Spring Divisions

  • Spring 12U Wood Bat
  • Spring 13U
  • Spring 14U Wood Bat

12U SPRING WOOD BAT LEAGUE

Type Of League

The Kino Spring 12U Sunday Wood Bat League is designed to gives teams that will be competing in summer tournaments the opportunity to evaluate players in a competitive environment. This league does not conflict with Little League spring weeknight schedules.

Bat Rule

The Sunday Spring 12U League is a solid one-piece wood bat league. The bat must be made of either ash, maple or birch material. Not permitted is any composite wood, bamboo or metal bats.

Fileds

The league will play on 50 foot pitching distance and 70 foot base distance fields at the following locations:

  • Curtis Park Fields 2 and 3 – 2110 West Curtis Drive
  • Columbus Park Fields 1 and 2 – El Camino Del Cerro Road (West off I-10 Exit 252)

SEASON

  • Minimum of 6 teams required for the league.
  • Calendar window: March 15 through to May 2
  • Days of Play: Sundays
  • Game times: 9:00 AM; 11:30 AM; 2:00 PM; 4:30 PM

SCHEDULE

  • Number of games: 1 game per Sunday
  • Total regular season games = 5 + post-season tournament
  • No games scheduled for Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020
  • Standings will be maintained. Post-season playoff with format and number of teams that will qualify to be determined prior to the start of the season
  • Teams must be available each Sunday during the calendar window. For this league black out dates will not work. If the team is already scheduled to play in a weekend tournament during the league season, the league will not be able to accommodate.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

  • This league will utilize the Little League age cutoff of August 31, 2020
  • Player turning age 13 prior to August 31, 2020 is not eligible to play in this league.

TEAM COMPOSITION

  • Roster remains open during the regular season.
  • Final roster is required prior to the start of the league post-season playoff tournament.

PITCHING

  • It is recommended that any pitcher that pitches in a Little League game 3 or more innings on a Friday, Saturday or is scheduled to pitch on Monday should not pitch on Sunday in this league.
  • Maximum number of innings a pitcher may pitch in a day is 6.
  • There is no pitch count.

GAME LENGTH

  • Games are six (6) innings in length.
  • Time limit: 2:00 hours
  • Inning that starts prior to the time limit must be completed. There is no sudden stoppage (drop dead) of play during the middle of an inning.
  • Regular season: Game that is tied at the time limit and has reached regulation (3 ½-4 innings) or has played the full six (6) innings, the game is officially a tie.
  • Post season: Must have a winner determined. If game is tied extra innings are played.

Insurance

The league does not provide medical/accident insurance for players or coaches. If medical treatment is required during the league season, then the individual’s health insurance plan takes precedent.

The league does provide liability insurance that covers all participating players and coaches.

Batting Order Options

Team has the following batting order options:

  • Bat only 9 batters
  • Bat 10 batters (1-Extra Hitter)
  • Bat 11 batters (2-Extra Hitters)
  • There is no Designated Hitter (DH)
  • There is no continuous batting order

Substitution

Any of the starting players may be removed from the game and returned back to the original spot in the batting order one time.

Substitute that is removed from the game is no longer eligible for the remainder of the game.

There is no mandatory play rule.

Baseballs

As part of the team entry fee, each team receives 1 dozen game baseballs. The league provides the game baseballs for the post-season tournament.

Team Operation

The Kino Baseball League does not get involved with the operation of any team that participates in the Sunday league as it pertains to playing time, individual discipline, financial or interaction with the coaches or parents. Parents and coaches are required to work out any issues that may arise. The league will not intercede.

Safety

Coaches are responsible to review the following from the league website.

  • Concussion Management
  • League Safety Plan
  • Child Abuse/Molestation Policy

Coaches are responsible for the following

  • All equipment is safe for use
  • Batting helmets for cracks and padding. Tape on a helmet will be removed from the game by the umpires.
  • Not permitted: Chrome batting helmets.
  • Catchers (players) are required to wear a mask while warming up the pitcher, whether it be from the game mound, or on the side in a bullpen area.
  • Coaches (adults) are permitted to warm up pitcher and are not required to wear a mask.
  • Inspect all catcher equipment (shin guards, chest protector, catcher helmet, throat guard and mask).
  • Check with players to assure that they are wearing protective cup.
  • Players performing the role of base coach are mandated to wear batting helmet.
  • First aid kit.
  • Cooler with ice and water. There are no concessions available.

