Perfect Game, the world’s largest youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service, today announced the 2022 schedule for its Select Baseball Festivals, featuring 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U baseball players, and its National Showcases for 13U and 14U players.
Perfect Game developed its 11U-14U baseball festivals as part of an ongoing commitment to provide best-in-class playing opportunities for players of all ages and from all backgrounds. Perfect Game seeks to use these events as a way to build a lifetime bond between its participants and the sport of baseball, by providing players a safe, fun and all-inclusive environment in which to compete. Additionally, all of Perfect Game’s events and activities, including the Select Festivals and National Showcases, serve as platforms that help the Perfect Game Cares Foundation raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer causes and efforts to grow the game of baseball in underserved communities.
The 2022 11U-14U Select Baseball Festival schedule will visit Marietta, GA, Knoxville, TN and Ft. Myers, FL. The details of each Festival are as follows:
· 11U – August 7, 2022, at the East Cobb Baseball/Softball Complex, Marietta, GA (players born on or after May 1, 2010)
· 12U – August 14, 2022, at the East Cobb Baseball/Softball Complex, Marietta, GA (players born on or after May 1, 2009)
· 13U – August 21, 2022, at Lindsey Nelson Stadium (University of Tennessee) in Knoxville, TN (players born on or after May 1, 2008 or a 2027 graduate who was born on or after January 1, 2008)
· 14U – September 4, 2022, at JetBlue Ballpark, Ft. Myers, FL (players born on or after May 1, 2007 or a 2026 graduate who was born on or after January 1, 2007)
In addition to the Select Festivals, Perfect Game will host National Showcases for 13U and 14U players at FITTEAM Ballpark in West Palm Beach, FL, the Spring Training home of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. The 13U Showcase will take place July 23-25, and the 14U will take place July 29-31.
The 13U and 14U National Showcases are the primary events used to identify players to participate in their respective age group’s Select Baseball Festival. Last year, 47 of 48 players chosen for the 14U Select Festival attended the 14U National Showcase and 31 of 36 players tabbed for the 13U Festival did the same.
To further help with the evaluation process, Perfect Game will once again host 13U and 14U regional showcases throughout early spring and into the summer, providing its scouts additional opportunities to evaluate players and extend invitations to the 2022 13U and 14U National Showcases.
Perfect Game scouts also will be out watching 13U and 14U players at events during the spring and summer, in an effort to identify as many of the top young players in their respective age categories as possible.
For the complete schedule of regional showcase dates and locations, please click here.
For more about Perfect Game, please visit PerfectGame.org.
About Perfect Game
Perfect Game is the world’s largest elite youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service, producing over 8,600+ events, 300,000+ games and showcases each year across the country. Perfect Game is dedicated to giving amateur players exposure to take their game to the next level, whether that be in college or in the professional ranks. At Perfect Game events, players are performing with top-level competition in front of college recruiters and professional scouts from all over the country. Because of this, these events prove to be invaluable to the college coaches as well as Major League Baseball, as they can scout a large population of talented ballplayers in one location. To date, more than 1,650 players that have played in a Perfect Game event have also played in Major League Baseball. Since 2003, 13,324 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft. In the 2021 Draft, for example, more than 95 percent of all players selected had played in Perfect Game events, and every player selected on the Draft’s first day had previously attended Perfect Game events. And in the 2021 College World Series, every player on the rosters of national champion Mississippi State and runner-up Vanderbilt had played in a Perfect Game event.