SELECTION PROCESS (11u, 13u, 14u)
Round 2: All-Star Game
Round 3: NTIS Event
SELECTION PROCESS (15u, 16u, 17u)
Round #1: All age eligible players are welcomed to attend one or more identification tryouts within the Southern California NTIS territory. These identification tryouts will be a blend of a combine style format and college level practice. Workouts will include 60 yd run, defensive skills assessment, batting practice, home to 1B times, pop times and arm velocities. Pitchers will perform a 20-25 pitch bullpen as well as pitchers fielding practice (PFP) and other team oriented defensive drills. NO LIVE GAMES will occur during these identification tryouts. In addition, NO PLAYER will be allowed to bypass Round #1.
Round #2:The top invited 15U/16U/17U players from the various identification tryouts will advance to the 1 day Southern California NTIS Regional Showcase on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Hart Park in Orange, CA. Players will go through a pro-style workout prior to live game. Out of this final event the top 18 players for 15U, top 18 players for 16U and top 10 players for 17U will be selected to represent Team Southern California in Cary, NC.
Round #3: These final 18 15U and final 18 16U selected players will then compete against 15 other regions from across the country at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, NC on August 17-20, 2017.
The final 10 17U players selected will be invited to a 4 day development event at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, NC on August 24-27, 2017. This event will feature a pro-style instructional format inclusive of game play as well as on field instruction break-out sessions with Team USA coaching staff.
From these final events in Cary, NC, USA Baseball will invite the top players to future National Team Trials, National Team Development Program, and Tournament of Stars opportunities with the ultimate goal of being selected to represent our country as part of Team USA in 2018.
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