High school practices start the first week of January in doors. As soon as the weather gets good enough for being outdoors the teams will start practicing outdoors.
Is there a call out meeting?
Yes, there will be a call out meeting towards the end of September where the Kings will share information about the upcoming season. Please check the Kings website and social media. We will post the information to those sites.
What do the teams use for uniforms?
The Kings attempt to keep the uniform standard the same from year to year so a player does not have to purchase new uniform items every year unless they outgrown or damage them. Uniforms, when cleaned and ready to be worn for games, are to be clean and not torn.
Jerseys and hats
Jerseys and hats are purchased through the team.
Jr. High and High School teams use the same hats.
Jr. High uses a navy blue wicking t-shirt with the Kings logo on the front and the players name and number on the back.
High School players must purchase a navy and gray baseball jersey. We work to use the same jerseys each year, so it is possible for a freshman player to buy the jerseys and use them for four seasons.
Players purchase on their own
Nike Swingman gray baseball pants with the navy blue stripe down the sides for games. The Nike pants are not required for practices, but baseball pants are required for practices.
Players can choose to wear their pants long or short depending on their preference.
It is recommended the players have more than one pair of game pant as we may play back to back days or a pair of pants may get damaged during games.
Belt - Must be a navy baseball belt
Baseball Socks – Socks must be in the team colors of navy and/or gold. Stirrups can be worn as long as the combination of sanitary socks and stirrups match the navy and gold team colors.
Baseball cleats – See equipment question
Optional accessories – Items like batting gloves and compression sleeves must be in team colors of navy and/or gold. Reminder that if you son pitches, he cannot have white trim on his hands or arms. Even a batting glove under his baseball glove cannot have the slightest white trim on it.
What equipment is needed?
Protective cup – Wearing a protective cup is required. Cups are not just for catchers. Baseballs travel fast at these levels and it is important that players are protected from balls taking bad hops. The cup should go inside either an athletic supporter or sliding pants.
Bats – All bats must be in good condition and meet the BBCOR .5 standard set down by IHSAA rules. It is recommended that all players have their own bats. The team does not supply bats to use. Because of the costs of some of the bats, players may not want share the use of their bats.
Baseball cleats – Metal spikes can be worn by all of our teams. There are places we play that have turf where metal spikes are not allowed. So turf shoes or molded cleats must be worn. Cleats should be in team colors of navy and/or gold, or just plane black. Players can chose to wear low or high tops.
Guards – Any elbow guards, foot and ankle guards must be in team colors of navy and/or gold or straight black.
Catchers equipment – The team has some catchers gear. If your son really wants to play catcher, it is best to purchase their own set. Catching gear take quite a bit to fit properly and with all the buckles and straps it is difficult to modify them.