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3&2 Spring Break Camps - Sign Up Now!
by posted 03/02/2021


Get better before the season starts! 3&2 Baseball has teamed up with Homefield Baseball Academy to offer two, 3-day spring break camps.

Our camps are designed to teach the fundamentals through instruction and multiple reps for each player. We will cover multiple aspects of the game including base running, throwing, fielding, hitting, pitching, outfield drill work, and much more! Join former Royal Jaime Bluma, and the Homefield Baseball Academy staff for this fun, repetition based, and skill driven camp! 

Camps run from 1-4pm at 3&2's East Complex on March 22-24 and April 5-7. Should weather conditions not be favorable, camp will move to the Homefield indoor location. Click here to register!

 

 

 

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3&2 League Registration Underway for 2021
by posted 02/26/2021


Team and individual registration is now open for the 2021 spring/summer season. We invite you and your team to enjoy a season of fun at 3&2 by completing either the 2021 Manager Application or the Individual Registration.

 

Other great reasons to play league at 3&2 in 2021 and beyond:

  • Age-appropriate fields – all games will be played on fields that are sized to fit the age of the teams.
  • All levels of play – regardless if your team is highly competitive or recreational, we can align your team with other teams of similar ability to create a competitively-balanced schedule.
  • Flexible scheduling – we know that families today are busy and your team will need help navigating the season. We can work with you!

If your team has never played at 3&2 before, call us to talk about how we can create a season that meets your needs, exceeds your expectations, and in doing so, find out why so many have called 3&2 their league home for generations.

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T-Ball Registration for 2021 is Underway
by posted 02/26/2021


Do you have a pre-schooler in your family that wants to play T-Ball?

 

The 3&2 Baseball Club is offering three t-ball options in 2021. 

 

  • Spring session (6 games)- April 17-May 22 - registration deadline is April 1. 
  • Greenwood, MO Program (8 games): Spring/Summer session - May 15-June 26 - registration deadline is May 7.
  • Summer session (6 games)- June 5-July 17 - registration deadline is May 22. 

 

Registration is already underwayTo register, click on the orange, REGISTER NOW button on the home page of the 3&2 web site.

Parents are needed as coaches and managers for these teams. Put together your own team or build a team from players that sign up through open registration. 3&2 provides everything you need, including equipment, uniform t-shirts and hats!

Players need to be four years old by June 1st to be eligible.

Teams are formed by neighborhoods in which you live and games are played on Saturdays near the team's home area at the following locations: 

  • Indian Hill Middle School (63rd & Mission Road)
  • Shawnee's Gum Springs Park (67th Street between Nieman and Quivira)
  • Lenexa's Freedom Fields (83rd and Monticello)
  • Shawnee's Stump Park (47th & Woodland)
  • 3&2's West Complex Shawnee, KS (83rd & Monticello)
  • Joel Dean Hitt Park (813 Allendale Lake Rd., Greenwood, MO)
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3&2 Operations and Facility Team Leaders--Meet the Team
by posted 02/22/2021


Your 3&2 Operations and Facility Team Leaders

We are excited to work with each and every one of you this season. Whether you are a coach, parent, player, family member, partner, volunteer or anyone who is connected to 3&2, we look forward to helping you make great baseball memories for your kids this season, and here is the team that is going to make that happen.

Deron

Entering his fourth season as a full time 3&2 staff person is Deron Toomay. Deron is 3&2s Program Manager and has been the point person on our winter leagues, winter/spring player placement, new team formation, practice field assignments, league reschedules and social media communications. Deron has been involved with 3&2 most of his life as player and for the last 20 years on the front line as a field manager. Deron helps coach a second grade league team at 3&2 and is also involved in scouting and club volleyball with his three children.

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Charlie

Charlie Beets is in his rookie season as a full-time staffer at 3&2 but is no stranger to youth baseball and fastpitch. Charlie serves as an Assistant League & Tournament Director at 3&2. Charlie will help you assemble teams, place free agents, customize league and tournament events and answer questions, schedule games and recruit teams to our leagues and events from all over the region and U.S. respectively.

Prior to coming to 3&2, Charlie managed all administrative aspects of Elite level baseball and fastpitch events for Midwest Sports Productions. He organized and ran the events from the front line week in/week out 10 months per year.

Charlie has also worked in the NFL for six seasons as a college scouting coordinator for the Carolina Panthers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Charlie is an active coach in the 3&2 program.

