Spring Divisions

  • Futures Spring League
  • Spring 13U
  • Spring Freshman

2022 FUTURES SPRING LEAGUE

TYPE OF LEAGUE:

  • Highly competitive.
  • Qualifications:
    • Teams to have players that have club/travel tournament experience.
    • This league is not for recreational teams that have not had the playing experience in club tournaments.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY:

  • This league is not age driven.
    • Players are required to be part of the following Future High School Classes
      • Class 2026, 2027, 2028
      • On the roster form name of school and current enrolled grade is to be listed and signed by the player parent or legal guardian.
      • High school players playing on a high school team are not eligible.

TEAM ROSTER COMPOSTION:

  • Minimum 11 players on the roster
  • Maximum 20 players.
  • Initial roster due by March 18, 2022. This is to add team to the league accident insurance policy. Email roster to kinobbl@comcast.net
  • ROSTER FORM CAN BE FOUND AT kinobaseball.com or requested by contacting email kinobbl@comcast.net
  • Last day to add players is Sunday, April 3, 2022
  • Team can be made up with a one, two or all three future high school classes.

FIELD SIZE:

  • Regulation size field: 90-foot bases/60’6” pitching distance

BAT RULE:

  • Maximum length is 34 inches
  • Bat must be stamped either USABat, USSSA or BBCOR .5
  • Bat drop -8 or heavier is required.
  • Any bat that does not have any of these stamps is considered illegal for use.

PITCHING:

  • No innings or pitch count limitations
  • Coaches are responsible to monitor pitcher use and the health and safety of their arm.

SEASON CALENDAR:

  • March 1: Teams interested in playing in this league required to pay $250 deposit. (SEE ENTRY FEE SECTION BELOW FOR PAYMENT PROCESS).
  • March 12-13. Pre-season scrimmage games that will be scheduled and teams will be evaluated by the Kino Baseball staff to verify team’s ability to compete at the level required for this league.
  • March 14. Schedule will be developed based on the teams accepted to play in the league.
  • March 19-20: Season begins
  • Number of Game: 10
  • Post-season tournament after the regular season has been completed. The format will be determined once the final list of teams has been included on the game schedule.
  • Season End: May 7
  • Team is permitted one (1) black out weekend. More than one black out weekend, the team will not be accepted to play in the league.
  • Days of Play: Weekends and weeknights.  Teams need to be available to play during these days.
  • Game time: Weekends 9:00 AM, 11:30 AM; 2:00 PM; 4:30PM; Weeknights 7:00 PM.
  • Fields: County and City fields (Curtis, Arthur Pack, Reid Annex Fields).
  • Hamilton HS Huskies (So. Chandler Baseball Club) will once again be on the game schedule. The Huskies will make the trips to Tucson, and teams from the league will be scheduled to play at Hamilton HS in Chandler.

LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME:

  • Saturday, May 14, 2022 – 7:00 PM; Kino Stadium.
  • Coaches from the teams will select players to develop into two (2) teams that will play in this first type of all-star game for these grade level of players.
  • The league will coordinate and develop the rules of selection that the coaches will be required to follow.

ENTRY FEE:

  • $1,600
    • DEPOSIT: $250 due by March 1, 2022
    • BALANCE $1,350 paid by March 18, 2022
    • NOTE: $250 Deposit is 100% refundable if team is not selected to play in the league.
    • Payment can be made as follows:
      • Cash; Check (one check—no individual parent checks); Cashier Check or Money Order.
      • Credit Card (add 4% to payment) Call: 520-730-2506 to make credit card payment.
      • Zelle using 520-730-2506 as point of entry to the league Zelle account.
    • Entry Fee covers the following operational costs:
      • Umpires; Field Prep; Game Baseballs; Insurance; Post-Season awards.

INSURANCE:

  • Medical/Accident insurance is provided as excess coverage to a family’s primary health care plan.
  • Coverage is for $25,000 per claim.
  • Coverage is for the identified period of the league March 19 through to May 14.

UMPIRES:

The umpires assigned to the league are from the Southern Arizona High School AIA chapter that are high school level umpires who work freshman, jayvee, and varsity games.

GAME BASEBALLS:

  • Two (2) dozen game baseballs are issued to each team for the regular season.
  • If additional baseballs are needed the cost to purchase $52.00/dozen.
  • Two (2) baseballs per game are issued to home plate umpire prior to the game.
  • Team responsible for chasing down foul balls hit out of play on their side of the field.
  • League provides the game baseballs for the post-season tournament.

