Northern Kentucky Baseball (NKB) will be forming all star teams for the 8U through 11U age groups to participate in the 2014 East Kentucky Cal Ripken All Star tournaments and/or other all star and post-regular season tournaments. For the 2014 all star season, we plan to form the following teams (depending upon the level of player interest), which are based on NKB’s Cal Ripken charters:
8U – Boone County, Kenton County and Licking Valley
9U – Boone County, Kenton County and Licking Valley
10U – Boone County, Kenton County and Licking Valley
11U – Combined team*
The all star teams will be formed based on the following geographies:
Boone Co – All players with a physical home address in Boone County (excluding Walton-Verona School district or enrolled in Walton-Verona Schools).
Kenton Co – All players with a physical home address in Kenton County.
Licking Valley– All players with a physical home address in Pendleton, Campbell, Grant, Gallatin and Walton-Verona School district or enrolled in Walton-Verona Schools.
*- For the 11U all star team, any appropriately aged player who participated in the NKB’s Spring 2014 season will be eligible to tryout (regardless of charter/county of residence). One 11U all star team will be formed.
NOTE: If enough players for a particular age group/charter do not register for all star tryouts, then no tryout will be held and no team will be formed for that particular age group/charter.
Selection Process – Players will be selected by a committee based on tryout results and coaches’ recommendations.
Tryouts – All players interested in participating in all stars are encouraged to try out. The format of the tryout will include drills to assess different aspects of the players’ abilities, including base running; hitting; fielding; throwing and catching. As such, each player will need to come to the tryout prepared to bat, catch fly balls, field grounders and run bases. At the 9U and above age groups, those interested in pitching will need to demonstrate those skills. Separate tryouts will be held for each of the age groups (i.e., 8U; 9U; 10U; and 11U).
Thursday, June 12th (5:00 p.m.) – Registration deadline
Friday, June 13th – Tryouts for 10U at 5:30 p.m. and 11U at 7:00 p.m. at Franzen Fields in Villa Hills, KY
Sunday, June 15th – Tryouts for 8U at 1:30 p.m. and 9U 3:00 p.m. at Franzen Fields in Villa Hills, KY
Week of June 16th – Players selected/rosters finalized; uniforms will be ordered.
Week of June 23rd– All star teams begin practice (Practice fields to be provided by league; exact dates/times of practices is TBD).
Week of July 7th – East KY Cal Ripken District 1 Tournament – 10U only (This is the local tournament between the multiple 10U all star teams to determine who will represent District 1 in the 10U East KY Cal Ripken State Tournament). NOTE: Teams at the 9U age group will automatically qualify for the East KY Cal Ripken State Tournament.
Week of July 14th – East KY Cal Ripken State Tournament
10U – Lexington, KY
Week of July 21st – East KY Cal Ripken State Tournament
9U – Mt. Sterling, KY
NOTE: NKB will not be sending teams to the 8U or 11U East KY Cal Ripken State Tournament this season.
Birth certificates are required to be presented to verify date of birth; however, the league will not need to retain.
For a full list of requirements and information, please visit the East KY Cal Ripken website at: www.eastkybrl.com
In order to properly plan and prepare for an effective and efficient tryout process, please register online at www.NKBaseball.com by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 12th.