Tustin Youth Baseball Association is proud to sponsor PONY baseball in the city of Tustin. PONY is a fun baseball program for kids from age 3 to 14 years old of all skill levels.
Pony is complete baseball and allows you to lead off by age 9, base stealing by age 7, and more Major League Baseball action than any other league around.
No matter what your skill level is, Tustin Pony has a division for you. If you are looking for recreational play or a more challenging baseball experience in our select league, Tustin Pony is the best place to improve your skills in a fun, family environment.
To those who are on the front lines, working to keep our communities healthy and safe, we THANK YOU! Additionally, a big thank you for our Tustin Pony families for your abundance of patience as we work through the unprecedented process of navigating and securing the future of baseball for our communities’ youth.
We have finally received confirmation from the district regarding the use of our fields. Unfortunately, our Spring 2020 season will be canceled since the suspension of our Tustin Unified School District field permits does not allow enough time for us to put the season back together. The ongoing uncertainty around the virus is likely to cause continued delays, and we do not want to push for a return until we have more information regarding the safety of our families.
Our focus is on coming back in Spring 2021 strong and ready to play ball. We are remaining hopeful that we will gain access to the fields later this summer to plan some fun events, coaching clinics, and activities where we can control social distancing on a smaller scale- stay tuned for more information regarding upcoming opportunities.
We are planning a small event to distribute pictures and for your players to see your coaches on Sunday 6/28/2020. Look for another communication and social media post regarding this event. (this event will keep social distancing queues)
Across the country, small youth sports leagues, like ours, have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. As a non-profit, volunteer dependent organization, Tustin Pony faces the same struggles as many of these leagues. Our league incurs expenses to support a season before it begins, such as: uniforms, pictures, field usage, PONY affiliation fees, field maintenance, equipment, insurance, and background checks. Beyond that, typical season expenses include umpire fees, baseballs, chalk, tools, repairs, just to name a few. Our league has managed to stay active thanks to registration fees, sponsorships, and by hosting tournaments. The timing of this shutdown has resulted in us canceling activities that we depend on to keep the league going.
Our utmost concern is the needs of our community and baseball families during this challenging time. Therefore, we will be offering 4 registration fee refund options.
Please fill out the credit request form to make your refund selection by June 30th, 2020, so that we may begin preparing for our future seasons. If no form is received by this date, the league will assume selection “Grand Slam” is preferred for your family. We will be reaching out directly to all our generous sponsors to discuss options with them individually. Please select from the refund options below:
Donate the remaining Spring 2020 registration fee to Tustin Pony to help cover our losses and help our league moving forward
Donate a portion of your remaining Spring 2020 registration fee to Tustin Pony. You will be able to select the donation amount on your form.
Transfer your remaining Spring 2020 registration fee to Spring 2021 registration for your player.
Receive a prorated refund of your Spring 2020 registration fee. Tustin Pony will issue you a partial refund to cover the expenses paid for your participation in this season.
**Please note that donations to Tustin Pony are tax deductible and we are happy to provide a donation letter for your records.
Prorated Refund amounts:
All refunds will have $75.00 deducted from their registration fee to cover the following expenses:
Field Fees: $5.00
As you can imagine, the process of issuing refund checks is lengthy and complicated. To receive your refund, we will need your cooperation to submit your request no later than June 30, 2020. Please be patient as we work though this process so that we can get everyone their requested refund method as soon as possible.
We are saddened to deliver this news to our families. We believe getting exercise and social activities are so important to our players. We are committed to putting in the work to ensure a successful and healthy Spring 2021 season. We miss our baseball families and will continue to be available to answer any questions as we navigate these difficult times.
Please continue to monitor our social media and website for additional information.
Tustin Pony Board of Directors
We hope everyone is happy and healthy. To those who are on the front lines, working to keep our communities healthy and safe, we THANK YOU! We know that wonderful things happen when we come together to address issues and support each other.
Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, announced Wednesday April 1st, 2020, that all California schools will remain closed to students through the end of the 2019-20 school year as a result of increased COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases throughout the state. This closure includes, but is not limited to, all classrooms and buildings, all fields, tennis and basketball courts, gymnasiums, swimming pools, and all parking lots until May 28th, 2020.
We understand that the pandemic is a fluid situation and we ask for your patience and understanding in these uncertain times. Tustin Pony has always, and will continue, to put the safety and health of its players above all else.
We have no intention of canceling our 2020 season!
We are discussing other options available to our league and the surrounding leagues. Our plans are still evolving; as things are constantly changing in our community. We are hoping to extend our season into the summer months and will provide a more detailed update once the information becomes available. Our kids are asking daily to play baseball.
