2010 POY Bregman on USAB camps

Entering 2010, the name Alex Bregman elicited few superlatives outside of the New Mexico baseball scene. Great kid, hard worker, excellent 16U player in his home state.

One year later, the soon to be 17-year-old is now widely considered one of the top 18U prospects in the country. He is firmly on the radar of college and professional scouts, and his name is now commonly mentioned in the same sentence as big leaguers Ben Sheets, Justin Smoak, Stephen Strasburg and Ryan Zimmerman. So when and where did this transformation begin? In many respects, Bregman says, it was one early stop on his summer baseball tour - a USA Baseball Championship Camp.


USA Baseball Camps Frequently Asked Questions:

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 International Baseball Federation (IBAF).

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 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.


Why do USA Baseball jerseys have the American flag sewn on backward on the right sleeve?

Although the flag can be worn on either sleeve, USA Baseball traditionally wears the flag on the right sleeve, and, per military uniform regulation, the star field always faces forward. This gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the athlete moves forward.


How are players selected for the USA Baseball 15U National Team?

15U National Team: 1997 & 1998 Birthdates

Selection Vehicle (location): NTIS (Cary, N.C.) & 15U/17U Championships (East or West)

Schedule: Schedule page under construction, please click here for details.

Contact E-mail (to nominate a player): Jeff Singer

More information on the 15U National Team will be available by the end of March 2012.