KW/FCBA General League play for ages 4 – 19 consists of divisions of play as follows:
TBall ages 4/5 – utilizing tees for hitting,
Shetland age 6 utilizing coach toss,
Pinto ages 7/8 utilizing a two tier format- DI 8U consisting of 4 to 6 teams and DII 7/8 both utilizing machine pitch,
Mustang ages 9/10 utilizing boys pitch and lead offs etc,
Bronco ages 11/12 full baseball,
Pony ages 13/14 full baseball,
Colt/Palomino ages 15 -19 full baseball.
Players for the general league register, tryout (except ages 4-6 placed on teams by neighborhood), drafted onto teams, practice Feb – March with games played end of March through May. Summer tournament teams are selected at ages 8 through 19 from the general league teams for PONY & USSSA summer tournament play.
KW/FCBA provides lighted field use for practice and games, umpires at ages 7 -19, uniforms (consisting of hat, shirt, socks and cap), equipment (batting helmets, catchers gear, baseballs), insurance, 12 game schedule, end of season tournament ages 7-19, trophies (1st & 2nd place season and tournament for ages 7-19 & participation trophies for all players in ages 4-6 with Shetland 6yr olds receiving end of season tournament).
General League players are not allowed to play up except five year old that has played full year (Spring & Fall season) in TBall. Playing up to Shetland is ONLY allowed after confirmation of play by league coordinator in conjunction with Player Agent or VP.
Division I & Division II:
Within the General League structure KW/FCBA provides two playing divisions in some age groups based upon the number of participants registered and if interest warrants. These divisions are typically available in the Pinto and Mustang ages, again based upon the number of participants and if interest warrants.
- League Division I (Competitive-Advanced Recreational): Comprising approximately 35% of an age group DI offers more competitive play for the more advanced player. Typically, in an age that has enough participants there are 4-5 teams formed. Teams are selected by a tryout (note: not everyone is selected who attends the tryout). All players not making a DI team will be placed in the DII player pool. DI League typically selects end-of-season team(s) to participate in the PONY National Tournament series. DI is more competitive play level. Players are expected to have above average skills.
- League Division II (Recreational): Comprising approximately 55% of an age group DII with teams drafted after a tryout (note: all players who register are drafted). DII League typically selects end-of-season team(s) to participate in the PONY National Tournament series. In DII there is more emphasis on fundamental instruction, everyone makes a team.