Sports

Winter

Basketball – High School Rec (Deadline: 2/15/2023)

Season: February-May
Draft Night: February 15, 2023 7pm Gardiner Center
Who: Boys 9th-12th Grade

Join the KCE High School Recreational Basketball League to develop skills and learn the fundamentals of the game. All skill levels are welcome. Players will be placed on teams based on grade & skill level to balance the teams for a competitive fun league. Games are played on Sundays with a weekday 1 hour practice based on coach’s preference.

Basketball – Middle School Rec (Deadline: 2/15/2023)

Season: February-May
Draft Night: February 15, 2023 7pm Gardiner Center
Who: Boys 6th-8th Grade
Open Gyms:
1/18/23 7:30-8:30pm @KMS
1/23/23 8:00-9:00pm @KMS
2/03/23 5:30-6:30pm @KMS

Join the KCE Middle School Recreational Basketball League to develop skills and learn the fundamentals of the game. All skill levels are welcome. Players will be placed on teams based on grade & skill level to balance the teams for a competitive fun league. Games are played on Friday evenings with a weekday 1 hour practice based on coach’s preference.

Basketball – Recreational (Deadline: 12/15/2022)

Season: January-March
Deadline to Register: December 14, 2022
Who: Boys & Girls 1st – 8th Grade

Join the KCE Recreational Basketball League to develop skills and learn the fundamentals of the game. All skill levels are welcome. Players will be placed on teams based on grade & skill level to balance the teams for a competitive fun league. Players will learn through Saturday and/or Sunday games and a weekday 1 hour practice based on coach’s preference.

Basketball – Travel (Deadline: 10/6/2022)

Season: November-February
Who: Boys 3rd-6th Grade / Girls 4th-6th Grade
Tryouts:

Girls – Tuesdays, September 20 & 27, 2022
Boys – Wednesdays, September 21 & 28, 2022

Kenston Travel Basketball Teams play in the Midwest Travel Basketball League (MWTBL), which is hosted by KCE and held at Kenston Local Schools. Teams will practice two times per week for 1.5 hours, scheduled per coach and based on gym availability.

10/1/22 10AM: Team rosters will be posted

10/1/22 10AM: Online Application to Coach will be available.

10/3/22 11PM: Coaching applications must be received.

10/5/22 4PM: Team coaches will be announced.

10/6/22 4PM: Players must commit by registering and paying ($325) to accept invitation to play. Any open spots will be offered to the next in line starting at 4:01pm.

10/8/22 8AM-4PM: Player uniform try-on available in the KCE office at Gardiner Center.

10/12/22 7:00PM: MANDATORY Parent/Player meeting in KMS Cafeteria and FINAL UNIFORM ORDERS due.

Wrestling – BWC (Deadline: 10/31/2022)

Season: November-February
Who: Ages 5 – 6th Grade
Parent Meeting: 11/1/2022 6pm KMS Cafeteria

BWC Allstars (Ages 5 – 6th Grade) is club level and designed to introduce student athletes to the sport of wrestling. This division is for a first, second or even third year wrestler regardless of age. Children will learn and continue to develop foundational skills of wrestling. Allstar Practice will be Mondays & Thursdays at Kenston High School Wrestling Room. Children who wish to, may compete on Sundays in the OYWA league against other athletes their age and weight. An end of season “exhibition” will be held for you to watch your children compete in inter-squad wrestling at Kenston.

BWC Varsity (Ages 5 – 6th Grade) is for a third year or more wrestler who is ready to learn higher level technique necessary for competition. Or for the more serious wrestler who wants more practice time and more elite training. Note – if you are a second-year wrestler but wrestled Varsity last season, this is your group too. Varsity Practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays in the Kenston High School Wrestling Room. Kids will participate in a weekly Sunday OYWA league that will match the kids with the appropriate level of competition. This level includes league fees and select tournament fees. Season will run from November 1st through end of February. There will be post season tournaments and practices for those that qualify or would like to continue.

