It’s time to sign up for one of the biggest youth tournaments in British baseball, the Herts Futures Tournament.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday, 26th September.
Click here to visit the 2015 Herts Futures Tournament webpage.
This competition has been held every year since 2008 and is now a permanent fixture in the sporting calendar. It brings together youth teams of all age groups from across the country for a day of baseball at Grovehill Ballpark, one of the best baseball venues in the United Kingdom.
Last year was a record for the HFT with 15 teams entering the competition, and we hope to build on that in 2015. In previous years teams from Horsham, Bracknell, the LYBL Bulldogs and the Northstar Polecats are among those which have come to Hemel Hempstead for the event.
This year, in addition to inviting Under-19, Under-14 and Under-12 teams, Herts is exploring the option of adding an Under-10 division, which would be coach-pitch. There may also be exciting changes to the format of several games in a group stage, followed by finals.
It all depends how many teams sign up, so please register now and final details will be sent to competing teams.
All games will be played at Grovehill. The home of Herts Baseball Club in Hemel Hempstead, it has two purpose-built diamonds with pitching mounds, permanent outfield fences, and dugouts.
Grovehill has frequently hosted BBF postseason and GB Team games. During the Herts Futures Tournament additional diamonds are added to accommodate all the age groups.
The organisers provide game balls and umpires. All you have to bring is your enthusiasm! A concessions stand will sell hot and cold drinks, donuts and hot dogs.
Those who wish to enter a team are kindly requested to email the organisers by 6 September 2015.
The entry fee has been set at £40. Your entry fee must be received no later than 13 September 2015.
More details can be found on the 2015 Herts Futures Tournament webpage.
The 2015 Herts Futures Tournament info pack is available for download by CLICKING HERE.
Please contact Mark Caress at Herts Baseball Club for any further details. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org