Identification Events

A minimum of 36 players will be identified for the 2019 12U National Team Trials through the USA Baseball National Open by way of the current year's 12U USA Baseball National Team Idenitification Series (NTIS), as well as the USA Baseball Futures Invitational and the preceding year's 11U (NTIS).

Eligible players for the 2019 12U National Team must be born after Jan. 1, 2007. The 2019 11U National Team Identification Series will identify athletes with a 2008 date of birth for the 2020 12U National Team Trials.

To be considered for the 12U National Team, please email 12U@USABaseball.com.

12U National Team Identification Series

Athletes can partake in the 12U NTIS at various locations throughout the country. The 12U NTIS is a series established to offer athletes across the U.S. with the opportunity to become involved with Team USA, while providing instruction, evaluation and fun. Players from the 12U NTIS will be recommended to USA Baseball officials and, from those recommendations, USA Baseball will invite 128 players to participate in the 12U National Open.

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12U National Open

The National Open is a three-day event concluding with the selection of a minimum of 15 12U National Team Trials participants.

  • Held July 13-15 in Santa Clarita, California
  • Instruction and interaction with national team coaches
  • Players will play four games of seven innings each
  • Participate in the 12U National Team positional workouts and testing
  • Cost of $395 per invited player
  • Receive Team USA National Open uniforms

 

12U National Open Schedule*

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SATURDAY, JULY 13

  • All players arrive and register: TBD
GAME DATE MATCHUP TIME (PT) FIELD ROUND
1 July 13 Stars vs. Pride  TBD Field 1 Pool Play
2 July 13 Brave vs. Eagles TBD Field 2 Pool Play
3 July 13 Stripes vs. United TBD Field 1 Pool Play
4 July 13 Patriots vs. Free TBD Field 2 Pool Play

SUNDAY, JULY 14

GAME DATE MATCHUP TIME (PT) FIELD ROUND
5 July 14 United vs. Patriots  TBD Field 1 Pool Play
6 July 14 Free vs. Stripes  TBD Field 2 Pool Play
7 July 14 Pride vs. Brave TBD Field 1 Pool Play
8 July 14 Eagles vs. Stars  TBD Field 2 Pool Play
9 July 14 United vs. Free TBD Field 1 Pool Play
10 July 14 Stripes vs. Patriots TBD Field 2 Pool Play
11 July 14 Stars vs. Brave TBD Field 1 Pool Play
12 July 14 Eagles vs. Pride TBD Field 2 Pool Play

MONDAY, JULY 15

GAME DATE MATCHUP TIME FIELD (PT) ROUND
13 July 15 TBD TBD Field 1 Championship
14 July 15 TBD TBD Field 2 3rd Place
15 July 15 TBD TBD Field 1 Consolation
16 July 15 TBD TBD Field 2 Consolation

*National Open times are subject to change.

Futures Invitational

The USA Baseball 11U Futures Invitational will be used as an additional identification opportunity. The Futures Invitational is a team-based championship tournament of 11U teams that will take place June 20 - 23, 2019, and will be held at Middle Creek Park in Cary, North Carolina.

From the Futures Invitational, USA Baseball will select a minimum of eight players to participate in the 12U National Team Trials.

12U National Team Trials

After the 12U selection process has completed, players will report to the 12U National Team Trials July 16-18 in Santa Clarita, California. As with all USA Baseball national team training and trials opportunities, the 12U National Team Trials is an all-expenses paid experience. At the 12U National Team Trials, players will participate in Stripes vs. Stars intrasquad scrimmages, workouts and other team-building activities.

At the conclusion of the Trials, USA Baseball task force members and the 12U National Team staff will select the final roster of 18 players for the 2019 12U National Team that will compete in the 2019 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-12 Baseball World Cup in Tainan, Taiwan, July 26-August 5.

11U National Team Identification Series

Players may also qualify for the 12U National Team Trials by competing in the preceding year's National Team Identification Series (NTIS). The NTIS gives USA Baseball an advanced look at the upcoming class of national-team players at the 11U, 13U, 14U, 16U, and 17U competition levels.

At the NTIS, USA Baseball task force members will identify a minimum of 12 players for the following season's 12U National Team Trials. Players can participate in the NTIS through a regional qualification process. Twelve athletes have been selected for the 2019 12U National Team Trials following their performances at the 2018 NTIS.

Information contained in this selection-process document is subject to change at the sole discretion of USA Baseball and without further notice.