Top Nationwide Tournaments of 2018

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When it comes to competing in youth baseball tournaments, the options are as numerous as ever before. The continued emergence of travel ball has led to the construction and renovation of world class facilities throughout the United States. And the caretakers of these fine facilities tout some of the best baseball experiences around all in an effort to lure your team to their complex. With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why coaches and parents would be overwhelmed when choosing which tournaments their team should participate in. Whether it’s cost, perks, location, amenities, or date, not all tournaments are created equal. And what may be attractive for some teams may not be what another team is looking for when penciling in a tournament weekend.

While we won’t guarantee that picking out the tournaments your beloved club competes in won’t be challenging, rest assured we are going to do our best to help make sense of the madness with our tournament guide outlined below. In this tournament guide, you will find over six dozen competitive tournaments hosted by nearly four dozen different organizations. This includes tournaments ranging in age from as young as 6U all the way up to 18U and tournaments ranging from the upper northeast to the lower west coast.

So, whether you’re looking for the most cost-efficient tournament, the location closest to nearby attractions (i.e. water parks, big league stadiums, amusement parks), the tournament with the most player perks (i.e. awards, uniforms, hats), or simply an event that fits your busy schedule, one or more of the following tournaments should suffice.

Baseball Heaven
Tournament: BBH Summer Classic Tournament
Date(s): June 1-3, 2018
Location: Yaphank, NY
Age(s): 10U-16U, 18U
Cost: $895-$1,050
Details: 3 games guaranteed on Long Island's premier baseball destination featuring seven all-turf fields
Website: www.baseballheavenli.com/tournaments

Tournament: All American Invitational
Date(s): July 6-8, 2018
Location: Yaphank, NY
Age(s): 10U-16U
Cost: $895-$1,050
Details: 3 games guaranteed on Long Island's premier baseball destination featuring seven all-turf fields
Website: www.baseballheavenli.com/tournaments

Tournament: Think Pink for A Cure
Date(s): September 28-30, 2018
Location: Yaphank, NY
Age(s): 10U-16U, 18U
Cost: $895-$1,050
Details: 3 games guaranteed on Long Island's premier baseball destination featuring seven all-turf fields
Website: www.baseballheavenli.com/tournaments

Diamond Nation
Tournament: Independence Weekend Firecracker
Date(s): June 29-July 2, 2018
Location: Flemington, NJ
Age(s): 13U-15U
Cost: $1,195
Details: Round robin
Website: www.diamondnation.com

Tournament: Mid-Summer Classic
Date(s): July 20-22, 2018
Location: Flemington, NJ
Age(s): 9U, 10U, 12U, 13U, 15U
Cost: $895-$1,050
Details: Round robin
Website: www.diamondnation.com

Tournament: Halloween Mash
Date(s): October 26-28, 2018
Location: Flemington, NJ
Age(s): 10U-12U, 15U, 17U/18U
Cost: $895-$1,095
Details: Round robin. 17U/18U is a wood bat tournament.
Website: www.diamondnation.com

Sports at the Beach
Tournament: Firecracker 4 Day Classic
Date(s): June 30-July 3, 2018
Location: Rehoboth Beach, DE
Age(s): 9U-17U
Cost: $1,050+
Details: 7 games guaranteed played on 16 all natural bermuda grass fields
Website: www.sportsatthebeach.com/tournaments

Tournament: Columbus Day Classic
Date(s): October 6-7, 2018
Location: Rehoboth Beach, DE
Age(s): 10U-14U, 17+
Cost: $695+
Details: 3 games guaranteed. Trophies for 1st and 2nd place teams.
Website: www.sportsatthebeach.com

Tournament: Oktoberfest 2018
Date(s): October 20-21, 2018
Location: Rehoboth Beach, DE
Age(s): 8U-16U
Cost: $495+
Details: 3 games guaranteed. Trophies for 1st and 2nd place teams.
Website: www.sportsatthebeach.com

Cooperstown Dreams Park
Tournament: American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational
Date(s): Weekly from June 2nd thru August 25th (12 Sessions)
Location: Milford, NY
Age(s): 12U
Cost: $895+
Details: 7 games guaranteed played among 22 lighted fields anchored on 165 acres. Players receive home and away jerseys and a warm-up set. Coaches receive a hat, 2 polos, pullover and jacket.
Website: www.cooperstowndreamspark.com

Triple Crown Sports
Tournament: Omaha SlumpBuster
Date(s): June 14-17, 18-20, 21-24, 26-28, 2018
Location: Omaha, NE
Age(s): 9U-18U
Cost: $1,095+
Details: 4 or 6 games guaranteed. College World Series general admission tickets provided for any game. Trophies to 1st and 2nd place teams.
Website: www.omahaslumpbuster.com

