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Indoor League for KDG-2nd grade players
by posted 12/13/2019


3&2 Baseball is excited to introduce a new Winter League option for players in Pre-K thru 2nd grade (4-8U) this season.  Want to keep the development and training going through the winter months or are you a family who hasn’t played ball before and wants to get started before spring?  This is the league for both of you and others in between.  This is NOT just a hitting league.  This is full indoor baseball games for young players.

Games are played at HOMEFIELD USA located inside the Elite Sports Mall at 2115 East Kansas City Road Olathe KS 66061.  The playing space is one of the finest indoor sports venues in the area and terrific for baseball training and games.   
 
Teams will play their current grade level as a default.  Teams are composed of a recommended roster of 5-7 players, with a maximum number of 8 teams total for the league.  Space is limited!
 
The season will start on Saturday, January 4th and games will be played Saturdays from 3-6PM. The season will be 6 weeks long and will conclude on February 8th.
 
Managers or coaches interested in having a Winter Ball team should complete a manager’s application starting December 13, 2019 on 3&2’s web site.  Click on the REGISTER TEAM button on the front page of the web site and follow the prompts. This must be done before individual players will be able to be added to your team roster. 

Interested in playing but don’t have a team???  Individual player registration will be done through the 3&2 web site. Parents should click on the REGISTER NOW button on the front page of the web site and follow the prompts. On a space available basis, teams may be formed with players not already on a team (free agents). Parents are needed to lead and coach those teams.  Free agents will not be placed on a team until and unless registration is paid in full.

The player registration fee is $75.00.

Can I play a grade level higher if my child’s advanced or a grade level lower if my child’s needs more development?  In general, yes to both situations and we look at each of those cases individually.  At this early level of baseball, we’d recommend playing your grade level, meeting friends/classmates your age for ease of potential team transitions in the future. 

The league structure will be the same as during the summer with divisions within age levels to make sure teams are matched as evenly as possible. If you’re a manager, when you register, please indicate the level of play your team should be in. Standings will be kept.
 
Teams should wear as similar colored uniforms as possible. Mixed uniforms are acceptable.  While uniforms are not provided by the league for this program, machines to pitch the baseballs and catcher’s equipment will be available for your teams.  Sign up today!!

Team Registration-   https://bit.ly/2sqt8bs

Individual Registration-  https://bit.ly/34lxG02

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Holiday Shopping Days at Dick's Sports 20% off any Purchase
by posted 12/12/2019


Use This Voucher for 20% Off Any Purchase

Just in time for the holiday season!  Dick's Sports has offered our league and those connected to it one more shop day for 2019. 20% Off any store purchase at Dick's Sports locations in Merriam, Leawood, and Olathe this weekend. 

Bonus! Near the park? Stop by our office at the East Complex on Friday December 13th 8-5, and pickup another $10 voucher you may also use for your purchases this weekend (Supplies limited to first 20 customers).  That is some extreme "couponing"!  

With the attached flyer (or just access from your phone at checkout), you get 20% off any store purchase on our shop weekend.  Wow! The 20% off everything promotional coupons can only be used on our shopping days, Saturday-Sunday!  December 14-15! 


Click, Print, and Present this flyer from your phone at checkout to get your savings off anything you buy that day.  

You can shop at the Dick's Sporting Goods locations in Olathe, Merriam, and Leawood.

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3&2 League Registration Underway for 2020
by posted 12/11/2019


Team and individual registration is now open for the 2020 spring/summer season. We invite you and your team to enjoy a season of fun at 3&2 by completing either the 2020 Manager Application or the Individual Registration.

Any team in 1st – 8th Grade that signs up before December 31, 2019 and subsequently plays league in spring/summer 2020 will get one free entry into any 3&2 tournament in March or April 2020 as a thank you for your league participation! (Up to a $400 value!)

REGISTER TEAM HERE

Other great reasons to play league at 3&2 in 2020 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.

Sign up now and get that free tournament in March or April!

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Winter Hit Trax leagues are back!
by posted 12/10/2019


HIT TRAX is BACK! 3&2 is pleased to once again offer an awesome indoor hitting league option for teams 9U-18U using the powerful Hit Trax baseball simulator technology. Hit Trax is where XBOX/PS4 meets real baseball in an interactive, dynamic and super-fun atmosphere. Reserve your spot in one of our fun leagues played at 68's Inside Sports in Overland Park.

You do not need to be a tradtional baseball coach to coordinate a Hit Trax team. The system and staff take care of all the game management so you really just need to be there to chaperone and encourage the players. This program is a great way to participate in your child's youth sports journey in some way, especially if you are not able to make a longer commitment during the tradtional seasons. Jump in there and help. Your summer or fall coaches would probably appreciate it greatly!

January and February Leagues are now forming:

Click Here to register.