Spring

Lacrosse (LAX) – Boys (Deadline: 1/22/2023)

Season: March-May
Deadline to Register: January 22, 2023
Who: Boys 3rd – 8th Grade
Required equipment to purchase: game jersey and shorts, stick, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, mouthguard, cup and cleats.
Preseason Indoor Conditioning: Sunday afternoons beginning February 5, 2023.

BANTAM (3rd-4th GRADES) will practice and play with full equipment in 7v7 format with a concentration on player safety. The focus with this age group is teaching sound fundamentals, player skill development and most importantly having fun! Everyone will play an equal amount on this team.

5TH-8TH GRADES travel teams will play other boys lacrosse teams in the greater NEO area. The focus of these teams is to continue to teach and instill core fundamentals while preparing players for competition at the next level. Teams will compete during in-season games and tournaments. Includes preseason practices and in season practices twice a week at Auburn Community Park (times/days TBD by head coach).

Lacrosse (LAX) – Girls (Deadline: 1/22/2023)

Season: March-May
Deadline to Register: January 22, 2023
Who: Girls 3rd – 8th Grade

Kenston Girls Travel Lacrosse features great teamwork, tremendous spirit, and the opportunity to enhance agility, speed, power and conditioning during the season. Lacrosse is an open field sports featuring netted sticks to carry and shoot a tennis-sized rubber ball into a triangular goal.

Soccer – Recreational (Deadline: 3/31/2023)

Season: March-May
Deadline to Register: March 31, 2023
Who: Boys & Girls Preschool – 8th Grade

Join the KCE Outdoor Recreational Soccer League to develop foot skills and learn the fundamentals of soccer. All skill levels are welcome. Players will be placed on teams based on grade & skill level to balance the teams for a competitive fun league. Games typically played on Saturdays and with one weekday practice based on coach’s preference.

Volleyball – Recreational (Deadline: 3/6/2023)

Season: March-May
Deadline to Register: March 6, 2023
Who: Girls 1st – 8th Grade

Join the KCE Girls Recreational Volleyball League to develop volleyball skills and learn the fundamentals of serving, passing and setting. All skill levels are welcome. Players will be placed on teams based on grade & skill level to balance the teams for a competitive fun league. Games typically played on Saturdays and/or Sundays with a 1 hour weekday practice based on coach’s preference.

Summer

Baseball – Recreational (Deadline: 4/30/2023)

Season: May-July
Deadline to Register: April 30, 2023
Who: Boys 1st – 6th Grade

Coach Pitch (Currently in 1st-2nd Grades) introduces hitting a ball pitched by your coach. Learning, having fun and building teamwork are the emphasis while teaching proper throwing, catching, hitting and base running mechanics. Minors (Currently in 3rd-4th Grades) is an exciting year for young players, especially aspiring pitchers and catchers to develop a love for baseball. Pitching, stealing and sliding are introduced with an emphasis on reinforcing proper throwing, catching, hitting and base running mechanics.
Majors (Currently in 5th-6th Grades) increase competitiveness and fine tune skills introduced in Minors.

Games will be played during the week with Saturdays as a possible rain makeup. Teams will have approximately 2 sessions per week. Once games begin, teams may not practice as all fields will be in use for games.

Softball – Recreational (Deadline: 4/30/2023)

Season: May-July
Deadline to Register: April 30, 2023
Who: Girls1st – 6th Grade

Coach Pitch (1st-2nd Grades) introduces hitting a ball pitched by your coach. Learning, having fun and building teamwork are the emphasis while teaching proper throwing, catching, hitting and base running mechanics.

Pigtail (3rd-5th Grades) is an exciting year for young pitchers and players to develop a love for Fastpitch softball. Pitching, stealing and sliding are introduced with an emphasis on reinforcing proper throwing, catching, hitting and base running mechanics.

Ponytail (6th-8th Grades) is a slow-pitch team participating with neighboring communities with an emphasis on development, learning, and fun.

