We want to say thank you for visiting the league site today. We want to welcome you and your family to the league and hope that you too will help us carry on our tradition of sport and community as we have done for over 30 years in Mountlake Terrace. Please allow us to introduce you to the league.
WHO WE ARE
MTYAA Baseball is a Pony Baseball affiliate and strives to "Protect Our Nation's Youth" by providing experiences in youth baseball that help young people grow into healthy, happy adults.
MTYAA Baseball seeks to instill in its participants the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, discipline and respect for authority. It is our hope that the youth of the area will grow to be citizens whose adult lives will reflect those values.
We seek to reach these objectives by providing the highest quality of supervision and competitive games. The winning of games is secondary to the players' well-being. At MTYAA Baseball, EVERY KID COUNTS, regardless of their athletic ability.
The primary features that distinguish Pony baseball from Little League baseball are those of a two year age bracket system and scaled diamonds. Additionally, PONY teaches lead offs and base stealing starting at age 9 (Mustang Division), or earlier while pitchers learn pick off moves and holding runners on base to counter the potential steal.
The scaling of the base paths, pitching distances and location of the outfield fences are proportional to the physical abilities of different age groups.
Practices start the beginning of March and games begin in April. Season ends mid-June.
Practices and games are held at fields rented through the City of Brier and Mountlake Terrace.
Age 4, 5 or 6 on April 30. The Shetland division is the first baseball experience for most of its participants. Focus on basic instructions of the game to beginning players. Players are encouraged to have fun. The playing field is 50 ft. base paths with batting from a Tee or hit from coach-pitch.
Age 7 and 8 on April 30. The Pinto division expands the player’s skills by learning basic fundamentals of baseballs and rules of the game are taught. The playing field is 50 ft. base paths with coach pitch.
Age 9 and 10 on April 30. The Mustang division is a start to the players’ training in the complete game of baseball featuring lead-offs, pick-offs, and balks. Players go into a draft to allow for even skilled teams. The playing field is 60 ft. base paths with a pitching distance of 44 ft.
Age 11 and 12 on April 30. The Bronco division takes the developed young players into the full game of baseball, with no restrictions on base stealing or runs allowed. The scaled fields allow kids to develop skills gradually and not feeling defeated by the size of the field. The playing field is 70 ft. base paths with a pitching distance of 48 ft.
Age 13 and 14 on April 30, 2014. This division is divided into two sub-divisions, Cascade (recreational) and Olympic (select). Both division play inter-league schedules which require some travel for games. The playing field is 80 ft. base paths with a pitching distance of 54 ft.
Age 15 and 16 on April 30.
Age 17, 18 and 19 on April 30. The Palomino division is the highest division of the program.
All ages welcome. This division is for players with special needs. The division is open to any student in the Edmonds school district with an IEP. All ages practice and play together and while basic baseball rules are followed like base running, most rules are heavily modified based on the needs of the player. Games are played with other leagues and with teams from other divisions in our league. Practices and games at this division focus on team building and we do not allow rules to get in the way.