2022 Memorial Day Long Drive DerbyUpdatedMonday May 23, 2022 byKYBSA Registrar.
Hey KYBSA Community!
The Kingston Youth Baseball and Softball Association is incredibly excited to announce that we're holding a Memorial Day Long Drive Derby on Sunday, May 29th at The Armory Complex from 11 am to 4 pm! This event is sure to be a blast for the kids! And the parents should enjoy watching as well!
Similar to a home run derby, a Long Drive Derby includes hitting balls over barriers. However, rather than hitting a moonshot over the fence, peppering the scoreboard with missiles, or sending balls flying across Kiersted Avenue, we'll have temporary fencing positioned across the field at shorter distances. We're encouraging bombs, dingers, big flies, jacks.. Whatever your little slugger calls them these days.
Really, we want our KYBSA kids to feel like Aaron Judge, Fernando Tatis Jr, Shohei Ohtani, and Vlad Guerrero Jr for just one day!
We will have T-Ball, 6u, 8u, 10u, 12u, and 14u Divisions for both BASEBALL and SOFTBALL. Players in each age group will attempt to hit baseballs or softballs over the fence, and the balls will be launched from a pitching machine (or Tee) to make it as fair and consistent as possible. In between each age group, we will adjust the fences to an appropriate depth, giving each age group a shot at some Long Drives.
The top 3 players with the most Long Drives from each division will win prizes!
Entry to this event is $10, for which players will have a chance to hit and eat (a hot dog or burger is included for their entry fee). We'll also be grilling burgers and dogs and selling refreshments for spectators.
Players for each age group are encouraged to show up early and help the coaches collect batted balls (no players will be allowed on the INFIELD during another player's turn for safety's sake). PLEASE WEAR YOUR KYBSA JERSEY IF AT ALL POSSIBLE! Participating players must wear a batting helmet during their at-bat.
THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO KYBSA-REGISTERED BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, AND T-BALL PLAYERS ONLY. Also, registration space is limited. Register online and pay on arrival.
Managers and Coaches: We need a few more volunteers to help move fences, run the grill, check players in, and sell refreshments. Only registered coaches with current background checks are allowed on the field.
If there are any questions, please feel free to reach out to Tom Scalisi by Email or text/call at (845)549-8371.
We're looking forward to seeing you there!