Athlete Development Program

About the Athlete Development Program

USA Baseball will invite 36 of the top 13-and-under athletes to Cary, North Carolina, for a highly developed four-day on- and off-field national team-level instruction and education. Each day at the 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 at the National Training Complex 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 ADP participants will be evaluated for the opportunity to be invited to the 2020 14U National Team Development Program.

2019 13U Athlete Development Program

WHEN: On-Field: Wednesday, June 19 - Saturday, June 22
Departure: Sunday, June 23

WHERE: USA Baseball National Training Complex -- Cary, North Carolina

The National Training Complex, in partnership with the Town of Cary, has been the official home of USA Baseball since 2007 and numerous current Major League Baseball players have ventured through its gates, including Chris Archer, Cody Bellinger, Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg. The Town of Cary received the National Gold Medal Grand Plaque Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management in 2016. The award honors U.S. communities that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition.

 

2019 Schedule

Date Event Time Venue
June 19   Workout 8:30 a.m. National Training Complex
June 19 Stars vs. Stripes 4:00 p.m. National Training Complex
June 20 Workout 8:30 a.m.  National Training Complex
June 20 Stars vs. Stripes 4:00 p.m. National Training Complex
June 21 Workout 9:30 a.m.  National Training Complex
June 21 Home Run Derby  6:00 p.m. National Training Complex
June 22 Workout 9:30 a.m. National Training Complex
June 22 Stars vs. Stripes 1:30 p.m. National Training Complex