HOW TO ENTER A TEAM PAYMENT PROCESS

    • ENTRY FEE – $780.00
    • DEPOSIT – $200.00 required on/or before February 15, 2020 to secure spot in the league
    • Deposit is refundable if there are not enough teams entered.
    • BALANCE – $580 balance payment due on/or before teams first game on March 15, 2020.
    • No refund once the season starts on March 15, 2020
    • HOW TO PAY – Debit/Credit Card (Vista, Master Charge, American Express) accepted.
    • Call 730-2506 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
OR
  • By Check Payable to: Kino Baseball League
  • Mail check payment to: PO Box 89304, Tucson, Arizona 85752
  • Money order, cashier check or team organization check. Individual parent checks not accepted.

13U XTREME DIVISION

JULY 14-19, 2020
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

https://www.xtremediamondsports.com/

OVERVIEW

The winner of the 13U Xtreme Wood Bat Spring Division will receive a spot to play in the 2020 Xtreme Diamondsports World Series in San Diego, California July 14-19.

The Kino Baseball League pays the entry fee for the league champion to attend the Xtreme World Series in San Diego.

NOTE: If there are two divisions (Major and AAA) the league will pay the entry fee for both division champions.

COMMITMENT

100% commitment is required of parents, players and coaches when it comes to playing in the Kino Xtreme 13U League. This league is a priority in participation.

It is understood that the team that wins the league and advances to the Xtreme World Series is 100% obligated to attend.

It is understood that if the team backs out, the team is responsible for re-payment of the entire entry fee of $1,295.00 back to Kino Baseball League.

TRAVEL EXPENSES

Team that advances to San Diego is responsible for full payment pertaining to travel, lodging, meals, etc.

The Kino Baseball League does not provide funds or reimburses team for any expenses incurred while attending this event.

INSURANCE

Team is required to have their own insurance coverage for medical/accident and liability.

Winning team that advances will be required to have certificate of insurance in their possession at time of team check in at the World Series.

The league provides liability insurance that covers the players and coaches while playing in the league only.

SEASON

  • March 7-8 will be team practice weekend at Tortolita Fields 9 and 10 will be scheduled for teams to scrimmage each other and for review of league rules. Times: 8:30 AM; 10:30 AM; 12:30 PM; 2:30 PM
  • March 14 through to May 9
  • No games scheduled for Easter Sunday, April 12
  • Number of Regular Season Games: 12
  • Number of Games per week: Minimum 2
  • Post-Season League Playoff: Number of teams to qualify to be determined prior to start of the season.
  • Days of Play: Saturdays and Sundays – with possible weeknights.

LEAGUE DEFINITION

  • Highly competitive league that maintains standings and determines a champion.
  • It is planned pending on the number of team entries to have two (2) divisions:
    • Major Division: Teams that have played competitively in a number of travel tournaments (USSSA, etc); team played in the 2019 Kino Fall League and finished in the top 8 of the final standings.
    • AAA Division: Teams that do not have the experience of playing in travel tournaments; first time as a team; Played 2019 Kino Fall League and finished in 9th place to 16th place.
    • NOTE: If there are not enough teams to create two divisions (need minimum 6 teams per division to make it work) then the division will be one league.

COMMITMENT

  • Teams must be committed to play in this league. This league is the priority.
  • If team is scheduled to play in a tournament, see “Schedule” requirements pertaining to “Black out” dates.
  • Teams must be available to play both Saturday and Sundays, and possible a weeknight pending number of teams and any weather issues that force the cancellation of games on a weekend day.

FIELD DIMENSIONS

  • Base distance = 80 feet
  • Pitching distance = 54 feet

FIELD GAME LOCATIONS

  • Arthur Pack/Tortolita Fields 9 & 10; Stefan Gollob Park; Mehl Foothills Park; Vista Del Prado

SCHEDULE

  • BLACK OUT DATES If you plan on entering a team please be advised that you are permitted one (1) black out “weekend.” If you have more than one (1) then your team will be placed on a waiting list and not included on the game schedule.
  • Need Black out dates on/or before February 28, 2020
  • The league cannot schedule around other sports (Little League, football, soccer, basketball, etc.) as it creates limitations in the game schedule that causes hardship to the other teams participating.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

  • AGE CUTOFF: May 1, 2020. (same as USSSA Baseball)
  • Player turning age 14 prior to May 1, 2020 is NOT ELIGIBLE
  • Minimum age: Player must be age 12 prior to May 1, 2020

PROOF OF BIRTH

  • Coaches will be required to have on their possession copies of player proof of birth to be able to produce to the league as requested.

