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I want to take a minute to highlight the difference between PONY and VTD since most of you play VTD.  We follow High School on most rules.

  1. 14u, 16u, 18u pitches from 43’
  2. Metal cleats are allowed in all ages 14u and up.
  3. We offer a choice of using 1 or 2 EP’s or the use of the DP/Flex see page 32 of rule book
  4. Unreported substitutes carries a penalty of ejection of coach.  Pg 27-32.
  5. Ejection of player or coach carries a penalty of being unable to coach or play in the next game pending review by tournament director.
  6. 2 ejections in same tournament means gone from tournament.
  7. Coaches must dress in colors of the team and look Professional.
  8. Patches ARE NOT REQUIRED.
  9. 1 min. between innings-same as everyone else but we will enforce it.
  10. Platinum 8u will have 6 run per inning limit.
  11. Protest Procedure will be sent as a separate document.
  12. Pony offers abnormal reentry for injury Page 28 R4 S3 E
  13. PONY WILL START A GAME UP TO 30 min. EARLY.  Teams should report to field director for coin toss 30 minutes before scheduled game time for coin toss and BE READY TO PLAY.  Line up must be ready if field is ready to play otherwise Field Director will instruct you when it must be turned in.

These are the only ones I can think of.

I hope everyone enjoys the event!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please contact me if you have questions.

Dan Vaughan

Tournament Director