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SoutheastNortheast USA Baseball NTIS

Southeast | North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida | Northeast: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia & Virginia

NTIS | Southeast – Registration

North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi,
Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina,
Florida

Upcoming Events

NTIS | Northeast – Registration

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut,
Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia & Virginia

Upcoming Events

Why USA Baseball NTIS

The NTIS utilizes a six-region system for the initial player identification process. The six regions consist of the Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, South, Southeast and Southwest. All six NTIS regions will be managed and operated by a USA Baseball-appointed Regional Director. Each Regional Director is responsible for the planning and execution of the player identification process for their assigned region(s), and will ultimately name the All-Region teams that will move on to the NTIS Champions Cup.

The NTIS utilizes a six-region system for the initial player identification process. The six regions consist of the Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, South, Southeast and Southwest. All six NTIS regions will be managed and operated by a USA Baseball-appointed Regional Director. Each Regional Director is responsible for the planning and execution of the player identification process for their assigned region(s), and will ultimately name the All-Region teams that will move on to the NTIS Champions Cup.

NTIS Camps, Clinics and Tryouts

Players from across the country will begin the identification process by participating in camps and tryouts at the local level in their designated region. Every region will name 30 athletes from the 11U and 12U age groups, and 36 athletes from each of the 13U, 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.

Regions for USA Baseball NTIS

Players from across the country will participate in selection events and tryouts on the regional level with the aim of ultimately being named to their All-Regional team. Those regional teams will then compete in their respective age groups against the five other regions from across the country at the culminating National Team Identification Series Champions Cup event at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

NTIS Age Groups

The program includes six separate age groups – 11U, 12U 13U, 14U, 15U, and 16U. From the final NTIS event, USA Baseball will invite a minimum of 72 players to future National Team Trials and National Team Development Program (NTDP) opportunities with the ultimate goal of being selected to represent our country as a part of Team USA.

The NTIS includes six age groups and must conform to the following international age guidelines:

– 16U NTIS:born on or after Jan. 1, 2008 OR born on or after Jan. 1, 2007 with an anticipated 2026 grad year
– 15U NTIS: born on or after Jan. 1, 2009
– 14U NTIS: born on or after Jan. 1, 2010
– 13U NTIS: born on or after Jan. 1, 2011
– 12U NTIS: born on or after Jan. 1, 2012
– 11U NTIS: born on or after Jan. 1, 2013

MEET OUR STAFF

Jeff Schaefer

Regional Director (Northeast & Southeast Regions)

Sue Wilson

Associate Regional Director (Northeast & Southeast Regions)

Andrew Zike

Associate Regional Director (Northeast & Southeast Regions)

What is the cancellation policy for USA Baseball National Team Identification Series events?2023-11-08T18:42:14+00:00

Cancellation up to 14 days prior to the start of the event will receive a 100% refund of the registration fee. Cancellations within 14 days will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. No exceptions will be made. The participating player or team will receive their refund back to the credit card on file within 30 days of the cancellation.

What are the rules for bat specifications at USA Baseball National Team Identification Series events?2023-11-08T18:41:57+00:00

For a complete listing of bat specifications for all USA Baseball events, including the National Team Identification Series regional selection process, click here.

What is the current international age determination date?2023-11-08T18:41:31+00:00

The current international age determination date states your birthday must fall on January 1 or later of a specified year to be eligible for particular age groups. The age a player reaches during the calendar year of the international competition will serve as his competition age.

(For example, if your son/daughter wants to play on the 18U National team in 2018, he/she must be 18 years old or younger during the entire calendar year. If your son/daughter would turn 19 on or before December 31 of 2018, he/she would not be eligible to participate with the 18U National Team because his/her competition age would be 19, regardless of his/her age during the time of the tournament.)

For 2023, the international age determination date dictates:

– 2023 16U NTIS – born in 2007 OR born on or after Jan. 1, 2006 with anticipated 2025 grad year (selected for the 2024 17U NTDP)
– 2023 15U NTIS – born in 2008 (selected for the 2024 16U NTDP)
– 2023 14U NTIS – born in 2009 (selected for the 2024 15U National Team Trials)
– 2023 13U NTIS – born in 2010 (selected for the 2024 14U Athlete Development Program)
– 2023 12U NTIS – born in 2011 (selected for the 2024 13U Athlete Development Program)
– 2023 11U NTIS – born in 2012 (selected for the 2024 12U National Team Trials)

What is USA Baseball?2023-11-08T18:41:06+00:00

Since 1978, USA Baseball has been the national governing body for the sport of baseball. It represents the sport in the United States as a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and internationally as a member federation of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).

Nearly every major national amateur baseball organization in America is united as a USA Baseball National Member Organization. As a result, USA Baseball governs more than 15.6 million amateur players in ballparks and playgrounds across the country.

As the commissioner’s office for amateur baseball, USA Baseball is a resource center for its various membership group, fans, and players. USA Baseball is also responsible for promoting and developing the game of baseball on the grassroots level, both nationally and internationally.

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