Reality Sports will field the following teams in 2013 (with primary locations in parentheses):
10U (University Place)
13U (Bonney Lake/Sumner/Puyallup)
15U (University Place)
17U (University Place/Tacoma)
Team tryouts are held in August of each year with the number of teams determined by available coaching staff and interest of area players. The number of teams varies each year with rosters usually set by the beginning of September.
Contact Director of Baseball, Tim Kuykendall, for more information regarding RS baseball teams.
Team training varies with differing age groups but in the past has included combinations of a Fall Instructional Academy (Sept-Oct), Speed and Agility Training (Nov-Dec), and Winter Workouts (Jan-Feb). Teams do not train with RS during the high school baseball season (Feb-May).
Teams play a competitive schedule from April or May (depending on age) to July based on the skill level of the roster. League and/or independent games and local and out-of-town tournaments are included in the schedule. Visit individual team pages for specific schedules as they become available.
Service projects are also included throughout the year. Players will serve in various capacities and locations throughout the community. Check out mission trips and other service projects from past years that have included New Orleans (2006), Mexico (2007), Dominican Republic (2007, 2008, 2009), and local projects in Tacoma (2010, 2011, 2012).
The theme for Reality Sports baseball teams is "Competing Upside Down". Players explore what it means to train and compete with intensity and to bless/serve teammates, opponents, umpires, and the "forgotten" along the way.
Reality Sports baseball teams do include a player fee. This is the only program under the umbrella of Reality Sports that is not run by donation, due to the high overhead of uniforms, tournament fees, umpires, equipment, travel, etc. Contact the RS office at 253-370-0966 for more information on team costs.