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NHBSA BOYS BASEBALL 2018 AGE DETERMINATION DATE CHANGE

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.

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NHBSA BOYS BASEBALL BAT RULE CHANGE FOR UPCOMING 2018 SEASON

In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat). Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of -3 (BBCOR certified), all other 2 1/4″ and 2 5/8″ barrel bats with a minus factor of (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be USABat certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. All 2 1/4″ and 2 5/8″ minus factor bats -5, -7, -9, etc. used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018.

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. You can purchase a USA Bat sticker, click here. 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.To find out more about the USABat standard click here.
To find PONY’s official approved bat list, which is in accordance with USABat, click here.

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Great Job and Thank You Logan Vunora !!

Good luck on your

eagle scout project


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NHBSA BOARD THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Well it’s been a week since our tournament. Hopefully the aches and pains of all the hard work has subsided. Despite mother nature who threw us a curveball, I personally feel the tournament was a success. With that being said, there are many people who stepped in on Saturday morning to help with the enormous task of prepping the fields so that play could continue with some minor adjustments. The board and I have an obligation to do what is needed in many capacities to make things work. However without the help, hard work and extra efforts by some parents, I don’t think this would have been manageable. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who gave their time, brought equipment and helped with the daunting task to get the fields to safe and playable conditions. You know who you are and you saw other parent volunteers. While we would like to name and thank each of you, we are concerned we may miss someone. Some of the teams commented that they were very impressed to see the number of people that were working. Let’s not forget our concession stand. Yes, parents had to volunteer 2 hours of their time either there or working score boards, however we had a non member, non parent who was there the entire time along with a couple of my children who gave what time they could. That place was a zoo at times and without the extra hands, we would have been crushed. Diane would like to thank the 2 people who offered to run to stores and replenish stock. It was amazing how active that little stand can be.
The board and parents are well aware of people’s extra efforts and they are very much appreciated. Being involved with this league for over 20 years, it never ceases to amaze me that we have some special people who share the same concern as I….The kids, the community, and providing a program that hopefully inspires our families.
Again, from me and my wife and the entire board, we thank you, we appreciate you and we hope all will continue to support our efforts


2017 NHBSA Meeting Dates

Nov. 15 TBD


All Board meetings listed above are open to the public


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AGAIN THANKS TO ALL AND LETS “PLAY BALL”

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***NHBSA Background Clearance Requirements***

ALL Coaches, Parents, and Volunteers you will be required

to submit the following Background Clearances for 2016 season

Anybody thinking about being on the field, in the dugout or volunteering their time with our players you will be required to obtain the following clearances:

Act 34-Criminal Background Check- https://epatch.state.pa.us/

Act 151-Child Abuse Clearances-https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS

These Clearances will need to be turned into the NHBSA Board before you will be allowed to Volunteer with our organization. Please submit copies of clearances at the time of Spring Registration.

Anybody Interested in getting your clearances please go to the Links provided or Visit our website at NHBSA.COM for instructions.

These Back Ground Clearances are FREE at this time so please do not hesitate!!

Back Ground Links:

Act 34-Criminal Background Check- https://epatch.state.pa.us/

Act 151-Child Abuse Clearances-https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS

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Thank You

NHBSA Board


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