USA Baseball NTIS: Midwest
Area includes: Arkansas,
USA Baseball is proud to present the Midwest 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 Midwest's 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 and adjoining Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C. in the fall of 2016. From the NTIS, USA Baseball will invite a minimum of 58 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 2017.
"The NTIS gives players from across the country the opportunity to wear USA across their chest. It is an outstanding achievement for the athletes to be able to represent their region, and an honor to have a chance to be selected for next year's National Team Programming."
- Mark Dvoroznak, USA Baseball Director of Program Development
13U: August 10-14, 2016 - USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary, NC. (see below)
16U & 17U: August 18-21, 2016 - USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary, NC.
14U: August 25-28, 2016 - USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary, NC.
11U: August 25-28, 2016 - USA Baseball National Training Complex and Thomas Brooks Park, 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 again be recognized 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 10 through Sunday, August 14, 2016, with check-in on Tuesday night. All teams are guaranteed four, seven inning games with some games being streamed on MLB.com and possibly broadcasted on MLB Network.