La Jolla Youth Baseball welcomes player registrations for the following divisions: (Player’s age as of August 31, 2018)
Shetland (Ages 4, 5 and 6) Pinto (Ages 7 and 8) Mustang (Ages 9 and 10) Bronco (Ages 11 and 12) Pony (Ages 13 and 14)
The season runs from February through May. Shetland players can expect to have one practice and one game per week. All other divisions can expect to have one practice during the week, one game during the week, and one game on Saturday.
Cost: Pony, Bronco, Mustang, and Pinto - $250; Shetland - $225 Family discounts available for each additional sibling.
Family discount information will be available when you register online. Registrations received after January 21, 2018 will be assessed a $50 late fee (except for Shetland), and player may not be guaranteed placement on a team.
The PONY International Board of Directors have implemented three major rule changes for 2018. Everyone playing in La Jolla Youth Baseball should be familiar with these rule changes. For a look at the new rules navigate to our Resources Menu and Select 2018 Pony Rule Changes from the menu or CLICK HERE.
About the Clinic: The UCSD Tritons are a NCAA Division II baseball team playing in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). UCSD has accepted an invitation to play Division 1 baseball in the Big West Conference which includes perennial top 20 teams Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton. Head Coach Eric Newman is in his seventh season with the Tritons and was named 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Diamond NCAA Division II West Region Coach of the Year and CCAA Coach of the Year in 2012. He is now 303-197 for his nine years overall and 208-125 at UCSD!
The Tritons finished second in the 2017 NCAA Division II Baseball Championship in 2017! UCSD is 29-18 over nine NCAA Division II Championship appearances, including 15-8 in its fourth trip under head coach Eric Newman. The Tritons are 9-5 at the D-II finals.
A number of UCSD Tritons have been drafted by MLB teams including pitcher Kyle Goodbrand who was drafted and signed by the Tampa Bay Rays this year. Outfield Jack Larsen signed this year with the Seattle Mariners.
For this exclusive LJYB Pre-Season Clinic, the UCSD Coaches and Players will conduct an age-appropriate clinic with multiple stations for small group activities with a focus on baseball fundamentals and individual instruction. In preparation for LJYB season players will work on the basics of warm-ups, throwing, fielding, base running, hitting and for the more advanced players – pitching and catching.
Questions or additional information? Please e-mail
Reggie Smith and Ryan Lehr Pre-Season Hitting Clinic!
Reggie Smith/Ryan Lehr Pre-Season Hitting Clinic in La Jolla February 3rd and 4th!
Get Your Swing Tuned Up for the 2018 Season!
17-year Major League veteran, Reggie Smith (Boston Red Sox, St Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and as a World Series Champion with the Los Angeles Dodgers) will be at our La Jolla Pony field to teach your kids the same process of natural hitting mechanics - vision, grip size, stance width, spine-angle, stride-length and swing mechanics - that he teaches current major league players. This is a great opportunity for your players to get ready for the upcoming baseball season which starts the first week of February.
Ryan Lehr was drafted in the 8th Round by the Atlanta Braves in 1997. He spent 12 years in Professional baseball as a third baseman, first baseman and outfielder for the Braves, Angels, Astros, Orioles and Royals organizations. He retired in 2008 with a .288 career average and 84 Minor League homeruns. In 2009 he began working as an understudy to Smith and has been successfully coaching kids in San Diego and Southern California since then.
The clinic is Saturday, February 3rd and Sunday, February 4th from 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM at our LJYB Pony field on Cliffridge Ave. To ensure each student gets necessary attention to detail the number of attendees are limited for each clinic, so be sure to register ASAP.
To REGISTER for the 2 day Reggie Smith and Ryan Lehr clinicclick HERE.
For more information and to register for a one day clinic click HERE.
Players will work on the following:
How to set up in the batters box
How to build their own ideal athletic and balanced stance
How to develop the proper swing plane
How to improve visual perception
How to maximize use of the legs and core
How to drive the ball to opposite field
How to hit off-speed pitches
How to increase their power
How to improve bat speed
How to correct fundamental hitting flaws
During each clinic, players will be divided into small groups to have their mechanics, plate set-up, swing plane and bat-speed analyzed. Specific recommendations and solutions will be offered that are tailored to each individual to enhance the players development of optimal balance and mechanics.
If you want to change roster/contact information, including nickname, phone number, add email addresses, etc., you will need to access your "member profile." You can do that be selecting "Edit My Account" at the bottom of the blue vertical menu bar on the left side of the website. Just type in your email address and the site will send you a password to edit contact contact information. Any questions, contact us at:
Note also that all member profiles have a default to be notified about an upcoming game or practice. Several families have already commented that they appreciate this feature. But, if you no longer wish to receive these notifications, you can toggle them off at your member profile as well. You can also toggle on to have text reminders delivered to your mobile.