Great Britain Baseball’s U12 National Team

Great Britain Baseball’s mission is to Inspire, Develop and Perform. This is the GB Way! 

The U12 National Team will

  1. provide an atmosphere that encourages athlete development across the UK;
  2. teach the fundamentals of GB baseball and seek buy-in from athletes and parents;
  3. ensure that athlete’s health and long-term goals are protected, nurtured and championed; and
  4. aim to win in every aspect of the game from developing incredible leaders to winning European Championships.

European Championships

The U12 National Team returned to the program after a lengthy absence in 2018. After finishing 6th in the 2018 U12 Juveniles European Championships, the team was relegated to the U12 Juveniles European Championship Qualifiers for 2019. Led by head coach, Eric Anderson, the team went 4-1, earning a promotion to the 2020 U12 European Championships. Due to the global pandemic, the tournament was delayed until 2021. 

Above: 2019 Great Britain U12 National Team

Athletes selected to the final roster of the 2021 Great Britain U12 National Team will participate in the 2021 European Championships in Mortsel, Belgium planned for 10-14 August 2021.

How to Participate

Great Britain Baseball and the BBF are excited to announce that we will be holding a Winter Development Programme in 2021/2022 for the U12s.

The Winter Development programme aims to support athletes in the GB Baseball pipeline develop their skills and knowledge in preparation for their upcoming season. Attendance to the GB Baseball Winter Development programme has no bearing on selection to a national team.
The U12 Winter Development programme will be led by members of all levels of the GB National Team coaching staff. All GB eligible athletes are able to join (GB passport holders born in 2010 or younger)!
Winter Development Dates

  • 13 November at Langley Academy
  • 4 December at Langley Academy
  • 18 December at ACS Cobham
  • 15 January at Langley Academy
  • 29 January at Langley Academy
  • 12 February at ACS Cobham

Each training session will be from 10:00 - 13:00. 


Costs
The cost to attend six sessions is £40 for u12s. The cost covers venue hire, insurance, and a GB training shirt. The BBF has a bursary fund should an athlete need financial support. Once you are signed up, the BBF will email you with details regarding payment. 


Signing Up
Sign up via GB Baseball’s Teamo App here: https://web2.teamo.chat/club/register/gbb. By confirming your attendance in the Teamo app at any one of the sessions, you are signing up for the winter development programme.


To register an athlete’s interest in playing for the U12 National Team, complete the registration form here: https://web2.teamo.chat/club/register/gbb. For more information or questions contact Brian Lainoff at brian.lainoff@britishbaseball.org.

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