The 12U Open Development Program is a two-tiered identification process culminating in the selection of players to participate in the 12U National Team Trials. Athletes will first partake in the 12U Open Development Camps at various locations across the country. The Open Development Camps were established to provide athletes across the country with the opportunity to become involved with Team USA in a setting that provides instruction, evaluation and fun. Players from the development camps will be recommended to USA Baseball officials. From those recommendations, USA Baseball will invite 112 players to participate in the 12U National Open. The National Open will be a three-day event concluding with the selection of a minimum of 14 12U National Team Trials participants.

12U National Team Open Development Camps

The USA Baseball 12U National Team Open Development Program will feature a series of camps across the country for athletes born after January 1, 2005. These camps will place an emphasis on identifying players for the 12U National Team while also promoting player development and will serve to deliver Team USA training techniques to aspiring national team players from coast to coast. Athletes will be offered a unique training opportunity with a curriculum developed by current and former national team staff. To deliver this national team and player development program on an unprecedented scale, USA Baseball has partnered with respected members of the amateur baseball community from across the country. Development camps will take place in January through early June on a local level aimed at providing families with unparalleled access to a Team USA evaluation. To register for the program and find a local tryout near you, please visit the 12U National Team Open Development Program website HERE.

12U National Team Open Development Camps info:

  • Opportunity to be selected to play for Team USA at the 12U National Open
  • Player development curriculum written by national team coaches, alumni and USA Baseball staff
  • All camps cost $95 per player
  • Individual player development opportunity, not team-based
  • Events run January-June and will be half-day camps; players need not miss other baseball commitments to participate


12U National Open info:

  • National Open held July 16-18 in California
  • Opportunity to be selected to play for Team USA at the 12U National Team Trials
  • Instruction and interaction with national team coaches
  • Players will play four games of six innings each
  • Participate in the 12U National Team skill testing and athletic performance evaluations
  • Cost of $375 per player
  • Receive Team USA National Open uniforms
  • Receive additional USA gifts and information

12U National Open Schedule*:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

  • All players arrive and register: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m
  • Pool-play games: 3 - 9 p.m.

Monday, July 17, 2017

  • Pool-play games: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  • Final-round games: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • 12U National Team Trials invite announcement: 1:30 p.m.

*National Open times are subject to change.