The USA Baseball Futures Invitational is an elite youth championship event, exclusively reserved for top 10-and-under and 11-and-under teams and athletes. The 10U Futures Invitational will be hosted at Thomas Brooks Park, which is home to the USA Baseball National Training Complex, the official training site of Team USA, in Cary, North Carolina. The 11U Futures Invitational will be hosted at both Thomas Brooks Park and Middle Creek Park in Apex, North Carolina. In addition to featuring some of the top youth talent in the country, the 11U Futures Invitational will be a part of the official selection process for the 2024 12U National Team.

  • Schedule
    • 10U Futures Invitational: June 13-16, 2024
      11U Futures Invitational: June 20-24, 2024

      Event Schedule:

      The 2024 Futures Invitational schedules will be announced at a later time.

      Schedule Updates:
      Schedules will be updated daily on the USA Baseball Futures Invitational information page. Also, follow @USABEvents and @USABaseball on Twitter for updates.

  • Rules
    • 2024 10U & 11U Futures Invitational Rules - Coming Soon

  • Tickets
    • Admission to the Futures Invitational at Thomas Brooks Park and Middle Creek Park will be free of charge.

      There will, however, be gate fees at the USA Baseball National Training Complex for the National Team Championships. All Futures Invitational players and coaches will be given a USA Baseball credential which will allow entrance into the National Training Complex free of charge. Family and guests in attendance with Futures Invitational participants will be able to pick up a complimentary credential at the entrance gates of Thomas Brooks Park (while supplies last) that will allow them admission to the National Training Complex.

      All guests over the age of 12 must purchase a pass to enter the National Training Complex. Children 12 and under will be admitted for free. Only electronic payments will be accepted, and all major credit cards are accepted: Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover Card.

      Gates at Thomas Brooks Park will open one hour prior to the first scheduled game time on any given day.

  • Event Programs
    •  The official program for the Futures Invitational is produced by USA Baseball and is available online at no cost to fans.

      The 2024 10U and 11U Futures Invitational program will be release at a later date.

  • Event Photos
    • 10U Photo Day: TBD
      11U Photo Day: TBD

      Players will take individual and team photos at Thomas Brooks Park on the designated days above for each event. For the 10U event, teams will their photos one hour and 45 minutes (1:45) before their respective game time. For the 11U event, teams will take their photos two hours and 30 minutes (2:30) before their respective game time. 

      Following the event, players and coaches will receive these photos at no charge via email. The email will contain a link where players are able to download the pictures.  Additionally, throughout the event there will be professional photographers taking action photos. These photos will be available for purchase on USABaseballPhotos.com following the event. Players and families wishing to look through the photos will need to use the password - fi - in order to access the gallery on USABaseballPhotos.com. The password is case sensitive.

  • Media and Press
    • If you are an accredited member of the press and wish to obtain a USA Baseball media credential, please visit the USA Baseball Media Services page.

      Social Media:
      Keep up to date on USA Baseball via social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The official Twitter handle for the Futures Invitational will be @USABEvents.

      Streamed Games:
      Streaming information about the 2024 10U and 11U Futures Invitational will be announced at a later time.

      Live Scoring:
      All games at the 2024 USA Baseball Futures Invitational will be available through the GameChanger scoring app (Apple and Android). Links to live stats throughout the Futures Invitational can be found via @USABEvents on Twitter and below:

      • 10U Futures Invitational - Coming Soon
      • 11U Futures Invitational - Coming Soon

      Cameras & Video Equipment:
      USA Baseball has adopted the following policy regarding camera lenses (including telephoto and zoom lenses) for any of the organization's events at the USA Baseball National Training Complex:

      Spectators are not permitted to bring telephoto or zoom camera lenses into the National Training Complex. Cameras may be brought in to the facility so long as they are not accompanied by these types of lenses. Only USA Baseball personnel and credentialed members of the media are permitted to have possession of telephoto and zoom lenses. This policy is in place to ensure that all of our players, coaches and fans have a positive experience at our events.

  • Facility Information
    • 10U Futures Invitational
      Thomas Brooks Park
      200 Brooks Park Ln.
      Cary, NC 27519
      Google Map

      • Please be advised that I-540 is a toll road. There are no toll booths, all tolls are taken electronically and will be billed via mail. If driving a rental vehicle, please inquire about the specific rental company's toll billing procedure.

      11U Futures Invitational
      Thomas Brooks Park
      200 Brooks Park Ln.
      Cary, NC 27519
      Google Map

      • Please be advised that I-540 is a toll road. There are no toll booths, all tolls are taken electronically and will be billed via mail. If driving a rental vehicle, please inquire about the specific rental company's toll billing procedure.

      Middle Creek Park
      151 Middle Creek Ave
      Apex, NC 27539
      Google Map

      There is no cost for parking at Thomas Brooks Park, Middle Creek Park, or the National Training Complex.

      Prohibited Actions & Items at the National Training Complex:
      The following are prohibited in the USA Baseball National Training Complex:

      • Outside food, beverage and coolers
      • Smoking
      • Animals except for service animals
      • Alcoholic beverages
      • Weapons
      • Skateboards, rollerblades and scooters
      • Umbrellas are limited to grass seating
      • Tents

      Smoking Policy at the National Training Complex:
      The National Training Complex is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is permitted in the parking lot, outside the National Training Complex gates.

      Foul Balls:
      Please be aware of foul balls at all times while at the National Training Complex, Thomas Brooks Park, and Middle Creek Park.

      Bag Search:
      All bags are subject to a bag search upon entering the National Training Complex.

      Concessions will be open for the duration of the event at both Thomas Brooks Park and the National Training Complex. Therefore, outside food, beverages and coolers will not be permitted.

      Lost and Found:
      The tower at Thomas Brooks Park will serve as the lost and found for the Futures Invitational

      USA Baseball's team store will be open at the National Training Complex during the entire event. For additional Team USA merchandise please check out the official online shop at USABaseballShop.com.

      Only electronic payments will be accepted at the Team Store. All major credit cards are accepted: Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover Card.

      A certified athletic trainer will be on site through the entire event. In case of emergency, the closest hospital is Wake Med Cary.

      Wake Med Cary
      1900 Kildaire Farm Road
      Cary, NC 27518
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  • Additional USA Baseball Information
    • Athletes will have access to Gatorade Thirst Quencher in the dugouts of each game during the Futures Invitational to help keep them hydrated. Gatorade Thirst Quencher has fluids to rehydrate, electrolytes to replenish, and carbs to refuel. To learn more about the science behind Gatorade, visit Gatorade.com.
      Pitch In For Baseball | Baseball Equipment
      Prime In an effort to foster philanthropy, USA Baseball is working with long-time partner Pitch In For Baseball (PIFB) to collect new and gently used baseball equipment to help underprivileged kids around the world play ball. USA Baseball has provided special equipment donation bags with prepaid postage in each Future's Invitational participant bag. We ask that you consider supporting this effort by filling the bag with new or gently used baseball equipment and dropping it off at any USPS Post Office. All postage is prepaid by USA Baseball and Pitch In For Baseball. More information on this program can be found here.
      The Town of Cary has been the official home of the National Training Complex (NTC) since 2007. 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. For more information, visit TownofCary.org.



  • Education
    • Providing educational resources for coaches, parents, players, and umpires continues to be a priority for strengthening the game at the grassroots level by raising the standard of education. Online education courses, certification pathways, sample practice plans, a drill library, youth and high school baseball manuals, the American Development Model, Develops Blog, and more can all be found on the USA Baseball Develops website at USABDevelops.com.

      American Development Model
      The American Development Model (ADM) is a multi-stage training and recovery pathway that guides an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity through all developmental phases from infancy to adulthood. The ADM provides a framework for systematically developing sporting excellence and increasing active participation in local, regional, and national sport organizations.

      Online Educational Resources
      Education is one of the fundamental building blocks of the game. As such, USA Baseball's educational resources emphasize a culture of development, safety, and fun within the sport through online training courses and programs for players, parents, coaches, and umpires. Content is available in both English and Spanish.

