Tryout information

The Tomball Kings welcome new players to all of our baseball programs, but eligibility is limited to homeschooled athletes.

We hold open tryouts in August, November, December, and January of each year. During interim periods, 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.

Upcoming tryouts

We will hold open tryouts for our Spring 2022 teams in accordance with the schedule below. On each date, the tryout will begin at 3:30 PM and conclude by 5:30 PM.

DivisionDates
High schoolThu Jan 6 2022
15UThu Jan 6 2022
12UWed Jan 5 2022
10UMon Dec 6 2021
8UTue Dec 7 2021

Tryout location

We hold our tryouts at Farm League Park, 19717 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring TX 77379 [map]. Please note that participants may not wear metal spikes on any Farm League field.

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.