Glendora Pony/Colt Baseball as an infraction fee deposit. 1. Covers all infractions listed in the Glendora Pony/Colt Baseball Rules and Regulations. 2. A team will transfer a $35.00 fee to the opposing team for a forfeit as a result of not having enough players to start the game. B. Teams whose infraction fee account drops below $35.00 are required to bring the balance back up to the original $100.00 figure before further play is allowed. These payments must be payable to Glendora Pony/Colt Baseball. GAME PLAY A. All players attending an official game must play at least 6 consecutive defensive outs and must bat at least once during the game. 1. If, after four innings of play, a player has not been into the game, the opposing manager may stop the game and a “forced substitution” will take place. 2. “Forced Substitution” will be for the next offensive batter, but may play any defensive position. 3. If for any unexcused reason, a player does not play 6 defensive outs and one at bat, that player will start the next game and play the entire game. 4. Excusable reasons for not playing are: player is injured and may re-injure himself or herself, player is being benched for disciplinary reasons, game was called at 5 innings prior to the player batting. 5. Any manager that is not playing a player for either discipline or injury must notify the scorekeeper and the opposing manager prior to the first pitch being thrown. 6. Any manager violating the “must play” rule more than once will be subject to sanction by the CRE and/or the Board of Directors. 7. Any player being benched for disciplinary reasons more than once must meet with the league player agent according to Article VI;E. B. In pony games, no new inning may be started after 2 hours and 15 minutes of game time have elapsed. 1. Game time begins when declared by the umpire in charge. 2. This time will be posted in the scorekeeper’s room prior to game start. 3. The Game clock is to be kept by the official scorekeeper. 4. 90 seconds are allowed for changeover between innings. If at the end of 90 seconds the pitcher is not ready to pitch, a ball may be called on the batter. If the batter is not ready to hit, a strike may be called on the batter. 5. In the event that game time has expired and the game has not been completed either by score, or by meeting the completed game requirements, (4 ½ complete innings with home team ahead, or 5 complete innings with visitors ahead), the game will be considered a suspended game and played to it’s completion at a later date, game import, time and weather permitting. 6. Any inning once started must be played to its completion. C. Scorekeepers must be provided by the home team. 1. Each team must provide the scorekeeper a completed roster sheet of all eligible players for that game, prior to game time. 2. If the home team does not have a scorekeeper at game time, a coach must assume this duty. 3. The scorekeeper shall remain in the scorekeeper booth during the game. 4. The scorekeeper may not participate in any coaching. NON-CONTACT RULE A. Any player initiating contact with another player that, in the umpire’s estimation, is meant to harm or insight is in violation of the non-contact rule. If the player is an offensive player, he will be called out. If the player is a defensive player, all runners will be called safe. At the umpire’s discretion, he may impose the following penalties: 1. A bench warning will be given to both teams. Any further incidents will result in both the player and the manager being thrown out of the game. 2. The player and manager will be thrown out of the game. SPEED UP RULES A. Batters must keep one foot in the batters box at all times during an at bat unless one of the following occurs: 1. The pitch results in a foul ball. 2. The pitch results in a passed ball 3. The pitch results in a wild pitch. 4. A base runner is attempting to steal a base. 5. The batter calls time out. 6. Penalty for violation of this rule is a strike called on the batter. B. Only one offensive time out is allowed per team per inning. If a player or manager calls a second time out and the batter leaves the batters box, a strike will be called on the batter and the timeout will be disallowed. C. Trips to the mound will be handled as follows: 1. A trip to the mound occurs any time a manager or coach crosses into fair ground with the intent to address his pitcher. 2. On the second trip to the mound in one inning (per pitcher), the pitcher must be changed. 3. On the third trip to the mound in one game (per pitcher), the pitcher must be changed. POOL PLAYERS A. Any 13 or 14 year old player who plays in Scout League, will be eligible as a pool player, provided that player attended tryouts for Pony. B. A Pool Player is eligible to play on a game-by-game basis. They may play any defensive position, and bat in any offensive spot the manager wishes. These players cannot be reserved for multiple games. FREE AGENT A. Any player returning for his/her second year will be a Free Agent and returned to the player pool for draft with the exception of the returning managers’ teams as noted in “Draft Rules for 2004”: Item A. 1. All players must tryout to be eligible for any play in Pony Division. Any exception to this rule must be presented to the Board of Directors prior to tryouts for consideration. DRAFT RULES FOR 2004 A. All teams will redraft for the 2004 year with the exception of managers returning from 2003, who were brought in under the 2003 rules and, therefore, will be “Grand fathered” in. (These players will have the opportunity to go back into the draft. Players opting to stay on the team will be rated by the rating panel for their position in the draft.) 1. The order of the draft is based on a blind draw, and is serpentine in nature. a. The draft will continue until each team has selected 11 players each. 2. Each manager will be allowed to exercise two “option” players, which shall be a son/daughter of one of the coaching staff. a. These options must be declared by 6:00 PM on the day before the first tryouts. b. These options may be carried over to the next year, however, there will still only be two total options available. c. The only possibility of an additional option is the “brother/sister option”, and only one of these per team will be allowed. d. All options must be exercised when available. 3. The option players will be rated at tryouts by the rating panel of former league personnel and will be rated on a scale of 1 through 11. The panel will also be guided by a fact gathering point system based on the player’s previous year’s performance. a. This final rating will determine where these options fall in the draft. b. All ratings are final and cannot be appealed. c. No team is allowed to have two first round rated option players, the “brother/sister option” being the exception. d. The rating panel retains the authority to deny any proposed options. B. Coach Exclusion - Each player will have the opportunity to choose no more than one team or manager that he/she does not wish to play for. This must be declared to the President prior to the draft. 1. All players must tryout, including returning players wishing to stay on their previous year’s team. TRADES A. No trades will be permitted. B. If for any specific reason a player must be moved from a team, the President may make arrangements for movement with the approval of the Vice President, and the league player agent. Any movement must involve equal type players and must have the approval of the players and their parents in writing. SCOUT DRAFT A. Pony Scout will form as many teams as possible, with all remaining players after Pony Draft. 1. Each team will have no less than 9 players and no more than 12. 2. Any team not being able to field at least nine players at game time may use any pool player as a temporary substitution. 3. 15 year olds who have not used two years of Pony eligibility will be allowed to play in Pony Scout. B. Teams will play at least 15 games per season. C. All teams in Pony Scout are eligible for post-season play. SCOUT RULES OF PLAY A. All players attending will be in the offensive lineup. B. No player will sit more than one consecutive inning. C. Free substitution will be allowed on defense with the exception of the pitcher. D. Time of games is the same as Pony with the following exceptions: 1. No new inning after 2 hours flat. 2. Games have a “drop dead” ending time of 2 ½ hours. E. Pony Scout players may be assigned (called up) to a Pony team as a permanent player at any time during the season 1. Any Pony Scout player may refuse assignment to a Pony team. PRESIDENTIAL RULING In the event there is any circumstance that is not covered by any of the ruling bodies (Article X of the Glendora Pony/Colt Baseball by-laws) the President, Vice-President, and Player Agent will rule on the matter. All Presidential rulings are final and not subject to appeal. 2004 GLENDORA PONY/COLT BASEBALL RULES AND REGULATIONS Glendora Pony/Colt Baseball has had a great deal of cooperation with parents, coaches, and players, with some exception. In an effort to maintain consistency, and to better the area of play, several rules and regulations have been established. These rules and regulations are enforceable with the infraction fees collected at Manager sign ups. A. Baseball drills against any bare chain link fencing is an infraction and is subject to a $25.00 fine. B. Teams are required to pick up all trash after games. This includes the dugouts, playing field and spectator areas. Managers will be fined $5.00 to $15.00 for violations. C. There is no infield practice prior to game time. Players are not allowed onto the dirt surface prior to their game commencing. D. All protests must be made according to the appropriate playing rules and must be accompanied by a $15.00 protest fee. The fee will be refunded if the protest is upheld. Protests will only be upheld when there is a serious infraction of the applicable rules and where the protest committee decides the violation likely altered the outcome of the game. E. Any manager, coach or player ejected from a game by the umpire will not be allowed to participate or be on the field for the next game played by their team, and a fine of $35.00 will be deducted from that team’s infraction account. F. In an effort to reduce the noise in the batting cages, only soft balls are allowed. Hard baseballs are not allowed. Any violation of this rule will result in a $25.00 fine being deducted from that team’s infraction account. G. There has been a history of players digging holes in the outfield with cleats causing potential for serious injury. This needs to cease, therefore, any violation of this rule will result in a $15.00 fine being deducted from the teams infraction account. GLENDORA PONY/COLT BASEBALL RED HAT The position of “Red Hat” was established years ago to relieve the burden of league officials from being at the field during each and every game. In the past, this position as been abused and neglected by relatively few individuals, however, any neglect at all can be very detrimental to the program. In an effort to limit any potential problems, several rules regarding the “Red Hat” have been established. A. The “Red Hat” is either a league officer, or a coach or manager from a Glendora Pony/Colt Team. B. Each Red Hat will be assigned duties at Henderson Field and will be acting as the league official. C. An individual cannot “Red Hat” a game where they are coaching or managing. D. The “Red Hat” is responsible for enforcing all the rules as described in the Glendora Pony/Colt Baseball local rules, as well as the Pony Baseball rules. E. The “Red Hat” has the jurisdiction to stop a game and consult with the head umpire regarding any rules violation. This does not apply to any judgment calls.
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MINI-TOURNAMENT A HUGE SUCCESS

Posted by BRENT CASHION at Jan 30, 2002 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
THANKS TO ALL YOUR PATIENCE, THE TOURNAMENT WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH. FROM THE LEAGUE STANDPOINT, THINGS WERE GREAT. A LITTLE TIRED, BUT TRULY GREAT. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS ON THEIR HARD FOUGHT BATTLES. A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF THE FANS WHO ATTENDED THE GAME FROM YOUR BOARD MEMBERS. WE WERE ABLE TO LEAVE THE FIELD SATURDAY NIGHT WITH VIRTUALLY NO TRASH IN SITE. THANKS SO MUCH, IT REALLY MAKES THINGS GO SMOOTHLY. THIS THURSDAY THERE ARE NO PRACTICES SCHEDULED, AND THE VARSITY TEAM FROM GLENDORA HIGH WILL BE PRACTICING ON THE FIELD. IF YOU GET A CHANCE TO STOP BY, DO SO AND YOU WILL SEE SOME GOOD DRILLS BE UTILIZED.