Summer High School Leagues

High School Jayvee & Varsity Baseball

2024 Summer High School Jayvee and Varsity Leagues

Our 14th High School Summer League | Competitive

“Where History and Tradition Meet”

$175 – $195

Season June 1, 2024 – June 29, 2024

About

The Kino summer leagues mission is to combine development, evaluation, competitiveness, and tradition for the Southern Arizona High School programs. The journey towards a successful 2025 spring season starts with the 2024 Kino summer leagues.

The Kino Baseball League will offer three summer developmental and evaluation leagues which captures the mission of the summer program that include:

 Jayvee Division | Varsity Division

Signups are open beginning March 9 2024!

  • Jayvee and Varsity Division
  • Registration
  • Varsity Schedule
  • Jayvee Schedule
  • Kino Sports Complex

Varsity Division

Incoming Freshman (Class 2028), Sophomore (Class 2027), Junior (Class 2026) and Senior (Class (2025) are eligible to play in the Varsity Division. Players playing on the Varsity Division team are eligible to play in the Underclass Division if needed.

Senior Class 2025 are NOT eligible to play in the Underclass Division

NUMBER OF GAMES

  • Three (3) games per week.
  • Minimum of 10-12 games.

Days of Play & Times

  • Monday through Saturday.
  • Game times may vary on Saturdays. Weeknights range from 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30PM.

Game Sites Fields

  • Kino Sports Complex | Reid Annex Fields | School Fields | County Fields.
  • Travel to Douglas, Nogales, Rio Rico, and other school fields will be required.

Post Season

  • Post-season tournament offered (optional for teams) Calendar: July 1-12. The tournament will be in the single elimination format and played straight with regular NFHS rules that are played during the spring season.
  • Post Season “Final Exam” Competitive Tournament that offers the opportunity to grade the summer season progress.

Rules

  • BBCOR .50 metal or composite wood bat.
  • Score is maintained for every game and is updated on the league website.
  • Free substitution for regular season games allows for more playing time for the players.
  • BBCOR stamped bat. Player has the option of hitting with a wood bat.
  • Batting Line Up options consist of batting, 9, 10 or 11 batters in a game.
  • Games are 7 innings or 2:00 hour time limit.

Underclass Division

Incoming Freshman (Class 2028); Sophomore (Class 2027); Juniors (Class 2026) eligible to play in the Underclass Division. Players from these classes may play on the school varsity team as needed.

  • Play doubleheaders each Saturday during the month of June (Starting June 1) –this will total 10 games.
  • Saturday doubleheaders played in the morning at the Kino Sports Complex and Reid Annex Fields
  • Additional weeknight games will probably be scheduled.
  • Travel to Douglas, Nogales, Rio Rico and other schools and county fields.
  • Score is maintained for every game and updated on the league website.
  • Free substitution for regular season games allows for more playing time for the players.
  • BBCOR stamped bat. Player has the option of hitting with a wood bat.
  • Batting Line Up options consist of batting, 9, 10 or 11 batters in a game.
  • Games 7 innings or 2:00 hour time limit.
  • Post-season Underclass tournament is offered to teams that wish to continue playing. The calendar window for such a tournament is July 1-12 period. The tournament will be in the single elimination format and played straight with regular NFHS rules that are played during the spring season.

Jayvee & Varsity Registration

All players that participate in either a Jayvee or Varsity high school league are required to register on-line through the leagues application.

Registration opens March 9, 2024 through May 31, 2024.

Fee:

    • $175 +cc fees March 9, 2024 through May 20, 2024.
    • $195 +cc fees May 21, 2024 to May 31, 2024
    • Registration closes 11:59pm May 31, 2024
    • Credit card required at the time of registration

Late Fee: $195 per player beginning May 21, 2024 through May 31, 2024.

Included With Fee

  • Field rental and light hourly use for county and city fields.
  • Umpires (Two are assigned for each game).
  • Each team receives 2 dozen game baseballs for the regular season.
  • Excess medical/accident insurance benefit for registered players.

Refund Schedule

  • 100% March 20 to April 30
  • 25% May 1 to May 31
  • Zeo refund June 1 and for the remainder of the year.


Varsity League Schedule & Playoffs

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Jayvee League Schedule & Playoffs


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Kino Sports Complex

  • Admission fee: $5.00 per adult is charged.
  • High School students with ID and younger free.
  • Banner University Orthopedic and Sports Medicine trainers are provided.
  • Security is provided.
  • Professionally prepared fields.
  • Facilities with clean restrooms and manicured common areas.

The Kino Sports Complex is the home of the Kino Baseball League since the league’s inception in 2010.

The fields are professionally maintained, and the facilities that include restrooms, concessions, covered bleacher seating, and lawn common areas for chair seating are clean daily, compared to City and county fields that the league uses are prepared by a group of staff that are hired by the league to get the fields ready for each game. There are no concession facilities, but there are restroom facilities at city and county parks.

The Kino Sports Complex is not a public park. It is classified as a “district” that is in the business of turning a profit by attracting events to the various facilities. The city and county parks are under the jurisdiction of the Tucson Parks and Recreation and Pima County Natural Resources which are not in the business of turning a profit.

Due the large number of teams that participate in the Kino Baseball League, there are not enough city and county fields that can accommodate our operation; therefore, a majority of summer league games are played at the Kino Sports Complex due to the multi number of baseball fields that are available.

Playing at the Kino Sports Complex comes with a price tag that is extremely more than playing at city and county parks. Along with the cost of field rental and light costs, the league is required to pay for ancillary support cost that include county event staff, cleaning staff (custodian for restrooms), security and athletic trainers from Banner Medicine and Orthopedic every night that the league plays. All this cost adds up, and therefore to offset these costs admission is charged to the public daily.

The player registration fee that you pay covers the cost of umpires, baseballs, insurance, and a small percentage of the field and light costs that the league is charged. To cover the costs of the ancillary costs at Kino, admission must be charged. There is no admission charged at city or county parks because of less cost responsibility on behalf of the league.

The Kino Sports Complex also has various policies on what items can and cannot be brought in. These policies are posted on the Kino Baseball League website and will be sent prior to the start of the season to all coaches that participate in the summer league to communicate with the families.


FIELD LOCATIONS

Kino Sports Complex – 2500 East Ajo Way, Tucson
Empire High School – 10701 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Tucson, AZ 85747
Rio Rico High School – 590 Camino Lito Galindo, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Nogales War Memorial Stadium – 100 East Madison Street, Nogales, Arizona
Douglas High School – 1500 E. 15th Street, Douglas, AZ 85607
Buena High School – 5225 E Buena School Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Reid Annex Fields – 900 South Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ

QUESTIONS

For further assistance with Registration, contact Bill Leith at [email protected] or call 520-730-2506.