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KP Pride schedule - Week of August 9
08/10/2020
  KP Pride schedule - Week of August 9   Practices Team Day Time 10u Wednesday 5:30...
KP Pride 2021 Season Tryouts
08/05/2020
    KP...
10U - NO Coventry RI event this weekend
08/04/2020
We’re pulling the plug on the 10U Coventry, RI event this weekend....
12u - Rose City Rumble schedule
08/04/2020
Rose City Rumble schedule   Saturday 8/1      ...
12u - Warm up @ 5:15 for Wednesday scrimmage
08/04/2020
  12u - Warm up @ 5:15 for Wednesday scrimmage   Wednesday...
Updated - KP Pride Practice Schedule - week of 8/2
08/03/2020
KP Pride Practice Schedule - week of 8/2 - Updated   10u ...
16u - Friday time change
07/31/2020
The Friday afternoon 16u game time has changed to 4:15.    The...
Swansea Field Address
07/28/2020
  The Swansea fields are located at the Hoyle School complex. Hoyle...
10U Swansea Schedule
07/28/2020
    10U...
12u Green - Leominster Schedule
07/28/2020
      Skirt...
18u 16u NEF Schedules
07/28/2020
  18u 16u NEF Schedules     Date time KP...
Swansea Wednesday - must bring signed waiver
07/28/2020
18u & call-ups: To everyone participating in Swansea on Wednesday,...
18u Schedule - Was Devens now Swansea
07/27/2020
There's been some confusion over the 18U Devens / Swansea event....
18u Softball Brochure Link
07/09/2020
  Looking for the 2020 KP Pride 18u player brochure? Download it...
Revised 2020 Tournament Schedules
06/24/2020
  Revised 2020 Tournament Schedules The REVISED 2020 schedules...
 
KP Pride schedule - Week of August 9

 

KP Pride schedule - Week of August 9

 

Practices

Team Day Time
10u Wednesday 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
12u Thursday 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
14u Wednesday 8 PM - 10 PM
16u Wednesday 8 PM - 10 PM
18u Off  

 

Weekend Tournaments

team event
10u, 12u and 14u Ed Keene Memorial Day tournament - at PAL and Norfolk - Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Five games total for most teams. We've had some late changes to team attendance, requiring schedule adjustments. We will share the schedule ASAP. Most teams play one game Fri, two on Sat. and two on Sun.
16u Dracut tournament cancelled
We do have some playing time available this weekend for girls who are 14u eligible. Email Mr. Burch or Mr. Quealy if interested.
18u Off

 

 


by posted 08/10/2020
KP Pride 2021 Season Tryouts
 

 

KP Pride 2021 Season Tryouts

 

KP Pride softball tryouts will take place on the dates below. Our teams are predominantly comprised of Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham players however occasionally we accept players from area towns.

 

Dates and Location 

18u tryouts 

8/19 6 PM until 9 PM

8/22 9 AM until 12 noon

12u tryouts

8/27 6 PM until 9 PM

8/30 9 AM until 12 noon

14u tryouts

8/26 6 PM until 9 PM

8/29 9 AM until 12 noon

10u tryouts

8/27 6 PM until 8 PM

8/30 9 AM until 11 AM ** in Norfolk **

 

All but the 8/30 tryout will be held at the PAL complex:

35 Everett Skinner Rd, Plainville, MA 02762


8/30 session will be held at the Freeman Kennedy School in Norfolk:

70 Boardman St, Norfolk, MA 02056

 

Our Mission:

KP Pride has always been focused on preparing players for high school softball. We will retain that focus in 2021 while adding a college showcase team. With so many solid HS players in the pipeline, it’s time to help them land in a college program that‘s right for them. We’ll provide this additional service at a reasonable cost.

 

Our team alignment for next season will be ONE team at each level below:

18u College Showcase team

18u Regional team

14u Regional team

12u Regional team

10u Developmental squad 

 

What’s the difference between the two 18u teams?

18u College Showcase: Players on the showcase team must play in HS and intend to play in college. They’ll have the most challenging schedule and the most extensive travel. Most play will be within New England but we are looking for an event in the Mid Atlantic region or New York. (Exact schedule TBD) They’ll play at multiple college showcase events. Players will learn how to market themselves to collegiate programs in addition to having access to our extensive recruiting network. It is possible for any high school age player to earn a spot on this team. We’re looking for the most talented and motivated players in our organization. Pursuing a college softball experience should be the players ultimate goal.

