***THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION: 2024 INFORMATION COMING SOON (Early December)***
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ/REVIEW ALL OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE!
For WEEK ONE Tournament T-shirts, follow the link below: (12U TEAMS)
Get ready for the 2023 KC&BO National Championship Tournament! Purchase your official tournament shirt now. DEADLINE to order is Thursday, June 1st at 11:59pm. By preordering, you'll guarantee your preferred size as only limited quantities will be available for purchase at Bakersfield Park. The 2023 KC&BO National Championship Tournament shirts will be available for pick up at Bakersfield Park during the opening events Saturday, June 10th. All sales are final.
For WEEK TWO Tournament T-shirts, follow the link below: (9U, 11U, 13U TEAMS)
Get ready for the 2023 KC&BO National Championship Tournament! Purchase your official tournament shirt now. DEADLINE to order is Tuesday, June 6th at 11:59pm. By preordering, you'll guarantee your preferred size as only limited quantities will be available for purchase at Bakersfield Park. The 2023 KC&BO National Championship Tournament shirts will be available for pick up at Bakersfield Park during the opening events Saturday, June 17th. All sales are final.
ALSO, WE'D LIKE TO THANK OUR TITLE SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT!
CRITICAL INFORMATION FOR COACHES & TEAM MANAGERS REGARDING COACHES CHECK-IN, ROSTERED PLAYER FEE, & AWARDS
"COACHES CHECK-IN" will take place at Bakersfield Park for WEEK ONE teams.
"COACHES CHECK-IN" will take place at D-BAT Lewisville for WEEK TWO teams.
And, will be by Appointment Only for Week Two.
1). FOR WEEK ONE TEAMS, COACHES CHECK-IN WILL TAKE PLACE AT BAKERSFIELD PARK. Location is the Baseball Pavilion overlooking Field 3, adjacent to the parking lot. Time will be from 8:30 - 9:30 AM (first come first served). Note: You will identify your designated player for the Home Run Derby at Check-In. That player will compete in the HRD at the designated time.
2). FOR WEEK TWO TEAMS, COACHES CHECK-IN WILL BE SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (in 5 minute increments, see below for details). Please register here for a time. COACHES CHECK-IN WILL TAKE PLACE AT D-BAT LEWISVILLE (1500 Fairway Dr. Lewisville, TX 75057).
3). FOR WEEK TWO TEAMS, the Home Run Derby Skills Challenge (1 player per team) will be take place immediately following scheduled COACHES CHECK-IN time and will take place at D-BAT Lewisville. As an example: Your Coaches Check-In Time is 8:00 AM to 8:10 AM. That same team is automatically scheduled/slotted for their Home Run Derby participant from 8:10 AM to 8:20 AM (and it flows this way all day). All other Skills Challenge Events are scheduled to take place at Bakersfield Park!
Come organized and prepared and it will go quickly!
Required PRIOR to Check-In:
Please note that Site Directors (same policy as the last several years) will be randomly be checking rosters throughout the week (each day, at all venues).
Required AT Check-In:
To keep the process moving efficiently, please approach the Check-In Table ready to verify the NCS Roster (which we will provide), and please have payment ready. YOU ARE NOT BRINGING ANY PAPERWORK THIS YEAR. All rosters/waivers are done online in the NCS system, by the above stated deadlines.
Where is Coaches Check-In:
Coaches Check-In for WEEK ONE teams will happen at:
1201 Duncan Lane
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Coaches Check-In for WEEK TWO teams will happen at:
1500 Fairway Dr.
Lewisville, TX 75057
When is Coaches Check-In:
Week One: June 10th, 8:30 - 9:30 AM
COACHES CHECK-IN FOR WEEK TWO IS SCHEDULED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
APPOINTMENT OPPORTUNITIES HAVE BEEN SPREAD OUT OVER SEVERAL HOURS ON SATURDAY June 17th (for Week Two Coaches). FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO THE SIGN UP GENIUS PAGE TO PICK THE TIME THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU:
Please NOTE: The Sign Up Genius link to schedule your Coaches Check-In appointment is now available for WEEK TWO coaches:
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SIGN UP FOR A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT TIME:
PRIOR TO ARRIVAL PLEASE FILL OUT THE HOTEL AND EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM
Remember, the WEEK TWO Coaches Check-In also INCLUDES the Home Run Derby Skills Challenge, so make sure you bring your teams designated participant (1-player) for the Home Run Derby! (This is a scheduled event, by appointment only, no walk-ups. The HRD participant must accompany their Coach to Check-In. See Home Run Derby section on this page for complete details.) PLEASE NOTE: Other Team Members Are Allowed to Come Watch & Cheer on Their Teammate! The D-BAT Lewisville Pro Shop will be open featuring Special Deals for the AAYBA players and families!
Check-In Time slots are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, so get signed up & secure your time slot ASAP once the link goes live!