Tournament: Las Vegas Fall Championships
Date(s): September 1-3, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Age(s): 8U-18U
Cost: $600-$925
Details: 4 games guaranteed. Pool play to single elimination.
Website: www.tcfallchampionships.com

Tournament: Florida Fall Championships
Date(s): October 6-8 & 13-15, 2018
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Age(s): 8U-18U
Cost: $670-$850
Details: 4 games guaranteed. Team awards for 1st-4th place teams.
Website: www.tcfallchampionships.com

AAU
Tournament: AAU Grand National Championships
Date(s): June 23-30, 2018
Location: Orlando, FL
Age(s): 9U-14U
Cost: $850
Details: 7 games guaranteed. 2 rounds of pool play then single elimination. Played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Website: wwww.playaaubaseball.com/grand-national-championships

Cooperstown All-Star Village
Tournament: Cooperstown All-Star Village
Date(s): Weekly from June 2nd thru August 24th (12 Sessions)
Location: Cooperstown, NY
Age(s): 12U
Cost: $995
Details: 7 games guaranteed. Players receive 2 jerseys, ring, and cap. Three meals per day.
Website: www.cooperstownallstarvillage.com

Grand Slam Tournaments
Tournament: 2018 Grand Slam World Series of Baseball
Date(s): June 18-24, June 25-July 1, July 2-8, & July 23-29, 2018
Location: Panama City Beach, FL
Age(s): 8U-14U
Cost: $650 Entry Fee + $550 Team Gate Fee
Details: 4 games guaranteed. Pool play. Double Elimination.
Website: www.grandslamtournaments.com

MidWest Sports Productions
Tournament: Freedom Festival
Date(s): June 29-July 1, 2018
Location: Kansas City, MO
Age(s): 15U-18U
Cost: $500
Details: 3 games guaranteed.
Website: www.playmsp.com

Tournament: Father's Day Classic
Date(s): June 15-17, 2018
Location: Kansas City, MO
Age(s): 8U-18U
Cost: $500
Details: 3 games guaranteed.
Website: www.playmsp.com

Game Day USA
Tournament: Santa Claus Summer Classic
Date(s): June 16-17, 2018
Location: Santa Claus, IN
Age(s): 9U-14U
Cost: $395-$450
Details: 3 games guaranteed. Pool play. Holiday World Theme Park is nearby attraction.
Website: www.gamedayusa.com

Tournament: National Championships Fueled by Gatorade
Date(s): July 12-15, 2018
Location: Various (OH, MI, WI, IL)
Age(s): 8U-14U
Cost: $595-$650
Details: Team and individual awards for the top two teams per age group.
Website: www.gamedayusa.com

BSE Tournaments
Tournament: BSE 2nd Annual World Series Event Wood Bat
Date(s): July 28-29, 2018
Location: Various (PA)
Age(s): 9U-16U, 18U
Cost: $400-$695
Details: 3 games guaranteed. Wooden bats used for 12U-18U groups.
Website: www.bsetournaments.com

Tournament: BSE End of Season Event
Date(s): October 27-28, 2018
Location: Various (PA)
Age(s): 9U-16U, 18U
Cost: $400-$695
Details: 3 games guaranteed.
Website: www.bsetournaments.com

Travel Sports Baseball
Tournament: TSB Summer Slam
Date(s): June 16-17, 2018
Location: Brownwood, TX
Age(s): 8U-14U
Cost: $325 Entry + $125 Gate Fee
Details: Different divisions within age groups.
Website: www.travelsportsbaseball.com

Super Series Baseball
Tournament: Super Series World Series
Date(s): July 14-21, 2018
Location: Round Rock, TX
Age(s): 7U-16U
Cost: $425
Details: 1st and 2nd place receive rings.
Website: www.supersseriesbaseball.com

Future Stars
Tournament: 2nd Annual Dawg Days of Summer
Date(s): July 14-15, 2018
Location: Hershey, PA
Age(s): 9U-14U, 16U, 18U
Cost: $595-$745
Details: 3 games guaranteed. 1st and 2nd place receive team trophy and individual medals.
Website: www.fstourneys.com

Tournament: 2nd Annual Beat the Heat
Date(s): August 4-5, 2018
Location: Ocean City, MD
Age(s): 8U-14U
Cost: $850-$895
Details: 4 games guaranteed. 1st and 2nd place receive team trophy and individual medals.
Website: www.fstourneys.com

