Tryout information

The Tomball Kings welcome new student-athletes to all of our baseball programs, but eligibility for play on a Tomball Kings baseball team is limited to homeschooled student-athletes.

During periods outside of scheduled tryouts, we welcome prospective players to contact us to schedule an individual tryout.

Prospective participants may wish to read our guide “How to make the most of your baseball tryout.”

We require advance registration for all tryout participants. Registration is currently open for the 2024 spring high school season, and will open soon for the 2024 spring season for younger players.

Tryout location

We hold tryouts for junior high, 12U, 10U, and 8U rosters on Field 6 at Farm League Park, 19717 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring TX 77379 [map].

We hold high school tryouts at the Premier Baseball of Texas Sports Complex, 20230 Cypress Rosehill Road, Tomball TX 77377 [map].

Please note that participants may not wear metal spikes on any Premier or Farm League field.

Tryout schedule

High school

We will hold the open high school tryout during the week beginning Monday, December 4, 2023 and ending Friday, December 8, 2023, from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM each day. Participants should plan to attend each day of the tryout period.

Junior high / 12U / 10U / 8U divisions

We will hold open tryouts for our 2023-2024 fall-season rosters in the junior high / 12U / 10U / 8U divisions in accordance with the schedule below. On each date, the tryout will begin at 3:30 PM and conclude by 5:30 PM.

Fall league baseball

Tryouts for fall baseball are concluded.

Spring league baseball

During the spring season, players in our junior division participate in prep-league competition at Farm League Park. The 12U division participates in the Spring Klein League. The 10U and 8U divisions participate in the Farm League.

Prep-league players must be (i) age-eligible and (ii) in seventh or eighth grades. Any player in the spring prep league must make Kings their first priority. They may play travel ball with Coach Wilkins’s permission, but any schedule conflicts must be resolved in favor of prep league, unless otherwise arranged with Coach Wilkins.

DivisionTryout dates for Spring 2024 season
Junior highMon November 27, 2023
12UTue November 28, 2023
10UWed November 29, 2023
8UThu November 30, 2023
Make-up dateFri December 1, 2023

Registration for 2024 Spring rosters in the junior high, 12U, 10U, and 8U divisions will open August 1, after conclusion of the tryouts for the Fall 2023 season.

Tryout format

At each tryout we separate participants by age division, but we use an evaluation and grading system that is uniform across all ages, to help us track player development over time. We evaluate punctuality, baseball appearance and demeanor, focus and energy, general athleticism, throwing ability, infield and outfield defensive skills, and hitting. We reserve time toward the end of each tryout for separate evaluations of prospective pitchers and catchers. We grade each activity using a five-point scale and make qualitative notes, as well. Though player evaluations are the primary function of our tryouts, we will take time to share teaching points whenever possible.

Tryout results

Typically within 72 hours of a tryout’s conclusion, we will share our evaluations with each participant. We do not share actual, numeric grades from the player evaluations, but do provide a qualitative assessment along with one of two, definitive, tryout results. These results will be either (a) a qualified invitation to participate as a player in one of our age divisions or (b) our regrets that we are unable to extend an invitation at that particular moment in time.

The term “qualified invitation” means an invitation to join a Kings program that is predicated on certain terms, conditions, and understandings. These include player availability for team events as scheduled, timely payment of required fees, and compliance with program rules.