KMBA Try Out Policy & Procedure 2021

Our tryout policy reflects our association goals to:

  • Reduce financial barriers for families wishing to participate in our Rep baseball program
  • Ensure expertise during player evaluation by utilizing evaluation panels where appropriate
  • Reflect feedback from 2020

Fees:

  • Players will try out for Panthers Elite, Rep & Select programming for Summer 2021 free of charge
  • Program fees will be communicated prior to tryouts (expected maximum fee for 2021)

Registration:

  • Interested players will register for try-outs online only - timing will be communicated to all current players and the broader community as soon as possible
  • Players will indicate at which level they intend to begin try outs – Elite/AAA/AA/A/Select
  • Players will be asked to identify positions that they would like to be evaluated for

Evaluation:

  • Evaluation panels will be utilized to shape all Elite program rosters, and may be used for other Rep program rosters
  • Coaches may choose to have current players sit out the first evaluation night to concentrate on new players
  • Players will be evaluated based on their registration responses – for example, if you did not choose catcher, you will not be evaluated in that position.
  • ALL PLAYERS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO THROW A BULLPEN FOR 10U and older

KMBA expects coaches to employ a wide variety of evaluative strategies including, but not limited to:

  • Stations on the diamond, in the outfield
  • Batting cages
  • Bullpen areas
  • Player interviews and surveys
  • Exhibition Game format via split squad or against another tryout roster

Roster Selections

  • Any players being released may be notified via email or online
  • Current KMBA registered Elite/Rep players will have a roster spot on an Elite/Rep roster for 2021. Players may move to another roster, but will be guaranteed a roster spot on our A level team at each age group.

 

  • KMBA rosters will be formatted using the following guidelines: 8U/9U - 12-13 players, 10U/11U - 13-14 players, 12U/13U - 14-15 players, 14U and up - 15 or more players