Frequently Asked Questions

Who is BYBL?
BYBL is the local chapter of PONY Baseball, Inc. (Protect Our Nation's Youth) and a member of the Greater DuPage PONY Baseball Association (GDPBA). PONY believes that rather than change the rules of the game to make it possible for young people to play, it is better to change the size of the playing fields and to adjust them to the potential of the players. For our Pinto and Mustang divisions (youngest players) they are taught fundamentals from the start, in a controlled environment that allows them to learn, while enhancing their skills, and still play real baseball too.

What are the advantages of BYBL?
Authentic baseball rules right from the start, allowing both wind-up and stretch pitching, lead-offs and base stealing – all skills players will need as they advance.

What fundamentals are taught?
Coaches work with the kids on how to pitch and catch, the fundamentals of fielding, batting, lead-offs, and stealing. They are taught how to play real baseball.

What gives BYBL a big game feel?
Some of our fields are lighted allowing evening games, and some feature raised mounds for a more authentic experience, grass (as opposed to dirt) infields and nearby travel for away games for the older kids in the Spring, which helps build team spirit and prepare players for the future.

My child was in Tee-ball/Coach-pitch last year, what next?
You've come to the right place. Most all of the kids in BYBL started in the tee-ball league and may have played in coach-pitch. Either the Pinto or the Mustang division is where your child would play.

Is there a lot of travel involved?
No. Most Pinto and Mustang division games are played in Bolingbrook. Bronco through Palomino divisions travel to neighboring communities for away games.

Are uniforms included in the registration fees?
Yes. All players will receive a complete uniform including pants, socks, jersey and hat. .

Are families required to participate in fundraising during the spring season?
Candy sales are offered to help offset some of the registration costs of playing spring baseball and to help keep the cost of playing affordable. One of the main benefits of our sale is that BYBL only asks families to sell candy per family (not sell boxes for each child playing). Families also have the option to buy-out and not sell the candy.

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