AWARDS:

  • The following post-season awards to be presented:
    • Championship: Individual
    • Tournament Finalist: Individual
    • Champions: Team award
    • Champions: Banner

FIELDS:

  • League schedules staff to put out the bases and prepare the pitching mound and home plate areas, around each base. Includes lining for foul lines, batter’s box.
  • Teams are responsible for complete clean up of their dugout upon completion of their game.

UNIFORMS:

  • Players: Require professional appearance.
    • Matching colored jerseys with a number on the back.
    • Baseball pants
    • Cap
    • Metal spikes permitted

COMMITMENT:

Teams selected to play in this league must be 100% committed.

Teams will be permitted one (1) black out weekend for tournament play.  Any additional black out weekends, the team will not be accepted to play in the league.

Team needs to be available to play both weekends and weeknights.

CALENDAR TIMELINE SUMMARY:

  • March 1: Deadline for $250 deposit.
  • March 13-14: Team scrimmage games
  • March 15: Game schedule developed
  • March 18: Initial team roster submittal deadline.
  • March 19: Season opens
  • April 3: Last day to add players to the team roster.
  • April 24: Regular season Ends
  • Week of April 25 through to May 7: Post-season playoffs
  • May 14: League All-Star Game 7:00 PM Kino Stadium

13U DIVISION – 2021 SPRING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SPORTS

March 27 to May 16

Schedule


NARRATIVE

The 13U Kino Spring League is a highly competitive division. Since 2010 this spring league has offered some of the finest 13U play in Southern Arizona. This is not a recreational type league.

COMMITTMENT

Teams that participate in this spring league are required to be 100% committed to play and must be competitive. This is not a recreational league.

TEAM REGISTRATION

Team that wishes to enter a team in the league is to email (kinobbl@comcast.net) with such intention.

Deposit of $250 required on/or before February 28 to secure spot on the league game schedule.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

AGE CUTOFF: 5/1/2021

Player that turns age 14 prior to May 1, 2021 is not eligible to participate in this spring league.

Coaches maintain player proof of birth records and are required to present to the league upon request.

TEAM ROSTER COMPOSITION

Team roster maximum is 20 players.
Final team roster is required submitted to the league on/or before Friday, April 16. After this date no further players can be added to the roster.

SCHEDULE/GAMES

  • The calendar window for this league is identified as from March 27 to May 16
  • 10 game regular season, plus post-season league tournament to determine the league champion.
  • The post-season format to be determined pending on the number of teams entered.

 

BLACK OUT DATES

The commitment to this league is a priority. Team is permitted one (1) weekend black out. Black out date to be submitted to the league on/or before February 28, 2021.

WHERE ARE GAMES PLAYED

  • Games will be scheduled to be played at Arthur Pack/Tortolita Fields 9 and 10; Mehl Foothills Park
  • Days of play mainly Saturday and Sunday with possible weeknight games scheduled.

 

FIELD DIMENSIONS

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

 

INSURANCE

  • Teams are required to provide updated certificate of insurance submitted to the league by March 8, 2021
  • League provides liability insurance coverage for all participants.
  • League does not provide medical/accident insurance.

 

UNIFORMS

Players required to be in full baseball uniform that is identified as matching colored jersey with a number on the back of the jersey, baseball pants and cap. (No Visors)

Player with a jersey with no number is not eligible to play in a game.

 

BAT SPECIFICATION

  • No longer than 34 inches
  • Barrel diameter may not be larger than 2 5/8”
  • Minimum USSSA 1.5 BPF stamped -8 OR
  • Maximum USA Stamp -8 drop permitted OR
  • BBCOR stamp or Solid one- piece wood
Bat Specifications

PITCHING

There are no pitching limitations. Coaches are responsible for monitoring and the safety of their pitcher arms.

ENTRY FEE

Entry Fee: $1,325

Payment Process

  • $250.00 required on/or before March 1, 2021 to secure spot on the game schedule, with the balance paid in full on/or before March 26, 2021.

Method of Payment

  • Debit or credit card accepted (Visa-Master Card-American Express). There is a 5% credit card processing fee that is charged.
  • Contact: 730-2506 to make deposit or full entry fee payment.

If payment is by check:

  • Check is payable to Kino Baseball League
  • Mailing address: PO Box 89304, Tucson, Arizona 85752

There are no payment plans.

