KPY KNIGHTS—BASEBALL TRY-OUTS
Hello Baseball Fans!
As the MLB teams start their playoffs and march towards the World Series, it’s also time for our KPY Knights travel baseball program to start looking towards the 2015 season. We’re currently finishing up our fall seasons, with (6) teams still playing exciting baseball. It has been a great 2014 season for our program and our Knights teams! Please join in the fun for next year. Join the KPY Knights for:
$1· Great coaches, who really know baseball and coach with passion
$1· Great organizational support
$1· Great access to training and focus on skill development
$1· A family-friendly atmosphere
$1· Optional tournament play during the season
$1· History of winning seasons and division championships
$1· Success that is focused on TEAM and COMMUNITY
We’re excited to announce upcoming try-outs for the 2015 Knights baseball teams. The try-outs will be held on the evenings of October 20, 22, and 23—under the lights at Memorial Field 17 (as long as the weather cooperates). There will be only one try-out per age group. You are to try-out with your appropriate age group as listed below. Our current plans for 2015 are to field the following teams:
8U—boys age 8 or under, as of April 30, 2015 (Try-out scheduled for Thursday 10/23 6:00-7:30)
9U—boys age 9 or under, as of April 30, 2015 (Try-out scheduled for Monday 10/20 6:00-7:30)
10U—boys age 10 or under, as of April 30, 2015 (Try-out scheduled for Wednesday 10/22 6:00-7:30)
11U—boys age 11 or under, as of April 30, 2015 (Try-out scheduled for Wednesday 10/22 7:30-9:00)
12U—boys age 12 or under, as of April 30, 2015 (Try-out scheduled for Monday 10/20 7:30-9:00)
All roster spots on these teams are open. Returning players are not guaranteed a roster spot and must try-out. The Knights welcome all to try-out. We will have independent evaluators at the try-outs to provide skill assessments for all of the boys. The team rosters will be formed based on these evaluations, age requirements, and team needs.
We will also be fielding teams for 13U, 14U, & 15U—pending player interest and response. No open try-outs will be scheduled at this time for these older teams, but please do send an email if you would like your son to be considered for one of these teams.
Anyone in 6th grade or lower making a Knights team is also required to play KPY in-house baseball during the spring 2015 season (additional fee). It is expected that any player making a Knights team is making a 3 season commitment to the program - covering the spring/summer/fall 2015 seasons as well as indoor training during the upcoming winter (starting in January).
The fee for the entire 2015 Knights travel baseball season is expected to be approximately $850-$950 per player for the 8U team and $1,100 to $1,200 per player for all other teams (payments spread out winter/spring/summer). Final costs will be determined after final registrations are in. This total cost covers: weekly indoor team training sessions for Jan/Feb/Mar, all base uniform costs, spring/summer/fall league fees, season umpire fees, team equipment fees, and all KPY administrative costs (insurances, field use fees, etc.). For the amount of training, game time, and other opportunities we will provide for the boys—we feel the KPY Knights offer the best travel baseball program value around!
We are pre-registering for try-outs via email--to anticipate the size of each group and to expedite the process. (A limited number of walk-up registrations will be accepted.) A nominal $10 fee per player will be charged for try-outs, to help off-set the cost of the field rental and the independent evaluators. The $10 can be paid when you arrive at your son’s tryout session. Please contact Michael Shapiro at
as soon as possible to pre-register your son for the try-out.
Please indicate your child's:
· phone #
· email address
· interest in coaching/managing
Please take 5 minutes and sign up for the try-out today--don't miss out! If you have any questions at all about our travel program (costs, schedules, etc.) or the try-outs, please send an email to
Thank you. Please spread the word about the try-outs! GO KNIGHTS!