8 Pony teams are in the middle of a 3-week practice window before the season starts March 22. At this level, most players have had several years of baseball experience. Coaching is more about game strategy and situational play than individual technique. Coaches go through a significant background check in order to participate in the league.
If you are interested in watching the practice sessions, teams can be found at Harvey West Fields 4 and 6 Monday thru Friday 4pm to 8pm, and occasionally at San Lorenzo Valley High School’s Pony field.
Although the league is called Santa Cruz Pony, the district encompasses the communities of Scotts Valley, San Lorenzo Valley and Santa Cruz.