Koa Travel Baseball League

Since its inception, travel baseball has been our heart and soul. It drove us to start the company, and it remains our lifeblood to this day. What makes Koa unique? Our all-star coaches? Our administrative support? Our state of the art training facility and training aids? Our track record of community building and player success? The bottom line is that we care about baseball and player development. Our data-driven approach allows us to track our athlete’s progress throughout the season and more importantly the years. We care about our boys developing as athletes, young men, and reaching their full potential.


Professional Coaching & Baseball Staff

The first reason why families invest in Koa Baseball is the quality of our leadership. All of our 30+ coaches have played/coached high school or college baseball. We train in the principles of the Positive Coaching Alliance. Our year-round administration, which includes our CEO, head of player development, and baseball operation staff, offers over 100 combined years of baseball experience. We have invested considerable time on a 10-Year Player Development Plan for Koa Travel Baseball.


Program Specifics 10-14u

Koa Baseball offers spring, summer (not required), fall, and winter seasons. Included in the program cost, we schedule between 14-18 games, which are Sunday doubleheaders in the Northern VA Travel League. Games can be played in Montgomery County, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia. We typically schedule 1-2 tournaments per team in the spring and fall season. We schedule between 16-20 practices which are during the week, Tuesday to Friday (weather permitting). Typical roster size is 12-13 players per team. Each team will have a dedicated, professional head coach and assistant coach.


Here are the average metrics for our current Koa Travel players:

Age GroupAverage Throwing VelocityTop Throwing VelocityAverage Exit VelocityTop Exit VelocityAverage Swing SpeedTop Swing SpeedAverage Time to ContactTop Time to Contact
10U515650.545547.459.60.220.17
11U56.96454.666949.955.80.20.15
12U57.086656.336852.0457.40.180.16
13U65.187663.67955.8869.20.170.14
14U73.4187727963.4572.60.160.14

Data and Metrics Key

Metrics Definitions

Throwing Velocity, How Do You Stack Up?

 


High School Baseball & Velocity Training

 

Koa High School Travel Baseball features both summer and fall seasons, as well as year-round training, opportunities. Whether you are looking to make your JV team or preparing for the college recruiting process, Koa High School baseball provides all of the resources and training you need to compete at a high level.


Did You Know?

Since 2009, 90% (104 of 116) of Koa Baseball’s 14U travel players have gone on to make their high school JV team! The first 14U group (HS grad class 2014) was 23 out of 24, with 10 of these players also getting recruited to play college baseball at places such as Yale, Lafayette, Amherst, Emory, John’s Hopkins and more!


College Baseball

As the two-time defending regular-season MCBL champions, the Koa College Team is one of the premier wood-bat summer teams in the DMV. The season begins Memorial Day weekend and ends with the league playoffs in late- July. Our past rosters have included players from Division I-III schools, including the University of Maryland, Princeton, Florida Gulf Coast, Salisbury, CCBC-Catonsville, and many more!


How can I play Koa Travel?

Tryouts will take place every October. Please view our baseball tryouts page for details! Unsure which age range you should try out for? Click here to check our Age Determination Chart for Spring 2020.

If you have any questions about our travel baseball program, then please contact eryk@koasports.org. Koa Baseball serves customers in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Wheaton, Kensington, Potomac, Glen Echo, Takoma Park, and the District.

Frequently Asked Questions

All travel baseball teams will practice twice a week with Saturday hitting practices at the Koa facility and Sunday doubleheaders. If your team will be playing Saturday, Koa will give you ample notice of the change. During the spring the season begins mid-March and concludes early June. The fall season will begin late August and end around Halloween. Koa Travel baseball also requires a winter component, these classes will be once a week from late January through early March.

The top players at the tryout may be selected to play on our travel baseball teams. The next tier of players will be invited to play in our BABL league. If you’d like to play one and not be considered for the other, please indicate that in your registration.

Directly following the try-outs, we’ll start forming teams. All players will be contacted within 7-10 days with a decision either way.

This varies by team. We’ll relay your team’s practice schedule from the previous season upon request. There is no guarantee that you’ll get the same schedule. If the practice schedule doesn’t mesh with your son’s availability, then we’ll encourage him to attend an alternate practice with another team that’s generally one year older or younger than your team.

Practices are generally held in the Bethesda area; Koa has an adopt a field agreement with Whitman HS, BCC HS, as well as Carderock ES, we need to wait for the county permits for our other fields.

Koa Sports- Refund Policy

Camps and Clinics

If you come to the first day of your Koa program (camp & clinics only, this does not apply for leagues) and have such a terrible time that you no longer wish to participate in the program, we’ll refund you with 100% of the cost.

Recreation Leagues- Flag Football & Field Hockey

If you cancel your registration before the registration close date, we’ll refund you 100% of the program cost.

If you cancel your registration after the registration close date and find someone to take your spot, we’ll refund you 80% of the cost.

If you cancel your registration after the registration close date and fail to find someone to take your spot, we’ll credit your Koa account with 80% of the cost.

Koa Teams that require Tryouts (BABL, Travel Baseball, Select Hoops, DT Field Hockey, and Club Field Hockey)

If you cancel your registration after you have accepted your position on the team you will be charged for the full price of the team.

*Injuries will be a case by case basis handled by Programs Directors and Koa Management

**Any refund policy disputes will go directly to Koa’s Board- Program Directors CAN NOT deviate from the stated policy.

NO. We’re absolutely committed to making our playing fields a positive environment for everyone to enjoy. This is NOT a league for parents to live through their children or take away from the kids’ experience. It’s about two things: getting better and having fun!

Rain is a part of life. For our baseball teams, it means rainouts. The county has jurisdiction to make the call about closing fields due to rain. In case of field closures, Koa will do what we can to make up rained out games or practices but we cannot guarantee that every event will be rescheduled. NVTBL does not reschedule any games for us.

Get to Know Koa

Elite Baseball

Koa Travel offers a safe, regional program where elite 10-year-old through college athletes can tryout and be selected for a team to compete against the best in a three-state radius (MD, DC, VA). It’s a 4-day weekly commitment that includes two team practices, Saturday hitting practices at the Koa facility and doubleheaders on Sunday.

Click Here to Check out Koa’s Baseball Alumni Playing in College

Questions?
Email eryk@koasports.org
Call (301) 229-7529 (PLAY)