 

18u Regional: Most members of this team will be players who are  one year away from college showcase age. It’s a great spot for top 14u and 16u eligible players who want to play above their age level, facing older competition. Young players should play here if they want to be pushed to the next level via our instruction and challenging schedule. The goal for most will be to work hard for a year, grow, improve and earn a spot on the 2022 showcase team. They’ll play within the New England region. 18u eligible players who do not want to play in HS or college can also make this roster. 

 

14u and 12u teams will play regional competition as they have for the last several years. We tend to promote kids above their age levels so they face more difficult competition, accelerating their development. 

 

Our 10u developmental squad will benefit from our thorough practices. Our practices build the skills that allow motivated kids to make the jump to the next level. This group will play a few games at our home complex in Plainville, but they won't have an extensive tournament schedule. If they're ready, at the end of the season they'll play a home tournament to have that experience before moving to the 12u level. 

 

Our annual fees:

18u College Showcase $1,200

18u Regional $900

14u Regional $700

12u Regional $500

10u Developmental squad $250

 

About our fees: KP Pride fees are very low. We feel the value of instruction given surpasses the cost. We’ve never turned a player away because of inability to pay. If cost is a concern, please contact us privately. We are a non-profit organization. The only org members who receive a stipend are our college age coaches. They play a valuable role as instructors and role models for our players. It’s not reasonable to expect these young adults to volunteer their time when they could be earning actual money elsewhere. 

 

Please contact us with any questions you may have. 

 

by posted 08/05/2020
10U - NO Coventry RI event this weekend

We’re pulling the plug on the 10U Coventry, RI event this weekend. Rhode Island’s COVID status declined and the state was added to the Massachusetts travel ban list. The organizers expect mass cancellations. I don’t have a crystal ball, but their status doesn’t look good so we are exiting.  The 10U group will not play together this weekend.


by posted 08/04/2020
12u - Rose City Rumble schedule

Rose City Rumble schedule

 

Saturday 8/1        

9:00        Field 3 - CT Bombers Black vs KP Pride Green

10:40    Field 1  -  KP Pride Green vs KP Pride White

12:20    Field 3 - CT Bombers Black vs KP Pride White    

2:00        Field 3 - CT Bombers Teal vs KP Pride Green

3:40        Field 3 - CT Pride vs KP Pride White

 

 

Field Locations

Franklin 1

185 Pond Road

Franklin CT 06254

 

Franklin 3

210 Pond Road

Franklin CT 06254

 


Event rules - from tournament organizers  

 

* No players at the pregame meeting.

* If comfortable, exchange line-ups at the plate. AT the least declare how many will be batting which must remain consistent for the game.

* No new inning after 80 minutes, finish the inning as needed. Time starts at the end of the pre-game meeting.

* No run limits per inning, if things get out of hand act with sportsmanship.

* No run ahead, or mercy, rules as we want the girls to play.

* No tents or canopies larger than 10' x 10' except where used to extend the dugout area for the players to socially distance.

* No spectators from the Team areas near the dugouts around the backstop to the outer edge of the other team area near the other dugout.

* Spectators should be down the foul lines and around the outfield fences.

* Spectators should bring their own chairs as bleachers should not be used.

* No more than 3 family members accompanying a player.

* Teams must chase foul balls as much as possible. We do have wooded areas near the fields that are more open than they look.

* All balls should be returned to the umpires/hosts.

* Teams may bat 9, use DP/Flex, or bat the roster as they choose prior to each game.

* Have fun!

* Be safe!


by posted 08/04/2020
12u - Warm up @ 5:15 for Wednesday scrimmage

 

12u - Warm up @ 5:15 for Wednesday scrimmage

 

Wednesday night’s scrimmage will be against the Mass Drifters. Both 12u teams should attend. Warm up at 5:15. Start time is 6 PM. 

 

Thanks!


by posted 08/04/2020
Updated - KP Pride Practice Schedule - week of 8/2

KP Pride Practice Schedule - week of 8/2 - Updated

 

10u   Practice Monday @ 5:30pm

 

12u combined  -  scrimmage Wednesday night from 6:00 to 9:00pm

 

14u  Off - no practice

16u  Off - no practice

18u  Off - no practice


by posted 08/03/2020
16u - Friday time change


The Friday afternoon 16u game time has changed to 4:15. 
 

The only way to receive the changes as they happen is if you use the Tourney Machine app. See a screenshot of the latest schedule below. 
 


by posted 07/31/2020
Swansea Field Address

 

The Swansea fields are located at the Hoyle School complex.

