A National Baseball Tournament for Girls
July 27-July 31, 2017: Rockford, IL
Home of the AAGPBL Rockford Peaches!
Baseball For All's 2017 Nationals is expected to be the largest girls baseball tournament in U.S. history, serving approximately 200 girls. This will be our 3rd National tournament (Orlando, 2015; San Francisco 2016) and will include age divisions: 11u, 13u, and 17u.
Fun, friends, and inspiration are the themes of the week. This life-changing event will bring together the past, the present, and the future of girls baseball. Players will make friends with girls from around the country who love baseball as much as they do.
We want our girls to know they belong in baseball whether they're playing, coaching, or leading. All players will have the chance to learn the basics of umpiring and meet women who work in baseball.
To ensure the success of Nationals 2017, the tournament is a joint effort between Baseball For All, the International Women's Baseball Center, Friends of Beyer Stadium, Rockford Convention and Visitor's Bureau, City of Rockford, and Winnebago County.
Nationals will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie, "A League of Their Own." All teams in the 17u division will have a chance to play at historic Beyer Stadium, the home of the AAGPBL Rockford Peaches. The International Women’s Baseball Center will host opening ceremonies at Beyer Field on July 27.
Player fee is $300 (17u) / $250 (13u,11u) and includes:
- 5 games (weather permitting)
- Opening ceremonies
- Game hat
- Tournament bowling party
- Umpire clinic
- Meet AAGPBL players Maybelle Blair and Shirley Burkovich
- Nationals T-shirt
- Pitching clinic with former minor league player Ila Borders
Beyond Nationals, your player fee helps continue Baseball For All's important work to fight discrimination and grow girls baseball throughout the year.
Players may register as a team or as individuals. For more info, please e-mail Baseball For All here.