LA-MV PONY Baseball is a non-profit organization that has always taken great care to produce a high quality youth baseball program at an affordable cost to our families. Considerable time and effort goes into the planning and execution of the LA-MV PONY Baseball season. This process begins in September of each year, a full six months before a single practice takes place for any teams. Included in the process is budgeting for equipment, fields, umpires, uniforms, and administrative costs. Because of the thousands of kids playing baseball in the South Bay, and thus the need to provide our vendors with our requirements for the upcoming season well in advance, many of these costs must not only be budgeted, but also expended long before the season begins.
It is because of our considerable care in providing the best program for the best cost that we maintain a refund policy. Our planning and expenditure system is based on the fact that once evaluations have been conducted for your child's division (ages 9-19) or your child is placed on a team (ages 5-8), we consider it a commitment on your part that your child will stay in the program for the entire season. We balance teams, purchase equipment and uniforms, and we rent fields and purchase insurance based on our registration numbers in early January. If you withdraw after early January it forces us to absorb the costs that we have already incurred for your child to participate in our league and we may end up with unbalanced teams. Therefore, this is our official refund policy:
In order to receive a refund of your registration fee, you must notify the Registrar via email by the following dates:
January XX, 2019 for Mustang, Bronco, and Pony Divisions
February XX, 2019 for Shetland and Pinto Divisions
Please note that we will subtract a fee of $25 which includes processing for credit card and online payment fees.
Due to the extensive amount of work put into creating balanced teams, late drops are strongly discouraged and refunds will not be honored unless a replacement player can be identified. If a replacement player is identified, a refund will be granted but we will subtract a processing fee of $50 for credit card and on-line payment processing and the additional work required to replace the player (rosters, uniforms, medical releases signatures, etc.)
Club Team deposits will be refunded if the player is not chosen or if notice is received prior to team selection.