Welcome to the Youth Baseball Nationals. An Experience Like No Other.
The Youth Baseball Nationals is the premier youth baseball travel tournament in the nation! The Nationals is a week-long national tournament for 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U baseball teams played at the brand new Elizabethtown Sports Park in Elizabethtown, Kentucky just south of Louisville, Kentucky and the home of Louisville Slugger. This new park, completed in July 2012, is bar none, the best youth baseball complex in the country! The park features pristine fields, covered, stadium spectator seating, wireless electronic scoreboards, covered and enclosed dugouts, wireless (WiFi) Internet and more!
Free, exclusive, week-long passes to Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay, free passes to the Louisville Slugger bat factory and more will fill your players time off the diamonds with thrills and fun they’ll enjoy all week. This is the premier youth travel baseball event in the country. More than 100 teams had to be turned away last year because they did not register in time. Don’t let that happen to you!
Download The Free Nationals Info Packet
There’s nothing quite like the Nationals in youth baseball. The event features teams from all over the country, each week from 5 different age groups, 9U-14U. Each team plays 6-10 games during the week long tournament. Schedules are carefully created from all submitted registrations to promote an even playing level with parity among participating teams. This is unique to the Nationals. We make every effort to create a tournament with true parity. Our objective is to promote an equal playing level within the field. At the very least, we aspire to match teams with equal historical success and classification in pool play games. We want to give every team a realistic opportunity to compete each and every time they take the field.
Another unique feature to the Youth Baseball Nationals tournament is our exclusive Nationals All-Star game, sponsored by our partner, Louisville Slugger. On Championship Thursday, the selection committee, made up of the Nationals tournament directors, will select All-Star teams from each age group in a ceremony preceding the skills competitions and championships. Those selected will play later that evening, under the lights, in the Louisville Slugger Nationals All-Star Game, a memorable event with an electric atmosphere and our most attended games of the week. 28 players will be selected (14 Orange, 14 Black) from each age group. At least one player is guaranteed to be selected from all participating teams. Those players will be announced in our All-Star ceremonies and presented with an All-Star medal and jersey they will wear for the All-Star game. The medal and jersey are theirs to keep as a memorable souvenir of their achievement at the Nationals!
Enjoy Kentucky Kingdom, Hurricane Bay and the Louisville Slugger Bat Factory!
All players and coaches will receive complimentary week long passes to the new Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay Amusement | Water Park! The NEW Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay, formerly a Six Flags theme park, re-opened in May of 2014, and is larger than ever, doubling the size of their water park. Players and coaches will also receive complimentary admission to the Louisville Slugger Bat Factory & Museum for an amazing look at the history of the official MLB bat and to catch a glimpse of today’s bats being made for the current stars of the game!
Discover Kentucky for tons of family fun during your time at the nation’s best youth baseball tournament! Take in one or more of the many attractions the area has to offer while in town for your week at the Nationals! Check out the Louisville Bats, the AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds at the award-winning Louisville Slugger field. Visit Louisville Mega Cavern, a unique underground adventure park and the world’s only fully underground zip line course! Jump on the world’s largest go-kart track, over 1.5 miles, at Kart Kountry. Each team’s schedule will allot one off day to enjoy any of these attractions, and Kentucky Kingdom, the enormous and incredible amusement park. Players and coaches get in free all week long, a $300 value! Visit the Family Guide for a rundown of all the great things you can do while you’re in town for the Youth Baseball Nationals!
Download The Free Nationals Info Packet