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British Baseball Federation - Youth National Baseball Championships (YNBCs) 14-15 Sept 2019

Author: BBF: Greg Kettle , 29/05/19

YOUTH NATIONAL BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

The Youth National Championships (YNBCs) are held annually and organised by the British Baseball Federation (BBF). In 2019, the BBF have reserved the following days to host the YNBCs September: Sat 14th and Sun 15th September. 

the BBF have reserved Farnham Park baseball and softball complex for the above dates. Clubs interested in attending the YNBCs need to express their club interest in entering a team(s). Entering a team(s) is free as part of your BBF membership. Youth Teams not registered in the BBF can enter the YNBCs, subject to availability and approval by the BBF. Plus a registration fee of £25 for non-BBF affiliated team. 

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We reserve the right to expand the venue other than Farnham Park if circumstances require (e.g. if a lot of teams enter whereby we cannot fit all of the games on the selected weekends at Farnham Park, etc.). 

IMPORTANT: By submitting a registration form to the YNBCs it does not guarantee or obligate you to enter a team at the YNBCs in September, rather it only acknowledges the likelihood of your club entering a team(s) to be greater than 50% in the respective age groups or not. 

DIFFERENT SKILLS DIVISIONs

The BBF YNBCs are both for skilled and developmental players. Hence, there are two mentioned skills levels for the YNBCs. That is, 

  • Skilled Level: Players with two or more years of organised baseball experience or advanced skills, he or she should take part with a registered BBF member club in the Skilled Division. 
  • Developmental Level: For players with two years or less of experience, or still developing, he or she can take part in our Developmental Division. 

The aim of the above is to mix the teams with skills against other teams with similar skills, which makes the experience for all more rewarding," said a spokesperson for the BBF. 

IMPORTANT: There is no guarantee there will be play for each division (whether Developmental or Skilled) as it is based off how many teams enter, per age and skill divisions. On or before 30 August the BBF will confirm each divisional tournament format. 

AGE GROUPS (similar to PONY Baseball Age Groups with exceptions e.g., Coaches Pitch etc) 

Different age groups will be available: 

DEVELOPMENTAL

  • 10U  
  • 12U 
  • 14U
  • 16U
  • 18U 

SKILLED DIVISION

  • Coaches Pitch 10U *
  • 10U  
  • 12U 
  • 14U
  • 16U
  • 18U 

* Subject to change after consultation with member club teams in respective division. For questions or waivers refer to peter.bohn@britishbaseball.org 

BASEBALLS  

Baseballs for the tournament will be provided by the BBF. 

  • Safety baseballs for ages 8U and 10U. The Safety Ball has an authentic baseball look with a soft, cushioned construction, which is for young players playing without the fear of impact.
  • Regular Baseballs: The Baden (3B-NHFS) and Wilson (A1010) have been selected as the exclusive baseballs for the British Baseball Federation (BBF), valid for the 2019 season. The aforementioned applies to the BBF organised Youth National Baseball Championships for ages 12U and above. 

The Baden or Wilson baseball will be used for each game, but we will not mix the different types of baseballs during a game. 

OFFICIALS 

Officials for the 14-15 September, will be provided by the BBF for ages 10U or higher. 

BBF YOUTUBE CHANNEL 

The YNBCs will be streamed live (select games) through the British Baseball Federation YOUTUBE Channel. Subscribe now https://www.youtube.com/channe... click the red arrows (in the image below). 

BATS 

The following bat list is allowed for the tournament subject to respective age group. Click here https://www.usabaseball.com/ne...

NOTE: Bats will be checked before and during a game. 


We thank you for your co-operation. We expect to release more information about our YNBCs later in August If you have any questions, please e-mail Peter Bohn British Baseball Federation Youth Commissioner peter.bohn@britishbaseball.org  subject line: YNBCs 

Clubs should submit one form, only, from an authorised representative. 

ALL DATES, VENUE, AGE GROUPS, FORMAT and INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

For more information about the YNBCs CLICK HERE

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