Great Lakes Regional Coaches have been announced

Great lakes region coaching staff heading to Cary has 3 High school coaches who are in the American Baseball Coaches Associations Hall of Fame, Jim Hall, Terry Ayers and Tom Oconnell. Along with a former Team USA Player in 1999 and former St. Louis Cardinals Coach Dan Held and a couple of top professional Instructors Elite baseball training instructor Justin Stone and Play Ball USA Nelson Gord.

"We are so proud to have some of the top coaches in the country part of our Great Lakes Region Coaching staff. These are individuals I have known and worked with for over 20 years, who are outstanding coaches who have integrity and are true professionalism". Peter Caliendo

USA Baseball NTIS: Great Lakes

Area includes Washington IL, IN, WI, IA and MN

USA Baseball is proud to present the Great Lakes region of the National Team Identification Series (NTIS). Players from across your region will participate in selection events and tryouts with the aim of being named to the Great Lakes 11U, 13U, 14U, 16U and 17U teams. The five teams will then compete in their respective age groups against 15 other regions from across the country in the NTIS at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. and adjoining Thomas Brooks Park. From the NTIS, USA Baseball will invite a minimum of 59 players to future National Team Trials and National Team Development Program opportunities with the ultimate goal of being selected to represent our country as part of Team USA. For more information on the Great Lakes region's team selection process, please see the "view details" link located within the events below.

NTIS Dates
13U: August 12-16, 2015 - USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary, NC. (see below)
16U & 17U: August 21-23, 2015 - USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary, NC.
14U: August 28-30, 2015 - USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary, NC.
11U: August 28-30, 2015 - USA Baseball National Training Complex and Thomas Brooks Park, Cary NC.
Women's: August 28-30, 2015 - USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary, NC

American Elite Baseball Championship- (Formerly 13U NTIS)
In partnership with Major League Baseball, we are happy to announce that this year's 13U NTIS will now be known as the American Elite Baseball Championship. While regional identification events for this year's teams will remain the same, teams from fifteen USA Baseball regions across the country, as well as one RBI Program team, will compete against each other in a championship style, single elimination tournament. Competition will take place Wednesday, August 12 through Sunday, August 16, 2015, with check-in on Tuesday night. All teams are guaranteed four, seven inning games with some games being streamed on and possibly broadcasted on MLB Network.

JULY 2015

7/27 ~ Monday

Minnesota Great Lakes NTIS-USA Baseball Evaluation Camp

Location: Veterans Field-Minnetonka High School - Minnetonka, MN  |  Age Group: 11U, 13U, 14U, 16U & 17U
Note: 11U must be born 2004 & 2005 … 13U in 2002 & 2003, 14U in 2001, 16U in 1999 & 2000 & 17U in 1998

Cost: $ 225.00   |   View Details   |   Register Now ››

Click on View Details for more information.

For general questions or for more info, contact the Great Lakes Regional Director at

For information on USA Baseball National Team Development Program (NTDP) please click here

For information on registering a female athlete for the USA Baseball Women's NTIS Division please click here

About USA Baseball
USA Baseball is the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC). The organization selects and trains the World Baseball Classic, Premiere 12 and Pan American teams (and all other USA Baseball professional teams); and the Collegiate, 18U, 15U, 12U and Women's National Teams, all of which participate in various domestic and international competitions each year. USA Baseball also presents the Golden Spikes Award annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country. For more information, please visit and visit

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