FAQ- HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
We offer multiple tryout dates throughout the year. We generally have our Fall High School tryouts in August and our Summer tryouts in December/January. Players who have conflicts with our tryout dates can try and schedule a private evaluation but it depends solely on staff availability. Our tryout dates are announced on our social media pages and on our website. Click here if you are interested in joining the Knights
Our rosters are invite only. We use our tryouts to evaluate players, but we also count on our vast network of high school, college coaches and professional scouts who constantly recommend players to us. We have multiple teams in each age group and players are placed according to their skill level and where they will get the most opportunity for playing time/exposure.
We initially group our players based on their current ability level and where they fit in within their grad class. We strategically place our guys where they will get the most playing time and the best opportunity for exposure. Our teams are given different names to differentiate them from one another within the program. However, the team’s name is insignificant. Over the last six years in the 2017-2022 graduating classes, we have had 460 college commits to 126 different schools. The bottom line is we believe all our players will/should have the opportunity to play at the next level and that ultimately falls on each individual young man.
Our 2024 Summer High School player fee is $2250 which is divided up into 5 installments. This player fee covers everything except our Marucci uniform package. Uniforms are ordered on our Marucci site and generally in the $250-$300 range and will include 3 custom jerseys, game hat, and helmet/bag. Our Fall uniform packages are generally about $150 and include 2 performance jerseys and game hat.
We believe playing time is earned and the players that play the best play the most. All players will get their fair share of playing time but their performance matters. Players will learn to compete for playing time in our program and this will benefit them in the long term with their high school programs and at the college level.
We generally have 14-16 players on a team. Every roster is different based on the number of pitchers. We build our rosters in general to have 10-11 pitchers and 12-13 position players.
We will play in multiple regional events at college campuses as well as several National events. We generally attend the Perfect Game WWBA Championships, Future Star Series, and PBR National Program Invitational. We will also attend various Team USA events and other National events held by different tournament organizations. Every team does not attend the National events. Each year is different, and we will send our teams who we feel are ready to compete at the National level.
We have one of the best coaching staffs in the country and your son will have access to our entire group of coaches. We have coaches who have played in the major leagues, several that have played professionally, and the majority who have played at the college level. We also have several coaches who are currently head coaches at the high school level and several who have college coaching experience. Our staff is available to all our players, and you won’t find a better collection of coaches anywhere.
We have had tremendous success with helping our players reach the next level over the course of our 17-year history. Our goal is for every player to play in college. Obviously, we could never guarantee this, but the large majority of our players do end up playing in college. Our success rate is nearly 75 percent since our program’s inception. So roughly 7 out of every 10 players in our program will generally play college baseball. This is something that takes a group effort but ultimately falls on the player and his commitment to making this happen.
#4L = For Life. This is something our program truly believes in, and we want our players to be a part of this program for life. We have many alumni who are still involved in our program and contribute in many ways. We want our players to have a sense of pride in the Knights program and feel they are part of something bigger than themselves. Building relationships for life is a big part of our mission. Once you join our organization, you will see #4L in action and realize that it is more than a hashtag!
The Knights program is a member of the Marucci Franchise Club, which is a select group of programs across the country. We are very lucky to be part of this exclusive group of organizations. Our players have year-round access to Marucci products at a significant discount. Players will receive this information when they join the program. We also are partners with Virtual Combine which gives our players an online profile to house all their pertinent recruiting information. Videos, stats, awards, academic info, and much more will be easily accessible to send out to college coaches / pro scouts.
The Kastle is our programs headquarters and is an 8000 square foot indoor training facility located at 106 Campbell Ave, Mandeville, LA. This facility is available to Knights players year round. Players have access via a door code and can train 24/7. This is available only for Knights players at no additional charge as it is simply part of your spot in our program. The Kompound is our newest facility located just minutes from the Kastle and includes a field and 3500 square foot indoor training area. We will primarily utilize this facility for our youth program.