Identification Events

The USA Baseball 12U National Team program has been cancelled for 2020.

The information below details the anticipated identification process to make a 12U National Team in the future. Visit the USA Baseball COVID-19 Resource Page for updates.

*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 Americas Qualifier
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Location: TBD


Athletes born Jan. 1, 2008 or later are eligible for the 2020 12U National Team.


USA Baseball uses three different identification events to select players for to the 12U National Team Trials. Thirty-six athletes are identified from the National Team Identification Series (NTIS), the Futures Invitational and the 11U Futures Series, as well as through recommendations from scouts and coaches in the amateur baseball community.

To be considered for the 12U National Team, please email


The Futures Series are three-day 10U, 11U, 12U and 13U youth championship events held throughout various parts of the country, allowing teams to showcase their abilities while competing with programs from all over. As with the Futures Invitational, the events host the best teams featuring the top youth talent in the nation.

More information about the USA Baseball Futures Series can be found here.


UPDATE: The 2020 11U Futures Invitational has been cancelled.

The USA Baseball 10U and 11U Futures Invitational are elite youth championship events, exclusively reserved for the top 10U and 11U teams and athletes in the United States. The four-day, championship tournaments are hosted at Middle Creek Park and Thomas Brooks Park, which is home to the USA Baseball National Training Complex, the official training site of Team USA, in Cary, North Carolina.

More information about the USA Baseball Futures Invitational can be found here.


*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 16 athletes from each of the 11U, 12U and 13U age groups, and 18 athletes from each of the 14U, 15U and 16U age groups, to an All-Region team that will participate in the NTIS Champions Cup at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

The NTIS Champions Cup features six 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 a minimum of six athletes from the 11U NTIS Champions Cup event to the following year's 12U National Team Trials.


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 Trials. These events may include any additional events held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.