What is USA Baseball?

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 12 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 groups, fans, and players. USA Baseball is also responsible for promoting and developing the game of baseball on the grassroots level, both nationally and internationally.

What is the current international age determination date?

The current international age determination date rule 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 15U National team in 2018, he/she must be 15 years old or younger during the entire calendar year. If your son/daughter would turn 16 on December 1 of 2018, he/she would not be eligible to participate with the 15U National Team because his/her competition age would be 16, regardless of his/her age during the time of the tournament.)

• 2017 17U NTIS: born in 2001, for the 2019 18U National Team

• 2017 16U NTIS: born in 2002 for the 2019 17U NTDP

• 2017 15U NTIS: born in 2003 for the 2019 16U NTDP

• 2017 14U NTIS: born in 2004 for the 2019 15U National Team

• 2017 13U NTIS: born in 2005 or 2006, for the 2019 14U NTDP

• 2017 11U NTIS: born in 2007 for the 2019 12U National Team

What are the rules for bat specifications at NTIS events?

For a complete listing of the bat specifications on all USA Baseball events including the NTIS Regional Selection Process please click here.

Official Cancellation Policy for all USA Baseball NTIS events

Cancellations up to 14 days prior to the start of the event will receive a 100% refund of the registration fee.  Cancellations within 14 days of the start of the event will receive a 50% refund.  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 time of cancellation.

Age/Birth Year Description

17u (Players born in 2001)

16u (Players born in 2002)

15u (Players born in 2003)

14u (Players born in 2004)

13u (Players born in 2005)

11u (Players born in 2007)

Who should I contact with questions about merchandise I purchased?

If you have any questions about merchandise that you have purchased, please contact by email: cs@usabaseball.com  or by phone: 844-703-8178.

How many rounds of tryouts are there for the Great Lakes Region?

For the 2018 season there will be two rounds of tryouts for the Great Lakes Region. Round two of tryouts will be an INVITATION ONLY event. Players from the first rounds of tryouts will be invited back to round two for further evaluation by the entire Great Lakes Region staff.

Where will tryouts be held?

Benedictine University Sports Complex, Lisle, IL

When will tryouts be held?

11u (born 2007/2008): Thursday, July 12th, 2018

13u (born 2005/2006): Monday, July 9th, 2018

14u (born 2004): Thursday, July 12th, 2018

15u (born 2003): Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

16u (born 2002): Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

17u (born 2001): Wednesday, July 11th, 2018