Baseball Victoria is pleased to confirm plans for the 2022 National Showcase Series – Victoria. This follows Baseball Australia’s announcement on the cancellation of the 2022 Australian Youth Championship in January due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
The National Showcase Series – Victoria will be held at Melbourne Ballpark from Monday 10 January – Sunday 16 January 2022.
Similar to the traditional AYC tournament, this Victorian event will take place during the January school holidays and include the Under 16 and Under 18 age brackets with a combination of showcasing and a series of games.
Tryouts for the National Showcase Series – Victoria will be held from 27 November, with specific dates and times to be confirmed. Teams will be finalised after the end of the tryout process in mid-December.
The National Showcase Series – Victoria will include:
1. Local Showcase
Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 January 2022
Players will participate in a showcase for data collection and scouting purposes. The showcase format and data collection will be coordinated nationally with all players across Australia participating in the standardised event.
2. Local Underage Tournament
Two teams in both the U16 and U18 age brackets will compete in a 7-game series from Wednesday 12 January – Sunday 16 January 2022.
3. National Program Selection
The U18 National Junior Camp will be selected from the players who participate in the National Showcase Series. Selected players will be invited to a camp in Canberra over Easter 2022. Following this camp, select players will be invited to be part of the Baseball Australia U18 International Tour. Participation in the touring program will be facilitated locally by Baseball Victoria. The international touring program is scheduled for late August to mid-September 2022 (TBC).
4. U16 Australian National Championships
Baseball Australia has announced the U16 Australian Youth Championship will be held in the 2022 July school holidays. The National Showcase Series – Victoria will be used as one component of player evaluation for this event.
5. Baseball Victoria Aces Academy
The National Showcase Series – Victoria will be used as one component of player evaluation for potential invites to the 2022 Baseball Victoria Aces Academy.
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