West National Team Championships

About the West National Team Championships

Thank you very much for your interest in USA Baseball and the 2018 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, 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 - West - will be held in Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria and Surprise, Arizona, at the Spring Training homes of the Dodgers, Indians, Padres, Rangers, Reds, Royals and White Sox.

14U National Team Championships

When: June 30 - July 7
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, 2003 or later are eligible to compete in the 14U National Team Championships. PLEASE NOTE: Only players born January 1, 2004 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 (2004). There will be no exceptions to this rule in order to maximize the selection pool for national teams.


15U National Team Championships

When: June 22 - June 29
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, 2002, or later are eligible to compete in the 15U Championships. PLEASE NOTE: Only players born January 1, 2003, 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 (2003). There will be no exceptions to this rule in order to maximize the selection pool for national teams.


16U National Team Championships

When: June 30 - July 7
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, 2001 or later are eligible to compete in the 16U National Team Championships. PLEASE NOTE: Only players born January 1, 2002 or later will be eligible to be selected to the 16U 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 (2002). There will be no exceptions to this rule in order to maximize the selection pool for national teams.


17U National Team Championships

When: June 15 - June 22
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, 2000, or later are eligible to compete in the 17U National Team Championships. PLEASE NOTE: Only players born Jan. 1, 2001, or later will be eligible to be selected to the 17U 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 (2001). There will be no exceptions to this rule in order to maximize the selection pool for national teams.


General Information

Location:
The National Team Championships - West - will be held in Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria and Surprise, Arizona, at the Spring Training homes of the Dodgers, Indians, Padres, Rangers, Reds, Royals and White Sox.

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 - West, please click here.

Cost:
A $500 deposit is due by March 9 and the remaining team registration fee is due by May 12. 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.

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 35 room nights (i.e. five [5] rooms for seven [7] 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 919-474-8721 or travel@usabaseball.com.