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Welcome to the North Region

PONY Baseball, West Zone SoCal North Region 
serves the following Southern California areas:

Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern, Inyo, and parts of Los Angeles counties to include the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, the Cities of Agoura, Burbank, Calabasas, Lancaster, Palmdale and Malibu. Our Web Page is intended to keep these leagues informed of events, and to display updated tournament information to our participants, fans and communities.

View Our North Region Leagues Maps Page

2023 Tournament Brackets

Southern California North Region Director

Southern California North Region Director
Elaine Magner
[email protected]

2023 Age Determination Date Change

Tournament Team Information

Coming Soon - 2023 Shetland Pre-Tournament Rules/Coach’s Agreement
Coming Soon - 2023 Pinto, Mustang, Bronco Pony Pre-Tournament Rules/Coach's Agreement

Coming Soon - 2023 Binder and TTEA Information (Word Document) or (PDF)

NEW! - Send Team Photos to - [email protected]


Due to a few unexpected situations, there will be no pre-tournament managers’ meetings so the information below is being provided for the managers and coaches.  Also attached are the notes from the managers’ meetings for Shetland and for Pinto, Mustang, Bronco and PONY.  Please read them thoroughly. 

On the day of the tournament, either the manager or one of the coaches listed on the TTEA must bring the binder to the directors table at least one hour prior to the scheduled game time.  That person must be in appropriate baseball attire with the shirt tucked in prior to coming to the table.  The person must be one of the individuals listed on the TTEA.  

A coin flip will be done by the tournament director one hour prior to the scheduled game time for every game and the teams will take the appropriate dugout – visitors on the first base side, home team on the third base side.  No exceptions.  If the team has already set up prior to the coin flip but the flip indicates a different result, the team will move to the other dugout. 

At the table you will receive further information from the PONY director. 

All North Region tournaments will have a “in lieu of gate fee”.  This fee will be $400 for tournament brackets with 4 or more teams and $350 for 3 team tournaments.  All teams will be guaranteed at least 3 games.  This money is payable to the League Representative (not the PONY director) prior to the start of the first game. 

All teams are guaranteed to play two levels of tournaments.  If for some reason your team is unable to advance to the second tournament, please notify the PONY director immediately. 

NEW FOR 2022 - If during pool play any team forfeits a game, that team will automatically become the lowest seed moving into the single elimination bracket as a penalty.  If a team forfeits a game during the single elimination bracket, that team may be removed from further tournament play.  Final determination will be made by the Region Director. 

Also before you start PONY All Star Sanctioned tournaments, remember that we play by MLB, PONY and West Zone Supplement rules, respectively, not USSSA and local or pre-sanctioned rules.  Some of the major differences are listed below – just to list a few

1.        All teams except Shetland bat 9 players only.  There is no option to play with a DH or EH. 

2.       There is no time limit and there are no ties or tie breakers.  All games are played until there is a winner. 

3.       All bats must be 2 ½ or 2 5/8.  No 2 ¾ inch bats are allowed.  Please leave them at home.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or the PONY Tournament Director onsite.

Good Luck! 

State of California's New Youth Protection Law (AB 506)

PONY Baseball and Softball would like to pass on to you an important new bill that has passed in California, Assembly Bill No. 506 which is a new state law to protect children from sex abuse from youth organizations.

The new law requires fingerprint based background checks and child abuse and neglect reporting training for volunteers that are in direct contact with or supervision of children more than 16 hours a month or 32 hours a year.  For leagues, this includes coaches, managers, board members, umpires, etc.

The new law also mandates that organizations have policies in place to ensure that these regular volunteers for an organization are reporting suspected child abuse.  This is described in Section 11165.9 and Section 11166.05 of the California Penal Code as well as requiring that at least two mandated reporters are there when interacting with youth players.  Mandated reporters are described in Section 11165.7 of the California Penal Code.

The law went into effect for the entire state of California as of January 1, 2022.

This new law includes a background check as described in Section 11105.3 of the California Penal Code.  This requires a volunteer to get a background check through a fingerprint scan at a Live Scan location (located all over California).

Please note that this does not replace the PONY Baseball and Softball required background check (Background checks at a MINIMUM must be a search from the National Sex Offender database but additional checks such as ID Search and National Criminal Search are recommended).  PONY recommends its partner JD Palentine and their background check services for these checks at

Leagues must also do required training for volunteers for child abuse and neglect training.  Utilization of the free USA Baseball Abuse Awareness Volunteer Training (SafeSport) is recommended.

What a
PONY League needs to complete...

  • PONY League Board Member should be appointed to run the Bill 506 background Check process as well as the PONY mandated background checks.
  • Board member completes the Application for Authorization Pursuant to. Penal Code Section 11105.3 form.
  •  You will need your non-profit organization’s status.  PONY Leagues that cannot show their proof on non-profit status may be charged fees.
  • Mail the Application for Authorization Pursuant to. Penal Code Section 11105.3 to the address on the form.
  • PONY Leagues will receive their ORI code (code to give volunteers so the state knows which youth organization they belong to in processing/retentio
  •  PONY Leagues MUST give the ORI code to the volunteer BEFORE they get fingerprinted at a Live Scan location.

What a PONY Volunteer needs to complete...

  • Ask your PONY League for their ORI number BEFORE continuing.
  • Make sure you are using the correct ORI number for the PONY Organization.
  •  Select a Live Scan location to do your fingerprinting.
  •  Complete the 8016 - Request for LiveScan Service form and bring it with you.

PONY Volunteers will be required to go through the California Bill 506 for any and all youth organizations they volunteer for.  It is prohibited to share results of the Bill 506 background check with other youth organizations.

A Live Scan fingerprint background check may cost from $15 to $70 depending on location.  The volunteer will be responsible for the cost of the service.

Any questions you may have about the new procedures may be addressed to the PONY Background Security Team - [email protected]

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