Announcements

Nov 30, 2011

GENERAL INFORMATION


Committed to providing our youth with the opportunity to learn and play quality baseball, Agoura Pony Baseball (APB) has teamed up with Athletic Advancement Team (AAT) and will be offering a Four Day Winter Camp from December 19-December 22. The camp will be held at the APB fields (“LUPIN”).


Winter Camp:


Dates: December 19, 2011 – December 22, 2011


Location: Lupin Elementary (APB Fields)


Camp Times/Schedules: 9:00am-12:00pm - defensive and offensive instruction; 12:00pm-12:45pm - lunch break; 1:00pm-3:00pm - Games


Cost: Full Camp $225 per player OR $75 per day.  LUNCH NOT INCLUDED!


Age Range: 1st grade - 8th Grade (no high school students).


 


SIGN-UP/CHECK-IN INFORMATION


Sign-ups will begin on November 13, 2011 and will be done through Athletic Advancement Team.  Simply go to their web site at www.athleticadvancementteam.com, click on the “Sign Up” link on the top right, and follow the directions.  Please do not delay as space is limited.  Day one check-in (Monday, December 19) will begin at 8:15am and will take place at the tables in front of the snack shack   


 


CAMP PHILOSOPHY


The Agoura Pony Baseball Winter Camp is dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of baseball to youth players ranging in grades from 1st to 8th grade.  Skill/technical instruction will cover throwing, catching, fielding, hitting and base running.  Every day has been specially designed to provide each player with an age-appropriate knowledge of the game and the instruction to improve their skills.  All levels of abilities are identified and instruction is based on the age, ability and playing experience of each child. 


COACHING STAFF


APB has teamed with Athletic Advancement Team to offer experienced instruction for this camp.  This staff has been assembled for their dedication to youth, strength of character, and expertise and accomplishments in baseball.  View the bio’s of the AAT trainers at the AAT web site.


SAFETY AND EQUIPMENT


Every effort will be made by the staff to maintain a safe and healthy environment. 



  • Players should be bring a glove, cleats (12 years old and younger no metal cleats), bat and helmet (for hitting clinic), and protective cup. 

  • Players should wear baseball pants and hat. 

  • Players should bring water and a lunch.

 


PARENT RELEASE FORM


Each child participating in the camp will need to have completed two forms in order to participate (one for APB and one for AAT).  Forms are available on the APB web site, AAT web site, and/or at camp check-in.


Waiver/Release Form


 


CANCELLATION POLICY


No refunds will be given if cancellation occurs within 5 days of camp start.  However, cancellation protection fees will be made available upon signing up.

Nov 18, 2011

We hope everyone is having a great Fall Ball season! Time flies and the season is almost over! In an effort to continually improve our league, we want to hear from you about how things went this Fall.


Please take a few minutes to complete the final evaluation. Your feedback is extremely important to us and we encourage you to be candid, honest and fair. Remember, the purpose of this survey is to not only elicit potential issues, but more importantly, tell us what coaches are doing right so that others can benefit from these "best practices." Also remember that our managers and coaches are unpaid VOLUNTEERS that donate their time so our kids can play baseball.


Thanks again for your time and support of Agoura Pony Baseball. Please use the following link to access the survey:


https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011FallBallCoachingSurvey


Password: survey

Nov 12, 2011

Lupin and All Agoura Pony Baseball Off Site Fields will be open for games and practice today.  For games scheduled at other leagues' fields please check their respective web sites.

Nov 1, 2011

Committed to providing our youth with the opportunity to learn and to play quality baseball, this Fall, Agoura Pony Baseball (APB) has teamed up with Athletic Advancement Team to offer a series of Saturday afternoon clinics for FREE. 


3rd Clinic:


Date: Saturday, November 5 


Clinic Times: 4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Check-in begins at 3:30 p.m.


Where: Lupin Bronco field


Program: Fundamentals of pitching and catching (bring catcher’s gear if you have it)


SAFETY AND EQUIPMENT


Every effort will be made by the staff to maintain a safe and healthy environment. 



  • Player’s should be equipped with glove, cleats (12 years old and younger no metal cleats), bat and helmet (for hitting clinic), protective cup. 

  • Players should wear baseball pants and hat. 

  • Players should bring water.

PARENT RELEASE FORM


Each child participating in the clinics will need to have completed a form in order to participate.  This form only needs to be completed once.  Forms are available on the web site and/or at each clinic check-in.


Waiver Form

Oct 11, 2011

Committed to providing our youth with the opportunity to learn and to play quality baseball, this Fall, Agoura Pony Baseball (APB) has teamed up with Athletic Advancement Team to offer a series of Saturday afternoon clinics for FREE.  Clinics will be scheduled for selected Saturdays throughout the Fall season and will be held at Lupin Elementary.


2st Clinic:


Date: Saturday, October 15th 


Clinic Times: 4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m. Check-in begins at 3:30 p.m.


Program: Fundamentals of defense (infield, outfield, and catching)


SAFETY AND EQUIPMENT


Every effort will be made by the staff to maintain a safe and healthy environment.  Players should be bring a glove, cleats (12 years old and younger no metal cleats), bat and helmet (for hitting clinic), and protective cup.  Players should wear baseball pants and hat.  Players should bring water.


PARENT RELEASE FORM


Each child participating in the clinics will need to complete a form in order to participate.  This form only needs to be completed once.  Forms are available on the APB web site and/or at each clinic check-in.


Waiver form  Clinic Flier

Sep 19, 2011

This Fall, Agoura Pony Baseball (APB) has teamed with Athletic Advancement Team (AAT) to offer a series of FREE skills clinics for APB Fall and Spring players. Click the link to view the AAT bios. AAT


This first clinic will be held this Saturday, September 24th, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on the Bronco field.


Each of the clinics will focus on a selected discipline of the game. Every program has been specially designed to provide players with an age-appropriate knowledge of the game and the instruction to improve their skills. All levels of abilities are identified and instruction is based on the age, ability and playing experience of each child. A low instructor-to-child ratio ensures that each player receives personal attention and direction.


For more information, see attached. Clinic flier


Please print out and complete the atached waiver form and bring it with you. Clinic Waiver Form

Aug 23, 2011

New Equipment Rule Changes Coming in 2012

Effective Spring 2012 and beyond, PONY Baseball has implemented new rules regarding the bat barrel size and base coaches helmets.

Bats - For ALL divisions (Shetland-Pony), bat barrels will be limited to no more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter. 2 3/4 inch barrels are now banned. Composite bats are still okay to use.

Base Coach Helmets - All base coaches must wear a protective helmet while performing their duties on the field. This rule does not apply to coach-pitchers. Most of the helmet manufacturers make inexpensive base coach helmets.

Jun 21, 2011

Click Below for a short video that was shot at Opening Day - We would like to thank Bruce Sharp of Custom Built Films for putting this together for us. Enjoy. We hope all of you had a great 2011 season.

 http://vimeo.com/22918104

Jun 21, 2011

As Parents, Grandparents & Friends we love to cheer and support our team(player) on the field. However, please keep in mind that several homes back up to and/or surround our fields at Lupin. The noise generated from the field(s) can get quite loud and we as good neighbors, need to keep the cheering to a moderate level and as always, keep our comments positive. We welcome both cheering & clapping, but ask that it be kept to a minimum when possible and be respectful of our neighbors.