General InformationKPY 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 skill sets 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.
The season begins early April and goes through mid June. Playoffs are held for the Majors (boys) and Minors (girls) and above divisions. Games and practices are held at fields located in Kings Park (KP Memorial, Cy Donnelly & Flynn Memorial Parks as well as KP School District fields).
Includes free skills clinics with KPHS coaches and players– Full uniform package – Opening day parade – Practices – 8+ game season – Officially umpired games (3rd grade and up) – Playoffs – All-star events – Family end of the year picnic – Trophies and celebration.
2024 Baseball/Softball Player Registration link below:
VolunteeringRegistering to be a baseball/softball coordinator, coach or team parent is easy. Every team should have 2 or more coaches and coordinators are needed for every age division.
Register today by clicking the link below:
Sponsoring KPY and its Sport Programs
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Did you know you can sponsor your child’s team, sports program or KPY as a whole? Annual sponsorship opportunities are open to all individuals 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:
- Registration open from 1/1 – 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 – TBD (End of March or early April)
- 20% off store-wide at Dicks available on uniform pickup weekend
- Team practice sessions begin on or about – 4/1
- Opening day parade & celebration– 4/6 Flynn Memorial Park
- Regular season runs through approximately the first week of June
- Playoffs – 2nd week of June
- Baseball/Softball Picnic – 6/1 Schubert’s Beach
|3rd & 4th Grade
|5th,6th & 7th Grade
|8th to 12th Grade
|K to 1st Grade
|2nd to 3rd Grade
|4th to 5th Grade
|6th to 7th Grade
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.
- Actual days of play cannot be posted until we know how many teams we will approximately have per age division and field permits are approved.
UniformsPlayers will be provided with college themed jerseys, hat, pants, and socks.
How are Teams Formed
Baseball Pre K through AA DivisionsCommissioner or designee will assign players to rosters to form balanced rosters. Best efforts will be made to honor parent requests thereafter if possible.
Baseball Majors through Roger Maris DivisionsDivisional blind drafts are conducted by the coordinators and coaches to form fair and balanced rosters
Girls Softball Farm & Rookie DivisionsCommissioner or designee will assign players to rosters. Each team roster will be balanced and composed 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 DivisionsCommissioner 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.
Special RequestsSpecial requests are reviewed by the appropriate Commissioner and/or appointee to identify unique situations requiring consideration such as siblings in the same age division. Requests to have a player be placed on a specific coach’s team or for car pooling purposes are generally not considered unless a unique situation is identified as requests often make division parity difficult to achieve.
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 ensure 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
Pre-K DivisionAn introduction to the game of boys baseball conducted in a more interactive setting. Boys are broken into smaller grouped teams and will be introduced to basic skills in a unique fast paced clinic setting for approximately one hour.
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)
Players will be introduced to a modified pitching style the 1st half of the season. Players will fully pitch the 2nd half of season, Players field catcher’s position, players are rotated between infield and outfield positions
Majors Division (3rd &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 DivisionAn 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 a unique fast paced clinic setting 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)Players continue to build on skill development and enhanced rules of play are introduced. Players begin to pitch at the start of the season. Pitching clinics are offered during the season. KPY rookie teams will play 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 schedules against local organizations. Players choose 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 schedules against local organizations. Players choose all-star game, end of season playoffs, In-season clinics.
- Set up of divisions will be dictated by volume of registrants and volunteers.
- Days of play are subject to change.
- Softball – Dan Colacino, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Baseball – John Fitzgerald, email@example.com
- Baseball- Donny Schulze, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Baseball/Softball- Kimberly Nunziata, email@example.com