TEAM OPERATION

  • The league does not get involved with the operation of any team that participates in the league as it pertains to playing time, individual discipline, financial, etc. Parents and coaches are required to work out any issues that may arise—the league does not get involved, nor will intercede.

TEAM COMPOSITON

  • Maximum 20 players.
  • Roster open through to March 29, 2020
  • Roster Frozen effective March 30, 2020 for remainder of season. No further additions to the team roster will be permitted.
  • Initial Team roster listing player names and date of birth is required to be submitted to the league on/or before March 12, 2020

BAT RULE

  • USSSA (1.15BPF), USA stamped bats with -5, -8 drop only OR
  • BBCOR stamp OR
  • Wood bat (maple, ash, birch)
  • Bat barrel diameter must be either 2 ¼” or 2 5/8”
  • NOT PERMITTED:
    • Barrel diameter of 2 ¾”
    • Bamboo bats
Bat Specifications

INSURANCE

  • Teams are to have their own liability coverage:
    • Copy of insurance certificate to be submitted to the league prior to the season.
    • Coverage can be through team affiliation with USSSA or any other national insurance company that provides insurance for team sports.
  • League has liability insurance coverage for players and coaches.
  • League DOES NOT PROVIDE medical/accident insurance. If player or coach gets injured and requires medical treatment, they do so on their own health care plan.

UNIFORMS

  • Players in full baseball uniform to include pants, cap and matching colored jerseys with a number on the back.
  • Duplicate numbers will require the coach to identify on the line up card a corresponding letter next to the duplicated number, i.e. 24A and 24B
  • Player jersey that has no number will not be eligible to play in the game.
  • Coaches are to dress professionally.

BASEBALLS

  • As part of the team entry fee, the league provides each team with 2 dozen game baseballs for the regular season.
  • League will provide the game baseballs for the post-season playoffs.
  • Teams when at game sites are responsible for retrieving foul balls that go out on their side of play.
  • If team requires further baseballs during the regular season they can purchase from the league.

PLAYING RULES

  • The league will be playing National Federation High School (NFHS) rules with a few exceptions.
  • Copy of the rules will be emailed to the coaches to review and understand by March 1, 2020 and reviewed with coaches and players during the March 7-8 scrimmage weekend.

BATTING ORDER OPTIONS

  • This will be the one exception when it comes to the NFHS rules that the league will utilize:
  • Team will have the option of batting:
    • 9 players with DH for any defensive player OR
    • Bat 10 players with an Extra Hitter (EH). DH is not permitted if this option is chosen.

SUBSTITUTION

  • Re-entry of any of the starters is permitted one time and it must be back in the original spot in the batting order.
  • Substitutes once removed from the game is no longer eligible to play in the remainder of the game.
  • There is no mandatory play.

PITCHING

  • There are no pitch counts maintained
  • There are no innings limitations.
  • Coaches are responsible for managing pitcher innings.

SAFETY

  • Players to bring plenty of water. Coaches permitted to bring coolers.
  • League does not provide water
  • First Aid Kit: Coaches are to have one on site for all games and practices.
  • Concussion management: Coaches refer to the league website: kinobaseball.com for the league concussion plan.
  • Sexual Abuse/Molestation Policy is posted on the league website kinobaseball.com browse “Policies.” Coaches are responsible to review and understand this policy.
  • Chrome batting helmets not permitted.
  • Batting helmets with cracks, tape, missing pads, etc. are not permitted for use and will be removed from the game by the umpires.
  • Catchers (players) required to wear catcher mask at all times while warming up pitcher.
  • Adult coaches are permitted to warm up a pitcher.
  • NO Jewelry of any type is permitted to be worn by a player.

ENTRY FEE AND PAYMENT PROCESS

  • League Entry Fee: $1,450.00
    • Fee covers: umpires, field preparation for each game, 2 dozen game baseballs for both regular season and post-season tournament, liability insurance, tournament awards.
  • Deposit requirements:
    • Total of $400 that will require 2 separate payments:
    • $250 to secure spot in the league (can be paid with credit card or check)
    • $150 forfeit fee (paid in check only) is held by the league in escrow and will not be deposited by the league. If the team does not forfeit any games, then $150 is returned to the team. If the team forfeits a game, then the team forfeits the $150.00.
    • A second forfeit during the season, the team is dropped from the schedule.
  • Refund:
    • Team drops out prior to start of season:
      • 14 or more days prior to start of the season full refund
      • 7-13 days prior to start of the season 50% refund of entry fee. 100% of forfeit fee is refunded.
      • Less than 7 days prior to start of the season no refund of entry fee monies paid. 100% of forfeit fee is refunded.
    • No refunds after the season starts.

