Northern Marianas: Saipan Baseball League
American Samoa tournament
Hello everyone, just a follow up to a recent email I sent out regarding the Christmas Tournament that American Samoa will be hosting from December 27th to January 1st. As I mentioned in my email American Samoa will cover accommodation, breakfast and lunch and the age categories are 13 to 15 and 16 to 18. There will be college coaches attending for the purpose of evaluating the players to find out which ones have potential for athletic scholarship opportunities. There will also be two teams from the US attending and maybe one team from Canada, Canada will be confirmed by August. I know that the IBAF is also hosting a 15 and under tournament in Mexico and no doubt it will be a good one but this one in American Samoa, in my opinion will give the players of our region more exposure for US college opportunities if going to college to play baseball is one of there dreams. The other thing attending will do is give our region a boost in development by supporting our members who are trying to make the game better not only in their country but in the Oceania Region. I am hopeful that all of you consider sending at least one team and I forgot to mention one umpire, the umpires will also be looked after with accommodation, breakfast and lunch, take care and if you have any questions or queries please get back to me.
Baseball Development Officer