SportsTravel is proud to partner with the U.S. Olympic Committee to provide this update on Team USA events taking place this week. Below are upcoming events and information on how to learn more.

USA Baseball National Team Development Program (NTDP)

Date: July 22–26

Venue: Various venues in Chicago, Illinois

Event description: The National Team Development Program offers identified athletes an opportunity to connect with USA Baseball staff to better prepare for a future national team experience. The program includes skill development sessions, off‐field education seminars and intrasquad Stars vs. Stripes games to assist in the development of the athletes as people and players.

Number of athletes/participants: A minimum of 38 athletes will be invited

Link for event information: bit.ly/2w7ZCsE


USA Baseball 14U National Team Development Program (NTDP)

Date: July 24–27

Venue: USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina

Event description: The National Team Development Program offers identified athletes an opportunity to connect with USA Baseball staff to better prepare for a future national team experience. The program includes skill development sessions, off‐field education seminars and intrasquad Stars vs. Stripes games to assist in the development of the athletes as people and players. Eighteen athletes from the 2018 14U NTDP will be selected to the 2018 15U National Team Trials.

Number of athletes/participants: A minimum of 26 athletes will be invited

Link for event information: bit.ly/2KR8Soi


41st Barefoot Water Ski National Championships

Date: July 26–29

Venue: Lake Grew, Polk City, Florida

Event description: More than 100 of the nation’s top barefoot water ski athletes from across the United States are expected to compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and open divisions at the nationals.

Number of athletes/participants: 1,000 spectators; Live webcast at barefoot.org

When is the event up for bid again?: Currently seeking bids for the 2019 and beyond Barefoot Water Ski National Championships.

Link for event information: barefoot.org

Streamed/Broadcast Information: barefoot.org


USA Baseball 15U National Team Trials and Training

Date: July 29–31 (Trials Phase 1), August 1–3 (Trials Phase 2), August 5–7 (Training)

Venue: USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina

Event description: 15U National Team Trials is split into two phases for the second year in a row, with Phase 1 featuring 72 players and 34 moving on to Phase 2. From that pool of talent, the final 20‐man roster will be selected and participate in 15U National Team Training.

Number of athletes/participants: Trials will start with 72 players and training will feature 20 athletes

Link for event information: bit.ly/2Ir4ajE