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 your child to thrive. With our full-time administrative support and experienced & passionate baseball coaches (dozens), we're sure your experience with us will be a blast and your child will truly develop into a dedicated and great player. See below for our list of programs:
Baseball Tryouts (9U-18U)
Join Koa Baseball & find out why we are known as a top player development organization! Koa hosts BABL and Travel Baseball tryouts (Check our Tryout page for dates & details). Travel Baseball is for elite athletes while BABL 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 Fall 2021.
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.
Travel Baseball (Ages: 10U-HS)
Koa Travel Program spans from 10U-22U and is a 3-4 day p/week commitment. Each team will have a dedicated, professional head coach and assistant coach. Our goal is to help kids reach their full potential and ultimately make their high school teams. We know with the right mindset and proper approach to the game, anything is possible.
Summer Travel Baseball (Ages: 13U-22U)
Our Summer travel program runs from early June through late July, depending on the age group. This 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 players and prepare for showcases. Our 22u college teams will play in the MCBL, the Maryland College Baseball League. This local league (around the beltway & Baltimore area) features weekday evening games (typically a 5:45 pm start time), 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 Our Program Directors:
Eryk Dees - 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 - Travel 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.