Identification Events

The Women's National Open will serve as the primary identification vehicle for the 2018 USA Baseball Women's National Team.

Players from across the country will gather at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, to compete in the three-day event. Registered players will be divided onto teams coached by USA Baseball Women's National Team coaches and staff. Over the three days, players will compete in three games, as well as participate in individual workout sessions for their primary position(s).

Players selected from the Women's National Open will make up the 40-woman Women's National Team Trials Team that will commence immediately following the Women's National Open taking place June 11 - 15. From that pool of athletes, 20 women will be selected to represent the United States in the 2018 WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup in Viera, Florida, August 22 - 31. The final Women's National Team roster will be announced June 18th.

Women's National Open Information:

  • Held June 8-10, at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina
  • Players need to arrive the evening of June 7 in preparation for being on-field first thing the morning of June 8
  • Opportunity to be selected to play for Team USA at the Women's National Team Trials
  • Instruction and interaction with National Team coaches and staff
  • Players will play three games of seven innings each
  • There is no fee to participate in the Women's National Open
  • Players are responsible for their own transportation and lodging surrounding the tournament
  • Players must be born in the year 2002 or before to participate (youngest player eligible would be born 12/31/2002)
  • Players will be provided with a USA cap and shirt to serve as their uniform
  • Players will be expected to bring their own pants, belts, spikes, gloves and personal items
  • Players should not plan a return flight home on June 10 earlier than 3:30 p.m.

2018 On-Field Schedule:

Friday, June 8 

Start End Activity Location
8 a.m.   Registration Entrance
8:45 a.m. 9:05 a.m. Warm-up Field 2
9:10 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 60-yard dash Field 2
9:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Throw/Warm-up Fields 2 & 3
10 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Outfield Tryouts & Workouts Field 3
10 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Infield Tryouts & Workouts Field 2
11:20 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Catcher Pop-times Field 2
2 p.m.   FINAL: Stripes 4, United 11 Field 3
4 p.m.   FINAL: Stars 5, Pride 6 Field 2
6 p.m.   FINAL: Brave 10, Eagles 10 Field 3

Saturday, June 9

Start End Activity Location
8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. United Batting Practice Field 4
8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Stars Batting Practice Field 3
9:15 a.m. 10 a.m. Eagles Batting Practice Field 4
9:15 a.m. 10 a.m. Stripes Batting Practice Field 3
10 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Pride Batting Practice Field 4
10 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Brave Batting Practice Field 3
11 a.m. 12 p.m. Positional Workouts (All players) Fields 3 & 4
2 p.m.   FINAL: United 3, Stars 6 Field 2
3:30 p.m.   FINAL: Eagles 9, Stripes 8 Field 3
5:30 p.m.   FINAL: Pride 3, Brave 9 Field 2

Sunday, June 10

Time Activity Location
8 a.m. GAME: Stars vs. Eagles Field 4
9 a.m. GAME: Pride vs. United Field 3
10 a.m. GAME: Stripes vs. Brave Field 2
2 p.m. National Team Trials Announcement Coleman Field Seats

Women's National Team Trials:

  • The 40 players selected from the Women's National Open will remain in Cary, North Carolina, to compete in the Women's National Team Trials June 11 - 14 
  • Selected players will move into the USA Baseball team hotel the night of June 10 
  • All expenses associated with participation in Trials (hotel, meals, transportation, etc.) will be covered by USA Baseball
  • All participants will return home the evening of Thursday, June 14, or the morning of Friday, June 15 
  • The final 20 player roster will be announced on Monday, June 18