 

Player & Team Benefits/Feedback from Hit Trax:

  • Performance metrics meets fun entertaining baseball!
  • Players pick MLB Park to play.
  • Teams can choose to play tougher defensive sets. (Example: 10U team can play vs. a 12U simulated defense if they chose)
  • Full audio and visual experience as players watch the live ball hit and the simulator respond with precision and accurate metrics.
  • System provides immediate feedback
    • Exit Velocity
    • Distance of Hit
    • Launch Angle/Elevation
    • Strike Zone Analysis
    • Spray Charts
    • Hard Hit Average
    • BA, SLG, and OPS
  • 8 Game Season: One double header per week on consecutive weeks. Expect 6-10 at bats per game so a lot of hitting reps each game!
  • 4 Age groups to choose from: 9-10u (3rd-4th grade), 11-12u (5th-6th grade), 13-14u (7th-8th grade), & high school (15U-18U)

 General Rules:

  • Teams roster is a 4 player min - 6 player max, must bat a minimum of 3 each game
  • $75 per player
  • Games limited to 6 innings or 30 minutes, whichever comes first (Games can end in a tie)
  • Home team picks the stadium
  • All games use a pitching machine. Coach feeds the machine.
  • Machine placed at 42', speed adjusted for age
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Nominations Open To Help or Recognize a Person or Family
by posted 12/10/2019


Together, we can make a difference in someone's life this year

Do you know of an individual or family who might be in need this holiday season? Do you know someone who’s an unsung hero always giving of their time, talent, and resources to others but rarely recognized? 

3&2 Baseball in partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods are looking to our 3&2 members to nominate an individual and/or family to help a little bit this holiday season.  Nominees will be accepted until 12/16 and then the recipients will be selected and sent their gift. Each recipient will receive a letter from 3&2 and a $150 gift card to Dick’s Sports to use any way they want.   

If you can think of a child, a parent, or a family that this small gift might make a difference for or you just want to recognize someone through their connection with you through 3&2, please take a minute and email us, and we’ll do our best to reach as many people as possible with this token of love and gratitude. 

All we need is the person’s name, mailing address (if known), and perhaps a few sentences on why you’d like to recognize the person or family in this way.  Nominations will be kept confidential. 

Thanks to Dick’s Sports for sponsoring this terrific program, thank you for considering a nomination, and Merry Christmas from your friends here at 3&2. 

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T-Ball Registration for 2020 is Underway
by posted 12/09/2019


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

 

The 3&2 Baseball Club of Johnson County is again offering two sessions of T-ball in 2020. The spring session will begin April 4th and run thru May 9th followed by our summer session starting May 30 and running thru July 11th. Registration is already underway and the deadline for spring registration is March 20th. To 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 high school boundary area 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 Spring 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 (83rd & Monticello)
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USSSA Bat Rule Change
by posted 12/05/2019


 

 This rule will be applied in 2020 league baseball.

 

Effective January 1, 2020, USSSA, a governing body for youth baseball, will adopt a rule requiring that all players 13u players must swing a bat with no lighter than a drop-8 length-to-weight ratio and 14u players must swing a bat no lighter than a drop-5. 

The following is a statement released by USSSA Baseball:

“13U Bat Standard Changes Starting January 1, 2020, our 13U division will have a new bat limit. A maximum of drop 8 (-8) will be the new bat restriction for the 13U age group. This will only apply to 13U events and teams playing in 13U events. See USSSA rule below. Effective January 1st 2020, all13U events and all teams in 13U events must use a maximum drop 8 (-8) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped. All 14U events and all teams in the 14U events must use a maximum drop 5 (-5) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped.”

 

 

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Generations of Memories Engraved Brick Plaza
by posted 12/03/2019


The holiday season is the perfect time of year to remember and recognize those who have positively impacted our lives. A lot of that positive impact can occur during our youth baseball experiences.
 
Whether that influence was this past summer or maybe many seasons ago, recognize that special person, coach, teammate or family member who helped create lasting memories with a personalized GENERATIONS OF MEMORIES brick at 3&2 Baseball.
 
The GENERATIONS OF MEMORIES BRICK PLAZA has been installed at the East Complex’s flag pole memorial area and serves as the base in front of the re-designed Wall of Honor. This wall will contain plaques recognizing individuals from 3&2’s past and present that have assisted in building and growing the program and who also have made a significant contribution to the organization.
 
Bricks are available in two sizes, a 4”x8” brick for $150 or an 8”x8” brick for $250.
 
To learn more and order your Generations of Memories Brick, click here. This option requires you to log in on our web site.
 
To use a paper order form and submit payment by mail, email or phone, click here.
 
Order now and your brick will be installed in time for opening day, 2020!
 
Your gift to 3&2 Baseball Club of Johnson County, a 501(c)3 organization, is 100% tax deductible and is an investment into the future of our facility renovations and enhancements.
 
If you are connected to someone with a history at 3&2 that may not likely receive our messages, please forward this opportunity to them.
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Manager Apps are now open for 2020!
by posted 11/01/2019


The Managers Application for 2020 Spring/Summer is now open!

 

This form must be completed before your players can sign up for your team.

Individual player registration for the 2020 season will open 11/18/19.  Only the Manager's Application/Team Registration is currently open.


The first step in team formation/ team registration for next year if you are willing to lead/manage a team is to fill out a manager’s application from the website following the orange register team button. We will review the application, publish the team to the website under the manager’s name/area.

Managers only need to register their TEAM NAME in the correct, Spring 2020 school grade level (current grade for the 2019-2020 school year). Once your team is registered, your players will be able to register for your team using the online registration and payment system. Players will be placed on your roster once league fees are received.  You will only need to confirm the players belong on your team.

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