      Coach, Umpire, and Parent Certifications
      The USA Baseball Certification Pathways are educational programs for all individuals who are currently in the sport of baseball or aspire to learn more. The program aims to create a higher standard of education and enhance the ability of coaches, umpires, and parents to better serve their athletes, their team, and the communities. The program aspires to create a culture of continuing education, professional development, and active mentorship among the baseball community. We are pleased to offer Coach, Umpire, and Parent Certification pathways to help you on your journey in our national pastime. All certification pathways are offered in English and Spanish.

      Coaches Clinics
      The Coaches Clinics program provides in-person and online training and educational sessions coupled with networking and professional growth opportunities. USA Baseball offers two types of clinics: community and regional.

      Develops Blog
      The USA Baseball Develops blog offers a variety of content, including baseball play breakdowns, medical information on elbow and shoulder injuries, nutrition insight, parent advice, umpire material, previously recorded virtual coaches’ clinics, and more. Content is offered in both English and Spanish.

      Mobile Coach
      The Mobile Coach is a revolutionary tool that aims to simplify practice planning for baseball coaches at all levels. These tools include a drill library with over 300 baseball-specific drills, prepopulated practice plans, the ability for coaches to create their own practice plans, Youth Baseball Skills Matrix, and more.

      Pitch Smart
      Pitch Smart is a joint initiative by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball that provides a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players, and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for youth pitchers.

      Baseball Manuals
      USA Baseball offers both a Youth Baseball Manual and a High School Baseball manual to help organizations and schools create successful programs through positive, development-based experiences for their athletes.

      USA Baseball App
      The USA Baseball App, free for all users, includes practice planning tools, a drill library, information on athlete safety, and all education resources.

      In February of 2018, Senate Bill 534 was implemented. This bill amends the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990 to extend the duty to report suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, to certain adults who are authorized to interact with minor or amateur athletes at a facility under the jurisdiction of a national governing body. This bill also amends the Amateur Sports Act of 1978 to authorize national governing bodies to develop training, practices, policies, and procedures to prevent the abuse of minor or amateur athletes.

      In response to Senate Bill 534, USA Baseball has developed the BASE (Baseball Athlete Safety Education) initiative. BASE is USA Baseball's zero-tolerance policy for abuse of any kind in baseball. It is comprised of four areas - reporting, background checks, education and training, and minor athlete safety policies. This initiative ultimately seeks to eliminate all forms of abuse and misconduct in our sport.

      All Adult Participants at USA Baseball events are required to undergo a background check, complete a U.S. Center for SafeSport course or an Abuse Awareness course, and sign the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPPs). Adult Participants and other event participants who fail to complete or pass any of these requirements will not be permitted the to participate in a USA Baseball event.

      Athlete Safety Requirements 

      • Background Check
        • All coaches participating in USA Baseball events are required to complete a Comprehensive or Medical Professional background check through USA Baseball’s national service provider, JD Palatine.
        • For more information regarding background checks, click here.
      • Online Abuse Awareness Training
        • All coaches participating in USA Baseball events are required by law to complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport Trained course, or one of the SafeSport Refresher courses if they have previously completed the SafeSport Trained course.
        • To view parent and athlete U.S. Center for SafeSport resources and courses, click here.
      • Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPPs)
        • All coaches participating in USA Baseball events are required to read and sign the MAAPPs.
        • The MAAPPs outline, in detail, acceptable and prohibited interactions between Adult Participants and Minor Athletes.
        • All one-on-one interactions between an Adult Participant and Minor Athlete MUST be observable and interruptible.
        • To read the MAAPPs, click here.

      Ineligible List
      In addition to background checks and training, USA Baseball publishes a list of banned and suspended individuals from USA Baseball sponsored or sanctioned activities based on being accused, indicted, arrested or convicted of any crimes sexual or violent in nature on our website. The Ineligible List can be found here.

      Report Abuse
      By law, everyone is a mandatory reporter. If you have experienced abuse or misconduct, or know of abuse or misconduct that has taken place at a USA Baseball event, please report the incident to any of the USA Baseball representatives listed below, or click here to report via USA Baseball’s Online Reporting Form (this can be done anonymously).

      • Lauren Rhyne
        Senior Director, Athlete Safety & Education
        [email protected]
        (919) 474-8721 x242

      Or any USA Baseball Staff member you feel comfortable with. For more information on BASE, please visit USABASE.org.