Thank you very much for your interest in USA Baseball and the 2010 USA Baseball 14U and 16U Championships! We are very excited to announce the first-ever 14U division for our tournaments and assure you that they will bring the same quality experience teams have come to know over the years from our 16U Championships. Through these Championships, USA Baseball will now be able to provide an opportunity for 204 teams to showcase their ability against teams from all across the country as well as provide opportunities for players to be considered for both the 14U and 16U National Teams.

The 14U and 16U Championships - West will be held in Peoria and Surprise, Ariz., with 36 teams in the 14U division and 72 in the 16U division. The 16U Championship - East will once again be held in Palm Beach County, Fla., with 72 teams; the 14U Championships - East will find its home in Ft. Myers, Fla., with a 24-team field.

14U Championships Information

When: June 18-23, 2010
Where: The West Championships will be in Peoria & Surprise, Ariz., Spring Training homes of the Padres/Mariners & Rangers/Royals respectively. The East Championships will be in Fort Myers, Fla., Terry Park & Spring Training, homes of Red Sox and Twins.
Roster Limits: Minimum of 15 players, maximum of 20 players
Age Limit: May 1, 1995 (oldest birth date of eligible participant)*
National Team Exposure: Minimum of 14 players will be invited to the 14U National Team Trials
Schedule: Minimum of six scheduled games, weather permitting; four pool play games guaranteed
Cost: $1,850** ($500 deposit due with application and $1,350 team fee due by May 5, 2010)
* Players born May 1, 1995, or later are eligible to compete in the 14U Championships. Please note, however, that only players born January 1, 1996, or later will be eligible to be selected to the 14U National Team. As such, USA Baseball requires that at least eight players on each team's roster be born on or after this international age cutoff.
** In the West, teams that use USA Baseball's free housing service, Concorde Travel Management, will be eligible to receive a $500 rebate check. To qualify for the $500 rebate check, teams must accumulate at least 25 roomnights (i.e. five rooms for five nights, etc.). Local team (within 100 miles of tournament site and not requiring hotels) registration will be $1,350. In the East, teams that use the Lee County Sports Authority's housing service* will be eligible to receive a $500 rebate check. Local team (within 100 miles of tournament site and not requiring hotels) registration will be $1,350.

* -- For discounted Fort Myers hotel rooms, please call Lee County Sports at (888) 529-6588 to set up your team hotel block. Lee County Sports is the official housing bureau for this event, locally based in Fort Myers and offering 60+ hotels year-round for teams and their families. They work with everything from economy style, full service Inns and Suites to Condos on the beach -- something to fit everyone's budget. Please call (888) 529-6588 or email with any questions and mention "USA Baseball" to receive all of your options at discounted rates.

14U East Housing Registration Form »

14U Championships Format »

The USA Baseball 14U Championships will serve as a vehicle to select a minimum of 14 players for the overall pool of 40 players to compete in the 14U National Team Trials to be held from July 13-20 in Cary, N.C. The selections will be announced on June 22. The final 18-man team will be selected out of these Trials and will travel to Managua, Nicaragua, to compete in the COPABE "A" Juvenile Pan Am Championships from July 23-Aug. 1. If you have any questions, please e-mail Nate Logan at natelogan@usabaseball.com.

16U Championships Information

When: June 18-26, 2010
Where: The West Championships will be in Peoria & Surprise, Ariz., Spring Training homes of the Padres/Mariners & Rangers/Royals respectively. The East Championships will be in Palm Beach County, Fla, at the Spring Training homes of the Cardinals/Marlins and at Santaluces Complex.
Roster Limits: Minimum of 15 players, maximum of 20 players
Age Limit: May 1, 1993 (oldest birth date of eligible participant)*
National Team Exposure: Minimum of 30 players will be invited to the 16U National Team Trials
Schedule: Minimum of seven scheduled games, weather permitting; five pool play games guaranteed
Cost: $2,200** ($500 deposit due with application and $1,700 team fee due by May 5, 2010)
* Players born May 1, 1993, or later are eligible to compete in the 16U Championships. Please note, however, that only players born January 1, 1994, or later will be eligible to be selected to the 16U National Team. As such, USA Baseball requires that at least eight players on each team's roster be born on or after this international age cutoff.
** Teams that use USA Baseball's FREE housing service, Concorde Travel Management, will be eligible to receive a $500 rebate check. To qualify for the $500 rebate check, teams must accumulate at least 40 roomnights (e.g. five rooms for eight nights or six rooms for seven nights, etc.). Local team (within 100 miles of tournament site and not requiring hotels) registration will be $1,700.

16U Championships Format »

The 2010 USA Baseball 16U National Team will be selected primarily from the pool of more than 2,400 participants in the USA Baseball 16U Championships. A minimum of 30 out of the 40 total invites to the 2010 USA Baseball 16U National Team Trials will come from these tournaments, and those selections will be announced on June 25. The final 16U National Team will be selected out of the Trials before the team competes in the COPABE 'AA' Youth Pan Am Championships to be held in Mexico later in the summer. If you have any questions, please e-mail Jeff Singer at jeffsinger@usabaseball.com.

Application Process

Due to the popularity of these events, USA Baseball will receive many more applications than spaces available for the USA Baseball Championships. It is not first come, first serve; however, the sooner your team applies, the better its chances of ultimate acceptance. Applications will be evaluated after each of the following application deadlines: Feb. 12, March 3 and March 24. All completed applications (online registration accompanied by a $500 deposit in the form of either a check received at our offices in Durham, N.C., or a credit card* charged online) submitted by the first deadline of Wednesday, Feb. 12 will be reviewed, and teams will either be accepted or wait-listed in the following days. If your team is wait-listed, it will again be considered after the next application deadline. Deposit checks will not be cashed, and credit cards will not be charged until the team is accepted into the final tournament field. Deposits for accepted teams are refundable until March 31.
* Credit card charges will include a five percent convenience fee.

Once accepted, teams must submit the remaining team fee and a roster with a maximum of 20 players (minimum of 15, with at least eight players born on or after the respective international age cutoff) and a maximum of five coaches or adult personnel to USA Baseball no later than May 5. After May 5, each team will have the right to make a maximum of two roster changes by June 2.