Nations Baseball
Tournament: Frozen Rope Classic
Date(s): June 22-24, 2017
Location: Columbus, OH
Age(s): 9U-15U
Cost: $475
Details: 3 games guaranteed. Single elimination.
Website: www.nations-baseball.com

Tournament: Labor Day Weekend Tournament
Date(s): September 1-3, 2018
Location: Mentor, OH
Age(s): 8U-18U
Cost: $375-$525
Details: 3 games guaranteed. 12 spots per division available.
Website: www.nations-baseball.com

Lock Haven University
Tournament: Lock Haven Wood Bat Classic
Date(s): June 7-18, 2018
Location: Lock Haven, PA
Age(s): 14U-16U, 18U
Cost: $650
Details:
Website: www.totalcamps.com/lhubaseball3

Historic Dodgertown
Tournament: Legends Classic
Date(s): June 22-24, 2018
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Age(s): 9U-16U, 18U
Cost: $395
Details: 3 games guaranteed. Players can stay in same housing that previously housed the Los Angeles Dodgers during spring training.
Website: www.historicdodgertown.com

Tournament: Labor Day Bash
Date(s): September 1-3, 2018
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Age(s): 9U-16U, 18U
Cost: $495
Details: 4 games guaranteed. Players can stay in same housing that previously housed the Los Angeles Dodgers during spring training.
Website: www.historicdodgertown.com

Sandlot Baseball
Tournament: Sandlot Baseball Tournament
Date(s): Weekly from June 2 thru July 21, 2018
Location: Miller, MO
Age(s): 8U-14U
Cost: $225-$330
Details: Site features six "age-appropriate" fields.
Website: www.sandlotbaseballmo.com

Ripken Baseball
Tournament: Smoky Mountain Week-Long Experience
Date(s): June 10-15, 2018
Location: Pigeon Forge, TN
Age(s): 10U-12U
Cost: $565
Details: 6 games guaranteed. No gate or parking fees. Game balls and umpires included.
Website: www.ripkenbaseball.com

Tournament: Hall of Fame Tournament
Date(s): July 27-29, 2018
Location: Aberdeen, MD
Age(s): 10U, 15U-16U
Cost: $1,445
Details: 3 games guaranteed. No gate or parking fees. Game balls and umpires included.
Website: www.ripkenbaseball.com

The Truth Tournaments
Tournament: Fall Showdown
Date(s): October 6-7, 2018
Location: Trafford, PA
Age(s): 8U-13U
Cost: $199+
Website: www.gotreamallamerican.com

Atlantic Coast Baseball
Tournament: 9th Annual Cap Classic
Date(s): June 21-24, 2018
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Age(s): 7U-18U
Cost: $599-$1,199
Details: Opening ceremonies take place at PNC Park. Each team receives free New Era caps.
Website: www.playacbaseball.com

Tournament: 6th Annual Louisville Slugger Wood Bat
Date(s): July 19-22, 2018
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Age(s): 7U-18U
Cost: $399-$1,199
Details: Each team receives (2) free wood bats.
Website: www.playacbaseball.com

Homerun Baseball
Tournament: Coca Cola Father's Day Weekend
Date(s): June 16-17, 2018
Location: Syracuse, NY
Age(s): 9U-12U
Cost: $545
Details: 3 games guaranteed. All players receive Coca Cola water bottle.
Website: www.homerunsbbb.com

Tournament: State Fair Tournament
Date(s): August 24-26, 2018
Location: Syracuse, NY
Age(s): 10U-12U
Cost: $595
Details: 4 games guaranteed.
Website: www.homerunsbbb.com

Champions Events
Tournament: Akadema Summer Classic
Date(s): July 27-29, 2018
Location: Liverpool, NY
Age(s): 9U-15U
Cost: $495-$795
Details: 4 games guaranteed. Pool play then single elimination.
Website: www.championsevents.org

West Penn Elite
Tournament: Battle for the Burgh
Date(s): July 13-15, 2018
Location: Monroeville, PA
Age(s): 8U-18U
Cost: $395-$795
Details: 4 games guaranteed. Game balls provided. Wooden bats only.
Website: www.westpennelite.com

Tournament: Fall Wood Bat Challenge
Date(s): September 29-30, 2018
Location: Monroeville, PA
Age(s): 13U-15U
Cost: $495-$795
Details: 3 games guaranteed. Game balls provide. Wooden bats only.
Website: www.westpennelite.com

JP Sports
Tournament: Experience the Turf
Date(s): June 1-3, 2018
Location: Wheeling, IL
Age(s): 10U, 12U-14U
Cost: $550-$675
Details: Play on one of the best turf complexes in Illinois.
Website: www.playjpsports.com

