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USA Baseball NTIS Ohio Valley Camps Frequently Asked Questions:
Does my son need to attend an Ohio Valley NTIS Identifier event to advance to the Ohio Valley NTIS Prospect Games to be named to Team Ohio Valley
This answer is YES…… All players must attend an official Ohio Valley NTIS Identifier event to be evaluated and invited to participate in the Ohio Valley Prospect Games. Players will be selected and teams formed from each age group at the Ohio Valley NTIS Prospect Games to participate in the USA Baseball National Team Identification Series in Cary, NC.
If my son attends a local tryout when do we find out if he made the next round
Check with the event coordinator who hosted the tryout, as they should issue you a code to register for the Final tryouts if they advanced. If you don't hear something within 14 days after the event call your Regional NTIS director at 1-844-NTIS-USA, but please wait until AFTER the 14 day period to contact this number. It is possible that you will receive the information via e-mail. To be informed, ask at your tryout about the method in which they will let players know if they advanced.
What teams will be playing in the Ohio Valley NTIS Prospect Games
There will be multiple teams of players per age group from the Ohio Valley Region with 15 to 18 players per team at the Ohio Valley NTIS Prospect Games. All players will have advanced through local Ohio Valley NTIS Identification events or through the Ohio Valley NTIS Stars & Stripes Showcase Tournament.
Will scouts be attending the Ohio Valley NTIS Prospect Games
Yes. Last year several college recruiters attended the Ohio Valley NTIS Prospect Games. This year we will again contact over 100+ College Coaches and inform them of this prestigious gathering of talented players.
If my son makes Team Ohio Valley, does he play with them the whole year or does he only play with them for the USA Baseball NTIS event in August or September
Players who make Team Ohio Valley only play with Team Ohio Valley for the USA Baseball NTIS Tournament in Cary, NC. The program is designed to make minimal impact on the player's other commitments.
What will players wear when they travel to Cary, NC if selected to Team Ohio Valley
Players will receive a cap and jersey when they check in for Team Ohio Valley in Cary, NC. All Players will need to supply pants for the Final event, USA Baseball will determine what color pants Team Ohio Valley will have to wear for the event.
What are the additional costs if selected to travel to Cary with Team Ohio Valley
Last season, there was a $250 fee for each player that advanced to the USA Baseball NTIS Tournament which is paid online through the USA Baseball registration portal. Players and families will need to book rooms that will be made available through USA Baseball Travel Services. Do NOT call hotels in advance. Players and families are also responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Cary, NC.
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 groups, fans, and players. USA Baseball is also responsible for promoting and developing the game of baseball on the grassroots level, both nationally and internationally.
What is the current international age determination date
The current international age determination date rule states your birthday must fall on January 1 or later of a specified year to be eligible for particular age groups. The age a player reaches during the calendar year of the international competition will serve as his competition age.
(For example, if your son/daughter wants to play on the 16U National team in 2018, he/she must be 16 years old or younger during the entire calendar year. If your son/daughter would turn 17 on December 1 of 2018, he/she would not be eligible to participate with the 16U National Team because his/her competition age would be 17, regardless of his/her age during the time of the tournament.)
• 2017 17U NTIS: born on or after Jan. 1, 2000, for the 2018 18U National Team
What are the rules for bat specifications at NTIS events
For a complete listing of the bat specifications on all USA Baseball events including the NTIS Regional Selection Process please click here.
Official Cancellation Policy for all USA Baseball NTIS events
Cancellations up to 8 days prior to the start of the event will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. No exceptions will be made. The participating player or team will receive their refund within 30 days of the time of cancellation.
Cancellations within 7 days of the start of the event will forfeit the entire registration fee. No exceptions will be made.
If you have a question and don't see the answer here, please email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-844-NTIS-USA.