The season runs March to mid-June. MTYAA Baseball is a Pony Baseball affiliate. League age is based on player’s ages on April 30, 2015. 6-, 8-, 10- and 12-year-olds born between May 1-Aug. 31 may play up a division.
The primary features that distinguish Pony baseball from Little League baseball are those of a two year age bracket system and scaled diamonds. Additionally, PONY teaches lead offs and base stealing starting at age 9 (Mustang Division) or earlier while pitchers learn pick off moves and holding runners on base to counter the potential steal.
The scaling of the base paths, pitching distances and location of the outfield fences are proportional to the physical abilities of different age groups.