Kirkwood Legion Baseball

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Who are We?

We will be having our FALL 2021 / SUMMER 2022 TRYOUTS this month:

- Saturday July 24 10a-12p on Fields 2 & 3 at Kirkwood Athletic Association

- Sunday tryouts MOVED TO THURSDAY 7/29 6p-7p Kirkwood Athletic Association (rain)

The Kirkwood Legion Baseball organization is made up of select-level, high-school age baseball players living in the Kirkwood, Webster Groves, and Lindbergh school districts. Players can go to any school, but must live in these school districts.  

Based on high demand, we are fielding 4 teams for Summer 2021:

  • 18U/Varsity (Coach Humphrey)
  • 18U/Varsity (Coach Dunn)
  • 17U/18U/JV
  • Freshmen

When competing in the American Legion seasons, the Kirkwood Legion Baseball teams play a game and practice schedule consisting of:

  • District 10 team games 
  • ‘Out-of-District’ games
  • Local tournaments
  • American Legion District 10 All-Star game
  • American Legion District 10 DOUBLE ELIMINATION Playoffs
  • American Legion Zone Playoffs (winner and host of District 10 playoffs advance) and American Legion National Playoffs (if win Zone playoffs)

Kirkwood Legion Baseball teams play our home games at Kirkwood Athletic Association on Marshall Road.

Benefits of Legion Baseball

Strong competition

  • High School skill level competition
  • Annual District, Zone, and National playoff tournaments
  • The Legion organization selects players to compete in District and State All-Star games
  • Teams have the flexibility to compete in local tournaments and against other local clubs
  • Competing with wood bats (Varsity and JV levels) helps hitting in high school and beyond

Comparative costs

  • Less overhead and no mandatory participation results in lower per player fees 
  • No ‘out-of-town’ or overnight travel … if offered, it won’t ever be required
  • Partnerships with professional hitting, pitching, and defensive coaches

Excellent 'Baseball-to-Life' balance

  • Players are not required to play every season … but year-round programs are available
  • Teams generally target 3 to 4 weekly baseball events (games, practices, cages, etc.)
  • Roster sizes allow for other player activities (work, family vacation, a weekend off, etc.)
  • Baseball activities are targeted for weekdays with occasional weekend tournaments/games

Alignment/Visibility to coaches

  • Kirkwood Legion Baseball organization partnerships with Kirkwood, Lindbergh, and Webster Groves Athletic Directors and Baseball Coaching staffs provide visibility for Legion players with their future High School Coaches
  • The Legion organization is committed to helping connect Seniors with their preferred college coaches  

Opportunity for you to remain involved (if you want)

  • Legion baseball has a mix of professional and parent coaches
  • With American Legion, you can remain involved with:
    • Coaching (experience and qualifications dictate coaching positions)
    • Practice Help
    • Legion Committees
  • Legion will keep existing teams together ... you can join as a team OR an individual (pending geographic restrictions)

American Legion - Missouri District 10

The Kirkwood Legion Baseball organization competes in the Missouri State American Legion District 10.  The District 10 American Legion Posts include:

  1. Kirkwood Post 156 (made up of players from Kirkwood, Webster Groves & Lindbergh schools)
  2. Ballwin Post 611 
  3. Chesterfield Post 556  
  4. Eureka Post 177  
  5. Lemay Post 162 
  6. Manchester Post 208
  7. Maryland Heights Post 213
  8. Thoman Boothe Post 338

The Kirkwood Legion Baseball organization competes against other Missouri and Illinois American Legion posts including Pacific Post 320, Union Post 297, Ellsberry Post 226, Washington Post 218, Wentzville Post 323, Jerseyville Post 492 among others.

Professional Coaching Partners

I'd like to thank our hitting coach Steve Hacker and our Conditioning and Pitching Coach Cam Hatch as we continue to partner with them for our Winter and Spring Workouts preparing our players for their High School seasons!