Round #1: All age eligible players are welcomed to attend one or more identification tryouts within the South Texas NTIS territory.
These identification tryouts will be an individual player combine and skills workout. Workouts will include 60yd run (30yd for younger players), defensive skills assessment, batting practice, home to 1B times, pop times and arm velocities. Pitchers will perform a 20-25 pitch bullpen as well as pitchers fielding practice and other team oriented defensive drills. NO LIVE GAMES will occur during these identification tryouts. In addition, NO PLAYER will be allowed to bypass Round #1.
Round #2: The top players from the various Round #1 identification tryouts will be named to the final Team South Texas for their age group. Final teams will be made up of the following:
11U: 16 to 18 players will compete in Cary, NC on August 23-26, 2018
13U: 16 to 18 players will compete in Cary, NC on August 9-12, 2018
14U: 16 to 18 players will compete in Cary, NC on August 23-26, 2018
15U: 18 players will compete in Cary, NC on August 16-19, 2018
16U: 18 players will compete in Cary, NC on August 16-19, 2018
17U: 10 players will compete in Cary, NC on August 23-26, 2018
See entire NTIS selection process description under FAQ's.
2018 11U NTIS: born on or after Jan 1, 2007, for the 2019 12U National Team
2018 13U NTIS: born on or after Jan 1, 2005, for the 2019 14U National Team Development Program
2018 14U NTIS: born on or after Jan 1, 2004, for the 2019 15U National Team
2018 15U NTIS: born on or after Jan 1, 2003, for the 2019 16U National Team Development Program
2018 16U NTIS: born on or after Jan 1, 2002, for the 2019 17U National Team Development Program
2018 17U NTIS: born on or after Jan 1, 2001, for the 2019 18U National Team
Players should bring the following gear to participate
* Baseball Pants
* Belt & Socks
* Baseball Cleats
* Batting Helmet
* Baseball Bat (BBCOR or Wood). See specific listing of bats allowed under FAQ's section
* Protective Cup
* Catchers should bring their own catching gear
Check-in is 30 minutes prior to start time and players will be provided with a t-shirt.
Field TBD - College Station, TX
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.
Post Tryout Meeting
Informational flyers will be passed out to parents and players explaining the identification tryout process for USA Baseball. All questions will be answered at this time.
If you need additional assistance, contact Andy Rojo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951-415-1019 (texts will receive a quicker response). Twitter updates are available @SouthTexasNTIS
Within the week of your tryout date, a final detailed email will be sent to all registered players to the email address provided at registration.