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Team Picture Opportunities Coming Up!
by posted 05/07/2021


3&2 Families,

We are pleased to once again offer our league teams at all age levels team pictures for the 2021 season.  We have THE best photography team in Kansas City in Legends Photography to photo your team. They have the process down to a science and the quality and photo options are impeccable and very reasonably priced. Please participate in our photo program this season. Here's more information on team photos:

2021 3&2 Baseball Team Picture days

Team Appointment Signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C4DABA82CA7FF2-johnson2

 

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL PICTURE DAY

  • Managers/Coaches Please schedule your team photo appointment, (note the location of photos on the date you schedule…it may not be where you play).
  • Please do not provide the appointment link to parents. Please only book the appointments you will use for a team.
  • When providing info to parents please give them an arrival time of 10 minutes BEFORE your photo time, and the link to pre-purchase photos online: https://preorder.groupphotographers.com/?wo=710213. Purchasing online in advance speeds up your picture day process and makes it more “contactless”. Those who preorder online and bring their receipt can bypass the sales station & prices are less expensive as a pre-order online.

SAVE YOUR TEAM MONEY & TIME BY PRE-ORDERING ONLINE.

  • We start photos AT YOUR APPT TIME. If you are not on time, or do not have your paperwork complete, children may miss their team photo.
  • Coaches make sure to check in at the sales area before your photo time, so we know your team is present and getting ready.
  • Payment is due before photos are taken. If parents are unable to order online, there will be forms at the event. Prices are slightly higher waiting to purchase at the event. Payments We Accept:
    1. Debit/Credit – Visa, Mastercard & Discover
    2. Personal checks, made payable to: Legends Photography
    3. Exact change cash.
  • Only coaches and athletes with complete paperwork will be allowed in the photo area, to avoid distractions to those being photographed.
  • Paid Photo Orders will be individually mailed to each athlete in 4 weeks.
  • If you need to contact us, please email us at .

Thank you so much for your purchase & being a new valued customer!

 

Send this link to parents so they can purchase photos at the online discount rate:

https://preorder.groupphotographers.com/?wo=710213

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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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This Week in Baseball - April 19-25, 2021
by posted 02/15/2021

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TWIB NOTES FOR MAY 3-9, 2021

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

SEASON UNDERWAY
HALF-WAY HOME PLAYOFFS - SIGN UP NOW!
  1. Teams in grades K-8 that want to participate in the Half Way Home playoffs (play starts May 17) need to sign up for this free event. Click here to read more and register. 
  2. Summer sessions for T-Ball and Kindergarten levels are approaching deadlines. If you played this spring and want to continue this summer, or you can't wait for the warmer weather to get playing, sign up NOW
  3. High school leagues start June 1. Register here
  4. Stay updated with the 3&2 Rainout Line when the weather or fields conditions may be iffy. Click here to subscribe for notifications. 
Current Open Registrations

Tournaments

This coming weekend is the Weekend Warrior tournament at 3&2. If it's the weekend, you know there'll   be baseball at the park.  

The next opportunity to sign up for a tournament is the Easton Hype Series. This event is approaching 200 teams and scheduled for May 14-16. Click here to register your team for that event. 

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. Click here to view the schedule and sign up! 

  

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 is on-going! Email our assigning team 

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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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3&2 Now Accepting Applications for Concessions Crew
by posted 12/28/2020


Another batch of our famous fries!
Everyone knows that a big part of 3&2's legacy is the concession stands!
 
Join our family-oriented team as a member of our concessions crew!
 
Applications are now being accepted for the following positions:
  • Front counter
  • Cooks
  • Supervisors
 
Working in concessions at 3&2 is:
  • A great first-time job that will teach you valuable job skills you can use later in life.
  • Will make you more confident in customer service skills.
  • An opportunity you can count on year after year.
  • A great way to earn money while working and growing in a fun, family-friendly environment with friends.
 
Must currently be in 8th grade or older.
 
To learn more and apply for these limited positions, click here.
 
If you are interested, ACT NOW!
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