We have age-appropriate programs and divisions for your child where he or she will play real baseball. Whether you're new to the LA-MV family or a veteran of many evenings and Saturdays at one of our fields, we are delighted to have you join us for the 31st (2017) season of Pony baseball in the Los Altos-Mountain View area.
Since 2010, LA-MV is committed to an online process for registration and payment. Due to the intensive manual labor involved with paper forms and checks, not to mention the trees saved in going online, we trust you will find our online registration process simple and straightforward.
Please direct registration questions to LA-MV Registrar.
1. Determine the appropriate Division for your child
Using the Division Descriptions and Division Structure, decide upon the most appropriate division for your child based on his/her age, abilities, and baseball experience. Play-ups are discouraged. Our divisions have been carefully considered and are organized based on years of experience in Youth Baseball. While there are always exceptions to every rule please be aware that the possibility of players playing out of their respective "age-group" division are extremely remote. The divisions have been carefully designed to gradually progress players through their baseball experience. As a League we are not prone to allow "play-ups", though there are exceptions.
One more note, Mustang-1 upward are ALL formed by a DRAFT – NOT by division director as with Pinto-2 and below. No players, with the exception of the Manager/Coach pairs, are guaranteed a spot on any specific team. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.
If your player meets the following criteria we will consider a play-up request, otherwise your player will be moved into the age-appropriate division for the evaluations and subsequent draft, for Mustang-1 and above.
The criteria are:
Also, younger players now signed up for an advanced division would be eligible for the age-specific club and all-stars if they remain in the age-appropriate division. However, should they place in an upper division, they would need to compete with older players for club and all-star slots. For example, 8-year olds signed up for Mustang-1 would have been eligible for 8U club and all-stars if they remained in Pinto-2. However, should they remain in Mustang-1, they would need to compete with 9-year olds for club and all-star slots. If, as a parent you would like your player to have exposure to more competitive play, we would strongly encourage you to keep the player in the age-appropriate division and sign them up for the Club program which offers players an opportunity to play at a higher level of competition.
2. Register Online.
The 2017 registration will open on November 1st, 2016.
3. Provide proof of birthdate
If you are new to the league, please make a photocopy of your child's birth certificate or passport, and mail it to us at our mailing address (below). We will keep this on file for future years.
If you prefer, you can scan the document and E-mail it to our registrar.
LA-MV Pony Baseball
PO Box 3622
Los Altos, CA 94024-9991
|Shetland||Pinto 1||Pinto 2||Mustang 1||Mustang 2||Bronco||Pony||Colt||Palomino|
|Age on April 30||5-6||7||8||9||10||11-12||13-14||16U||19U|
|Season Fee||$165||$190||$190||$255||$255||$280||$295||Ask Coach||Ask Coach|
|Deadline||Waitlist AFTER February 15th||Waitlist AFTER February 15th||Waitlist AFTER February 15th||Waitlist AFTER January 8th||Waitlist AFTER January 8th||Waitlist AFTER January 8th||Waitlist AFTER January 8th|
|Club Team Fee||$160||$390||$390||$390 (Refunded if not selected) $1,600,, (Cooperstown)||390 (Refunded if not selected) $1,600 (Cooperstown)||$390 (Refunded if not selected) $1,600 (Cooperstown)-||$390 (Refunded if not selected) $1,600-- (Cooperstown)|
Financial assistance is available.
Registration fees will be refunded if notice is received prior to January 8th, 2017 for Mustang, Bronco, and Pony, and prior to February 17th, 2017 for Shetland and Pinto. Club Team fees will be refunded if the player is not chosen or if notice is received prior to team selection. Notify the Registrar via email. For additional information, please read our Refund Policy.
There are no residency requirements for our Regular Season and Club Teams; players from any city are welcome. Residency is only an issue for participation in PONY-sanctioned, post-season “All-Star” tournaments. If you live outside of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, or Palo Alto, and are concerned about your player's eligibility for post-season tournament play, please review our League Boundaries rules.
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