Spring season 2024

Play competitive high school, junior high, or youth baseball with the Tomball Kings this spring. Tryout registration is open.

Spring season 2024
Spring high school baseball is our opportunity to showcase the results of eight months of off-season training and skills improvement in our high school program, against first-rate competition from the Greater Houston area.
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We have updated this guide to reflect a league change for 10U and 8U baseball rosters. They will play in the Spring Klein Baseball League instead of the Farm League this spring. Season costs for 10U and 8U will be reduced by $74 as a result of this change. Also, we will not offer sandlot baseball this spring, as we were able to place most players on regular game rosters. Finally, we have removed the preseason training option for 12U, replacing it with the Athletic Performance Program.

The Tomball Kings will field spring-season 2024 baseball teams in the high school, junior high (formerly "15U"), 12U, 10U, and 8U divisions. We have concluded our open tryouts, but tryout registration is open for individual tryouts for 12U and high school. All other divisions are at capacity.

The high school division will offer interscholastic play for varsity and subvarsity rosters, with schedules featuring public and private school opponents from the Greater Houston area.

The junior high division will offer opportunities for high school prep league play, as well as interscholastic competition.

The 12U, 10U, and 8U divisions will offer opportunities for league play in the Spring Klein Baseball League.

Please see our baseball programs guide for more complete information concerning our age divisions and seasonal priorities for each division. We update this guide at least annually.

Eligibility

Participation on all Kings rosters for the Spring 2024 season is by invitation only. Maintenance of eligibility requires compliance with Tomball Kings program rules.

Players must be homeschooled in order to be on a Tomball Kings roster. Non-roster programs, such as classes and camps, may be open enrollment, subject to student compliance with Tomball Kings rules. Please read our eligibility guide for more complete information on eligibility for Tomball Kings game rosters.

Sports physical

We require an annual sports physical for all student-athletes participating on a Tomball Kings game roster. We use the University Interscholastic League’s Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation form [PDF, 1.8 MB] for this purpose. This two-page form provides for a medical history and physical examination. Parents or legal guardians will complete the medical history in conjunction with the student-athlete. The student-athlete’s physician will complete the physical examination. These forms are due by January 15, 2024 for the Spring 2024 season. A sports physical completed after June 1, 2023 (e.g., one for the Fall 2023 football season) may serve as the basis for the physical examination with the concurrence of the student-athlete’s physician.

Physical fitness

We expect all players on a Kings roster to meet our physical fitness standards and provide assistance in meeting these. Please study the standards and train as necessary to achieve them. These standards are new for the 2023-2024 academic year, which we are treating as a phase-in year for the standards.

Registration

All players who receive and accept a roster invitation for a Tomball Kings Spring 2024 team should compete our Player Information Form and any related registration requirements. We publish this form after the extension of roster invitations.

Spring calendar

Playing spring baseball with the Tomball Kings is a significant time commitment that requires accommodation of schedule changes due to inclement weather. We always schedule as far in advance as possible and promptly inform players of any schedule changes.

We operate in a youth and interscholastic baseball market that is among the most competitive anywhere. We expect players to be available to practice or play Monday through Saturday from the beginning to the end of the season.

Barring extraordinary circumstances, the spring season will end on or before May 31 for all divisions. Families of players on a Kings roster should not schedule summer vacations to commence prior to June 3, 2024, to allow a buffer for protracted rainfall or extraordinary circumstances that may cause a delay in season conclusions.

High school players should normally expect five to six team events per week. All prospective high school players should read our spring-season schedule notes for high school players.

Junior high and younger players should normally expect two to four team events per week.

In keeping with Texas baseball tradition for competitive programs, we do not take a spring break. Please do not plan spring breaks, vacations, fishing trips, birthday parties, grandparent visits, mountain climbs, or any other excursions during baseball season that would cause a player to miss a team event.

The only valid reasons for missing team events during baseball season are (i) prior arrangement with the director of baseball operations, (ii) family emergency, (iii) too ill to participate, or (iv) too injured to participate. We will deem an absence for any other reason to be unexcused.

Practice schedules

The projected practice schedule for all rosters is as follows:

Roster First practice Practice days Hours
High school Mon Jan 15 Daily (except for game days) 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Junior high Tue Jan 16 Tue / Thu (before games begin) 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
12U Tue Feb 27 Tue / Thu (before games begin) 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
10U Tue Feb 27 Tue / Thu (before games begin) 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
8U Tue Feb 27 Tue / Thu (before games begin) 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Except for high school, regular practice days for all rosters may change once we receive league schedules, to avoid having practices on games days and allow for adequate rest and recovery.

High school will practice at Premier. All other practices for all rosters will be at Farm League.

Costs

Players on a Tomball Kings roster for the Spring 2024 season should anticipate roster-related fees and expenses as set forth below.

High school season costs Due Amount
Uniform fee (to the extent not already purchased) Dec 15 $292.00
Annual program fee (if not yet paid for 2023-2024) Jan 15 $20.00
Facilities fee (covers all games and practices) Jan 15 $625.00
Coaching fee, entire season (installments permitted) Feb 1 $500.00

The coaching fee for high school may be broken into four installments of $125.00 each, payable the first days of February, March, April, and May, respectively.

Junior high season costs Due Amount
Uniform fee (to the extent not already purchased) Dec 15 $114.00
Annual program fee (if not yet paid for 2023-2024) Jan 15 $20.00
Facilities fee (covers all games and practices) Jan 15 $595.00
Coaching fee, entire season Feb 1 $50.00
12U / 10U / 8U season costs Due Amount
Uniform fee (to the extent not already purchased) Dec 15 $114.00
Annual program fee (if not yet paid for 2023-2024) Jan 15 $20.00
Facilities fee (covers all games and practices) Feb 27 $465.00

Method of payment

The Kings will invoice you for all fees.

Please note that additional fees may apply for players late with their uniform orders. Participation in all Tomball Kings activities is subject to timely payment of applicable fees.

While not provided through the Kings program, players should also budget for baseball pants, belt, and socks, as set forth in the Tomball Kings dress code and uniform requirements; a baseball glove; a regulation baseball bat; sliding shorts with protective cup; batting helmet of royal-blue color; turf shoes and cleats or spikes in Kings colors or black; sunglasses; and, batting gloves if desired. Catchers must provide their own properly-fitted gear and mitt, with throat protector affixed to the mask. Recommended safety equipment includes a mouthguard, heartguard, and C-Flap for the batting helmet. By rule, high school players must use a helmet with a C-Flap.

Note: bats and gloves in particular can be expensive items and must be a good fit for the player. Kings coaches are happy to advise on such items, prior to purchase.


We have composed this Spring 2024 program guide based upon the best information available to us at the time of publication, but reserve the right to make changes prior to the first practice date for any particular age division. Should we make any such changes, we will email an announcement to our roster email list.

If you have questions or need additional information, please email support@tomballkings.org or call John Harris at 512-470-0915.