2022 Spring Baseball & Softball Info

General Information:
KPY is happy to offer a full baseball and softball season for our community. This program will continue to provide a wide range of memorable experiences for more than 500 of our kids. Beginners at all ages will learn the basics of our national pastime while more experienced players will continue to grow their skillsets with balanced competitive play. All players will get healthy exercise, play on teams with and against their friends, and make new friends. Our coaches encourage players to learn by trying any field positions and lineup spots they wish to focus on creating a competitive and fun experience for each player. KPY will be providing professional umpires for the older division games and college themed team uniforms.

The season begins early April and goes through mid June.  Playoffs are held for the AAA and above divisions.  Games and practices are held at fields located in Kings Park (KP Memorial, Cy Donnelly & Fynn Memorial Parks as well as KP School District fields).

Free skills clinics with KPHS coaches and players– Full uniform package – Opening day parade – Practices – 10+ game season – Officially umpired games (3rd grade and up) – Playoffs – All-star events – Hoyt Farm family picnic – Trophies

Volunteering:

Registering to be a coach or team parent is easy.  Click the link below to register;

https://kingsparkyouth.com/registration/

Coordinators are needed for every age division.  Please remember KPY is a community organization. Community members are needed now more than ever to develop, enhance, organize and administer our athletic programs. Make the program your child participates in better by joining the intramural baseball or softball administration teams today simply by indicating interest in the volunteer registration form (above registration link) or by filling out the survey link below.

More information on volunteering at all levels within KPY can be found by clicking the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1i2lZuI8gCTUPf7WKQodeduFbBNloVz0yTEoo_nG5Tec/edit?usp=sharing

Sponsoring KPY and its Sport Programs:

Did you know you can sponsor your child’s team?  Annual sponsorship opportunities are open to all members and business’.  Sponsorships enable KPY to provide robust sports programs at great rates, provide free skills clinics and so much more.  For more information click the link below:

http://www.kingsparkyouth.com/pdfs/kpysponsorship.pdf

Important Dates:

  • Registration open from 2/1 – 2/28
  • Roster formation, player draft conducted, uniform & equipment orders – 3/1 – 3/6
  • Waitlist/late registration (if available) – 3/1 to 3/15 *$20 late fee applies
  • Field allocation, scheduling – 3/15 to 3/31
  • Uniform pick up day at Dicks Sporting Goods, Commack – 4/2

    20% off store-wide at Dicks from 4/2-4/4 attached below
  • Team practice sessions begin – 4/1
  • Opening day parade & celebration– 4/9
  • Regular season runs through approximately the first week of June
  • Playoffs – 2nd week of June
  • Baseball/Softball Picnic – 6/5

Baseball Pricing

Division Grade Price
Farm Pre-K to K  $ 99.00
A 1st Grade  $ 150.00
AA 2nd Grade  $ 150.00
AAA 3rd Grade  $ 150.00
Majors 4th Grade  $ 150.00
Babe Ruth 5th Grade  $ 150.00
Roger Maris 6th to 7th Grade  $ 150.00
Whitey Ford 8th to 12th Grade  $ 185.00

 

Softball Pricing

Division Grade Price
Pre-K Pre-K  $ 65.00
Farm K to 1st Grade  $ 99.00
Rookie 2nd to 3rd Grade  $ 150.00
Minors 4th to 5th Grade  $ 150.00
Majors 6th to 7th Grade  $ 150.00


Dates of play:
All age division sessions are conducted primarily 2x per week.

Practices and games on weekdays generally begin at 545pm.

Weekend practices and games generally have start times of 900a, 1100a and 100p.

Uniforms:

2022 Baseball & Softball Uniform Pick Up
Saturday, April 2nd – Dick’s Sporting Goods, Commack, NY
9:00am-1:00pm
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Baseball Divisions
Farm Division (Pre-K & K) 9:00am-10:00am
A Division (1st Grade) 10:00-10:45am
AA Division (2nd Grade) 10:45-11:30am
Majors (3rd & 4th Grade) 11:30am-12:15pm
Roger Maris (5th, 6th, 7th Grade) 12:15-1:00pm

Softball Divisions
Pre-K 9:00-10:00am
Farm (K & 1st Grade) 10:00-10:45am
Rookie (2nd & 3rd Grade) 10:45-11:30am
Minors (4th & 5th Grade) 11:30am-12:15pm
Majors (6th & 7th Grade) 12:15-1:00pm

Please come in between your allotted time period. There will be two separate in-store pick up areas for Baseball & Softball. There is no charge for uniforms. If you have children in two different divisions, both uniforms will be distributed together. If you cannot make it, please make arrangements for someone else to pick it up. Thank you.

