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 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC).

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 15U National team in 2018, he/she must be 15 years old or younger during the entire calendar year. If your son/daughter would turn 16 on December 1 of 2018, he/she would not be eligible to participate with the 15U National Team because his/her competition age would be 16, regardless of his/her age during the time of the tournament.)

• 2018 17U NTIS: born in 2001, for the 2019 18U National Team

• 2018 16U NTIS: born in 2002 for the 2019 17U NTDP

• 2018 15U NTIS: born in 2003 for the 2019 16U NTDP

• 2018 14U NTIS: born in 2004 for the 2019 15U National Team

• 2018 13U NTIS: born in 2005 or 2006, for the 2019 14U NTDP

• 2018 11U NTIS: born in 2007 for the 2019 12U 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 14 days prior to the start of the event will receive a 100% refund of the registration fee.  Cancellations within 14 days of the start of the event will receive a 50% refund.  No exceptions will be made. The participating player or team will receive their refund back to the credit card on file within 30 days of the time of cancellation.

Age/Birth Year Description

17u (Players born in 2001)

16u (Players born in 2002)

15u (Players born in 2003)

14u (Players born in 2004)

13u (Players born in 2005)

11u (Players born in 2007)

Who should I contact with questions about merchandise I purchased?

If you have any questions about merchandise that you have purchased, please contact by email: cs@usabaseball.com  or by phone: 844-703-8178.

If my son attends a local tryout when do we find out if he made the next round or finals in the region?

Check with the event coordinator who hosted the tryout, as they should issue you a code to register for the final tryouts if you advanced. If you don’t hear something within 14 days after the event call your Regional NTIS director at (704) 588-3204, 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 the method in which they will let you know if you advanced.

What are the dates for the Capital Region Regional Event?

Capital Region Regional Event Dates are:

July 31-August 1 ….. 15-17u  @ Virginia Sports Complex – 22182 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Ruther Glen, VA 22546

July 17-18 ….. 13u-14u @ Apex Friendship High School 7801 Humie Olive Road Apex, NC 27502

July 10th ….. 11u  @ Virginia Sports Complex 22182 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Ruther Glen, VA 22546


* Players chosen to represent their regional team will be given updates from their coordinator on this event. Please contact the coordinator where you qualified.


Final Events at USA Complex in Cary, NC will be:

August 8-12th:  13U at USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary, N.C

August 15-19th:  15U & 16U at USA Baseball National Training Complex, Cary, N.C

August 22-26th:  11U, 14U, 17U at USA Baseball National Training Complex & Thomas Brooks Park, Cary N.C.

If my son makes Team Capital, does he play with them the whole year or does he only play with them for the USA Baseball NTIS event in September?

Players who make Team Capital only play with Team Capital for the three day period of the NTIS. The program is designed to make minimal impact on the players other commitments.

Are there any additional fees if my son is selected to travel to Cary, NC with Team Capital?

There is a $300.00 fee for each player that is named to Team Capital which covers their uniform fee. All players will then need to book rooms and cover their travel to Cary, NC through the Team Capital room blocks.

What teams will be playing in the Capital Regional Championships?

Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia area teams from the Capital Region. Each team will go with 18 players per team form the Regionals in Virginia. All players will have been selected through the area and state tryouts.

What will players wear when they travel to Cary, NC if selected to Team Capital?

Players will receive a cap and one jersey, belt & socks when they arrive in Cary at the USA Baseball complex. Details will be given to all players to prepare for the trip. Pants color will be determined by USA Baseball and all players will need to bring their own baseball pants.

Does my son need to attend a Regional Tryout or Showcase to advance to the Capital Regional Championships to be named to Team Capital?

This answer is YES…… All players must attend a tryout in their area or state. There will be area or state teams selected from the tryouts to participate in the Capital Regional Championship held in Virginia. From that Championship, players will be chosen to represent Team Capital in Cary, NC.

Will scouts be attending the Capital Showcases?

Each individual showcase that is hosted will list specifics about the scouts who may attend. Check out capital.usabaseballntis.com and the events details.

Will scouts be attending the Capital Regional Championship?

Yes. Last year many college recruiters attended the Capital Regional Championship. This year we will contact over 100 College Coaches and inform them of this prestigious talent of players.