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Coaches Corner / Practice field needed. Can anyone help?
« on: March 17, 2012, 07:06:51 AM »
We need a practice field for Wednesday and Thursdays. Does anyone have a filed assigned to them for those nights that they are not going to use? Does anyone have any suggestions of who to call to get a field? We are located north of the river. Please contact frank@mokanbaseball.com if you can help.

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13U / KC Fire 13u tryout (North of the river)
« on: March 06, 2012, 02:04:20 PM »
KC Fire Needs one more player to fill out our roster. We would like to carry 11 players this year. We are looking for a player that is ready to play at a high AA or AAA level. Our Coaching staff includes a former pitcher for the University of Kansas, a pitcher/catcher for Ottawa University and a coach who pitched at the CC level. We also have a private 13,000 sqft fully equipped indoor baseball facility for rainy days and winter practices.

If your looking for a team that is dedicated to developing players to move into high school baseball and beyond. Please contact Frank at frank@mokanbaseball.com or call 816-674-8017 for a private tryout.

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My son has played on a travel team since he was 8 and has enjoyed it. He is now playing 13/u. But I wonder if it will have been to much to soon? I guess time will tell.

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General Discussions / Problems With Travel Baseball Under the Age of 12
« on: January 26, 2012, 04:18:46 PM »
By Andy Pohl Originally designed for middle and high school aged baseball players, summer travel teams are now providing opportunities for kids as young as 8 years old. I have even heard that in certain parts of the country they are offering travel t-ball. These youth league teams travel all around the country like big leaguers so kids still learning to read, write and complete elementary mathematical computations can play the toughest competition for the biggest prizes. Sounds like a great opportunity for kids who love baseball, correct? Not really. I believe that travel baseball is out of control, and the problems with travel baseball for kids under the age of 12 far outweigh its benefits. Proponents of travel baseball argue that playing more games against the best possible competition facilitates athletic development. It is hard to disagree with that. However, I urge parents with kids under the age of 12 to evaluate travel baseball with a more critical eye. In doing so, parents should ask the following questions: 1) Is my son really playing the best completion, or is he playing against mainly watered down teams in over-hyped tournaments? 2) Is the focus too much on winning and not on my son's athletic, social, and emotional development? 3) Is my son's travel schedule so rigorous that he has lost his ability to be a kid? 4) Is the pressure associated with playing tournament competition age appropriate? 5) What are my son's long term goals regarding baseball, and how does participating in travel baseball fit with those goals? While I would like to remove travel baseball all together from the 11-U youth league landscape, I understand that travel baseball is here to stay. With that being said, allow me to offer the following advice to parents: ? Do not let your son play travel baseball until they are at least 12 years old. If you feel that it is absolutely necessary to play travel baseball before the age of 12, find a team that plays about 30 games with minimal travel. ? Look for teams that focus on player development, not winning. Gravitate towards coaches who understand emotional and social development. This can be more important than baseball knowledge. ? Seek out teams with professionally trained coaches or teams who have hired professional coaches to consult with the team throughout the season. ? Find teams who run practices during the season. Running practices during the season is a critical component to the athletic development of young players, as this gives them opportunities to improve skills that were not performed correctly during games. ? Be careful of newly formed travel team. New travel teams are usually formed by those who have self-serving reasons for creating this new team. Andy Pohl - Co-Founder, DNA Sports DNA Sports specializes in personalized baseball and softball skill programs, college recruiting education and preparation, and coaching clinics. Learn more: http://www.dnasportsonline.com Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Andy_PohlArticle

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We are no longer taking any new sign ups for the Strength and Conditioning Program.

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Well the first class sold out in 3 days so we have added a second class.


MoKanBaseball.com is sponsoring KC Fire Baseball Club’s Strength and Conditioning Program during this off-season.

The instructor, Aaron Eastland, played collegiate baseball for Ottawa University where he earned a BA in Exercise Physiology. He worked as personal trainer for 5 years before joining the Kansas City Fire Department.

This baseball specific strength and conditioning program is tailored to the rigors of the greatest game played. The program will include a full body workout with special emphasis on the rotator cuff and core areas including: Speed, agility, base running, hitting, hand eye coordination, and position specific exercises. Along with the physical aspect the students will learn knowledge of the game. The class will be for boys from age 10-14 right now.

Please email frank@mokanbaseball.com if you want in the class and we will hold the spot for you. The money will be due at the first class.

Limited to 20 kids
Total of 14 classes.
$75 per kid, $60 per kid if its a team of 8 or more.
The closest address for the facility at this time to 4090 Mattox Road, Riverside, MO if you want to Google it.
Link to a map showing you the directions to the facility: http://kcfire.com/maps/kcfire_indoor_facility.jpg

Classes will be From 7:15 to8:15 pm on weekdays. Classes that are on a weekend will be from 11:15 am to 12:15.
The classes will be planned in accordance with Aaron's fire department schedule, which may be provided for parents/coaches to view.

Dates of classes: .

