When Does the Summer Ball Season Start and Finish?
Summer Ball for Mustang, Bronco, and Pony starts in Late June. Some teams/communities are ready to go as early as Mid-June, while others won’t start until after the 4th of July. We can accommodate whatever it is your team/community is looking for. Summer Ball will run through all of July, with a season ending tournament that trickles into the first days of August.
What are the Age Groups for Summer Ball?
Our age groups are broken up by school grade, based on the 2016-2017 school year.
Mustang – 3rd/4th Grade
Bronco – 5th/6th Grade
Pony – 7th/8th Grade
*We also have Colt, Palomino, and Thorobred age groups for older kids.
Is this a Travel or All-Star League?
This is certainly not a ‘travel’ league. It is far from it. It is house-league level of play and is an extension of the Spring House League season.
Can My Spring League Team Continue Playing?
Absolutely! If you want to continue playing with your same house league team, you can. If you want to add a player or two, that’s also fine. Just work that out with your local community.
Can Travel Players Play in the League?
Yes. However, we have some specifications for Travel kids. Travel level 4th graders must play UP at the Bronco level. Travel level 6th graders must play UP at the Pony level.
How many Games Will We Play?
Our Summer Ball season is a base-10 game season at the Mustang and Bronco level, and a 12-game season for Pony. However, we have some teams looking to play more games, and that is perfectly fine. It is an unbalanced schedule and you could play several more games if you’d like to.
What Days of the Week will we play?
We generally will play 1-weekday and 1-weekend at the younger groups. However, days of the week vary, as some teams cannot play Fridays/Saturdays, and if we have an odd-number of teams, this will get thrown off. Some teams will want to play additional games as well. If your team/community wants to ONLY play on specific days of the week, we can accommodate. During the Dog Days of Summer, we try to schedule a few 7pm night games, especially at the Pony level, whenever possible.
What if we don’t have a home field during the Summer?
Generally speaking, we can accommodate this. You will play all ‘away’ games, or home games at neutral diamonds. Your community will still be responsible to provide an umpire for half your games.
How Much Does it Cost to Play?
FREE – as with all of our Leagues, there is no cost to play Summer Ball. Home teams/communities provide their own home fields, umpires, and game balls.