Included in the entry fee:

  • Game Baseballs: Team issued 2 dozen game baseballs (provide 2 baseballs prior to each regular season game). League provides game baseballs for the post-season.
  • Fields and light costs
  • Umpires
  • Field Preparation
  • Post-Season Awards to include:
    • Individual awards for the championship and finalist team players.
    • Team Championship Award
    • Team Championship Banner

 

SUMMARY

    • Deposit required on/or before March 1
    • Final fee payment due on/or before March 26
    • Final roster due on/or before April 16.
    • Age Cutoff: 5/1/2021
    • Season calendar: March 27 to May 16
    • Black out dates (1 weekend only permitted) submitted to the league by March 1, 2021.
    • Number of regular season games = 10
    • Post-season league tournament format to be determined

FRESHMAN DIVISION – 2021 SPRING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SPORTS

March 27 to May 16

Schedule


NARRATIVE

Highly competitive spring 14U division that will include for the 11th year the traditionally strong 14U Hamilton HS Huskies 14U team. The Hamilton program has won 3 Babe Ruth World Series Champions since 2010, with the most current in 2019.

COMMITMENT

Teams that participate in this spring league are required to be 100% committed to play and must be competitive. This is not a recreational league.

TEAM REGISTRATION

Team that wishes to enter the Kino Spring Freshman League are to submit an email of intention, followed by $250 deposit on/or before February 28.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

Players that are currently enrolled (2020-21) in grades 7-8-9 are eligible to play in the Freshman Division.

Players that are on a high school spring roster are NOT eligible to play in the Freshman Division.

TEAM ROSTER COMPOSITION

Team roster maximum is 20 players.

Final team roster is to be submitted to the league on Friday, April 2. No further players can be added to the team roster after this date.

SCHEDULE/GAMES

      • The calendar window for this league is identified as from March 27 to May 16
      • 10 game regular season, plus post-season league tournament to determine the league champion.
      • The post-season format to be determined.

 

BLACK OUT DATES

Team is permitted one (1) weekend black out. Weekend date to be submitted to the league on/or before March 1, 2021.

WHERE ARE GAMES PLAYED

Games will be scheduled to be played at Pima County Parks, and at Hamilton High School, Chandler.

Games scheduled mainly for Saturday, Sunday and may include weeknights.

 

INSURANCE

Teams are required to provide updated certificate of insurance submitted to the league by March 19, 2021.

League provides liability insurance coverage for all participants.

League does not provide medical/accident insurance.

UNIFORMS

Players required to be in full baseball uniform that is identified as matching colored jersey with a number on the back of the jersey, baseball pants and cap. (No Visors)

Player with a jersey with no number is not eligible to play in a game.

BAT SPECIFICATION

      • BBCOR stamp (metal or composite wood) or player has the option of using solid one-piece wood bat (ash, maple, birch)

 

PITCHING

There are no pitching limitations for the Freshman Division.

 

ENTRY FEE

Entry Fee: $1,400

Payment Process

      • $250.00 required on/or before March 1, 2021 to secure spot on the game schedule, with the balance paid in full on/or before March 26, 2021.

Method of Payment

      • Debit or credit card accepted (Visa-Master Card-American Express). There is a 5% credit card processing fee that is charged.
      • Contact: 730-2506 to make deposit or full entry fee payment.

If payment is by check:

      • Check is payable to Kino Baseball League
      • Mailing address: PO Box 89304, Tucson, Arizona 85752

There are no payment plans.

Included in the entry fee:

      • Game Baseballs: Team issued 2 dozen game baseballs (provide 2 baseballs prior to each regular season game). League provides game baseballs for the post-season.
      • Fields and light costs
      • Umpires
      • Field Preparation
      • Post-Season Awards to include:
        • Individual awards for the championship and finalist team

players.

        • Team Championship Award
        • Team Championship Banner

 

SUMMARY

      • Email intention to enter a team (kinobbl@comcast.net).
      • Deposit $250 due on/or before March 1 to secure spot on the game schedule.
      • Balance of entry fee due on/or before March 26.
      • Final roster due by Friday, April 16. No further additions to the roster permitted.
      • Season calendar: March 27 to May 16.
      • 10 game regular season followed by post-season league tournament to determine champion.
      • Post-season tournament format to be determined.
      • Non-league games with Hamilton HS 14U team will be scheduled. Hamilton will be traveling to Tucson to play and we will reciprocate by scheduling teams to travel and play at Hamilton.
      • Black-out dates (1 weekend only permitted) submitted to the league by March 1, 2021.
      • BBCOR bat use or solid one piece wood bat

Questions, Contact Us

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