Games will be played during the week with Saturdays as a possible rain makeup. Teams will have approximately 2 sessions per week. Once games begin, teams may not practice as all fields will be in use for games.

Softball – Travel (Deadline: 9/1/2023)

Season: May-July
Tryouts: First 2 weeks in August 2023 for 2024 season
Who: Girls ages 10& under-14 years on January 1 in playing year

Conditioning: Begin in January

Travel Softball Teams play in the

Western Reserve Fastpitch League (WRF) and will travel to surrounding communities.

Mandatory practices begin as soon as weather conditions are acceptable mid-March. 2-4 games per week beginning in May thru mid-July. Several weekend tournaments may be added based on league schedule (additional fee required).

These divisions are reserved for Kenston girls with ages in the playing year in accordance with NSA:
10U – 10& under
12U – 12& under
14U – 14& under

Tryouts are in August preceding the playing year. Players must attend at least one tryout date to be eligible to play.

Baseball – T-Ball (Deadline: 4/30/2023)

Season: June-July
Deadline to Register: April 30, 2023
Who: Boy & Girls Preschool – Kindergarten

This co-ed division is grade-based for boys and girls currently in Kindergarten or who will be attending Kindergarten in the Fall. It is an introductory league focusing the proper mechanics of throwing, catching, hitting and base running. Hitting from the tee builds the necessary hand-eye coordination and muscle memory to be successful when hitting a pitch.

Fall

Cheerleading (Deadline: 7/31/2023)

Season: July-October
Deadline to Register: June 30, 2023
Who: Girls Kindergarten – 6th Grade

Uniforms: Order deadline is June 30, 2023

Join KCE Cheerleading and enjoy exercise and teamwork while learning the high school cheers!

Participants will cheer for a Tackle or Flag Football team at games which are played on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Travel will be required.

Cheerleading kicks off with the Bomber Cheer camp in June (search camps). One practice per week determined by the coach.

Football – Flag (Deadline: 7/31/2023)

Season: August-October
Deadline to Register: July 31, 2023
Who: Boys Preschool – 9th Grade

Join the KCE Recreational Flag Football League to develop skills and learn the fundamentals of the game. This league is for residents who are in Preschool – 9th grade. All skill levels are welcome. Players will be placed on teams based on grade & skill level to balance the teams for a competitive fun league. Players will learn through Saturday games and one weekday practice.

Football – Tackle (Deadline: 6/15/2023)

Season: July-October
Deadline to Register: June 15, 2023
Who: Boys 1st – 6th Grade in Fall

Jersey Fitting: TBD

Equipment Handout: TBD (All equipment included, except cleats and cup)

Kenston Youth Football teams play in the Great Lakes Youth Football League (see ages & weight restrictions).

Non-contact conditioning begins the last week in July. Practices will be 3-4 days per week in the summer, and 2-3 days per week once school begins. League games are played on Saturdays and/or Sundays.

Mighty Mites: 1st-2nd Grade
JV: 3rd-4th Grade
Varsity: 5th-6th Grade

Soccer – Recreational (Deadline: 7/31/2023)

Season: August-October
Deadline to Register: July 31, 2023
Who: Boys & Girls Preschool – 8th Grade

Join the KCE Outdoor Recreational Soccer League to develop foot skills and learn the fundamentals of soccer. All skill levels are welcome. Players will be placed on teams based on grade & skill level to balance the teams for a competitive fun league. Games typically played on Saturdays and with one weekday practice based on coach’s preference.

Volleyball – Recreational (Deadline: 7/31/2023)

Season: August-October
Deadline to Register: July 31, 2023
Who: Girls 1st – 8th Grade

Join the KCE Girls Recreational Volleyball League to develop volleyball skills and learn the fundamentals of serving, passing and setting. All skill levels are welcome. Players will be placed on teams based on grade & skill level to balance the teams for a competitive fun league. Games typically played on Saturdays and/or Sundays with a 1 hour weekday practice based on coach’s preference.