About the Athlete Development Program
ABOUT THE ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
USA Baseball will invite 40 of the top 13-and-under and 14-and-under athletes to Southern California, for a highly developed four-day on- and off-field national team-level instruction and education program. Invitations will come from the 12U National Team Identification Series (NTIS) and the National Team Championships.
Each day at the Athlete Development Program (ADP) will feature advanced on-field skills development with positional and team fundamental drills, and ongoing evaluation by USA Baseball national team coaches. Over the course of the program, athletes will be placed on a Stars or Stripes team and face-off in a best-of-three-game series to practically implement the instruction provided during training.
USA Baseball will also provide an off-field component for the athletes that will focus on education regarding the NCAA and the recruiting process, umpire interaction, nutrition and wellness guidance, strength and conditioning education, media training, and character and leadership development.
Participating athletes will be provided with an individual player assessment report by the coaching staff following the four-day event and this year's 13U/14U ADP participants will be evaluated for the opportunity to be invited to the 15U National Team Trials.