U.S. BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Event Dates and Player Eligibility:
Upperclass (17u & 18u): July 18 - 23
Underclass (16u): July 24 - 29
Upperclass: 2018 and 2019 HS Graduates or born on/after May 1, 1999
Underclass: 2020 HS Graduate or born on/after May 1, 2001
Event Format: 5-Game Guarantee: Pool play games and a single elimination tournament. NEW IN 2018 -- WOOD BAT ONLY.
Price Information: Entry fee includes:
**COLLEGE COACHES IN ATTENDANCE**
1. 5-Game Minimum
2. A Competitive College Exposure National Tournament
3. College Exposure Clinics - (Position Player Preview workouts)
4. Nightly Speakers
5. One Dozen Baseballs
HQ Hotel: Richmond Marriot Short Pump is the headquarter hotel for USBC in 2018!
*This is a stay to play event. See lodging document for more info
Colleges Committed to attending: College coaches will be in attendance for pool play games in both divisions. The attendance of coaches during bracket play is not guaranteed. Coaches listed will attend the Upperclass or the Underclass division, not necessarily both. See who is attending: CLICK HERE.
Equipment Required for Participants: Completed Triple Crown roster turned in with copies of your team birth certificates at check-in. One dozen baseballs provided to each team; more can be pre-ordered or purchased on site. Provide two new and two used baseballs per game.
Awards: Championship Bracket:
1st Place: Team Trophy, 17 Individual Awards and Champ T's
2nd Place: Team Trophy and 17 Individual Awards
3rd Place: Team Trophy and 17 Individual Awards
Game Times Available: July 13 after 7 p.m. ET
The U.S. Baseball Championships enters its eighth year in Richmond/Henrico County, VA, and has established itself as one of the premier college showcase events in the country for 16U, 17U, and 18U teams. The event offers excellent playing facilities, strong competition and college recruiting opportunities for players looking to compete at the next level. This is a must-attend event for any 16U, 17U, or 18U team looking to compete against teams from across the country in a college exposure environment, and play on first-class facilities such as the University of Richmond, Randolph Macon College, and RF&P Stadium.
“Hosting a Triple Crown event brought amazing exposure to our campus while allowing our coaching staff to stay home and watch over 500 players play games on our field. Well organized, well run and something we would definitely like to do in the future.”
-Randolph Macon College head coach Ray Hedrick
The 2017 U.S. Baseball Championships featured over some of the best organizations in the country from 12 different states. USBC has averaged over 40 college coaches and professional scouts in attendance the past two years and continues to grow!
The City of Richmond and Henrico County are the proud hosts of the U.S. Baseball Championships. Richmond/Henrico County is steeped in U.S. history and is the perfect backdrop for a National Championship of this caliber. Located less than a day’s drive from half of the country’s population and with three major airports less than an hour away, Richmond/Henrico County is easy to find. The area also offers first-class lodging, countless dining options, and a plethora of off-the-field activities including: whitewater rafting, amusement parks (Kings Dominion), minor league baseball (Flying Squirrels), shopping, etc. The USBC is geographically protected and will sell out in both age groups. A limited number of spots will be offered per division, don't wait to enter!
16u - Goose Creek Diamondbacks (Goose Creek, SC)
17u - Richmond Braves National (Richmond, VA)
18u - Boston Astros (Boston, MA)
16u - Bearcats Baseball (Gilbertsville, PA)
17u - Virginia Cardinals (Midlothian, VA)
18u - Team Connecticut Baseball Americas (East Hartford, CT)
16u - Chester County Crawdads (Wynnewood, PA)
17u - 643 DP Cougars (Roswell, GA)
18u - East Cobb Braves (Cartersville, GA)
16u - Space Coast Nationals - Navy (Melbourne, FL)
17u - Richmond Braves (Richmond, VA)
18u - Boston Astros (Boston, MA)
16u - Team Connecticut Baseball American (CT)
17u - Virginia Cardinals (VA)
18u - Virginia Swamp Things (VA)
16u - Richmond Braves (VA)
17u - Team Connecticut Baseball American (CT)
18u - BASE Astros (MA)
Underclass - Team RPM (OH)
Upperclass - CT Hurricanes (CT)
Underclass - Virginia Cardinals (VA)
Upperclass - CT Capitals (CT)
College Exposure Clinics (Position Player Preview Workouts):
1. Opportunity for position players to showcase prior to pool play games.
2. Team invite is FREE with entry fee. Must be playing in the USBC tournament to participate in the camp.
2. Every team will have a time slot to showcase position players in front of college coaches. (Example: Team Infield/Outfield, BP, 60 yard dash)
3. Players, coaches, and parents will have access to all college coaches in attendance.
4. Guaranteed college coaches in attendance.
5. Players can come to one or all of the following time slots.
Where: Virginia Sports Complex
22182 Jefferson Davis Hwy Ruther Glen, VA 22546
7:30 am: Infielders Check-In
8:00-10:00 am: Infielders
10:00 am: Outfielders Check-In
10:30-12:30 pm: Outfielders
1pm: Pitchers/Catchers Check-In
1:30-4:00 pm: Pitcher/Catchers