Who are We?
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.
We have our first Fall 2020 and Summer 2021 tryout Saturday July 25 at Kirkwood Athletic Association from 10a-Noon on Fields 2 and 3 ... come on out if you are considering a competitive High School baseball.
With the Summer 2020 American Legion season being canceled due to COVID, our Kirkwood Legion baseball organization is competing in a Summer Combined League with other Legion Post Teams and other club teams throughout the greater St. Louis area. Based on high demand, we are fielding 4 teams ... One 18u/Varsity , One 17/18u/JV and TWO 16u/Freshman teams.
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 on the Kirkwood High School Varsity baseball field and at Kirkwood North Middle School in partnership with the Kirkwood High School athletic department. We also play out of Kirkwood Athletic Association.
Benefits of Legion Baseball
- 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
- 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:
- Kirkwood Post 156 (made up of players from Kirkwood, Webster Groves & Lindbergh schools)
- Ballwin Post 611
- Chesterfield Post 556
- Eureka Post 177
- Lemay Post 162
- Manchester Post 208
- Maryland Heights Post 213
- Thoman Boothe Post 338
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!