August 15 and 16, 2015 – Minnesota Girls Baseball Association to Host Girls Baseball Academy | Lake Minnetonka, MN Patch

Minnesota Girls Baseball Association to Host Girls Baseball Academy | Lake Minnetonka, MN Patch

2015 Little League Baseball World Series

2015 Little League Baseball World Series

August 6 – 9, 2015 – Baseball Nova Scotia – 21U Girls Championships – Bedford, NS

August 6 – 9, 2015 – Baseball Nova Scotia – 21U Girls Championships – Bedford, NS

Friday, August 28, 2015 to Sunday, August 30, 2015 – USA Baseball – Women’s NTIS Division – Age Division: 16U – 1999-2001 are age eligible (14-16)

Women’s NTIS Division

Aug 28, 2015 to Aug 30, 2015

The women’s division will consist of 16U players who have future Women’s National Team aspirations.

Cost: $99.00

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via USA Baseball NTIS Events | USA Baseball Camps | Women’s Baseball

Details:

Women’s NTIS Division

Age Division: 16U – 1999-2001 are age eligible (14-16)

Location: National Training Complex-Cary, NC

Friday, August 28, 2015 to Sunday, August 30, 2015

Camp Cost: $99.00

Camp Description

The women’s division will consist of 16U players who have future Women’s National Team aspirations.

As per international guidelines, players competing in the NTIS in the women’s division must conform to the following:

• 1999-2001 are age eligible (14-16)

Roster spots for the women’s division of the NTIS will be filled via open registration. Each athlete will be put on a team that will compete in both skills testing and evaluation, as well as games throughout the event at the National Training Complex. A minimum of three age-eligible players will earn an invitation to the 2016 USA Baseball Women’s National Team Trials. The NTIS will present all participating athletes with great national exposure as well as an opportunity to develop their skills through an unparalleled baseball experience.

General Information

NTIS Features:
• Identification opportunity for the 2016 USA Baseball Women’s National Team Trials; all players must be born in 1999-2001.
• Individual skills testing.
• Women’s teams will play three seven-inning games.
• To be announced guest speakers.
• Participants will receive a USA Baseball National Team Trials style uniform.
• Event held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex — the home of Team USA.

Field dimensions for the USA Baseball NTIS are as follows:
16U: 60-foot mound, 90-foot bases

Women’s event:

Thursday August 27th:
Afternoon registration and check-in

Friday August 28th:
8:30am – 9:00am – Agility Testing
9:00am – Noon – Skills Testing
4:00pm – Announce Teams/Warm-up
5:00pm – Game #1

Saturday, August 29th:
9:00am – Noon – Skills Development Session
2:00pm – Warm-up
3:00pm – Game #2

Sunday, August 30th:
9:00am – Game #3

*Schedule is tentative and is subject to change

Players will receive the following when upon check in:
* USA Baseball Stars Jerseys (2), belt, socks, hat
Players should bring the following gear to participate:
* Baseball Spikes
* Glove
* Batting Helmet
* Baseball Bat
* Catchers should bring their own catching gear

Miscellaneous Information

Cancellations up to 8 days prior to the start of the event will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. No exceptions will be made. The participating player or team will receive their refund within 30 days of the time of cancellation.

Cancellations within 7 days of the start of the event will forfeit the entire registration fee. No exceptions will be made.

Contact Information

For general questions or for more information, please contact Ashley Bratcher at ashleybratcher@usabaseball.com.

Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.

via Women’s NTIS Division | ABC Sports Camps

Archive: My daughter knows her bliss…

…when she is in the game of Baseball.

Like each of us, Jessica has many moments of joy in her life but being in the game seems like no other.

Maybe, as we continue working towards complete access to the game, it is the satisfaction that opportunity, now, continuing to play in the game she loves, seals the deal.

But, sharing her feelings, thoughts, goals, vision for herself in the game, while the door is open, seems to be the fundamental truth in changing the atmosphere around the only girl playing baseball on a high school Varsity team in her “town”.

I was most impressed with the attitude, the equal treatment she received from her teammates – it was tangible – sublime, even.