Tournament: National Warmup
Date(s): July 6-8, 2018
Location: Rock Island, IL
Age(s): 9U-14U
Cost: $275
Details: Perfect tuneup for World Series and National tournaments.
Website: www.playjpsports.com

Ballparks of America
Tournament: Bring the Lumber
Date(s): June 23-29, 2018
Location: Branson, MO
Age(s): 11U-13U
Cost: $595-$895
Details: 7 games guaranteed over 7 days. All meals provided. Free admission to White Water Park located next door.
Website: www.ballparksofamerica.com

Tournament: Show Me Shootout
Date(s): July 14-20, 2018
Location: Branson, MO
Age(s): 12U
Cost: $595-$895
Details: 7 games guaranteed. Games played on state-of-the-art MLB replica fields.
Website: www.ballparksofamerica.com

Mansfield University Baseball Clinic
Tournament: Mountaineer Classic
Date(s): July 6-8, 2018
Location: Mansfield University (PA)
Age(s): 12U-16U, 19U
Cost: $299-$449
Details: 4 games guaranteed. Pool play. Free admission at gate.
Website: www.gomounties.com

Champion Diamonds
Tournament: Slugfest 2
Date(s): June 2-3, 2018
Location: Nevada, MO
Age(s): 11U-14U
Cost: $184-$331
Details: Pool play then single elimination.
Website: www.usssa.com

RHAA
Tournament: RHAA Summer Classic
Date(s): July 6-8, 26-29, & August 2-5
Location: West Henrietta, NY
Age(s): 8U-10U, 12U
Cost: $495-$525
Details: 4 games guaranteed. Pool play. HR Derby for each division.
Website: www.rhaa.net

Mid Atlantic Tournament Baseball
Tournament: Summer Classic
Date(s): June 8-9, 2018
Location: Gambrills, MD
Age(s): 11U-14U
Cost: $625-$700
Details: Trophies and medals to 1st and 2nd place teams. Baseballs and umpires included.
Website: www.matbaseball.com

314 Tournaments
Tournament: Angels in the Outfield
Date(s): June 15th-18th, 2018
Location: St. Louis, MO
Age(s): 15U-18U
Cost: $895
Details: Proceeds go towards supporting Special Olympics.
Website: www.314tournaments.com

Tournament: 3rd Annual US Open Wood Bat Event
Date(s): July 13-15, 2018
Location: St. Louis, MO
Age(s): 15U-18U
Cost: $575
Details: 3 games guaranteed. Played at local parks throughout metro St. Louis.
Website: www.314tournaments.com

Eureka Sports Association
Tournament: Father's Day Tournament
Date(s): June 14-17, 2018
Location: Eureka, MO
Age(s): 9U-14U
Cost: $300
Details: 3 games guaranteed. Pooly play. Trophies for 1st and 2nd place.
Website: www.eureka.engagesports.net

Greater Midwest Baseball
Tournament: 2018 Ball Cap Classic
Date(s): July 14-15, 2018
Location: O'Fallon, IL
Age(s): 9U-15U
Cost: $450
Details: 3 games guaranteed. Players receive free hat.
Website: www.greatermidwestbaseball.com

Game 7 Baseball
Tournament: Father's Day Classic
Date(s): June 15-17, 2018
Location: Various (MO)
Age(s): 7U-16U
Cost: $300-$425
Details: 3 games guaranteed. Awards issued for 1st and 2nd place teams. Ball included.
Website: www.game7baseball.com

Tournament: Firecracker NIT
Date(s): July 6-8, 2018
Location: Chesterfield, MO
Age(s): 7U-16U
Cost: $300-$425
Details: 3 games guaranteed. Awards issued for 1st and 2nd place teams. Balls provided.
Website: www.game7baseball.com

Game Time Tournaments
Tournament: October Wars
Date(s): October 6-7, 2018
Location: House Springs, MO
Age(s): 9U-13U
Cost: $350
Details: 3 games guaranteed. No extra fees (i.e. gate, parking, insurance).
Website: www.leaguelineup.com/tournaments

Batter Up Battle
Tournament: Batter Up Battle
Date(s): July 20-22, 2018
Location: Wentzville, MO
Age(s): 7U-18U
Cost: $275-$400
Details: 3 games guaranteed. No gate fees.
Website: www.tripleplaybaseball.net

Tournament: Paint the Black Classic
Date(s): September 29-30, 2018
Location: Various (MO)
Age(s): 7U-18U
Cost: $275-$400
Details: 3 games guaranteed. No gate fees.
Website: www.tripleplaybaseball.net

