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Spring BASEBALL

We have teams for players whose playing age is 5 – 12 years of age and we offer a multi-child discount!  Playing age is the player’s age as of August 31 the previous year.  Home games and practices are held at Indianola Park.  Away games are played against teams in the Bremerton area.

Register below for 2023 Baseball!

Practices typically start around the 3rd week of March and the first games are usually the 3rd Saturday in April…we will post more specific info as soon as we have it.  We are a member club of the Kitsap Adult Pee Wee Association www.kpapwa.com.

We are looking for coaches for the upcoming spring season.  Contact our Baseball AD, Bob Cornwell at [email protected] for more information and to let him know you’re interested!


“Baseball, it is said, is just a game.  True.  And the Grand Canyon is just a hole in Arizona.” ~George Frederick Will circa 1941

BASEBALL FAQs

What level and age groups are available for 2023 Baseball?

 

Baseball Level

Age on August 31,2022

B String

11-12

C String

9-10

D String

7-8

Coach Pitch (Instructional)

6

T-Ball (Instructional)

4-5

 

What is the age cutoff for baseball?
All players must be of age by August 31 of the Pee Wee year.  For example, the 2022-23 Pee Wee year runs August 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023. A player's Pee Wee Age for all sports within the 2022-23 Pee Wee year (2022 Football, 2023 Basketball and 2023 Baseball) is their age on August 31, 2022.

How much is registration?
Registration for Baseball is $175 for D, C, B string, and Coach Pitch, $125 for T-ball. We also offer multiple player discounts which are applied at checkout.

What does my registration fee go towards?
Because we are a non-profit organization our sports programs run solely on your registrations! Your registration fees help pay for field rentals, sport equipment, insurance fees, official fees, field maintenance, lavatory facilities, ball caps and game jerseys which you get to keep!

Do you offer any scholarships for players?
Yes, we do, but because we factor our scholarships into our seasonal budget and registration fees we only have a limited amount of scholarships available on a case by case basis. You may request for scholarship info by contacting our registrar prior to March 11th.

When do practices begin?
Practices begin on the 3rd Monday of March. Practice days can vary between 2-4 days a week and are dependent on the coach's discretion. A coach will contact you with specific details in regard to your locations, time and days of the week. From previous experience, coaches normally prefer their players to arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled practice time for warmups.

Where are practices and games located?
We typically practice at Indianola Park located at the corner of Indianola Rd and Orca Dr.  T-ball and coach pitch have practiced at Kola-Kole Park in Downtown Kingston in the past.  Our home games are played at Indianola Park.  Away games are played against teams in the Bremerton area.

What should we provide?
Below the knee or full length gray baseball pants, maroon socks, maroon baseball belt, rubber molded cleats, and a baseball mitt. Although we typically find that players tend to bring their own baseball bats, we also provide at least 1-2 bats in our team equipment bags for those who don't.

How long is the season?
Our Baseball program takes place during the springtime (mid March) and ends at the start of summer (mid June).

Is my child able to play up/down?
Requests to "play down" are rare and made on a case-by-case basis. These cases are to be presented to the Warren Avenue Board and then to Central Council at one of the KPAPWA meetings which take place normally every first Wednesday @ 8pm, located at Sheridan Parks & Recreation Center. Central Council is the deciding factor in all play down requests. We do allow players to "play up" but highly encourage that players stay within their string level determined by the Pee Wee age bracket. "Play up" requests are to be made to the registrar, coordinator and/or head coach and will be reviewed by the Warren Avenue board for approval.

How can I volunteer?
You may volunteer for one or more of our roles available upon registration. Coaches and helpers that will be interacting with players during practices and/or games are required to fill out a Coaches Pledge, WSP Background Check, and take the online Sudden Cardiac Arrest certification course.


Registration Listing

2023 KYSA Baseball

Please read the FAQs above for more details. You can view our Refund Policy here.

Baseball Level
Age on August 31, 2022
B String (11-12yrs)
C String (9-10yrs)
D String (7-8yrs)
Coach Pitch (Instructional) (6yrs)
T-Ball (Instructional) (4-5yrs)

Age verification required:
Record of Birth must be a photocopy of a certified copy from the Bureau of Vital Statistics, Department of Health, Hospital Birth Records, Passport, Military Dependent ID card, or Baptismal Certificate.
  • Photos taken with mobile device will also be accepted. So long as the player's name and date of birth are clearly visible.
  • Age verification can be uploaded during registration or you can email to [email protected]
  • If your player has already played with KYSA in Baseball or Football, you do not need to resubmit birth verification document

Location Eligibility:
A registered player's physical address (city) must be in Kingston, Hansville, Suquamish or Indianola. Baseball exception: Poulsbo baseball players can register with KYSA since the North Kitsap Vikings do not have a baseball season with KPAPWA.
*Addresses with a PO BOX will not work.

Mandatory Volunteer Hours:
For each player, a parent/guardian must volunteer 2-hours during the baseball season. This may be in the form of concession stand volunteer, field prep and maintenance, game refereeing/scorekeeping, etc. A $50 deposit in the form of check must be provided to the KYSA Treasurer during the first week of practices. Parents/guardians who complete their mandatory volunteer hours by the end of the season will have their deposit returned to them at gear return at the end of the season. No checks will be processed as long as the volunteer hours were fulfilled.

Parents also have the option to opt-out of mandatory volunteer hours by paying the $50 Volunteer Opt-Out Fee during registration. This can only be paid during registration and is non-refundable.

Option to pay-by-check:
During check-out you have the option to change the payment method to pay-by-check. Please select that option then mail a check to the following address. Note your players name on the note line of the check.

KYSA
PO Box 1784
Kingston, WA 98346

Central Council:  The KPAPWA Central Council is the governing body that oversees our club and determines playing schedules, rules for competition and the like. Their regular meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of each month from 8:00pm to 9:30pm at the Sheridan Parks & Recreation Center at 680 Lebo Blvd, Bremerton. We encourage everyone to attend at least one meeting during the season to be involved with the decision makers. Below is information regarding concussion symptoms and ways to prevent them in order to keep the kids safe. We expect that all spectators and participants will at all times exhibit good sportsmanship and follow the rules as set in the Code of Conduct.

For further questions or concerns, please contact our Athletic Director of Football, Bob Cornwell at: [email protected].

For questions regarding scholarships, please contact our Treasurer, Tanya Guest at [email protected]

All other registration questions, please direct to our Registrar, Shannon Dinesen at [email protected].



B-String Baseball (11&12)

Registration closes on 04/14/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/20/2023 to 06/21/2023
$175.00

C-String Baseball (9&10)

Registration closes on 04/14/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/20/2023 to 06/21/2023
$175.00

D-String Baseball (7&8)

Registration closes on 04/14/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/20/2023 to 06/21/2023
$175.00

Coach Pitch Baseball (6)

Registration closes on 04/14/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/20/2023 to 06/21/2023
$175.00

T-Ball (4&5)

Registration closes on 04/14/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/20/2023 to 06/21/2023
$125.00

Contact

Kingston Youth Sports Association (KYSA)
PO Box 1784 
Kingston, Washington 98346

Email: [email protected]

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