About the Futures Series
The USA Baseball Futures Series are 10U, 11U and 12U youth championship events held throughout various parts of the country. The three-day, championship tournaments will be hosted in different parts of the United States allowing teams to compete with programs from all over to showcase their ability. As with the Futures Invitational, the events host the best teams from across the country featuring the top youth talent in the nation. Teams may email Futures@USABaseball.com with inquiries or for future event consideration.
The Futures Series tournaments will also serve as identification events for the USA Baseball Futures Invitational and the USA Baseball National Team Championships. Winners of each 10U Futures Series tournament will receive a bid to the following year's 11U Futures Invitational, while the programs that claim gold in each 11U Futures Series event will get a bid to the following year's 10U Futures Invitational. In addition, the winners of each Futures Series at the 12U age level will receive a bid to the next summer's National Team Championships. Starting in 2020, the 11U Futures Series will serve as an identification event for the 12U National Team Trials.
Futures Series Melissa
Melissa: Apply Here
When: April 17-19, 2020
Cost: $175 per player
Location: Melissa Sports Complex; Melissa, Texas
Age Groups: 11U: see the "General Information" section for additional registration and event information, including age eligibility, bats, and roster rules.
Futures Series Irvine
Irvine: Apply Here
When: May 15-17, 2020
Cost: $175 per player
Location: Orange County Great Park; Irvine, Calif.
Age Groups: 11U and 12U: see the "General Information" section for additional registration and event information, including age eligibility, bats, and roster rules.
The 2020 USA Baseball Futures Series events will take place between March-June, 2020.
The 2020 USA Baseball Futures Series age limits are described below:
- 10U: Born January 1, 2009 or later
- 11U: Born January 1, 2008 or later
- 12U: Born January 1, 2007 or later
The Futures Series will be a USABat-certified only event. USABat specifications and additional information can be found here.
Rosters should include a minimum of 13 players and no more than 20 players, as well as a minimum of two coaches.
Teams are guaranteed four games at the Futures Series; however, teams that advance into the championship bracket may play five games (weather permitting).
The registration fee covers the following items for the team and each participant included on the roster:
- All event registration-related costs: baseballs, fields, line-up cards, umpires, etc.
- USA Baseball premium player package inclusive of a player bag filled with products from official USA Baseball sponsors
- Complimentary action photos
- Free gate admission for players, coaches and parents at all Futures Series games
- Team banner for each team participating in the event
- Medals for the first, second and third place teams as well as a trophy and a banner for the gold medal winners
Teams are required to use USA Baseball's free housing placement service, USA Baseball Travel Services. Friends and family are also encouraged to book hotel rooms under their team's name and will receive the USA Baseball preferred rate. A complete list of hotel options as well as additional details will be provided upon acceptance into the event.
For more information, please contact USA Baseball Travel Services at 919-474-8721 or email@example.com.