2018 MVYBA PRACTICE SCHEDULES
Click on the link below to view the 2018 Practice Schedule. When more than one team is listed on a day, it is the responsibility of the coaches to coordinate the practice times. Teams listed have priority on the field noted. If you would like to practice on a Saturday or Sunday, you must contact the scheduled coach to work around their times. Also note that we have rearranged our practice fields. To view the new layout see the Game Field and Practice Field Map in the HANDOUTS SECTION.
2018 BASEBALL BATS UPDATE
Tee ball bats are not required to undergo lab testing to receive approval under the USABat program. However, to be approved for play, tee ball bats must carry the USA Baseball mark accompanied by the following text: "Only For Use With Approved Tee Ball Bats." If you already have a tee ball bat you would like to continue using, all you have to do is purchase a USA Bat sticker directly from USA Baseball and place it on your bat. Tee ball bats manufactured after the new rule was adopted will already include the USABat Baseball mark.
The new USABat certified bats bearing the USABat licensing mark are expected to be offered in retail stores September 1, 2017.
2018 MVYBA LEAGUE AGE CHANGES
During the 2016 PONY International Board of Directors meeting, a decision was reached to change the date for determining player eligibility from April 30 to August 31. The rule change will take effect at the start of the 2018 PONY Baseball season. This decision was reached after careful consideration of input from leagues, parents, coaches and other sources important in the decision-making process. By making our program younger, all players will be competing on a level playing field. This change will ensure all PONY participants will play in their true age group.
This rule change only affects PONY Baseball. The date for determining player eligibility for PONY Softball remains as December 31. Please review the Age Key below to determine your players age division.
MVYBA FIELDS AND FACILITIES
PER MVYBA POLICY, ALL MVYBA FIELDS AND FACILITIES ARE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, SELECT TEAMS, AND NON REGISTERED MVYBA PLAYERS UNTIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE MVYBA ALL STAR SEASON IN LATE JULY. AT WHICH TIME NEW RULES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PUT INTO PLACE REGARDING USAGE OF THE FIELDS AND FACILITIES.