Required Equipment - Baseball

NEW REGULATIONS 2012:  REGARDING BATS

Baseball Bat Information:

 
Essentially - Max diameter 2-5/8" (NO 2-3/4" Bats) and a BPF of 1.15 or less.  If a drop 3 high school bat it must be BBCOR.  Full updates on the new rules and the 2012 rule book can be found at the pony siteOnly 2-1/4" diameter bats must have the BPF stamp on the barrel.
 
Please note:  If you are purchasing a 2-5/8" bat, you would serve yourself well to make sure it has the stamp of BFP of 1.15 or less on the barrel as we suspect that a change is likely to be made for the 2013 season.
 
The specific rule changes are:
 
Rule 8 C (2) Equipment: Only 2-1/4” barrel non-wood bats which are manufactured to achieve a Bat Performance Factor (BPF) of 1.15 or less through the life of the bat are approved for play in PONY Baseball divisions.  Effective January 1, 2012, all newly manufactured non-wood bats must be stamped “approved for play in PONY Baseball” and stamped with “BPF 1.15” and the year manufactured.

Rule 8 C (3) Equipment: Effective January 1, 2012, all minus (-) 3 bats must be BBCOR certified. The bat which may be wood or non-wood product shall be not more than two and five-eights (2-5/8”) in diameter at the barrel and shall be a smooth implement, from the top of the cap to the top of the knob. All non-wood bats shall meet the Ball-Bat Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) testing protocol maintaining the length-to-weight difference of 0.50 limit regardless of length. All BBCOR approved bats shall be labeled with a silk screen or other permanent certification mark. (NOTE: 2 3/4” bats are prohibited in all PONY sanctioned leagues).

 

UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

With respect to uniforms, CSA provides the jersey and the cap for each participant.  You will be reponsible for the pants, belt and socks.  However, you should wait to purchase these items since the appropriate colors will be set by your coach. 

The following equipment is required to participate in the different baseball leagues:

Shetland (Tee-Ball) League
 
            Glove
            Bat  (Tee Ball Bat Allowed)
            Cleats (Optional)
            Helmet 

Pinto League
 
            Glove
            Bat  (No Tee Ball Bats Allowed)
            Cleats (Optional)
            Helmet

            Catcher Equipment -
Any Player that plays the Catcher Position MUST wear a cup. 
 
Mustang League
 
            Glove
            Bat  
            Cleats (Optional)
            Helmet

            Catcher Equipment - Any Player that plays the Catcher Position MUST wear a cup.  
 
Bronco League

            Glove
            Bat  
            Cleats (Optional)
            Helmet

 

            Catcher Equipment - Any Player that plays the Catcher Position MUST wear a cup.  
 
Pony League

            Glove
            Bat  
            Cleats (Optional)
            Helmet

            Catcher Equipment - Any Player that plays the Catcher Position MUST wear a cup.