2020 Interior Baseball League Season
The Interior Baseball League serves all youth baseball players ages 5-14 in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, including Ft. Wainwright and Eielson AFB. IBL plays under the ‘traditional’ PONY League program rules, for 5 Divisions of players (ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14). Player birthdays must be on or before August 31 for Division eligibility.
2020 ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
Shetland (5 & 6) Born 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2015
Pinto (7 & 8) Born 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2013
Mustang (9 & 10) Born 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011
Bronco (11 & 12) Born 9/1/2007 - 8/31/2009
Pony (13 & 14) Born 9/1/2005 - 8/31/2007
Players can register for the 2020 IBL season online, beginning Feb 15, 2020 or in-person at the skill assessments.
Skill assessments are conducted for all Divisions except the Shetland Division (ages 5 – 6) and Pinto Division (ages 7 - 8). The skills assessments are an evaluation of each players’ fundamental baseball skills, not a tryout. All players will be placed on teams. This year the skill assessments will be held on Sundays, April 5, 19 at West Valley High School. Attendance at a skill assessment is required for all players, new and returning.
Teams are formed immediately after the skill assessments with the goal of balanced accumulative skill sets for each team.
Parent Question & Answer
Someone will be available to answer your questions.
Shetland Parent Orientation
Parent Orientation for the Shetland Division parents, will be TBA, at Lathrop High School.
Continuing education is required for all coaches. All coaches will attend a baseball skills class, and new coaches will also attend an orientation class.
The regular season for all Divisions except Shetland and Pinto, will begin mid May. The Shetland and Pinto Divisions will begin on late May and run through July. The ‘end of season’ Tournament for all Divisions, except Shetland and Pinto Divisions, will be the 4th week of July.
Rules and Policies
We play baseball using the official rules of Major League Baseball and PONY International rules. Our local IBL rules reflect this . We update/revise our IBL rules annually.
Competitive Baseball Teams
Fairbanks Northstar PONY Baseball offers competitive baseball for the Mustang (9-10), Bronco (11-12) and the Pony (13-14) Divisions. Tryouts are conducted each Spring in early May. The first tournament is Memorial Day weekend.
IBL is a strong organization with a long history of providing positive experiences for all involved. We are always in need of adults with a positive volunteer spirit to fill roles such as a Coach, Division Coordinator, Board Member, Fundraiser, Field Maintenance, Scorekeeper….and we want to match your talents and interests with the needs of the league. There is a place for everyone to help! It takes parent involvement to run a successful program!
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org