Hoyle School
70 Community Ln, Swansea, MA 02777
 

Google Maps link


by posted 07/28/2020
10U Swansea Schedule

 

 

10U Xtreme Summer Slam - Swansea, MA
       
Date time Field KP team Opponent
8/1/2020 9:00 AM Field 3 KP Pride 10U Charlton Wildfire
8/1/2020 10:45 AM Field 3 KP Pride 10U Charlton Wildfire
8/2/2020 9:00 AM Field 3 KP Pride 10U Scituate Cyclones
8/2/2020 10:45 AM Field 3 KP Pride 10U Scituate Cyclones

 

Swansea waiver link

Rules:
Each team Coach must have signed COVD paperwork signed by each parent:
Each team Coach must sign in at the check in table with Tina or Donald before your first game:
14U: USA Rules Apply except:
Teams may use continues batting order and use free substitution: (Pinch runners for pitcher or
catcher is last out made:)
No new inning at 1 hour 30min and finish the inning
10U USA Rules Apply except:
Teams may use continues batting order and use free substitution: (Pinch runners for pitcher or
catcher is last out made:)
No new inning at 1 hour 30min finish the inning
No Stealing home. ( If player does go home they are in jeopardy, if they make it home they are
to be sent back to 3 rd )
Players may steal one base at a time:
No Drop 3 rd strike
Teams may use 4 outfielders:
4 Runs per inning for the first 4 innings
MVP Awards will be given to a player from the 1st and 2nd game after Game 2.


by posted 07/28/2020
12u Green - Leominster Schedule

 

 

 

Skirt in the Dirt Competition Hosted by Leominster Lassie League
       
20 Bassett Street, Leominster, MA
       
Date time KP team KP team Opponent
8/1/2020 8:30 AM Field 3 12U Green Wachusett Green
8/1/2020 10:15 AM Field 3 12U Green Wachusett Green
8/2/2020 8:30 AM Field 1B 12U Green Vengeance
8/2/2020 10:15 AM Field 1B 12U Green Vengeance

 

See the extensive attached rules and spectator guidelines

 

Leominster Guidelines PDF


by posted 07/28/2020
18u 16u NEF Schedules

 

18u 16u NEF Schedules

 

 

Date time KP team Opponent Location
7/31/2020 11:25 AM KP Pride 18 New England Phoenix Gold Sweatt Field - Heckler
8/1/2020 11:30 AM KP Pride 18 Rock Gold - Waye/Gaskill Sweatt Field - McMorrow
8/1/2020 1:05 PM KP Pride 18 Rock Gold - Waye/Gaskill Sweatt Field - McMorrow
8/2/2020 3:30 PM KP Pride 18 RI Thunder Gold - Wilson Sweatt Field - McMorrow
8/2/2020 5:05 PM KP Pride 18 RI Thunder Gold - Wilson Sweatt Field - McMorrow
         
Date time KP team Opponent Location
7/31/2020 4:15 PM KP Pride 16 Watertown Rapids - Blue Taunton Fields 1-4 - Field 5
8/1/2020 7:30 AM KP Pride 16 Raiders Softball 16 Taunton Fields 1-4 - Field 4
8/1/2020 9:05 AM KP Pride 16 Raiders Softball 16 Taunton Fields 1-4 - Field 4
8/2/2020 11:30 AM KP Pride 16 RES Angels - Scout Team Taunton Fields 1-4 - Field 5
8/2/2020 1:05 PM KP Pride 16 RES Angels - Scout Team Taunton Fields 1-4 - Field 5

 


by posted 07/28/2020
Swansea Wednesday - must bring signed waiver


18u & call-ups: To everyone participating in Swansea on Wednesday, You must bring a signed paper copy of the attached waiver. We were the only team who didn't have all the paperwork completed, so let's close the loop on this one tonight/tomorrow.

 

you must bring a signed paper copy of the attached waiver. We were the only team who didn't have all the paperwork completed, so let's close the loop on this one tonight/tomorrow.

 

Thanks!

COVID19_LiabilityWaiver_Swansea.pdf


by posted 07/28/2020
18u Schedule - Was Devens now Swansea


There's been some confusion over the 18U Devens / Swansea event. As the players learned over the weekend, the Tuesday & Wednesday  games have been moved to Swansea. The schedule can be found in Game Changer. Here's a screen shot below

 


by posted 07/27/2020
18u Softball Brochure Link

 

Looking for the 2020 KP Pride 18u player brochure? Download it here:

 

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/23457/KPP_Brochure_2020.pdf


by posted 07/09/2020
Revised 2020 Tournament Schedules

 

Revised 2020 Tournament Schedules

The REVISED 2020 schedules are now ready. Below is a link to a PDF schedule for each team. 

 

10u Schedule

12u White Schedule

12u Green Schedule

14u Schedule

16u Schedule

18u Schedule


by posted 06/24/2020
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