Each season JCB sends two 12U DK teams to participate at a tournament within the U.S. (e.g., the Cooperstown All Star Village). These weeklong tournaments are once in a lifetime baseball and family experience. The 12u Diamond Kings Cooperstown teams are selected in August of the previous year. It is a yearlong commitment to improve baseball skills and fundraise for team tournament expenses.
Over the years it has become an annual tradition for JCB 12U DK teams to make a journey to Cooperstown, New York, to honor the game, and to recognize and reward our youth baseball players for their dedication and commitment. This is just one of the many U.S. tournament experiences JCB 12U DK teams can attend. Other tournament locations can include Myrtle Beach, SC and Branson, MO.
Players and Parents can expect the highest level of commitment, increased coaching, greater player accountability where playing time is earned and not guaranteed, some travel, a much greater financial commitment, and the chance to compete in many local and non-local tournaments against the best in their age groups as well as travel to Cooperstown NY or another U.S. tournament to play teams from across the U.S. Financial commitments are determined by the Head Coaches and Team Managers and are based on the amount of baseball that will be played during the season and if and what teams may decide to purchase for their players. Funds can be paid out of pocket or can be raised through fundraising, sponsorships, and/or through volunteering to work the Durbin Fields Concession Stand.