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Road to Branson

WHAT is the ROAD to BRANSON?

Billed as the Road to Branson™, the prestigious Youth Baseball National Championship tournament features the 12U National Champions of multiple major youth baseball organizations.  Travel is assisted, and lodging is provided, by Youth Baseball Network.

The Championship, to be hosted at Ballparks of America and broadcasted on the ASBN Network in 2017,  will showcase the 12U National Champions from American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Amateur Athletic Union of the United States (AAU), Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA), Dizzy Dean Baseball, and National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF). Other major organizations may participate in 2017.

In addition, the 12U Missouri State Champions will serve as the tournament’s host team. The state champion will be crowned via a series of tournaments in Missouri conducted by Greater Midwest Baseball (GMB) of St. Louis.

EVENT DATES
Youth Baseball Network Championships
3rd Annual Event
August 14-19, 2017

Ballparks of America
Branson, Missouri

HOW to QUALIFY?

The 12u Champions of the AAU Grand National Championship earns the right to represent the AAU at the 2nd Annual Youth Baseball Network Championships.

12U Grand Nationals
June 18-25, 2017
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Orlando, Florida

EXPENSES by YBN

The Youth Baseball Network (YBN) pays for the travel and hotel accommodations for qualified teams. The YBN also pays for team breakfast. Host hotel special family room rates will be announced in 2017.

Branson Airport
Springfield-Branson National Airport

 

BALLPARKS of AMERICA

Ballparks of America is the only facility in the world to feature 2/3 replicas of 5 iconic stadiums spanning the history of baseball. Ballparks of America features premium synthetic turf fields and MLB-style team suites. Each team suite provides an HDTV, a space to hang-out, and personal lockers.

  • Fenway Park, Busch Stadium, Wrigley Stadium, Tiger Stadium, Ebbets Field

BROADCAST on ASBN in 2017

Youth Baseball Network (YBN) is pleased to announce an agreement in principal with the Amateur Sports Broadcasting Network (ASBN) regarding producing and broadcasting the 2017 YBN National Championship. Multiple games will be streamed live on the YBN and ASBN websites. In addition, games will be distributed to 1.2-million TVs per month via ASBN’s distribution partners.  

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OPENING CEREMONIES

The Youth Baseball Network Championships begins with an exciting opening ceremony held at the Branson Landing. The ceremonies include duck boats, live entertainment, team introductions, local dignitaries, special guests and much more.

WHERE is BRANSON?

Branson is located in Southwest, Missouri alongside the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Traveling from New England, you can fly into Springfield which is located approximately 45 minutes north of Branson. The Branson Regional Airport is working to offer a major airline carrier to make travel to this family friendly destination even shorter.

EXPLORE BRANSON

The City of Branson, nestled in the lakeside beauty of the Ozark Mountains, is truly a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination. It features dozens of live performance theaters, an international award-winning theme park, dozens of attractions and museums, a Historic Downtown district, and championship golf courses. It is the ultimate family destination – and voted the #1 best value city in America by trivago.com.