News and information about the 96th season of the

Ban Johnson Collegiate League, Kansas City's premier

wood-bat league for college and college-bound players

June 18, 2023 | No. 3


Adapt Prospects General Manager/Coach and physical therapist Dr. Jake McFarland (left) and MSBL Royals Manager and sports psychologist Matt Crawford help players improve their performance. 

Managers Crawford, McFarland work with players on mental, physical preparation

Two Ban Johnson Collegiate League coaches, MSBL Royals Manager Matt Crawford and Adapt Prospects General Manager/Coach Dr. Jake McFarland, whose playing careers were derailed by injuries have dedicated their professional careers to helping the next generation of athletes manage and overcome the difficulties that arise.

Crawford launched Crawford Performance Consulting to help athletes overcome mental hurdles, while McFarland is the founder and CEO of Adapt Physical Therapy and Player Development.

Read more about how Crawford and McFarland use different approaches to help players thrive

Manny's Pitcher of the Week

RHP Ryan Hamann, MBC Academy Macaws

Hamann struck out 14 in a complete-game shutout against Regal Plastic.

Read more about Hamann's performance

Independence Ridge Apartments Player of the Week

OF Joey Calamaio, KC Knights

Calamaio had three multi-hit games for the surging Knights last week.

Read more about Calamaio's performance

BJCL Week 3 photo gallery

2023 BJCL schedule
2023 BJCL standings