Tournament: Octoberfest Classic
Date(s): October 13-14, 2018
Location: Various (MO)
Age(s): 7U-18U
Cost: $275-$400
Details: 3 games guaranteed. No gate fees.
Website: www.tripleplaybaseball.net

Mexico Sports
Tournament: Mid-Summer Classic
Date(s): July 7-8, 2018
Location: Mexico, MO
Age(s): 10U, 12U & 14U
Cost: $345
Details: Pooly play then single elimination.
Website: www.mexicosports.org

621 Sports
Tournament: 4th Annual Summer Slam
Date(s): June 23-24-2018
Location: Benton, MO
Age(s): 9U-12U
Cost: $250
Website: www.leaguelineup.com/621sports

KC Sports
Tournament: KC Sports Slugfest NIT
Date(s): June 15-17, 2018
Location: Various (MO)
Age(s): 7U-14U
Cost: $174-$405
Website: www.kcsports.org

Cocoa Expo Sports Center
Tournament: National Invitational Championships
Date(s): June 17-22, 2018
Location: Cocoa Beach, FL
Age(s): 8U-16U & 18U
Cost: $750
Details: 7 games guaranteed. All-inclusive package includes lodging, meals, umpires, baseballs.
Website: www.cocoaexpo.com

Tournament: Summertime Slam
Date(s): July 21-22, 2018
Location: Cocoa Beach, FL
Age(s): 8U-18U
Cost: $200
Details: 3 games guaranteed.
Website: www.cocoaexpo.com

Austin Select Baseball
Tournament: Rawlings Gold Glove
Date(s): July 21-22, 2018
Location: Dripping Springs, TX
Age(s): 6U-14U
Cost: $300-$321
Details: Pool play to single elimination.
Website: www.usssa.com

Tri County Sports
Tournament: Dog Day's of Summer
Date(s): July 7-8, 2018
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Age(s): 10U-16U
Cost: $450-$550
Details: 3 games guaranteed.
Website: www.tricountysports.net

Tournament: Halloween Havoc
Date(s): October 28-29, 2018
Location: Fredersickburg, VA
Age(s): 10U-16U
Cost: $450-$500
Details: 3 games guaranteed.
Website: www.tricountysports.net

Complete Game Tournaments
Tournament: 2018 Summer Showdown
Date(s): June 16-17, 2018
Location: Prince William County, VA
Age(s): 13U-15U
Cost: $650-$750
Details: 3 games guaranteed.
Website: www.completegametournaments.com

New York Elite Baseball
Tournament: Around the Horn
Date(s): August 11
Location: Newburgh, NY
Age(s): 9U-18U
Cost: $625-$725
Details: 3 games guaranteed. 16U and up must use wood bats.
Website: www.hometeamsonline.com

Tournament: Wear Pink for Cancer
Date(s): September 29, 2018
Location: Newburgh, NY
Age(s): 9U-18U
Cost: $625-$725
Details: 3 games guaranteed. 16U and up use wood bats.
Website: www.hometeamsonline.com

Select Tournaments
Tournament: Select Firecracker Classic
Date(s): June 29 - July 1, 2018
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Age(s): All
Cost: $600-$850
Details: 4 games guaranteed. Balls and umpires provided.
Website: www.faastsports.com

Youth Elite Sports
Tournament: 4th Annual Back to School Tournament
Date(s): September 7-9, 2018
Location: South Jersey, NJ
Age(s): 8U-15U
Cost: $425-$475
Details: 3 games guaranteed.
Website: www.youthelitesports.org

Tournament: 4th Annual Strike Out Breast Cancer Tournament
Date(s): October 19-21, 2018
Location: South Jersey, NJ
Age(s): 8U-15U
Cost: $425-$475
Details: 3 games guaranteed.
Website: www.youthelitesports.org

USSB Tournaments
Tournament: USSB Firecracker Classic
Date(s): June 30 - July 1, 2018
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Age(s): 8U-14U
Details: Pool play into single elimination. No gate fees.
Website: www.ussbtournaments.us

Nevada Baseball Tournaments
Tournament: Tournament of Champions
Date(s): September 7-9, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Age(s): 7U-14U, 16U
Cost: $625-$675
Details: 4 games guaranteed. Baseballs and umpires included.
Website: www.nevadabaseballtournaments.com

Tournament: Veterans Classic
Date(s): November 17-18, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Age(s): 7U-14U
Cost: $515-$565
Details: In a tribute to Veterans, each team can bring 10 cans of food to receive a $50 discount towards the registration fee of this event. All collected food will be donated to a Local Las Vegas Shelter.
Website: www.nevadabaseballtournaments.com

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