The cost of the program depends on the location and the services offered there. Please ask your Area Director for details as it relates to fees and when those fees are due. Cost does vary for each division.
The cost for tournaments varies per tournament as the price is set by the Tournament Director. The scale/level of the tournament and the age group of the players are also factors in how the tournaments are priced. The cost for tournaments plus the coaching fee is divided equally amongst the total number of players participating in the tournament. The coaching fee also known as the per diem covers the following: gas, food, travel time and coaching time per coach assigned to each team.
The season is typically year-long with two breaks; August 1-15 and December 15-31, with the exception of our elite and high school teams. Games are typically scheduled on weekends – every other weekend (two tournaments per month).
The fields we use differ by age and are listed on the website, found at www.totalkidproject.org. As a program that seeks to develop our players, we do not limit the teams to specific locations.
All Directors have played baseball on the professional or collegiate level. Head and Assistant coaching slots have been filled by former professional, collegiate or high school level players. All Director’s, Head and Assistant Coaches must pass a detailed background check for criminal, violent or abusive behaviors. The President of Baseball and Player Development interviews all applicants, ranks them, and selects coaches based on this ranking. We are looking for coaches who are role models and who have baseball knowledge and an ability to work with children.
The development of players is more important to us than winning. Winning comes naturally when a player has been successfully developed in all facets of the game.
Total Kid Project aims to enrich the lives of youth ages 6 – 18 years through mentorship, athletics, educational development and community engagement.
The goals of the program are to develop skills, confidence, sportsmanship, teamwork, and to have fun. Every player should have an equal opportunity to participate and develop. This does not necessarily equate to equal playing time. Actual playing time may vary based on positions played, age level, roster size, and other circumstances. Coaches must use judgment in balancing the needs of individuals and the needs of the team. Winning is important, but only in the context of individual and team development.
Your child should expect to learn to love the sport overall and enjoy playing baseball. He should expect to meet new friends and have a lot of fun. He should expect to be challenged by his expectations and opposing pitchers. He should expect to receive instruction and drills on baseball fundamentals. He should expect to feel the pain of a tough loss and the exhilaration of a come from behind victory. He should expect to learn that this is a game, but a challenging one to learn.
You should expect that your child will learn and develop good baseball skills and will have fun doing so. You should expect that you will watch a lot of baseball this year. You should expect to be relieved when it’s over but that you will soon look back on the season and the people and the fun and want to do it again.
No. Team selection is based on tryouts. The only placement request allowed is a parental request before tryouts to not have their child play on the Elite team. Please see the team selection page for additional information.
He may. He should expect to see new faces but maybe some familiar ones also. This is a travel sport in a competitive league. The teams are picked accordingly to the child’s skill set.
Be supportive. Get involved. Be active. Volunteer your time. Help out when asked. Ask questions about what you don’t understand and offer ideas or constructive suggestions for improvements.
The Total Kid Project is a competitive development/travel youth baseball program. We are a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization.
All families pay through our auto payment system.
Yes. All parents who pay for the year upfront shall receive a 10% discount.
Each team will have no more than 13 players on the roster.
This fee is accessed only when new uniforms need to be ordered or your player changes sizes.