Welcome to the PONY Travel/Select Fast Pitch portion of our website. We are pleased that you have clicked in and welcome you to browse around and learn more about the fast paced and fast growing world of PONY Fast and Slow Pitch Softball. PONY Softball was started in 1976 as a means of providing girls an opportunity to participate in a league of their own.
While girls may play in the baseball leagues, many prefer to play girls softball. PONY Girls Softball has been developed to meet this need. Shetland League is for girls six-and-under. Pinto League is for girls eight-and-under; Mustang is for girls ten-and-under; Bronco is for girls 12-and-under; Pony is for girls 14-and-under; the Colt League is for girls 16-and-under and Palomino League is for girls 18-and-under.
PONY Softball has grown from humble beginnings in 1976 to more than 4,000 teams throughout the United States and more than twenty foreign countries. PONY Softball is not designed for a few highly skilled athletes, but for as many players in the community as possible who are sincerely interested in the game. In the leagues for younger age players, it is generally desirable to make every attempt to include every player who registers. Doing so will give them an opportunity to determine their fondness for the game, and also give them the chance to learn the basic skills the game requires. At the same time, particularly as the players advance in age, the privilege of participation should be earned through attainment of performance levels by conscientious attendance at games and practice sessions as well as by general conduct and development on the playing field.
It is not logical to assume that every young person loves to play softball or that all will continue with an interest in the game as they grow and develop into young adults. Some will develop interests in other areas, to the exclusion of softball, and others will never develop more than a casual interest in the game.
Any game can be an effective tool to teach, but only when the player has a desire to play the game.
Those who do not develop as players, but maintain an interest in the game, may be directed into such activities as scorekeeping, field maintenance, equipment and uniform handling, announcing, statistics and umpiring. There is something for everyone.
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