General Information

Summer 2019

What to Bring

  • Water Bottle
  • Softball/baseball glove
  • Athletic, comfortable clothing
  • Athletic shoes, no metal cleats, shoes must be closed toe and heel
  • Hat or sunglasses are a great idea
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Optional – bat, helmet (we will have bats, helmets, and balls on site)
  • Please label all belongings

First Day

Upon arrival your player will need to be checked in by a parent or guardian, there will be a check-in sheet and a phone number listing to double check. The participants will be given a team shirt then shown to their assigned coach and field. The field you play at during the first day will be the same field and dugout you will go to for the start of every practice. Please be prepared to participate with your child. The first several sessions will include skills and drills while the later part of the summer will include scrimmages. If your child will be absent the first day of the program, please see staff on your first day of attendance. Attached, you will find a welcome letter that covers some program details. It will outline expectations for this program.

Picture Days

Monday/Wednesday Programs - TBD. Tuesday/Thursday Programs – TBD.   An electronic order form will be emailed in July to participating families.  Order forms will also be available the week prior.

Inclement Weather Line

If weather (rain or heat) is in question, please call 913-686-6030 (must dial area code), before heading to Mid America West. You may click here for instructions to set up access to our rainout line app, texts and emails.

If the heat index is above 95, we will shorten programs by 10 minutes and take more frequent water breaks. If the heat index is above 105, we will cancel. You may click here to view our outdoor league excessive heat procedures.

Rainout Reschedule Dates

In the case a program date is rained out, we will utilize Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays from July 29 to August 8. Program times will remain the same on reschedule dates.

  • We will reschedule in date order.
  • Program coaches will confirm reschedule dates after a rainout takes place.

Other Info

  • Bathrooms are accessible inside Okun Fieldhouse. If you are present, we will ask your child to join you for a bathroom break. If you are not present, our coaches will escort your child to the restrooms.
  • Water coolers will be present each day of camp. Please bring a water bottle for refills. Like bathroom breaks, coaches will first direct players to their parent or water bottle, then escort the child to the drinking fountains if necessary.
  • If your child will be absent, you may tell your team’s head coach so that they have a heads up. A formal note is not needed.
  • The program will start off very basic. Each day will build off the last. If you will be missing any sessions, our coaches will make sure to help get your child up to speed when he/she returns. As we get further into the summer, scrimmage games will be introduced. Picture day is an exception, depending on how long pictures take, the coaches will implement either a practice, fun games, or a mini scrimmage.