East National Team Championships

About the East National Team Championships

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Thank you very much for your interest in USA Baseball and the 2019 USA Baseball National Team Championships! The USA Baseball National Team Championships are the primary identification events for players to be considered for the 15U National Team and the 14U National Team Development Program (NTDP), 16U NTDP and 17U NTDP. Through these events, USA Baseball provides an opportunity for 400+ teams to showcase their ability against teams from all across the country.

The USA Baseball National Team Championships (East) will be held in Palm Beach County, Florida, at Chevrolet Roger Dean Stadium, the Spring Training home of the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins, and FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the Spring Training home of the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals.

14U National Team Championships

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When: June 26 - June 30
Cost: $2,000 - see below for deposit requirements and rebate opportunities. For local teams (within 100 miles of the tournament site), the cost is $1,700.

Eligibility:
Players born May 1, 2004, or later are eligible to compete in the 14U National Team Championships
PLEASE NOTE: Only players born January 1, 2005, or later will be eligible to be selected to the 14U National Team Development Program. As such, USA Baseball requires that at least six (6) players on each team's roster be born on or after this international age cutoff (2005). There will be no exceptions to this rule in order to maximize the selection pool for national teams.


15U National Team Championships

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When: June 14 - June 19
Cost: $2,500 - see below for deposit requirements and rebate opportunities. For local teams (within 100 miles of the tournament site), the cost is $2,200.

Eligibility:
Players born May 1, 2003, or later are eligible to compete in the 15U National Team Championships.
PLEASE NOTE: Only players born January 1, 2004, or later will be eligible to be selected to the 15U National Team. As such, USA Baseball requires that at least six (6) players on each team's roster be born on or after this international age cutoff (2004). There will be no exceptions to this rule in order to maximize the selection pool for national teams.


16U National Team Championships

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When: June 20 - June 25
Cost: $2,500 - see below for deposit requirements and rebate opportunities. For local teams (within 100 miles of the tournament site), the cost is $2,200

Eligibility:
Players born January 1, 2002, or later and a 2021 graduate are eligible to compete in the 16U National Team Championships and the 17U National Team Development Program. Players born Jan. 1, 2003, or later will be eligible to be selected to the 16U National Team Development Program. 


General Information

Location:
The National Team Championships (East) will be held in Palm Beach County, Florida, at Chevrolet Roger Dean Stadium, the Spring Training home of the Cardinals and Marlins and FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the Spring Training home of the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals.

Roster Limits:
Minimum of 15 players, maximum of 25 players

Schedule:
Minimum of six (6) scheduled games, weather permitting; four (4) games guaranteed

Weekly Itinerary:
To view the weekly itinerary for the National Team Championships (East), please click here (coming soon).

Cost:
A $500 deposit is due by March 8 and the remaining team registration fee is due by May 10. Deposits and fees not submitted by the aforementioned due dates will have their tournament invites rescinded due to the number of teams on the waiting list. Accepted team's deposits are not refundable after March 29, and the full payment is not refundable after May 10.

Hotel Information:
Teams that use USA Baseball's free housing placement service, USA Baseball Travel Services, will be eligible to receive a $500 rebate check. To qualify for the $500 rebate check, teams must accumulate at least 30 room nights (i.e. five [5] rooms for six [6] nights). Friends and family are encouraged to book hotel rooms under their team's name and will receive the USA Baseball preferred rate while adding to the team's overall room nights.

For more information, please contact USA Baseball Travel Services at 919-433-9759 or travel@usabaseball.com.