November 21, 29

December 3, 6,14, 17, 20, 27

January 5, 10, 14, 17, 26, 31

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13U / Baseball Tryouts 13/u to 12/u
« on: October 26, 2011, 06:36:21 AM »
The KC Fire Baseball Club has two openings, pitching is a plus. We will play 13/u spring/summer league baseball at Fountain Bluff. We will play league and up to 10 tournaments during the spring/summer season including State and World Series. We will hold two golf tournaments next year to help with the cost.

The coaching staff includes a former pitcher for the University of Kansas, a pitcher/catcher for Northwest Missouri State University and a coach who pitched at the CC level. We also have our own private indoor baseball facility with 4 batting cages, pitching mound and two iron mike pitching machines for rainy days and winter practices.

If your looking for a team that is dedicated to developing players to move into high school baseball and beyond. Please contact Frank at frank@mokanbaseball.com for more information and parent referrals.

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13U / 13/u and 12/u tryout 8/16/11 at SVJH
« on: August 14, 2011, 08:06:20 AM »
The KC Fire Baseball Club is holding tryouts August 16th @ 6pm at Liberty South Valley Middle School. We will play 13/u fall league and spring/summer league baseball at Fountain Bluff. The fall baseball season we will also play 3 to 5 tournaments. Next summer we will play league and up to 10 tournaments during the spring/summer season including State and World Series.

Our coaching staff is very experienced.The coaching staff includes a former pitcher for the University of Kansas, a pitcher/catcher for Northwest Missouri State University and a coach who pitched at the CC level. We also have a private indoor baseball facility for rainy days and winter practices.

If your looking for a team that is dedicated to developing players to move into high school baseball and beyond. Please contact Frank at frank@mokanbaseball.com for more information.

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13U / Baseball Tryouts 13/u to 12/u
« on: June 30, 2011, 02:11:34 PM »
The KC Fire Baseball Club is holding tryouts July, 8th,14th,15th and 29th at Liberty South Valley Middle School. We will play 13/u fall league and spring/summer league baseball at Fountain Bluff. The fall baseball season we will also play 3 to 5 tournaments. Next summer we will play league and up to 10 tournaments during the spring/summer season including State and World Series.

Our coaching staff is very experienced.The coaching staff includes a former pitcher for the University of Kansas, a pitcher/catcher for Northwest Missouri State University and a coach who pitched at the CC level. We also have a private indoor baseball facility for rainy days and winter practices.

If your looking for a team that is dedicated to developing players to move into high school baseball and beyond. Please contact Frank at frank@mokanbaseball.com for more information.

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General Discussions / Cooperstown, NY Tournament 12/u
« on: June 08, 2011, 01:32:59 PM »
We are playing in the USSSA World Series July 17th to the 24th. Is there any 11/u, 12u teams going to the Cooperstown, NY Dream Park Tournament after July 24th? If you are, the 12/u KC Fire would like to schedule some practice games after our World Series. If your interested please contact Frank Dunnington at frank@mokanbaseball.com.

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Scrimmages / Re: Hornets 12U 'Friendship' Double Headers
« on: January 27, 2011, 11:10:00 AM »
What about July? I would be very interested in playing 1 or two weekends in July.

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Parents and players,

The KC Fire Baseball Club is looking for one committed player and parents that want to play at a competitive level. We need one players for the 2011 baseball season. We will play league and 7 tournament's including State and the "American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament" in Coopers Town, NY. The url to the tournament is www.cooperstowndreampark.com if your interested. We are a nonprofit corporation that receive a 501(c)(3)tax exemption and we do have corporate sponsors to help with the cost. We are also raffling off a Chevy Camaro to help with the Coopers Town, NY tournament.

The coaching staff is highly committed and have played High School Varsity baseball or College baseball. We would have no problem if you would want to get references from any of our parents.

If you are interested in trying out for KC Fire Baseball please go to http://kcfire.com/baseball/index.php?option=com_smartformer&formid=3 and fill out our online tryout form. Or call me at 816-674-8017.



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For Sale / Re: Used Bats for Sale
« on: August 13, 2010, 04:18:08 PM »
I reduced the prices if anyone is interested.

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For Sale / Armor baseball shoes size 7
« on: August 09, 2010, 09:09:16 AM »
Size 7 Armor baseball shoes for sale. These shoes are in great condition. They would last at least one more season. They would be great for fall baseball. I'm asking $15.00 for the shoes.

If you are interested in the shoes below you can call 816-674-8017 or email me at frank@mokanbaseball.com. My address is 7607 NE 74th Ter Kansas city, MO 64158.


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For Sale / Used Bats for Sale
« on: August 09, 2010, 09:04:22 AM »
If you are interested in any of the bats below you can call 816-674-8017 or email me at frank@mokanbaseball.com. My address is 7607 NE 74th Ter Kansas city, MO 64158. Bats are in good shape but the boys have out grown them. They still have a lot of life left in them.


Easton Stealth 29" 20 oz 2 3/4 Barrel  $20.00




DeMarini Vexxm 2 5/8 Long Barrel 29" 19oz $30.00



DeMarini Vexxm 2 5/8 Long Barrel 30" 20oz $30.00



Louisville Slugger TPX 29" 20.5 oz C555 Platinum $5.00



Louisville Slugger TPX TRITON 30" 20oz 2 5/8 Barrel $65.00



Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha 27" 18oz 2 5/8 Barrel $5.00


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