About the Futures Series
The USA Baseball Futures Series are 10U, 11U and 13U youth championship events held throughout various parts of the country. The four-day, championship tournaments will be hosted in different parts of the United States allowing teams to compete with programs from all over to showcase their ability. As with the Futures Invitational, the events host the best teams from across the country featuring the top youth talent in the nation. Teams may email Futures@USABaseball.com with inquiries or for future event consideration.
The Futures Series tournaments will also serve as identification events for the USA Baseball Futures Invitational and the USA Baseball National Team Championships. Winners of each 10U Futures Series tournament will receive a bid to the next year's 11U Futures Invitational, while the programs that claim gold in each 11U Futures Series event will get a bid to the following year's 10U Futures Invitational. In addition, the winners of each Futures Series at the 13U age level will receive a bid to the next summer's National Team Championships.
- 11U Futures Series - Irvine Schedule
- 13U Futures Series - Irvine Schedule
- 2019 Futures Series Rules
- Bat Guidelines
- Pitching Guidelines
When: May 1-September 15, 2019. All specific dates and location listed below:
Roster limits: Minimum of 12 players, maximum of 20 players; minimum of two coaches
- 10U: Born January 1, 2008 or later
- 11U: Born January 1, 2007 or later
- 13U: Born January 1, 2006 or later*
*NOTE: Players born January 1, 2005 or later may participate in the 13U Futures Series event in Irvine, California.
Schedule: Minimum of four scheduled games, weather permitting. Five total games per team, weather permitting.
The participant package for all rostered players includes the following:
- All event registration-related costs: baseballs, umpires, fields, line-up cards, etc.
- USA Baseball premium player package inclusive of a player bag filled with products from official USA Baseball sponsors
- Complimentary team and individual player photos
- Free gate admission for players, coaches and parents at all Futures Series games
- Participation in the USA Baseball Baseball5 & Skills Competition for each team participating in the event (when schedule permits)
- Team banner for each team participating in the event
- Medals for the first, second and third place teams as well as a trophy and a banner for the gold medal winners
Bat specifications: The Futures Series will be USABat certified only events. Bats specification information can be found at here.
Teams are required to use USA Baseball's free housing placement service, USA Baseball Travel Services. Friends and family are also encouraged to book hotel rooms under their team's name and will receive the USA Baseball preferred rate. A complete list of hotel options as well as additional details will be provided upon acceptance into the event.
For more information, please contact USA Baseball Travel Services at 919-474-8721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.