The Elite program provides a higher level of competitive baseball involving other area teams. The KYA teams are chosen based on an open tryout to all those interested in playing. We anticipate roughly 2 teams per age division based on the interest and talent level of players at the tryouts. Some ages may be combined if the numbers do not warrant individually age grouped teams.
The KYA Elite program participates in the Texas Elite Baseball Association (TEBA) for ages 7U - High School for league play.
Here is some great insight by one of our own KYA Elite coaches, Clint McGill, that deals with the challenge of "Good in practice but struggle in games? 4 free tips on how to crush it on game day".
|Weeks||~ 12||~ 16||~ 16|
|Games/Wk||1||~ 1 - 2||~ 1 - 3|
|Total Games||~ 12||~ 20-30(+)||30-50(+)|
|At-Bat/Game||~ 1 - 2||~ 2 - 3||~ 2 - 3|
|Innings/Game||~ 3 - 4||~ 4 - 6||~ 4 - 6|
|Practices||~ 1 - 2||~ 1 - 2||~ 1 - 3|
|# Tournaments||None||~ 2 - 6||~ 4 - 8|
|Reg Fees||~ $130||~ $150||~ $175|
|TOTAL Cost/Season||~ $200||$450*||$1000 (+)*|
|Commitment||Trying it out / Average level talent||Enjoys Baseball / All Star level talent||Serious about baseball / Top level talent|
* Cost can be offset by fundraising and sponsorships.
The Elite league will use the following age group breakdown: 7U, 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, High School (If enough interest/talent)
Yes! The tryouts are open to all players regardless of their affiliation.
No, we are only forming teams based on the tryout selection process.
Spring season (TEBA) - Weekday nights and weekends, 8 to 14 games, ½ of the games will be played at KYA and the other ½ will be at a neighboring team’s field. (Schedule is subject to change year to year)
Fall season (TEBA) - Possibly Tue & Thu (single games),Sat & Sun (double headers) 8 to 12 games, ½ of the games will be played at KYA and the other ½ will be at a neighboring team’s field. (Schedule is subject to change year to year)
Typical expense of a season (Fall or Spring) on average is $450* including uniform expense. *Most of this can be offset by sponsorships and fundraisers.
Yes, there will be a tryout in the Spring to fill roster holes, allow coaches to make personnel changes and to provide those players that didn't play in the Fall the opportunity to play in the Spring. Making a team in the Fall does not guarantee a roster spot in the Spring.