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The 16U Cup is an open-invitation tournament comprised of 16 teams from across the country. Each team is guaranteed four games. The event will be held in Cary, N.C., at the USA Baseball National Training Complex from July 6-8. USA Baseball will award 16 teams the right to participate based on an application approval process. The timely submission of complete application information and the receipt of appropriate fees are essential to registration.

Note: As of 2012, USA Baseball is no longer hosting a 14U Cup.

16U Cup Information

When: July 6-8, 2012
Where: The USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
Roster Limits: Minimum of 15 players, maximum of 20 players
Age Limit: May 1, 1995 (oldest brithdate of eligible participant) or 2014 graduation year
Schedule: Minimum of four scheduled games -- weather permitting
Cost: $1,000* ($300 deposit due with application and $700 team fee due by May 5, 2012)
Teams are required to book all housing through the USA Baseball travel desk. A complete list of hotel options as well as additional details will be provided upon acceptance into the event.
The 16U Cup is a wood bat only event. (See rules and regulations)

Application Process

USA Baseball annually receives many more applications than spaces available for the USA Baseball 16U Cup. It is not first come, first serve. However, the sooner your team applies, the better its chances of ultimate acceptance. All completed applications (online registration accompanied by a $300 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 deadline of May 5 will be reviewed, and teams will either be accepted or wait-listed in the following days. 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 May 15.

*Credit card charges will include a 5 percent convenience fee.

Once accepted, teams must submit the remaining fee as well as a roster with a maximum of 20 players (minimum of 15) 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.

Participating Teams

Alabama Commodores - Meridianville, Ala.
Best 9 Sports - Martinez, Ga.
Carolina Reds - Rock Hill, S.C.
Charlotte Stealth - Charlotte, N.C.
CT Titans - Danbury, Conn.
East Coast Prospects Black - Pineville, N.C.
East Coast Prospects Blue - Pineville, N.C.
Frederick Hustlers - Jefferson, Md.
HCYP Raiders - Elliott City, Md.
Naperville Renegades - Naperville, Ill.
NCBA Golden Spikes - Greensboro, N.C.
Panther Baseball Club (Dwyer Panthers) - West Palm Beach, Fla.
SBA Canes - Matthews, N.C.
South Charlotte Panthers - Charlotte, N.C.
Team All American - Trafford, Pa.
Team Tennessee - Jonesborough, Tenn.

For further information about the 2012 event, please email Nate Logan.

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