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Ryan

Returning starter in his second full season as a full-time staffer at 3&2 is Ryan Highfill. Ryan serves dual roles at 3&2 and USSSA Fast Pitch. For 3&2, Ryan is our Senior League & Tournament Director serving point on all aspects of program operations, staff scheduling, master scheduling and maintenance, social media, and strategic planning and communications at all levels.

Since one job and one sport isn’t enough, Ryan also serves as the National Fastpitch Program Director for USSSA and interim State Director for Kansas & Missouri. In this role, Ryan oversees 30+ State Directors, 30,000 registered youth teams, National Programs, and the USSSA Pride professional fastpitch athletes and team.

When Ryan’s not running these programs, for the last 13 seasons, he could be found coaching high school baseball, and now can be found playing with his son and daughter who haven’t quite gotten into youth sports just yet.

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Amber

Amber Beets is 3&2’s Retail Director & Awards Coordinator. Amber oversees all aspects of 3&2’s retail operations from event design concept to point of sale to our members and tournament guests. Amber also maps out all individual and team awards for league and tournament play and assists in many other operational functions for the team. A new saying has emerged in the office since Amber came on board in 2020 with regards to execution of tasks for our league members, “there’s now…and there’s Amber Now!”.

Prior to joining 3&2, Amber ran retail and gate operations for another local event management company. Amber has two children active in sports at 3&2 and other community activities.

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Neil

Neil Rutkowski is the Director of League & Tournament Operations at 3&2. Neil’s in his 11th season at 3&2 on the permanent staff, and has been affiliated with 3&2 as a player, field manager, gate/grounds/concessions worker since the late 1980s. He leads the operations team. Neil currently has had two boys graduate through the 3&2 program and has been an active 3&2 coach since 2005. Neil also has a daughter that played at 3&2 and other competitive sports and works in our concession stand.

At 3&2, Neil is responsible to you for all operational aspects of 3&2 including league management, overseeing player placement, new team formation, tournament management, sponsorships, partnerships, and special events such as camps and clinics.

Prior to doing what he loves to do at 3&2, Neil worked as a principal consultant in web content management for Crown Partners, as a technical communications and publications chief at Cerner Corporation, and a government affairs liaison in both the private and public sector.

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Tom

After 20 years of service to a local 6A school district, Tom Gray joined 3&2 in 2002 as Grounds Chief so he’s celebrating his 20th year with us.  Tom runs a ground crew of up to 25 members to maintain 3&2’s properties including all 3&2’s buildings, common grounds, and equipment.  Tom has developed strong relationships/partnerships with some of 3&2’s most loyal partners in the construction, landscaping, and materials and equipment supply businesses who together make the facilities our teams play on some of the finest in the country.  Tom has previously coached his three kids in both softball and baseball here at 3&2.

Jeff

3&2’s Executive Director is Jeff Chalk. Jeff oversees all capital projects, financial management, and operational programs for 3&2 Baseball.  Jeff is in his 33rd season at 3&2 and is also an alumni of the program as a player, coach, and grounds lead at 3&2’s former field location at Shawnee Mission Parkway & Pflumm. As a youth baseball coach Jeff has graduated two of his own kids through the program. He reports to the Board of Directors.

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League Standard Baseballs Available
by posted 02/20/2021


Diamond DOL-1 & ADStarr AD200 Approved for 2021
We are selling the league standard baseballs Saturday and Sunday 8-12PM at the East Complex (18300 W. 87th St. 66220. Thru gate up hill to metal bldg). Coaches/parents stock up now and save on league-approved baseballs for the 2021 season. Choose either the Diamond DOL-1 or the AD Starr 200 for $40/dzn for league in 2021. Available now. All forms of payment accepted. Come see us!

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This Week in Baseball - February 22-28
by posted 02/15/2021

 

TWIB NOTES FOR FEBRUARY 22-28, 2021

Each week we highlight current events at 3&2 that you and your team should be aware of! Check it out!

 

Current and Upcoming Programs

3&2's Federal League is a great option for the high school player. Keep the team together as you continue to enjoy the game through your high school years. More about this popular league here
TEAMS CONTINUE TO SIGN UP FOR LEAGUE PLAY - 2021 Spring/Summer league registration is now OPEN for T-ball through High School and more than 285 teams have signed up so far. Read all about joining the Kansas City area's largest youth baseball league here. Early bird registration ends Friday, March 12th! Get signed up today!
Current Open Registrations

Tournaments

Last week we highlighted the March 26-28 Chick-Fil-a Season Opener! This week we focus on the very popular Royals Rumble tournament slated for April 9-11, which is a USSSA 2X points event! Get your team signed up now for these early-season events!

