The KMBA Board of Directors approved a policy change for our Players Playing at Specific Age Groupings Policy on Sunday, September 12th, 2021.

The new policy is:

Adoption of the Baseball Ontario Open U Policy
Effective immediately, all players can select to try out for any roster at their birth year, or older. For 2023 the following chart can assist players in identifying to KMBA in writing the player pool that they wish to be selected for:
8U 2015-2017 only.
Players born in subsequent years are not eligible.
9U 2014
10U 2013
11U 2012
12U 2011
13U/13U Girls 2010
14U 2009
15U 2008
16U/16U Girls 2007
18U 2005-6
Players will be placed in the tryout pool for their birth year unless they email and identify a different tryout pool that they would like to be placed in, 72 hours prior to the start of tryouts.

Players Refusing Assignment
During tryouts and the roster selection process, players are permitted to identify, upon their selection to a roster, that they are not interested in playing on that roster through communication with the coach that is offering them a roster spot. KMBA supports players choosing not to play on a particular roster that they have been selected for, but does not support players identifying ahead of tryouts that they are not interested in a particular roster. Only upon selection for a roster does a player need to communicate their position to the coach. Coaches may ask for clarification as to why a player does not wish to participate, and may involve KMBA operations team members and/or the other coaches in the age group in that conversation if they choose.