How are Teams Formed:

Baseball Farms through AA Divisions

Commissioner or designee will assign players to form balanced rosters. Best efforts will be made to consider parent requests thereafter

Baseball AAA through Roger Maris Divisions

Divisional blind drafts are conducted by the coordinators and coaches to form fair and balanced rosters

Girls Softball Farm & Rookie Divisions

Commissioner or designee will assign players to rosters. Each team roster will be balanced and comprised of players from both grade levels contained within the respective division. (i.e. each Rookie division team will contain both 2nd & 3rd grade players). Best efforts will be made to consider parent requests thereafter.

Girls Softball Minors & Majors Divisions

Commissioner or designee will assign players to rosters. Team rosters will be comprised of players from both grade levels contained within the respective division.  KPY player assessments will be utilized to create team rosters to best ensure each team is balanced and contains players to field the pitching and catching positions.

Coach Pairings (requests):

KPY encourages every parent to consider volunteering as a manager, coach, team parent or in any other capacity.  The more volunteers assisting a division or team the better experience we can provide the kids.  However, in order to insure each team has adequate coaching, maintain fairness and be able to create proper team rosters, a maximum of two volunteers requesting to be paired as a manager and coach will be considered for each team.  All other volunteers will be assigned a team based on the team their child is assigned to.

General Baseball Division Information

Farm Division (Pre K – K)

Small Rosters, Coach pitch and catch, players are rotated between infield and outfield positions

A Division (1st Grade)

Small Rosters, Coach pitch and catch, players are rotated between infield and outfield positions

AA Division (2nd Grade)

Coach pitch 1st half of season, Players introduced to pitching 2nd half of season, Players field catchers position, players are rotated between infield and outfield positions

AAA Division (3rd Grade)

Players pitch and catch full season, stealing is introduced, games are officially umpired and scored, end of season playoffs

Majors Division (4th Grade)

Players pitch and catch full season, bunting is introduced, games are officially umpired and scored, end of season playoffs

Babe Ruth/Roger Maris Divisions (5th-6th-7th)

50ft mound distance, 70ft bases

Whitey Ford (8th – 12th)

90 ft bases, night games under lights, KPY hosts an inter-league schedule with other organizations.

General Softball Division Information

Pre-K Division

An introduction to the game of girls softball conducted in a more interactive setting.  Girls are broken into smaller grouped teams and will be introduced to basic softball skills in unique fast paced clinic setting. Season sessions begin in May when the weather is warmer and are held primarily once per week for approximately one hour.

Farm Division (K-1st)
T-Ball/Coach Pitch. Players will be introduced to the basic skills and rules of softball. Coaches decide how many innings. End of season pizza party and all-star challenge. In-season skill clinics.

Rookies Division (2nd-3rd)
Coach Pitch/Players Pitch. Players continue to build on skill development and enhanced rules of play are introduced. Players begin to pitch during the second part of the season. Pitching clinics are offered during the season. KPY rookie teams will play some games against other local organizations. End of season team skills competition with pizza where teams will compete in softball skill events.

Minors Division (4th-5th)

Players Pitch with coach relief. 6 inning games are officially umpired, scored and played within little league rules with some modifications. KPY teams play home and away game schedule against local organizations. Players choice all-star game, end of season playoffs, In-season clinics.

Majors Divisions (6th-7th)
Players Pitch. 6 inning games are officially umpired, scored and played within little league rules with some modifications. KPY teams play home and away game schedule against local organizations. Players choice all-star game, end of season playoffs, In-season clinics.

Disclaimers:
Set up of divisions will be dictated by volume of registrants and volunteers.

Days of play subject to change.

Contacts: kpysoftball@yahoo.com

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