Baseball With Koa Sports
Before Koa Sports was Koa Sports, it was Tony Korson (future CEO) coaching a group of neighborhood boys. It was a love for the game that drove Tony to start Koa Sports. While the non-profit has grown a hundred-fold since then, that passion is still present on each and every Koa baseball diamond.
Whether you're the parent of a first-timer or an elite high school or college player, Koa has the perfect baseball environment for him to thrive. With full-time administrative support, of years of experience and a staff of top-notch baseball coaches (dozens), we're sure your experience with us will be a blast. See below for our list of programs:
Baseball Tryouts (9U-18U)
Interested in playing for professional coaches? You came to the right place! Koa hosts BABL and Travel Baseball tryouts twice per year, in early June and late October. Travel Baseball (4 days p/week) is for elite athletes while BABL (2-3 days p/week) is a local select program with quality competition. Pre-registration is required and we hope to see you out on the field!
Unsure of what age group or level to try out for? Check our Age Determination Chart for Spring 2020.
Bethesda Area Baseball League (BABL) (3rd - 9th Grade)
Koa BABL Baseball is a safe, engaging "in-house" (tryout) league where advanced 3rd through 9th-grade athletes are drafted to a team. BABL gives athletes an opportunity to make and reinforce friendships, and explore the finer points of baseball in a competitive local environment. It's a 2-3-day a week commitment that includes a clinic, a team practice, and game(s) on Saturday.
Travel Baseball (Ages: 10U-HS)
Most folks say travel baseball is for "serious baseball players." We say it's for baseball players who take the sport seriously.
Our travel baseball players are practicing twice a week plus a 1-hour Saturday hitting session at Koa HQ, and compete in Sunday doubleheaders. Each travel team has 2 professional coaches to help the boys reach their full potential. Each athlete will receive 2-3 progress reports during the year, which features the Blast Motion metrics. That said, they're also chattering in the dugout, pushing each other to improve and walking off the field covered in dirt. Eating pizza with the team after a win, it's hard to describe the boys as "serious," but the improvements to their skill level certainly is.
Summer Travel Baseball (Ages: 13U-22U)
Our Summer travel program runs from early June through late July, depending on the age group. This and is the perfect fit for serious and experienced players. Summer tournament teams (13U-14U) do light traveling during the warmer months. Our high school program focuses on training and helping athletes become Varsity impact player and prepare for showcases. Our high school players lift 3 days p/week, as well as follow a weighted bat and/or weight ball 8-week program. Our 22u college teams play in the MCBL, the Maryland College Baseball League. This local league (around the beltway & Baltimore) features games with a 5:45 pm start time during the week, which allows our athletes to work, and play doubleheaders on the weekend.
Indoor Training Facility (Ages: 8U-22U)
Looking for an edge? Want more reps outside of practices and games? Koa’s professional instructors have tons of experience teaching both the fundamentals and advanced, position-specific concepts. When you’re ready to step ahead of the competition, we are here to help you set and achieve your goals!
Meet the Program Directors:
Eryk Dees - Travel Baseball Director
Former DI Eastern Kentucky University Baseball Player
Coral Reef Senior HS 4-year Varsity Baseball Player
Has over 30 years of playing experience & over 15 years of coaching experience
Brock Hunter - Assistant Travel Baseball Director
Former DI Coastal Carolina University Baseball Player
25 years of playing experience & over 10 years of coaching experience
Who is Koa Baseball?
We’re your neighborhood ballplayers. We’re a nation of seed-spitting, dugout-cheering, hard-working baseball-crazies who are out for two things: Getting better and having fun.
Koa was built on the idea that baseball is important in the lives of young boys. From the skills, it develops to the lessons it teaches to the relationships formed along the way. Come join us and experience the Koa-difference for yourself.
Our baseball program is at it all year long, with games from spring through fall.
Call 301. 229.7529