While she was truly joyous and excited during each moment she was in uniform, on the field, wanting to turn to each boy and say something to acknowledge her satisfaction;

– including after pitching, three batters up and down, two struck out – one looking; the other swinging – on the 3 count, with a wicked change-up; running the outline of the field, at the command of her coach, when she came off the mound, rounded the fences, and returned to the backstop: nothing; not a peep, from anyone (this is the last game before cuts happen, for some, two days later…)

But, that is OK: she was being treated as an equal member of the team, with the accepted etiquette, not showing any hubris, which might offend the opponent.

There were other very unique things about the game (I will go into details, later,) but, I wanted to share, for now the incredible satisfaction, the affirmation that:

PARENTS:

IT IS ALL WORTH EVERY MOMENT – EACH HIGH AND LOW – AS WE STRUGGLE AND NEGOTIATE BUT, IN THE END:

ALLOW OUR CHILDREN TO STAND UP FOR THEIR OWN OPPORTUNITY – THEIR OWN RIGHT – SUPPORTING THEM EACH STEP OF THE WAY:

AS THEY DEFINE THEIR OWN REALITY, in this case:

girls who prefer baseball as the activity chosen by themselves.

[Note: when I wrote this, I could not have had any notion she would have been cut – not by her coach, but by her athletic director – from her team two days later…: the only girl in San Francisco, California, USA, at the time, playing High School Varsity Baseball.]

Home – Katrina Karkazis

Home – Katrina Karkazis

Is Baseball Australia backing off of support for girls and women in baseball?

I just clicked on the link we had embedded in this blog, which had been for the Women’s National Team. It failed…

I searched the words “girl baseball” from their primary site and nothing came up.

Eventually, I was able to reach a couple of legacy pages referring to specific events in which women had participated in the past year:

nothing in general seems available from the primary web page.

It may be the byproduct of the intent of drawing fans to the current professional league of baseball in Australia, an affiliate with the USA’s Major League Baseball corporation. Much seems to have been invested to create a new feed from Australia into the USA-based system, while growing a domestic market for baseball from an active base which has been so for decades.

There has been recent discussion about expanding the role of International baseball, which seems to include Australia and other Pacific Rim countries.

In a recent sfgate.com article, the, now, San Francisco Giants, Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations, Brian Sabean, is held as the example, as President and CEO, Larry Baer, emphasized just how important international scouting has become:

Given the growth of the game around the world, the Giants need to organize our baseball department in a way that allows us to take full advantage of all the opportunities that come our way — whether it be internationally, the amateur draft, free agency, trades or through our own player development,” continued Baer. “Nobody has a better eye for talent and strategic vision than Brian Sabean. This structure will allow Brian to focus his attention on the big picture and long term future of the team…

International scouting is now in such a refined state, as an example in a report on the recent acquisition of Lucius Fox, by the Giants, indicates.

And, the costs for exceptional players may be leveling out: at the high end. Look at the potential opportunity for Cuban players to become infused in the Central American pool and market of exceptional, talent.

An international market for baseball means much more than attracting talent from outside of the USA; cultivating them for a domestic market: it means growing such an extreme of interest outside of the USA, people and market movers would be willing to import all elements of the game, to their own place in the world, including the highest paid players on the Planet.

It may allow all boats to rise with the tide, which, may include opportunities for women.

But, this s a single microcosm; a form of entertainment, not Global Economy-shifitng stuff.

It requires the infusion of money and commitment to build something which doesn’t exist, to compete with other very popular entertainment products.

The Mets are baseball’s most interesting team — and other stuff we learned this week – The Washington Post

The Mets are baseball’s most interesting team — and other stuff we learned this week – The Washington Post

Jen Welter Is Teaching Men, and Girls, as N.F.L.’s First Female Coach – The New York Times

Jen Welter Is Teaching Men, and Girls, as N.F.L.’s First Female Coach – The New York Times

Manitoba Girls Baseball

Manitoba Girls Baseball

John Smoltz’s Hall of Fame message for parents: Baseball’s not a year-round sport | AL.com

John Smoltz’s Hall of Fame message for parents: Baseball’s not a year-round sport | AL.com

Does Women’s Baseball Have a Future in the U.S.?

Does Women’s Baseball Have a Future in the U.S.?

Clash of girls’ youth baseball teams was historic

Clash of girls’ youth baseball teams was historic

Guam girls have strong youth baseball history

Guam girls have strong youth baseball history