USA BASEBALL CANCELS NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS ARIZONA
USA Baseball announced today the cancellation of the 2020 National Team Championships Arizona due to the escalation of COVID-19 transmissions within the state of Arizona and throughout the U.S. Southwest. This event will not be rescheduled in 2020 but will return again in 2021.
“It is disappointing to announce the cancellation of our National Team Championships Arizona for this summer; however, we feel this course of action is prudent in order to protect the long-term health, safety and well-being of the thousands of participants and their families who attend this event every year,” said USA Baseball Executive Director/CEO Paul Seiler. “Our focus now turns toward the future and working with the many tremendous Major League Baseball Spring Training facilities in the Greater Phoenix area to host this world-class national team identification event again in 2021.”
The 2021 edition of National Team Championships Arizona is tentatively slated to begin from June 14-21 for the 17U age group, followed by the 15U and 14U/16U age groups from June 22-29 and June 30-July 7, respectively.
The National Team Championships are elite championship-style tournaments held in Arizona, Florida and North Carolina that allow athletes from across the entire United States to be identified for selection to the 15U National Team, as well as the 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP) and the 16U and 17U National Team Development Programs (NTDP).
USA Baseball continues to closely monitor the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic and is diligently evaluating the status of the remaining events on its 2020 calendar. All decisions on events will be made in as timely of a manner as possible in accordance with government-mandated guidelines and with respect to the safety and well-being of all the participating athletes, coaches and fans.
At this time, the 2020 National Team Championships North Carolina is still scheduled to begin on July 27 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. For more information, follow @USABChamps_NC on Twitter.
For more information on USA Baseball events, visit USABaseball.com.
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