We offer scholarships! Everyone plays in KSR. Please send inquiries to klondikesummerrec.info@gmail.com

For 2020 Fall Season all players must have their own helmet and bat. Contact our Equipment Director at ebruce2323@gmail.com for loner equipment needs.

Tippy Stars Explained

Tippy Stars

A special team made up of very special players aged 5-18 from Tippecanoe County.

Contact Tippy Stars coordinator at tippystars@gmail.com for specific requirements, but open to all special needs players in the area ages 5-18

The 2020 Season will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm from July 7 through August 25.

Teeball & Rookies Explained

Teeball

Primarily for 5-year-olds (as of April 30th of the current year), or those playing for the first time, this division aims to give kids the
opportunity to have organized exposure to playing the game of baseball. 4-year-olds will be considered by the league director on a case-by-case basis.

Teeball focuses on introducing the game to players while teaching them the fundamentals. Teams will consist of 7-8 players to keep the batting order moving quicker and to allow for more action on the field with chances to field live balls in play. Teams will be comprised of both boys and girls, and a softie-style baseball is used during practices/games. This league will begin in in August and will run through the end of September. Practices will be held one evening per week for one hour, and teams will play one, hour-long game on Saturday mornings. Each player will be assigned to a team by the league director. There is no skills testing for this league.

In Teeball, players begin by hitting off the tee. The goal is to begin to gradually incorporate “front toss” (by the coaches). Once teams begin using “front toss” during games, players will get up to three pitches each at-bat; if the ball is not hit into the field of play by the third pitch, then the hitter will hit off the tee. Players will rotate through all positions on the field.

Rookies Baseball (6U)

This division is primarily for 6-year-olds and aims to build upon the fundamentals that were introduced in t-ball. The goal is to get the players ready to play 8U the following year. 5 year-olds, who have played one year of t-ball, can play 6U baseball; however, they will play 6U for two seasons and not move to 8U the following season as a 6-year-old.

Rookie baseball will continue to focus on developing strong fundamentals, understanding the rules of the game, and general game-play. Teams will be comprised of both boys and girls and will consist of ~10 players. This league will begin in August and will run through the end of September. Practices will be held one evening per week for one hour, and teams will play one, hour-long game on Saturday mornings. Each player will be assigned to a team by the league director. There is no skills testing for this league.

In rookies, players hit machine pitched balls, and outs will be accounted for. Players will get up to three pitches off the machine; if the ball is not hit into the field of play by the third pitch, then the hitter will hit off the tee. Players will rotate through all positions on the field.

Baseball Leagues Explained

8U Baseball

Formerly known as Pinto, 8U is based for 7 and 8-year old’s, as of April 30th of the current year. It is all about the fundamentals while having the players play in a competitive environment.

The players will get to build on what they learned in the Tee Ball and 6U divisions. Players bat until 3 outs are made or 7 runs have been scored. The score is kept. Batters will hit off a pitching machine.

8U will take place at Klondike and other area Rec Programs. The typical schedule will be 2 days a week. Most events will take place at 530pm for both home and away games but could also fall into the later 7:15 timeslots on occasion. League will start in April and run through June.

10U Baseball

Formerly known as Mustang, 10U is based for 9 and 10-year old’s, as of April 30th of the current year.

The players will continue their development while hitting off a pitching machine. This division begins the player's training in the complete game of baseball. Runners will be able to advance to the 2nd and 3rd bases, on a pitched ball that gets behind the catcher. This division is another stepping stone towards playing "live arm" baseball.

10U schedule typically will incorporate 2-3 days a week on Mon/Wed/Fri and likely to occur at 7:15. Teams will play at Klondike and other surrounding area Rec Programs. The league will start in April and run through June.

10U Showcase Baseball

What is it the showcase team?

The 10U Baseball Showcase Team is "in addition to" the regular league/games. Essentially players will be playing on two Klondike Summer Rec 10U teams;

  1. Standard 10U KSR Rec Team: Showcase players will be evenly distributed on rec teams evenly to fill out the rec rosters and will play a 15-20 game schedule.
  2. Showcase team: This team will play doubleheaders against other showcase/travel teams in the area on Sundays. (separate practices are still open for discussion)

 

How are players selected to be on the Showcase Team?

KSR will have open tryouts/evaluations in February 2020 for the showcase team.  Players that are selected for the showcase team will play on two teams. 

 

What happens to players that are not selected for the Showcase Team?

Any players that are not selected for the Showcase Team will still play/participate in 10U machine pitch baseball.

12U Baseball

Formerly known as Broncho, 12U is based for 11 and 12-year old’s, as of April 30th of the current year.

12U will work to develop young players into the full game of baseball while providing a fun and competitive environment. Live arm pitching will be introduced while players can lead off and steal bases.

Games will be played on fields with a 48' pitching mound and 70' base dimensions.  Coaches will place emphasis on the continued development into the full game of baseball.  Most rules of baseball will apply but there will be a heavy focus on getting kids comfortable pitching and hitting off "kids pitching".

This league will play both at Klondike and other surrounding area Rec Leagues at either 530 or 730 and can fall on any night Mon-Fri.

14U Baseball

Formerly known as Pony, 14U is based for 13 and 14-year old’s, as of April 30th of the current year.

This division continues to develop young players into the full game of baseball while providing a fun and competitive environment. Live arm Pitching is expanded upon with the mound moving further back in distance, while players can lead off and steal bases.

Players in this league will play on fields with a 54' pitching mound and bases set 80' apart.

The 14U league will play both at Klondike and other surrounding area Rec Leagues at either 530 or 730 and can fall on any night Mon-Fri.

Softball Explained

Pixie

Pixie League is comprised of 6, 7, and 8-year old’s, as of January 1st of the current year. All 6-year old’s need to have played at least one year of t-ball.

It is all about the fundamentals while having the players play in a competitive environment. The players will get to build on what they learned in the Tee-ball division. Players bat until 3 outs are made or 7 runs have been scored. The score is kept. Batters will hit off a pitching machine.

Softball typically takes place on weeknights at either 530 or 715. Games will be played at Klondike and other surrounding Rec Programs starting in April and running through June.

Cadet

Cadet League is comprised of 9 and 10-year old players, as of January 1st of the current year. Players continue to build on the fundamentals while also being introduced live arm pitching in combination with the use of a pitching machine.

Cadet League stresses the basics of the game and fundamental skills of batting, fielding, and throwing. Cadet League also begins to introduce stealing bases while doing the use of the pitching machine. Batters can also strike out in this league. Pitchers will pitch from 35 feet.

Softball typically takes place on weeknights at either 530 or 715. Games will be played at Klondike and other surrounding Rec Programs starting in April and running through June.

Juniors

Junior League is comprised of 11 and 12-year-old players, as of January 1st of the current year. In the Junior League, players continue to build on the fundamentals. It is all live arm pitching with the pitchers pitching from 40 feet.

This League will teach the basics of the game and fundamental skills of batting, fielding, and throwing while adding more stress of competition along with the introduction of additional game strategies. It is all live arm pitching with the pitchers pitching from 40 feet.

Softball typically takes place on weeknights at either 530 or 715. Games will be played at Klondike and other surrounding Rec Programs starting in April and running through June.