Tomball Kings uniform standards

The Tomball Kings set forth the following standards of dress for team activities, effective as of September 8, 2020.

The term “team colors” means royal blue, red, or white.

Practice attire

Practice attire applies to field practices, batting-cage work, and other team training activities. Coaches will specify either “full practice attire” or “shorts,” depending upon the activity and other coaching goals.

Full practice attire

The term “full practice attire” means:

1.1 Kings hat.

1.2 (a) Royal blue athletic shirt if Juniors or younger.
1.2 (b) Ready Red jersey for high school.

1.3 White or gray baseball pants, either full length or knickers.
1.31 If knickers worn, must wear either stirrups or full-length baseball socks in royal blue or red.
1.32 If stirrups worn, must wear white baseball socks underneath.
1.33 If full-length pants worn, must wear baseball socks underneath, of any team color.

1.4 Royal blue baseball belt.

1.5 Field-appropriate shoes, whether cleats or turf, in either black, gray, team colors, or some combination of these.
1.51 Metal spikes optional and only for (i) 13U and older players and (ii) use on traditional grass/dirt fields.
1.52 Soccer shoes are acceptable in lieu of baseball shoes, consistent with color requirements.

Shorts

The term “shorts” means:

2.1 Kings hat.

2.2 (a) Royal blue athletic shirt if Juniors or younger.
2.2 (b) Ready Red jersey for high school.

2.3 Solid black athletic shorts.

2.4 Surface- and activity-appropriate shoes, whether cleats, turf, or running, in either black, gray, team colors, or some combination of these, except that running shoes may be of any color.
2.41 Metal spikes optional and only for (i) 13U and older players and (ii) use on traditional grass/dirt fields.
2.42 Soccer shoes are acceptable in lieu of baseball shoes, consistent with color requirements.

Game attire

The term “game attire” means:

3.1 Kings hat.

3.2 (a) Ready Red jersey if Juniors or younger.
3.2 (b) Game jersey as specified by head coach for high school.

3.3 White baseball pants, either full length or knickers, with blue piping for high school.
3.31 If knickers worn:
3.31 (a) For Juniors or younger, must wear either stirrups or full-length baseball socks in royal blue.
3.31 (b) For high school, must wear royal blue stirrups with two white stripes around calf.
3.32 If stirrups worn, must wear white baseball socks underneath.
3.33 If full-length pants worn, must wear baseball socks underneath, in royal blue.

3.4 Royal blue baseball belt.

3.5 Field-appropriate shoes, whether cleats or turf, in either black, gray, team colors or some combination of these.
3.51 Metal spikes optional and only for (i) 13U and older players and (ii) use on traditional grass/dirt fields.
3.52 Soccer shoes are acceptable in lieu of baseball shoes, consistent with color requirements.

Additional dress standards

4.1 For safety reasons, players may not wear any jewelry, including but not limited to necklaces, rings, watches, or piercings, at any game or practice.

4.2 Pitchers may not wear white sleeves or gloves while pitching.

4.3 Players must always arrive fully dressed for practices or games (no dressing in the dugout).

4.4 After games, players must always depart the field fully dressed.

4.5 After practices, with the coach’s permission and for good cause only in his sole discretion, players may change into other clothes in the dugout, if they can do so discretely.

Safety apparel and equipment

5.1 Cups are required for any field event; sliding shorts are strongly recommended.

5.2. For practices specified as batting-cages only, cups are mandatory for catchers and optional for all other players.

5.3 Batting helmets with C-flaps are required for every game, field practice, and batting-cage event; commencing spring 2021 for high-school play, batting helmets should be royal blue in color.

5.4 Mouth guards, heart shields, and elbow and ankle shields are strongly recommended.

5.5 All catchers must have throat protectors, catchers mitts, and well-fitted chest protectors and shin guards, preferable of clam-shell design; for high school play, chest protectors must meet NOCSAE standards.

5.6 No player under the age of 15 may use a “donut,” “sleeve,” or other bat-weighting device.