2017 NKCA Coaches Conference - 2/11 9a to 1p...go to online registration and register today if you are a Manager/Coach, Assistant Coach, Scorekeeper, Pitch Count Recorder, or anyone who has ever thought about coaching. This is your chance to win prizes for your team, hear from 1985 Worlds Series Champion Willie Wilson, Dr Mark Winston on arm injury prevention, and Brad Emerman on the evolution of the baseball. Dont miss this opportunity!! Register NOW!!
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NKCA Baseball is ready for 2017. We have been very active in the off-season preparing to offer members the most options and the best experience. We continue to be the league of choice in our area for very good reasons. Everything from having the best youth field conditions in Kansas City, robust communication program for our members, roster integrity, age specific fields, to quality umpiring. We really cover it all!!
A few big events are right around the corner. Check them out…
KC HitTrax Indoor Baseball Session 4 – NOW OPEN for registration. Come play the world’s 1st baseball simulator. Players will take the field in a major league ball park while working on their swing. Great time to get ready before the winter thaw.
Session for will run from 2/6 – 3/5 with registration closing on 2/1.
8 games, double header format - $75/player or $275/team
Team registration open through the end of March. Register a team by 1/31 to receive the early bird special of $25.00. Click here to register your team
Looking for a team? Click hereto find a team looking orclick here to register and the league will assist in finding your player a team
New to 2017 – Cactus League – preseason spring training set up for league teams getting ready for the regular season. Click here to register the team or click here for more information
For additional information on our programs and the 2017 Spring season, click here
Coaches Conference will be held on Saturday 2/11. There is NO CHARGE for this event. This year we have 1985 World Series Champion Royals Willie Wilson speaking to those who attend. We also have an orthopedic surgeon who has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA teams providing extremity care. Dr. Mark Wilson will speak regarding arm injury and prevention. Baseball has come a long way since it began in 1839. We will have Mark Emerman, Owner of ProNine Sports, speak on the evaluation of the baseball and its future.
Wondering if you should attend? We are asking all coaches for all teams to be present. Also, anyone assisting the team in any capacity such as managing the dugout, score keeping, pitch counter, etc. is welcome to attend
There are plenty of giveaways, autographed items, swag bags, and more
Umpire Information Sessions – NKCA Baseball will hold 3 information sessions for new and existing umpires at Winnetonka High School on 1/24, 2/15, 3/9. All sessions are at 6:30pm. For more information contact Tom Dietzman, email@example.com
Dicks Sporting Goods Open House (Liberty and Zona Rosa) will beSaturday, 2/18 from 10am to 2pm. All players must register on-line, there is not a requirement to attend this event. Attending the open house is more for players who have not yet found a team, have additional questions or needs to be pointed in the right direction.
For registered teams only, coaches kits will be available for pick up at the Zona Rosa on 2/18 only from 10am to 2pm.
All member are more than welcome to participate in the 20% off anything in the store the Saturday and Sunday of the event with additional shop days on March 3rdand 4th.
Coupons will be emailed as well as posted on the homepage our website in plenty of time for the event.
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 that plan on and are registered in our regular 2017 Spring Program…
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