U.S.A. BASEBALL SELECTION PROCESS
USA Baseball designated 16 Regional Directors to be in charge of identifying the best athletes to attend the NTIS from across the U.S. These directors have been hand-selected by the organization thereby extending USA Baseball’s vision into every region in the country. Athletes selected to attend the NTIS will be done within the values and criterion set forth by USA Baseball. All attendees will compete head-to-head against athletes and teams from different regions across the country in a series of games and skills testing.
Rising Prospects has been selected as the 15U, 16U, 17U NTIS Regional Director of the National Team Identification Series (NTIS) for Southern California, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada and West Texas.
15U and 16U players selected from the various local ID tryouts process will be named to the Southern California or Southwest 15U and 16U teams. These teams 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.
17U players selected from these same tryouts 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 two events, 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.