    PAYMENT PROCESS

    • For credit card payment call 520-730-2506 Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
    • Cashier Check, Money order, personal check is payable to KINO BASEBALL LEAGUE
    • Individual parent checks for payment not accepted.
    • Mailing address: PO Box 89304, Tucson, Arizona 85752

    WEBSITE REFERENCES

  • Xtreme Diamondsports

14U XTREME WOOD BAT DIVISION

Xtreme Diamond Sports World Series

OVERVIEW

The winner of the 14U Xtreme Wood Bat Spring Division will receive a spot to play in the 2020 Xtreme Diamondsports World Series in San Diego, California July 14-19

The Kino Baseball League pays the entry fee for the league champion to attend the Xtreme World Series in San Diego.

COMMITMENT

100% commitment is required of parents, players and coaches when it comes to playing in the Kino Xtreme 14U League. This league is a priority in participation.

It is understood that the team that wins the league and advances to the Xtreme World Series is 100% obligated to attend.

It is understood that if the team backs out, the team is responsible for re-payment of the entire entry fee of $1,295.00.

TRAVEL EXPENSES

Team that advances to San Diego is responsible for full payment pertaining to travel, lodging, meals, etc.

The Kino Baseball League does not provide funds or reimburses team for any expenses incurred while attending this event.

INSURANCE

Team is required to have their own insurance coverage for medical/accident and liability.

Winning team that advances will be required to have certificate of insurance in their possession at time of team check in at the World Series.

The league provides liability insurance that covers the players and coaches while playing in the league only.

SEASON

  • March 7-8 will be team practice weekend. Fields will be scheduled for teams to scrimmage each other and for review of league rules. Times: 9:00 AM; 11:30 AM; 2:00 PM
  • March 14 through to May 9
  • No games scheduled for Easter Sunday, April 12
  • Number of Regular Season Games: 12
  • Number of Games per week: Minimum 2
  • Post-Season League Playoff: Number of teams to qualify to be determined prior to start of the season.
  • Days of Play: Saturdays and Sundays – with possible weeknights.

LEAGUE DEFINITION

  • Highly competitive league that maintains standings and determines a champion.
  • If a team does not have the experience of playing at this level, then it would be best not to enter a team.

COMMITMENT

  • If team is scheduled to play in a tournament, see “Schedule” requirements pertaining to “Black out” dates.
  • Teams must be available to play both Saturday and Sundays, and possible a weeknight pending number of teams and any weather issues that force the cancellation of games on a weekend day.

FIELD DIMENSIONS

  • Base distance = 90 feet
  • Pitching distance = 60 feet 6 inches

FIELD GAME LOCATIONS

  • Curtis Park, Arthur Pack Field 6, Littletown Field 3, Udall Park Field 4
  • Starting April – Saturday non-league games scheduled vs Hamilton HS (Chandler) 14U team

SCHEDULE

  • Black out dates: If you plan on entering a team please be advised that you are permitted one (1) black out “weekend.” If you have more than one (1) then your team will be placed on a waiting list and not included on the game schedule.
  • Need Black out dates on/or before February 28, 2020
  • The league cannot schedule around other sports (Little League, football, soccer, basketball, etc.) as it creates limitations in the game schedule that causes hardship to the other teams participating.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

  • Age Cutoff: May 1, 2020 (same as USSSA Baseball)
  • Player turning age 15 prior to May 1, 2020 is NOT ELIGIBLE
  • Minimum age: Player must be age 12 prior to May 1, 2020

ROSTER / TEAM COMPOITION

  • Maximum 20 players
  • Maximum 4 coaches
  • Roster frozen effective March 30, 2020 for remainder of the league season. Manager responsible for submitting final roster to the league. No further additions to the roster will be permitted.

PROOF OF BIRTH

  • Coaches will be required to have on their possession copies of player proof of birth to be able to produce to the league as requested.

