2013 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars
Games will take place June 19-23 at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
The USA Baseball Tournament of Stars (TOS) presented by Major League Baseball is made up of 144 of the nation's best ballplayers that are international age-eligible for 18U National Team consideration (born in 1995 or 1996). They are invited by USA Baseball to play for one of our seven National Member Organizations (AABC, American Legion, Babe Ruth, Dixie, PONY, NABF and RBI) or via an "at-large" team selected by USA Baseball (Stars). Official invites for the tournament will be sent from the USA Baseball office beginning in March and continuing through the spring. USA Baseball and Major League Baseball cover all costs associated with the event which includes players' travel, lodging (USA Baseball Host Family Program) and uniforms. TOS participants form the primary pool of talent from which USA Baseball will select its 18U National Team to represent our country at the 2013 IBAF 18U World Cup in Taichung, Taiwan later this summer. To nominate a player for consideration, please fill out the Player Profile Form.
The 18U National Team program has a storied history with alumni including superstar Major Leaguers Paul Konerko, Mike Mussina and John Smoltz and No. 1 overall picks in the MLB First-Year Player Draft -- Joe Mauer (2001), Delmon Young (2003), Justin Upton (2005), Luke Hochevar (2006) and Bryce Harper (2010). Additionally, 2005 American League Rookie of the Year Huston Street played in the 2001 TOS and 2012 National League Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper played in the 2009 TOS. The typical TOS player is highly motivated to be the next person added to this esteemed list.
What: 2013 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars presented by Major League Baseball
Where: USA Baseball National Training Complex at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
( Directions to NTC)
When: June 18-24, 2013 (game schedule TBA)
Tuesday, June 18: Players arrive, event orientation
Wednesday-Saturday, June 19-22: TOS pool-play games and evaluation
Sunday, June 23: Championship Day, 18U National Team Trials selections announced
Monday, June 24: All players depart
August 16 - 21: 18U National Team Trials - Los Angeles, Calif.
August 22 - 29: 18U National Team Training & Exhibition Games - Los Angeles, Calif./ Taichung, Taiwan
August 30 - September 8: 2013 IBAF 18U World Cup - Taichung, Taiwan