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Programs

Youth Baseball & Softball

Check out the current baseball & softball programing options:

Royals Youth Elite Training (YET) Program

The Royals Youth Elite Training (YET) program is designed to cover the basic mechanics and skills of the game, including hitting, fielding, and base running as well as individual field positions. Players of all skills levels are welcome to join Academy coaches for weekly sessions during spring and fall.

Sandlot Little League

The Academy has recently launched a spring and summer baseball and softball league that welcomes kids ages 5 – 12 and of all skill levels for a fun and positive experience.

Clinics

Throughout the year, a variety of clinics are held at the Academy to introduce and enhance the skills of athletes at all levels. The aim of clinics is to also increase participation and interest in baseball and softball as a lifelong activity.

Tournaments

The Academy hosts numerous league, conference, and collegiate tournaments in an effort to expand and grow the games of baseball and softball. More than 140 teams ranging from ages 8U-14U, including local high school teams, participate in tournaments that have been hosted at the Academy. The majority of the tournaments are free to the public to provide accessibility to the surrounding community and maintain the Academy’s mission.

For all tournament inquiries, please email [email protected].

Education

Check out the current education programing options:

Bases Loaded Field Trip Experience

The “Bases Loaded” Field Trip Experience is a free, one-of-a-kind opportunity for 3rd-5th grade students to learn about the game. The program is comprised of baseball/softball components, STEM educational enrichment, and health & wellness activities. The goal of the field trip experience is to promote an interest in baseball and softball, create an understanding of the science underlying the sport, and to empower youth to take care of themselves physically. Field trip slots are available Wednesday-Friday during the academic school year.

Due to COVID-19 this program is on hold but is expected to return.

To request to be contacted when field trips resume, please email us at [email protected].

*Minimum capacity for booking is 20 students per group.

*Maximum capacity for booking is 60 students per group.

Science of Baseball Teacher Workshops

The KCUYA Science of Baseball program provides a mechanism for teachers to help students improve their academic performance through quarterly teacher workshops. The goal is to translate students’ love of baseball into an appreciation, understanding, and passion of the science and mathematics underlying the sport. Through this approach, we aim to provide teachers the tools and resources that are critical to empowering students who may be underperforming academically by relating core curriculum topics to their athletic strengths, capabilities, and interests. Teachers receive the following materials to from the workshops:

  • A full curriculum book with lessons and activities (Lessons are aligned with Missouri and Kansas state education standards)
  • A Science of Baseball toolkit with all equipment needed to teach each lesson
  • An online version of the curriculum for easier access to worksheets and resource links
  • A Professional Development credit certificate for workshop completion

Health & Wellness

Check out the current health & wellness programing options:

Strength and Conditioning Programs

The Academy offers multiple sports medicine programs and seminars to promote health and wellness for athletes on and off the field. Strength and conditioning programs are offered to aid athletes while accommodating age, skill level, and seasonal play.

Yoga

Youth athletes can take part in an hour-long yoga class and learn about its benefits for athletics. Please click ‘register here’ to view upcoming yoga classes.

Pitchers Maintenance Program

The Pitchers Maintenance program is designed for pitchers to help prevent common injuries through arm care education and training. Each participant undergoes an orthopedic evaluation to identify high potential risks for injury. Individualized at-home exercise programs are also created to correct problem areas found from the orthopedic evaluations.

Sports Medicine Seminars

Various seminars are hosted throughout the year to engage players, parents, and coaches on the topic of preventing sports injuries. Guest speakers educate participants about the role the entire sports community can take to understand the overall magnitude and potential they have to prevent and decrease overuse injuries in youth baseball.