Rostered Player Fee:
No Individual "Per Person" Gate Fees will be collected, only the Rostered Player Fee (i.e. "Gate Fee") of $75 per approved player on your official NCS Roster. The rostered player fee covers anybody traveling with the team; parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives, friends, neighbors, etc. The rostered player fee is required for all registered players playing in the KC&BO VFG Sports Performance National Championship, regardless of number of games played, etc. The Tournament Directors and the Site Directors, will be checking rosters daily at all locations. All Rostered Player Fees must be paid prior to the start of the tournament (at Coaches Check-In), and any failure to do so will result in (i) the unpaid player(s) being removed from the tournament, (ii) the current/upcoming game being forfeited, and (iii) the coach/manager suspended for the 3 games. A second violation suspends the team from the tournament. The rostered player fee applies to ALL APPROVED ROSTERED PLAYERS. (The only exception is for siblings playing on the SAME team, in which case only one sibling will have to pay the fee.)
Champion and Finalist will receive awards for each Rostered Player listed on the official team roster turned in at Check-In.
Special Thanks to D-BAT Lewisville and Wilson, who are sponsoring and hosting the "Home Run Derby" Skills Challenge!!!
For Week One Teams, the Home Run Derby Skills Challenge will be held at Bakersfield Park (field 7). Teams are allowed one (1) player to participate, and will identify that player at the Coaches Check-in earlier that morning.
For Week Two Teams, the Home Run Derby Skills Challenge will be held at D-Bat Lewisville again this summer. For Week Two Teams, It will be in conjunction with your COACHES CHECK-IN. Teams are allowed one (1) player to participate. See details/rules below:
Winning Players Receive a 2023 Model Bat from Wilson Sports.
There will be one (1) winning player for each of the four (4) age groups in the National Championship.
Week one RULES:
• The designated player (participant) from each Registered Team (1 player/team) can compete during the designated time period. All participants must be present and ready to participate within the designated time period.
• The competition REQUIRES the designated participant to supply their own pitcher. Homeruns will be counted by official scorer. In the event of a tie, we will have a tie-breaker (see rules details).
• The winning players from each age group will be announced during the Opening Ceremonies immediately following the Parade of Teams at Bakersfield Park.
Week One RULE DETAILS:
1. Participants will hit off of a hitting mat, and will attempt to hit homeruns over the field 7 fence.
2. Participants may WARM-UP in the field 7 batting cages. No warm-up swings will be permitted once on the field (on the mat) and participating.
3. Participant will be given seven (7) outs to record as many HR's as they can hit. An "out" will be defined as any batted ball that does not result in a HR. A "swing and miss" is an out. All other "contact" (i.e., foul ball, foul tip, ground ball, fly ball, etc.) that does not result in a HR is also an out.
4. Once all seven (7) outs have been recorded, the participant’s HR count will be recorded by the official scorer. If a tie occurs, we will use the following Tie Breaker Rules:
--Participants that are tied will compete again, and will be allowed 5 outs.
--If still tied, participants will compete again, and will be allowed 3 outs.
--If still tied, participants will compete again, and will be allowed 3 outs. REPEAT UNTIL WE HAVE A WINNER
WEEK ONE FIELD SETTINGS:
• 12U – will use a distance of 180 feet.
Week Two RULES:
Week Two RULE DETAILS:
The Coaches Meeting will be held In-Person again this Summer
Coaches Meeting Details:
The Mandatory Coaches Meeting will be held at:
LOCATION: Bakersfield Park
ADDRESS: 1201 Duncan Lane, Flower Mound, TX 75028.
TIME: Week ONE: 12:45 - 1:15 PM | WEEK TWO: 5:00 - 5:30 PM
Coaches Meeting Information
Week One: Saturday 6/10/23: Following the Opening Ceremonies/Parade of Teams (we are planning for a 30 minute meeting max)
Week Two: Saturday 6/17/23: Following the Opening Ceremonies/Parade of Teams (we are planning for a 30 minute meeting max)
All teams must supply two new game balls per game. Any "quality" brand is fine (Wilson, Rawlings, Diamond, etc.). Wilson is the Official Game Ball of the National Championship. Teams will supplement new game balls during the game with quality game ready baseballs.
BEHAVIOR AT EVENTS
KC&BO has a Zero Tolerance policy towards disrespectful and adverse behavior. Fans, parents, players or coaches will be ejected for such behavior towards a tournament official, or umpire or towards another team or within teams, etc.. Any FAN OR PARENT ejected must immediately leave the facility & is ejected for the full tournament. There is no ejected today, come back tomorrow. Coach Ejections are “ONE + THREE” (active game, PLUS three additional games). Behave and it's not a problem. Furthermore, depending on the severity of the behavior the ejected person may be subject to a permanent ban. Good Sportsmanship is critical, and is especially needed in today's youth sports environment. Remember these are GAMES played by CHILDREN. KEEP CALM & BASEBALL ON!
Each Head Coach is responsible for the sportsmanship of his entire team, both players and parents and also his assistant coaches (and fans). Please always make sure to demonstrate GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP so that these young athletes see a good example presented to them. KEEP CALM & BASEBALL ON!
INTERACTION BETWEEN COACHES AND UMPIRES
Please remember, only Head Coaches interact with the umpires regarding questions, appeals, rules challenges, etc. (The two Head Coaches and the two Umpires only, no assistant coaches.) Assistant coaches must refrain from this and allow the Head Coach and the Umpire to work through any issues that may arise. KEEP CALM & BASEBALL ON!
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