Relative Age Effect in Youth Baseball

It should be no surprise that the relative age effect (RAE) is alive and well in youth baseball. The RAE is well documented across sports. It posits that older players are overrepresented on elite teams in their playing age classification relative to younger players because they’re more advanced in their physical maturation. Well researched studiesContinue reading “Relative Age Effect in Youth Baseball”

USA Baseball NTIS Process

The Futures Invitational is one path into the USA Baseball program for players whose team participates in that tournament.  Since there are only 16 slots at the 10U level and 24 at the 11U level, others have the opportunity to be evaluated through the National Team Identification Service (NTIS).  NTIS is a regional based systemContinue reading “USA Baseball NTIS Process”