Koa Travel Baseball League

 

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 different? Our all-star coaches? Our administrative support? Our track record of community building and player success? The bottom line is that we care about baseball. We care about seeing our boys develop as athletes and young men.

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
Koa Baseball offers spring, summer (not required), fall, and winter seasons. Included in the program cost: Each fall and spring 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 two 90-minute sessions during the week, Monday to Friday (weather permitting). Typical roster size is 12-13 players per team. Each team will have a dedicated, professional head coach.

Koa’s Showcase Team

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High School Baseball

Koa High School Travel Baseball includes a summer season, fall season, and winter workouts. Whether you are looking to make your JV team in the spring, or preparing for the college recruiting process, Koa High School baseball provides all of the resources you need to train and 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 premiere 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!

Playing Up
We encourage playing up in Travel baseball. Where does your son fit in? Come in for a 20 minute, $40 metrics evaluation. Please email Andrew Beatley at andrew@koasports.org or call 301-229-7529 to set up your evaluation!

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

 Age GroupAverage Throwing VelocityMax Throwing VelocityAverage Hitting VelocityMax Hitting VelocityAverage Pro AgilityMax Pro Agility
10U44.67 mph49 mph49.00 mph53 mph5.61s5.02s
11U49.11 mph55 mph51.78 mph61 mph6.00s5.54s
12U53.14 mph58 mph54.80 mph61 mph5.43s5.16s
13U53.25 mph57 mph55.33 mph60 mph5.47s4.91s
14U56.00 mph68 mph58.18 mph74 mph5.34s5.63s

Tryouts- How can I play Koa Travel?
Our Fall 2016 Tryouts have concluded. If you were unable to attend and are interested in playing for Koa, please schedule a player evaluation with Andrew Beatley by emailing andrew@koasports.org. Unsure which age range you qualify for? Click here to check our Age Determination Chart for Fall 2016/Spring 2017.

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

[accordion title=”Frequently Asked Questions” style=”boxed” open1st=”yes”][accordion_item title=”What are the in-season demands for travel baseball players??”]All travel baseball teams will practice twice a week and usually play 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 begins 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. [/accordion_item]

[accordion style=”boxed” open=”no”][accordion_item title=”It looks like the tryout registration is the same time as BABL tryouts. What’s the deal?”]The top players at the try-out 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.[/accordion_item]

[accordion style=”boxed” open=”no”][accordion_item title=”When will we find out if we’ve made the team?”]Directly following the try-outs, we’ll start forming teams. All players will be contacted within 7-10 days with a decision either way.[/accordion_item]

[accordion style=”boxed” open=”no”][accordion_item title=”What days are practices going to be?”]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. [/accordion_item]

[accordion style=”boxed” open=”no”][accordion_item title=”Where will the practices be held?”]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.[/accordion_item]

[accordion style=”boxed” open=”no”][accordion_item title=”What if I have to cancel my registration down the road?”]If you cancel your registration after the registration close date, you and Koa will need to find a replacement player together. Then we’ll refund you 80% of the program cost in cash. 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. Once the season is started, we only issue refunds under extremely extenuating circumstances. [/accordion_item]

[accordion style=”boxed” open=”no”][accordion_item title=”Can I yell and scream and complain about the umpires and fight with other parents? “]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![/accordion_item][/accordion]

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