We all miss the game, the fields, our teams, and our baseball family. The best outcome that we can foresee, is to work together and still have a FULL baseball season once it is safe to do so. Getting the kids to play ball is top of mind as we go forward. They are our priority and we promise to communicate as things come together.
For the time being, we are committed to STAYING HOME and slowing the spread of this virus. In an effort to keep our kids engaged and still have them participate with their teams, we are putting together a few virtual challenges in the coming weeks. Please keep an eye out for some fun activities from your team parents and coaches.
Please continue to monitor our social media and website for additional information.
Thank you and please be safe!
In response to the most recent developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19), Tustin Pony Baseball convened a special meeting on Wednesday, March 18 via teleconference to discuss the current impact on the PONY Community. Representatives from member organizations shared mitigation strategies and discussed planning options for the 2020 Spring, Summer, and All-Star Baseball Seasons.
To date, all PONY leagues have canceled their practices and games for the balance of March and are in the process of canceling for the month of April as well, adhering to current guidance (President's Guidelines PDF 0316) regarding non-essential travel and avoiding social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute of Health (NIH), and the White House. Tustin Pony will continue to respond accordingly as the situation unfolds over the next few weeks.
The Tustin Pony Board has shifted focus from standard season operations to business continuity and contingency planning. With hope for a safe and vastly improved environment in the coming weeks, current efforts include developing a revised and compressed schedule for the 2020 Baseball Season.
The entire PONY community is unified in its commitment to protect players, coaches, and parents, along with the individual league’s site hosts and all who are associated with the season’s operational structure. This commitment remains the top priority.
Tustin Pony Baseball will continue to release information as more details become available.
Please click HERE to access the sign-up-genius. Get signed up this week and be done for the whole season!
Every Family is obligated to volunteer for just 1 snackbar shift for the entire season - 2.5 hours
To opt out of you snack bar volunteer shift, you can buyout for $50. Click Here to buyout.
**Please note: there will be a $75 penalty for signing up for a shift and not showing up.
**Any changes to concession stand shifts must be completed at least 48 hours prior to allow time to find replacement or for others to claim that time slot
Team Managers are not required to work a snackbar shift.
Spring is the happiest time of the year for players and coaches as they see their buddies again and get back to doing what they love. That’s especially true this spring, after an offseason in which our players worked furiously to get better.
The fields are open and practices have begun. Opening day and our first games are right around the corner. It is an exciting time at Tustin Pony. Check the schedule for our upcoming events.
Another season has come and gone. The 2019 spring season was a wonderful ride filled with excitement, hard work, perseverance, and growth. Our players showed remarkable confidence in themselves, their teammates, and in their coaches. At the end of the day, win or lose, as long as the players are having fun and learning, that is what truly matters.
We would like to thank all of the players, coaches, umpires, and parents for making this season a memorable one. Tustin Pony is growing and we are thrilled to be a part of it. Every season we look forward to reuniting with old friends and building new long lasting friendships. Every season is a learning experience, not only for the players, but for the league as well. The Tustin Pony board has wild ideas and big plans for the future. The upcoming seasons will be exciting!!
As a league we treasure all of our volunteers and appreciate everything they have done to provide our players and families with a rewarding and successful season.
We would also like to thank all of our sponsors that supported Tustin Pony Baseball this season. With the help of our sponsors we were able to make some much needed repairs and improvements to the field this season. We completely resurfaced the Mighty Mite Field, Bronco Field, and added screens to the Shetland field. We purchased a new drag for field maintenance and were able to tend to a few other minor (but much needed) repairs. Thank you Sponsors for ensuring that the Tustin Pony baseball players have a safe and comfortable field that they can be proud to call their Home Field! Without you, none of this would be possible!!
Again, we thank everyone involved in making Tustin Pony great!
We hope to see you again in the Fall!
Pony Bat Rule
Bats bearing the USA Baseball licensing mark are available at all major retailers.
Every year Coach O'Donoghue hosts a youth baseball camp. The camp starts on Monday 06/29/2020.
Go to www.ocbaseballcamp.com for more info.
Find out if our fields are open for play!
For school fields only (including Currie Middle School), not for city fields.
Phone: (714) 730-7327 option 1
Thank you Luis Salinas!
After several years of service to Tustin Pony Baseball, its athletes and parents, Luis Salinas has decided to resign from his position as Vice President effective January 21, 2020. The Board is extremely grateful for Luis and his years of dedicated service to the league. We wish him well in all of his future endeavors.