The Kings offer 18U, 14U, and 12U training programs during the fall semester, to help players prepare for competitive, spring baseball. Younger players may participate with the permission of the manager of baseball programs.
During the fall semester we emphasize player development, with a coaching and training focus on fundamental baseball skills, “baseball IQ,” speed, strength, conditioning, and mobility.
- 18U: Birth date on or after September 2, 2000.
- 14U: Birth date on or after May 1, 2005.
- 12U: Birth date on or after May 1, 2007.
The 18U team practices Tuesday through Thursday each week at the Premier Baseball of Texas Sports Complex in Tomball, from 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM. The last day of fall practice for 18U is Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
14U / 12U
The 14U and 12U teams practice on Monday each week at Mathews Park in Tomball, with practice running from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The last day of fall practice for 14U and 12U players is Monday, November 25, 2019.
We expect to schedule four tournaments for the 18U team during the fall season. For younger teams we may schedule tournaments, games, or scrimmages, depending on practice progress and player availability. We will not begin scheduling tournaments until October, based upon coach evaluations of team and player progress.
Normal tournament days are Saturday and Sunday, with a minimum of three games. Games beginning as early as 8:00 AM are not unusual.
To minimize travel, we will endeavor to schedule tournaments at the Premier Baseball of Texas Sports Complex, but may travel as far as Brenham or Crosby.
Participation fees and other expenses
Annual program fee
$20.00 per player.
The annual program fee is a one-time-per-year, administrative charge to cover general program expenses such as federal and state filings, data center expenses, and email services. The fee covers the period September 1 through August 31, each year. Fall players returning for spring baseball will not need to repeat this payment in the spring.
Fall season facilities fee
$135.00 per 18U player.
$50.00 per player 14U and younger.
The fall season facilities fee is a one-time-per-season charge to cover practice field rental, insurance, baseballs, and first-aid kits.
The uniform fee is a one-time charge that covers the cost of Tomball Kings custom uniforms. It includes two game jerseys, one practice jersey, and one cap.
The Kings use durable, high-quality uniforms from Boombah to enable players to wear the same uniforms through multiple seasons.
Players do not need to repurchase uniforms except due to growth or damage, or when advancing for the first time to varsity play.
For the fall 2019 season, the uniform fee will be $150.00 for 18U players. Pending determination of tournament play, the 14U and 12U players will initially purchase practice jerseys and caps only, at an approximate cost of $45.00 per player, depending upon shipping.
$65.00 per tournament for 18U (estimate).
$40.00 per tournament for 14U / 12U (estimate; if and as applicable).
We directly apportion tournament fees at cost among all rostered players, and generally try to choose tournaments to (a) minimize tournament fees and (b) avoid travel outside of the local Houston area.
Tournament fees will be charged to all rostered players on a pro rata basis, irrespective of a player’s participation in a given tournament. If rostered, we expect a player to pay his share of each tournament fee.
We anticipate that the 18U team will play four tournaments during the fall season. Tournament play for 14U and 12U teams will depend upon coaching evaluations and player availability and not be determined until October.
Tournament fees are billed on a “pay as you go” basis, with payments due no later than Monday during the week of the tournament.
Other baseball-related expenses
While not provided through the Kings program, players should also budget for baseball pants, belt, socks, and possibly stirrups, with colors to be specified by coaches in advance of the season; a baseball glove; a regulation baseball bat; sliding shorts with protective cup; batting helmet; turf shoes and spikes; and, batting gloves if desired. Catchers must provide their own properly-fitted gear and mit, with throat protector affixed to the mask. While not required, recommended safety equipment includes a mouthguard, heartguard, and C-Flap for the batting helmet.
Need more information? Please email us at [email protected] or call 512-470-0915.