Lottery / Reservation Procedures for Practice Fields
The 3&2 Baseball Club of Johnson County is pleased to be able to provide league teams with practice fields for the Spring/Summer season. Based on increased field demand, increased maintenance costs, input from coaches and the direction of our Board, the following procedures will be followed for practice field reservations for 2018.
Practice field application process will open December 1, 2017
Teams must complete and submit the “Practice Field Intent” form and pay the $10 administrative fee to be considered for the lottery draw. In the event that 3&2 cannot honor your request and issue your team a practice permit, a full refund will be issued of this fee.
The complete grid of available practice fields will be available February 2nd, 2018 at 5pm.
The deadline to enter the general lottery draw is Wednesday, February 1, 2018 by noon.
Permits will be issued at the 3&2 Coaches Clinic on February 10, 2018. Teams unable to make the February 10th event will need to send a team representative to guarantee their slot.
Please note you will need a copy of your team roster from the 3&2 site (with at least 9 paid players) and payment in full to complete your reservation and receive your permit. Those that do not meet these qualifications will lose their slot in the lottery.
Teams unable to get their payment in or otherwise enter the lottery will be able to request a practice field using the general application process beginning February 5, 2018. Teams must have at least 9 paid players on their roster before a practice field can be obtained.
Teams can only select age appropriate practice fields.
All practice field reservations must be made in person. No phone reservations will be accepted.
Practices can begin the week of March 12, 2018 and will conclude the week of July 4th.
Practice Field Rental Fees (17 weeks + permit fee):
SMSD Fields (Prices subject to change via the school district) - $35.50 (We expect an increase from $35.50 to possibly $45.00 per practice slot). CLICK HERE for available fields click on the links below based on your area.
Lenexa Freedom Fields (Please note due to space limitations only one practice field slot per team and team must be 80% Lenexa residents) - $137.50 (We expect an increase from $137.50 to possibly $147.50 per practice slot). Team rosters must consist of 80% Lenexa residents to be considered to have Freedom as your practice field. Freedom Fields are located at 8300 Monticello Road, Lenexa, KS 66227. CLICK HERE for available fields.
Overland Park Fields - $35.50 (We expect an increase from $35.50 to possibly $45.00 per practice slot). CLICK HERE for available fields.
Looking for fields in Olathe, Prairie Village or Shawnee? Teams that are based out of these cities should contact their local parks and recreation departments for municipal fields:
Olathe - For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 913-971-8563 for rental rates and availability.
Shawnee - For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 913-631-5200. Register for the baseball lottery beginning in January 2017 and lottery registration closes in February. Download the field reservation application at City of Shawnee Field Rentals Request Form.
Practice Field Usage Policy:
Teams shall use their best judgment when determining the playability of a ball field to ensure the sustainability of the field throughout the season and user safety.
A ball field should be considered closed for play if any part of the field becomes unsafe for field users, or if conditions exist where use will cause damage to the field such as:
Standing water present on any part of the field that cannot be removed without causing damage to the field.
Muddy conditions that will not dry by the start of practice.
When water can be seen or heard with a footstep while walking on the field, any impression of a footprint is left in the surface of the field, and/or water gathers around the sole of the shoe or cleat on any portion of the field.
To be safe, if the 3&2 complexes are closed due to inclement weather then team practices should be canceled due to wet field conditions.