Click here to view the entire 3&2 tournament schedule which is bigger and better than ever! Get signed up today and don't get locked out on any of our events in '21. 
 

Baseball Camps

3&2's summer baseball camp schedule has been released for players currently in kindergarten through 5th grade. Click here to view the schedule and sign up! 

Keep watching this space for more information on camps this coming spring and summer from 3&2 and its partners.  

Baseballs for Sale

Stock up now with great savings on league approved baseballs for the 2021 season. Choose either the Diamond DOL-1 or the AD Starr 200 for $40/dzn. Available now in the 3&2 admin office or in the field manager's office at each complex when games are being played . 

 

Umpire Training

3&2 is always looking for quality people to join our umpire family. Click here for more information and to register for on-line training that will start soon! Email our assigning team 

Employment Opportunities

3&2 is currently accepting applications for opportunities in our concession stands and on our ground crew. Get in quick as these positions won't last long!

 
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Federal League a Great Option for High School-Aged Players
by posted 02/10/2021


3&2 Baseball will again offer a spring/summer league for independent players who are not affiliated with their high school or a club. Some rosters may have players who did make their high school teams but that will be limited. This is one of the most unique and popular high school baseball leagues in the city.  If you're unfamiliar or unaffiliated with any of the teams currently signed up, register as a free agent, and we will work with you to help place you on a team or form a team. 
 
Federal league teams are typically composed of high school aged players that want to keep playing ball for fun and/or stay in baseball shape for future team or club tryouts. Either way, the Federal League is a perfect bridge to meet those goals. 
 
Teams will attempted to be formed by similar geographic area but not limited to a particular class level. For example, freshmen could be on the same team as juniors. If we have enough teams, we will split them into an older or more competitive division and a younger or less competitive division.
 
3&2 expects that at least one team will be formed from most of the local high schools including the Olathe, Shawnee Mission, Blue Valley, DeSoto school districts as well as the area parochial schools.
 
Managers of teams are needed so if you know of someone who is interested in coaching one of these teams, please call 3&2 at 888-8055 ext 303. Standings will be kept. 
 
Season Starts:
Late May
 
 
Number of Games:
14
 
 
Cost:
Team fee of $2999. Open roster so team fee divided by number of your players equals your approximate player fee.
 
 
Roster size:
Unlimited maximum but each player must appear on the teams' roster. Unlimited roster with a team fee allows for players who can only make a portion of the games.
 
 
Games Played:
Mondays and Thursdays
 
 
Purpose:
To allow players  to continue their high school baseball careers for fun and/or further development.
 
 
Registration starts / ends:
January 1 / May 1
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Baseball Camps start June 7! SIGN UP TODAY!
by posted 02/09/2021


Come Have Fun & Learn At Camp This Spring/Summer

There are many great baseball camp opportunities available through Johnson County 3&2 Baseball this summer.

For players in K-5th grades, 3&2 runs camps at the East Complex starting June 7th.  

Many of these camps will fill up. With registration deadlines quickly approaching, now is the time to sign up!
 
To view all the camp opportunities this year, their corresponding dates, and locations, click here.

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3&2 Umpire Training Academy - NOW ON-LINE!
by posted 01/29/2021


BASEBALL SEASON IS COMING!

Need a job that allows you to grow and stay involved in the game you love? 

Join the 3&2 Baseball Umpire Family!

 

3&2 UMPIRE TRAINING ACADEMY - NOW ON-LINE!

Are you looking for a challenge that will:

  • Develop your leadership skills?
  • Enhance your decision making capabilities?
  • Make you more confident in conflict management?

We invite you to join the 3&2 family of umpires where you will:

  • Impact thousands of lives by providing a memorable, fair and fun game experience.
  • Learn the game from a different and expanded view.
  • Develop your abilities and work your way up to higher level games.

Register today for our ON-LINE 3&2 Umpire Training Academy and be ready to take the field this spring. You must be in 8th grade or older this fall to participate. $25 registration fees includes training, materials and upon completion of the class, an umpire hat and shirt so you are prepared for your first games!

Join our 3&2 umpire family.

Click here to learn more and register for our next Umpire Training Academy.

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