This website is your destination for all things concerning Youth Rec Baseball and Youth Travel Baseball in the Canon-McMillan School District. CMYBA has been in existence since 1952, offering a supervised recreational baseball program for ages 4-14 to the communities of Canonsburg, Cecil Twp. and North Strabane Twp.
Unfortunately we did not get enough volunteer interest for the preparation and organization for our annual Cash Bash Fundraiser, as a result CMYBA will not have the Cash Bash in 2018. The Cash Bash will be replaced in 2018 with another form of fundraising yet to be determined. Thank you to the few people that did offer to help.
PONY Baseball has voted to change the age determination date from April 30th to August 31st effective Spring 2018. The CMYBA board has decided to start this change at the Shetland level(6 year olds and younger) and let it work it work its way up over the years. Unfortunately, 14 year old players that will turn 15 before August 31st, 2018 will not be able to tryout for the PONY World Series Team, we cannot change anything that is PONY sanctioned but we are able to control the impact of this change within our organization. All 14 year old players are permitted to play pony rec and pony travel baseball with CMYBA next season. The 14s are only affected by the new age cut off when trying out for the Pony League World Series team.
We are still looking for volunteers for our Cash Bash Fundraiser committee, we currently only have 2 volunteers and need a lot more in order to have the Cash Bash Fundraiser again. Volunteering for the committee will cover your volunteer hours for the 2018 season. Volunteering for this committee will include attending Cash Bash meetings, seeking donations and among other things that are needed for the event. Please email email@example.com if interested in helping out.
CMYBA will keep our current bat rules for the 2018 seasons. Players within CMYBA may use the new USA Baseball bats or the old bats that are within our current rules. We would like to see how this new bat standard plays out for 2018 before requiring all of our families to purchase new bats. This will be revisited for 2019.
Instructional, Shetland, Pinto: 2 1/4 inch barrel maximum
Mustang, Bronco, Pony: 2 5/8 inch barrel maximum
2 3/4 inch BATS ARE PROHIBITED AT ALL LEVELS
For the 2018 Season players will be able to use either the old style bats or the new USA Baseball bats. The new USA Baseball bats could be a requirement for the 2019 season, this will be re-evaluated after the 2018 Seasons.
Helmets with facemask are REQUIRED at the Instructional, Shetland and Pinto levels. No player shall be permitted to bat without a helmet with facemask in a practice or a game.
Metal cleats are NOT PERMITTED at Instructional, Shetland, Pinto, Mustang or Bronco levels.
New Bat Standards are coming for PONY Baseball organizations in 2018. These changes will apply to all levels of play in our organization. CMYBA follows PONY Baseball Rules for all levels. These changes will not effect the travel players while they are playing in travel games and tournaments but when the travel players are playing in CMYBA REC games and practices they will have to use a bat according to PONY Baseball standards.