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INTERIOR BASEBALL LEAGUE
North Star Interior Pony Baseball (NSIPB) Competitive Baseball
2018 Spring Announcement
2018 NSIPB Tryouts:
Saturday, May 12, 2018 4:30 – 6:30pm AFTER the IBL Dust Off Tournament.
See attached Tryouts announcement for additional details.
16th Annual Farthest North Open Invitational Baseball Tournament.
Will be held once again in Fairbanks over Memorial Day weekend. We are looking for parent volunteers. We need:
· Tournament Director
· Snacks & Concessions Coordinator
· Fields Prep Coordinator.
2018 North Star Interior Pony Baseball
Travel Teams Tryout Announcement
For: Mustang, Bronco, Pony Players in the Interior Baseball League
When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: Mustangs @ Franis Field for 9-10 year olds
Broncos @ Rankin Field for 11-12 year olds
Ponys @ Growden 5 Field for 13-14 year olds
What: The Northstar Competitive Travel Teams Program provides additional opportunities for our youth ballplayers to continue to advance their skills by practicing and playing more baseball.
Should I tryout?
If you want to play more baseball and have more attention from coaches to improve your skills, then by-all-means, you should tryout.
Parents: Please take note of the Commitment level. It’s not overbearing, but it is quite a bit more time and obviously more money.
Tournaments: Weekends (As follows, or similar);
Farthest North Open Invitational, May 26, 27 – 2018 in Fairbanks
Wasilla Tournament, June 16, 17 – 2018
Anchorage Solstice Tournament, June 30, July 1 - 2018
Alaska State PONY Tournament, August 4, 5 - 2018 in Wasilla
August Fall ball tournament, TBD
What is the Time Commitment?
Practices will typically be held on the weekend before a tournament trip, then depart on the next Friday, as noted above. Other practices and games will be scheduled to NOT conflict with the IBL practice and game schedule.
How about the Financial Commitment?
Player Fee for this program remains at $275.00. The player fee pays for their uniforms, baseballs, tournament fees, team gear. Travel expenses are NOT included in this fee.
What gear does the Player need to provide?
Players are to provide their own practice pants (gray), game pants (white), cleats, glove, bat, etc.
Questions, Comments, Concerns?
Program President David Soderlund 907 388 2099
Bronco 11 Coach
Bronco 12 Coach Tony Chiu 907 590 2299
Pony 13-14 Coach Will Emerson 907 978 9943
Registration is now OPEN for the 2018 Summer Season!
Pony Baseball has changed the eligibility age from April 30 to August 31. To lessen the immediate impact IBL will make the change gradually over a two year period. The eligibility age for 2018 season will be June 30 and for the 2019 season will be August 31.
Date of Birth
Before June 30, 2003 = INELIGIBLE
Jul 1, 2003 – Jun 30, 2005 = PONY
Jul 1, 2005 – Jun 30, 2007 = BRONCO
Jul 1, 2007 – Jun 30, 2009 = MUSTANG
Jul 1, 2009 – Jun 30, 2011 = PINTO
Jul 1, 2011 – June 30, 2014 = SHETLAND JR/SR
After Jun 30, 2014 = INELIGIBLE
Coaches Continuing Education Classes
April 8th 1:00pm-3:00pm West Valley High School (during assessments)
April 15th 1:00pm-3:00pm West Valley High School (during assessments)
April 22nd 1:00pm-3:00pm West Valley High School (during assessments)
All coaches, new and returning are required to attend a CCE class
Please register for a CCE class, once you have registered for a class you will receive the link for the background check.
THERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT CHANGES REGARDING BAT STANDARDS THAT WILL DICTATE WHAT TYPE OF BAT CAN BE USED FOR PLAYERS PARTICIPATING IN IBL BASEBALL - PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN PURCHASING NEW BATS FOR YOUR PLAYERS - THEY MUST COMPLY WITH THESE STANDARDS TO BE USED IN IBL.
IBL would like to thank all the the coaches and parents that supported youth baseball in Fairbanks this summer! Your commitment and volunteer hours make the season possible.
Thank you for a great summer of baseball.
Sunday, May 13th, 2018
JP Jones Community Development Center
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM