17U National Team Development Program

Schedule and Results

Date Opponent/Event Venue Location Time/Score (All times ET) Notes
June 16-2317U National Team Championships - EastVariousPalm Beach County, Fla.
June 17-2417U National Team Championships - WestVariousGlendale, Goodyear & Peoria, Ariz.
July 18-2217U National Team Development ProgramChicago
July 18Stars vs. Stripes
17U National Team Development Program
Les Miller FieldChicagoStars 4, Stripes 1Box score
July 19Stars vs. Stripes
17U National Team Development Program
Northwestern UniversityEvanston Ill.Stars 6, Stripes 3Box score
July 21Stars vs. Stripes
17U National Team Development Program
Northwestern UniversityEvanston Ill.2:30 p.m.
July 22Stars vs. Stripes
17U National Team Development Program
Wrigley FieldChicagoStars 12, Stripes 2Box score


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2016 17U NTDP Stars Roster

# Name Position B/T Ht. Wt. DOB High School Class Hometown
26 Randall Abshier P L/L 6-3 170 11/2/1999 Otay Ranch 2018 Chula Vista, Calif.
13 Thomas Burbank P L/L 6-0 200 5/7/1999 Monsignor Kelly 2018 Beaumont, Texas
7 Elijah Cabell OF R/R 6-0 180 6/30/1999 Winter Park 2018 Winter Park, Fla.
8 Triston Casas IF L/R 6-3 230 1/15/2000 American Heritage 2019 Pembroke Pines, Fla.
23 Zachary Chalmers P R/R 5-11 194 9/2/1999 California 2017 San Ramonm, Calif.
24 Chandler Champlain P R/R 6-2 2000 7/23/1999 Santa Margarita 2018 Coto de Caza, Calif.
9 Ethan Hankins P R/R 6-5 198 5/23/2000 Forsyth Central 2018 Cumming, Ga.
12 Charlie Horton P R/L 6-2 180 2/19/1999 Maple Grove 2017 Corcoran, Minn.
27 Charlie Loust C R/R 5-11 239 3/9/2000 San Clemente 2018 San Clemente, Calif.
22 Justin-Henry Malloy IF R/R 6-0 200 2/19/2000 St. Joseph Regional 2018 Bergenfield, N.J.
3 Sean Mullen UTIL/P R/R 6-0 157 8/18/1999 Stockdale 2018 Bakersfield, Calif.
4 Kameron Ojeda C L/R 5-10 177 10/16/1999 St. John Bosco 2018 La Mirada, Calif.
5 Austin Schultz IF/OF R/R 5-7 164 2/21/2000 Norris S.D. 160 2018 Adams, Neb.
10 Christian Scott P R/R 6-2 160 6/15/1999 Calvary Christian 2018 Parkland, Fla.
2 Isaiah Thomas OF R/R 6-1 184 4/12/2000 The Benjamin 2018 Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
25 Luis Tuero IF L/R 5-9 151 7/30/2000 Archbishop McCarthy 2018 Hialeah, Fla.
11 Jose Varela OF R/R 6-1 175 5/18/1999 Sommerset Academy 2017 Miami, Fla.
1 Justin Willis P R/R 5-8 191 6/8/1999 Memorial 2017 West New York, N.J.
28 Gage Workman IF S/R 6-3 170 10/24/1999 Basha 2017 Queen Creek, Ariz.
6 Kerry Wright P R/R 6-3 228 9/8/2000 Oviedo 2018 Oviedo, Fla.

2016 17U NTDP Stars Coaches

# Name Position
Eric Kibler Field Coordinator
12 Thomas Walter Stars Manager
15 Ricky Meinhold Stars Pitching Coach
29 Chris Carter Stars Assistant Coach
Gerald Laird Stars Assistant Coach
14 Greg Ritchie Stars Assistant Coach
Andy Stankiewicz Roving Instructor
Robert Woodard Roving Instructor

2016 17U NTDP Stripes Roster

# Name Position B/T Ht. Wt. DOB High School Class Hometown
8 Braden Boissiere OF L/L 5-11 184 3/23/2000 Woodcrest Christian 2018 Riverside, Calif.
4 Tony Bullard P S/R 6-3 184 2/17/2000 Jw North 2018 Jupiter, Fla.
25 Brandon Comia IF R/R 5-8 170 4/27/2000 Carl Sanburg 2018 Orland Park, Ill.
23 Sam Faith IF S/R 6-1 183 2/1/1999 St. Charles North 2017 St. Charles, Ill.
26 Hunter Goodwin P R/R 6-3 227 11/17/1999 Worth County 2018 Sylvester, Ga.
2 Riley Greene OF L/L 6-1 175 9/28/2000 Hagerty 2019 Oviedo, Fla.
11 Daniel Grillo C R/R 5-9 170 12/14/1999 Milton 2018 Milton, Ga.
29 Nick Hansen IF R/R 6-3 204 9/12/1999 Orange Lutheran 2018 Orange, Calif.
27 Cole Henry P R/R 6-2 192 7/15/1999 Florence 2018 Florence, Ala.
15 Jake Holland C R/R 6-1 186 10/27/2000 Calvary Christian 2019 Miramar, Fla.
5 Jeremiah Jackson IF R/R 5-11 161 3/26/2000 St. Luke's Episcopal 2018 Mobile, Ala.
14 Carlos Lomeli P R/R 6-0 190 3/19/1999 St. John Bosco 2017 La Habra, Calif.
6 Jake Moberg P R/R 5-11 170 6/17/1999 Vista Murrieta 2018 Murrieta, Calif.
10 Holden Powell P R/R 5-11 170 9/9/1999 Mt. Whiteny 2017 Visalia, Calif.
28 Kumar Rocker P R/R 6-3 233 11/22/1999 North Oconee 2018 Watkinsville, Ga.
12 Calvin Schapira P R/L 6-2 207 10/7/1999 Pinnacle 2018 Scottsdale, Ariz.
9 Connor Scott OF/IF L/L 6-2 150 10/8/1999 Plant 2018 Tampa, Fla.
13 Brice Turang IF/OF L/R 5-11 159 11/21/1999 Santiago 2018 Corona, Calif.
1 Austin Wells C L/R 6-1 180 7/12/1999 Bishop Gorman 2018 Henderson, Nev.
7 Ryan Wimbush P R/R 6-0 166 1/30/2000 William T. Dwyer 2018 Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

2016 17U NTDP Stripes Coaches

# Name Position
Eric Kibler Field Coordinator
24 Dan Hartleb Stripes Manager
30 Butch Thompson Stripes Pitching Coach
3 Spencer Allen Stripes Assistant Coach
31 Ernie Young Stripes Assistant Coach
Andy Stankiewicz Roving Instructor
Robert Woodard Roving Instructor

2016 17U NTDP Administration

Name Position
Russell Hartford Director, NTDP
Matt Blood Director, 18U National Team
Ross Richardson Coordinator, NTDP
Greg Emmons Coordinator, NTDP
Patrick O'Grady Coordinator, 18U National Team
Maggie Speaks Press Officer
Alyssa Campolong Coordinator, Travel Services
Carl Stocklin Athletic Trainer
Vincent Lim Athletic Trainer


Selection Process

In 2016, USA Baseball will utilize a rolling invitation process for 17U National Team Development Program participants. A minimum of 38 athletes will be identified for the NTDP through the USA Baseball National Team Identification Series (NTIS), the USA Baseball 17U National Team Championships and recommendations from professional scouts; college, high school and youth coaches; and the amateur baseball community. As players are named to the development program, USA Baseball will publicize the announcement(s) through a press release and/or by post to USABaseball.com.

The primary identification vehicle for the USA Baseball 17U National Team Development Program will be the 17U National Team Championships. To attend these events, players must compete on one of the teams that will be admitted to participate at each site. At the 17U National Team Championships, USA Baseball Task Force members will identify a minimum of 24 players for the 2016 17U National Team Development Program. Additional secondary events may be held throughout the year by USA Baseball at its National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., which may also be used to identify players for current or future 17U National Team Development Programs.

Players may also qualify for the following calendar year's 17U NTDP by competing in the NTIS. The NTIS is held each August and September and provides USA Baseball with an advanced look at the upcoming class of top players at the 12U, 14U, 15U, 17U and 18U competition levels. At the NTIS, USA Baseball Task Force members will identify a minimum of 12 players for the following season's 17U NTDP. Players may participate in the NTIS through a regional qualification process. For 2016, these invitations have already been made based on the 2015 NTIS.

Once at the 17U National Team Development Program, players will participate in skill development sessions, various off-field educational components including guest speakers/instructors and intrasquad Red vs. Blue games. First implemented in 2015, the 17U National Team Development Program will also train with and play against the 18U National Team as that program prepares for international competition. USA Baseball will engage members of the professional and collegiate community as well as USA Baseball alumni to serve as instructors and educators throughout the week.

The 17U National Team Development programs will be used to further connect identified athletes with USA Baseball staff to better prepare and develop the athletes for a future USA Baseball National Team experience. Two (2) players from the 2016 17U NTDP will be invited to the 2017 18U National Team Trials and eight (8) players will be invited to the 2017 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars. Additionally, there will be an All-Development Team named at the conclusion of the event, and its players will be featured in Baseball America later that summer.

Information contained in this selection process document is subject to change at the sole discretion of USA Baseball and without further notice. Contact Russell Hartford, Director, National Team Championships, with any questions regarding the 2016 USA Baseball National Team Development Program selection process.

To be considered for the 17U National Team Development Program, please email Play@USABaseball.com.