As part of a 2016 pilot program, a few of the older age group teams participated in a “Spring Training” style league where they were able to accomplish several goals, such as developing their teams roster prior to the start of the season, etc.
Historically, teams have accomplished their preseason goals by playing a few early season tournaments. The challenge for these teams in doing so is the weather is unpredictable and they find themselves rained out of their tournaments on a regular basis early in the season and in some cases losing out on their tournament entry fee after playing a game or 2.
Based on team interest and a successful pilot, NKCA Baseball League will now be offering this spring training program for teams 7U-14U…
Divisions - there will be two options based on enough teams registering, otherwise divisions will be blended
American Division – will be specifically for teams who fall in the AAA/Major levels
National Division – will be designed for teams that are at the A/AA levels
The program will run as follows...
March 18th through April 22st
Weekend double headers
This is an attractive option for teams who are looking for a spring training type atmosphere with local fields, no tournament gate fees, etc. Games will be made up in the event of inclement weather until the start of the leagues regular season.
The NKCA Baseball League is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation serving the youth of our community since 1945.
The NKCA Baseball League is now in its 72nd year, established in 1945, serving the northland. Today, the league is nearly 250 teams strong (another 160 teams in the fall) with young athletes from all over the Greater Kansas City Area.
Our programs cover all levels of play, for age groups 6U to 19U, Spring and Fall. Players at 6U have the opportunity to play in TBall, Coach Pitch, or Machine Pitch. At 7U and 8U they move to Machine Pitch. At 9U, we begin kid pitch and continue to develop their talents through high school age.
We provide a great venue for players, playing on age specific fields. For teams, they can count on our league for the best field conditions north of the river, many of the administration functions such as registration and a robust web notification system. Our umpires go through a comprehensive umpire training program that includes classroom and field experience.
Our focus continues to be on the development of local athletes, increasing skills that include sportsmanship and team work.
We look forward to serving the northland youth and their families