Batter up! It’s time for AAU Baseball to help kick off the summer here in Orlando, FL! The AAU Baseball Grand Nationals are HERE and will continue for two whole weeks! Check out the Promo Video HERE. Now, let’s break it down.
Week #1: 9-10U Grand Nationals & College Showcase
Week #1 of the tournament will kick-off with the Opening Ceremonies June 14th at 8pm held in Champion Stadium at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, home of the Atlanta Braves Spring Training. Teams should assemble by 7pm. Bring your state’s flag or team banner to show your team off! You can also choose to bring trading pins to be traded before the Opening Ceremonies (or during the week of the tournament). Find more Opening Ceremonies info HERE.
Then, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex June 15-20, 36 teams will compete for the title in their respective age divisions. Teams will be guaranteed seven games through the tournament that will consist of Double Pool Play as well as a Single Elimination Bracket. See the list of teams HERE and the schedule (coming soon) HERE.
Week #1 also includes the 2015 College Showcase. Games start Monday and Tuesday with a Skills Day Wednesday. Games will resume on Thursday. There is a 5 game guarantee for each team. To see the list of teams, CLICK HERE. To find out more information about the tournament in general, CLICK HERE.
Week #2: 11U-13U Grand Nationals
Week #2 brings in the 11U-13U age divisions for the next round of the AAU Grand Nationals. Opening Ceremonies will take place in Champion Stadium at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Father’s Day, June 21st at 8PM with staging at 7PM. You can bring pins to trade before the Opening Ceremonies as well as the duration of the tournament. Don’t forget to bring your state’s flag or team banner to show your pride! Find more Opening Ceremonies info HERE.
June 22-27, 75 teams will go head-to-head in their respective age divisions. A seven game guarantee is granted to all teams between their Double Pool Play and Single Elimination Bracket. Click HERE to see the list of teams. The 12U Grand National Champion will earn the right to compete at the Youth Baseball Network National Championship in Missouri in August. A 12U team and the 11U winner will earn the right to represent the AAU at the National Youth Baseball Championships in New York in August.
You can find the schedule (coming soon) HERE and it will be updated as the tournament progresses.
AAU JUNIOR OLYMPIC GAMES
Don’t forget! AAU Baseball will be in the 2015 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Hampton Roads, Virginia July 31-August 3! Find out more info HERE. Entry deadline is July 15.
INTERNATIONAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
And, don’t miss the International World Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida September 4-7. To find out how to qualify, CLICK HERE.
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No matter which tournament you may be competing in, the AAU will keep their fingers crossed for no rain delays! Good luck to all participants, and PLAY BALL!