*Information contained on this identification events page is subject to change at the sole discretion of USA Baseball and without notice.
WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup
Dates: July 28 – August 8
Location: Tainan, Taiwan
Athletes born on January 1, 2011, or later are eligible for the 12U National Team.
USA Baseball uses two different identification events to select the athletes for the 2023 12U National Team Training Camp: the 2023 11U Futures Invitational, and the 2022 11U National Team Identification Series (NTIS), as well as recommendations from scouts and coaches from the amateur baseball community. The 2023 12U National Team Training Camp will be held later in the summer.
USA Baseball will publicize the final roster through a press release and/or by post to USABaseball.com at @USABaseball on social media.
To be considered for the 12U National Team, please email [email protected].
11U FUTURES INVITATIONAL
The USA Baseball Futures Invitational are elite youth championship events exclusively reserved for the best 10U and 11U teams featuring the top youth talent in the nation. The 10U Futures Invitational tournament will be hosted at Thomas Brooks Park, the home of the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The 11U Futures Invitational will be hosted at Thomas Brooks Park as well as Middle Creek Park (Cary, North Carolina).
Click here for more information on the Futures Invitational.
NATIONAL TEAM IDENTIFICATION SERIES
*Athletes who participate in the NTIS are trying out for national teams and development programs for the following calendar year
The USA Baseball National Team Identification Series (NTIS) is the most comprehensive player identification program offered by USA Baseball. Players from across the country will begin the identification process by participating in camps and tryouts at the local level in one of six regions across the country. After camps and tryouts have been completed, each region will name 32 athletes from each of the 11U, 12U and 13U age groups, and 36 athletes from each of the 14U, 15U and 16U age groups, to two All-Region teams that will participate in the NTIS Champions Cup at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
The NTIS Champions Cup features 12 teams per age group and athletes will participate in workouts and a championship-style tournament while being evaluated by the USA Baseball Task Force comprised of national team coaches and scouts.
Following the Champions Cup, USA Baseball will invite 12 athletes to the following year’s 12U Team Training Camp from the 11U NTIS Champions Cup events.
Additional secondary events may be held throughout the year by USA Baseball that may also be used to identify players for current or future 12U National Team Training Camp. These events may include any additional events held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP
USA Baseball will invite 36 players for the 2023 USA Baseball 12U National Team Training Camp. They will participate in comprehensive testing, games, and workouts to compete for one of the final 18 roster spots on the 2023 USA Baseball 12U National Team.
National Team Training Camp will take place later in the summer.
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