TEAM OPERATION

  • The league does not get involved with the operation of any team that participates in the league as it pertains to playing time, individual discipline, financial, etc. Parents and coaches are required to work out any issues that may arise—the league does not get involved, nor will intercede.

BAT RULE

  • Composite wood bat with BBCOR stamp on the bat OR
  • Solid one-piece wood bat (maple, ash, birch)
  • NOT PERMITTED: Bamboo, metal or any composite wood that does not have the BBCOR stamp on it.
  • EXCEPTION: Non-league games versus Hamilton, players will have the option to use their BBCOR metal bat.

UNIFORMS

  • Players in full baseball uniform to include pants, cap and matching colored jerseys with a number on the back.
  • Duplicate numbers will require the coach to identify on the line up card a corresponding letter next to the duplicated number, i.e. 24A and 24B
  • Player jersey that has no number will not be eligible to play in the game.
  • Coaches are to dress professionally.

BASEBALLS

  • As part of the team entry fee, the league provides each team with 2 dozen game baseballs for the regular season.
  • League will provide the game baseballs for the post-season playoffs.
  • Teams when at game sites are responsible for retrieving foul balls that go out on their side of play.
  • If team requires further baseballs during the regular season they can purchase from the league.

PLAYING RULES

  • The league will be playing National Federation High School (NFHS) rules with a few exceptions.

BATTING ORDER OPTIONS

  • This will be the one exception when it comes to the NFHS rules that the league will utilize:
  • Team will have the option of batting:
    • 9 players with DH for any defensive player OR
    • Bat 10 players with an Extra Hitter (EH). DH is not permitted if this option is chosen.

SUBSTITUTION

  • Re-entry of any of the starters is permitted one time and it must be back in the original spot in the batting order.
  • Substitutes once removed from the game is no longer eligible to play in the remainder of the game.
  • There is no mandatory play.

PITCHING

  • There are no pitch counts maintained
  • There are no innings limitations.
  • Coaches are responsible for managing pitcher innings.

SAFETY

  • Players to bring plenty of water. Coaches permitted to bring coolers.
  • League does not provide water
  • First Aid Kit: Coaches are to have one on site for all games and practices.
  • Concussion management: Coaches refer to the league website: kinobaseball.com for the league concussion plan.
  • Sexual Abuse/Molestation Policy is posted on the league website kinobaseball.com browse “Policies.” Coaches are responsible to review and understand this policy.
  • Chrome batting helmets not permitted.
  • Batting helmets with cracks, tape, missing pads, etc. are not permitted for use and will be removed from the game by the umpires.
  • Catchers (players) required to wear catcher mask at all times while warming up pitcher.
  • Adult coaches are permitted to warm up a pitcher.
  • NO Jewelry of any type is permitted to be worn by a player.

ENTRY FEE AND PAYMENT PROCESS

  • Total entry fee is $1,550.00
    • Fee covers: Umpires, field crews to prepare field prior to each game, 2 dozen game baseballs provided, liability insurance coverage for players and coaches, post season game baseballs, championship awards and entry fee for the Xtreme World Series.
    • Team that wins the World Series qualifying bid will receive to play 4 free games as part of the Kino Summer Freshman Division that will be played during the month of June.
  • Deposit requirements:
    • Total of $400 that will require 2 separate payments:
    • $250 to secure spot in the league (can be paid with credit card or check) due by February 15, 2020.
    • $150 forfeit fee (paid in check only) is held by the league in escrow and will not be deposited by the league. If the team does not forfeit any games, then $150 is returned to the team. If the team forfeits a game, then the team forfeits the $150.00.
    • A second forfeit during the season, the team is dropped from the schedule.
    • Bbalance of payment due on/or prior to the first scheduled league game.
  • Refund
    • Team drops out prior to start of season:
      • 14 or more days prior to start of the season full refund
      • 7-13 days prior to start of the season 50% refund of entry fee. 100% of forfeit fee is refunded.
      • Less than 7 days prior to start of the season no refund of entry fee monies paid. 100% of forfeit fee is refunded.
    • No refunds after the season starts.

PAYMENT PROCESS

  • For credit card payment call 520-730-2506 Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Cashier Check, Money order, personal check is payable to KINO BASEBALL LEAGUE
  • Individual parent checks for payment not accepted
  • Mailing address: PO Box 89304, Tucson, Arizona 85752

WEBSITE REFERENCES

  • Xtreme Diamondsports
  • Questions, Contact Us

    phone: (520) 730-2506
    email: kinobbl@comcast.net