The National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) is a nonprofit organization hosting regional and national Championship tournaments held coast to coast.
The NABF Tournaments are attended by high quality teams from across the country. The NABF Tournaments are made affordable because of its non-profit status and the wonderful volunteers that help run these quality events. The tournaments range in age divisions from 9 & Under through Unlimited.
Please click below to see the list of tournaments--their locations and dates.
The NABF welcomes new membership! If you are a league, you can register your league as a franchise. Then the teams from the league can participate in the NABF Tournaments. However 10u-18u individual teams can register with the NABF as explained below:
MAJOR (UNLIMITED) AND COLLEGE DIVISION
In order to attend the Major (unlimited) or College divisions, it must be through a registered franchise. A league can register as a franchise by filling out the Franchise Membership Form and sending in with a check for $250 to the NABF. After being accepted as a franchise, teams can attend Regional or World Series Tournaments. Regional Tournament fees as follows: $350 for 1 team and $450 for an additional team. World Series fees are $650 for a direct bid.
10u-18u AGE DIVISIONS
To attend any of the Senior 18u, High School 17u, Junior 16u, Sophomore 14u, Freshman 12u or Rookie 10u divisions, you can register in two ways:
1) Register through an NABF Franchise (League). Your league can register as a franchise by filling out the Franchise Membership Form, printing out and sending it in with a check for $250 franchise fee.
As a Franchise, your league can send teams to regionals and World Series events. Regional Tournament fees as follows: $350 for 1 team and $450 for an additional team. World Series fees are $650 for direct bids.
***If you are registering as a franchise, please click the form below***
2) Register as an individual non-league team. This is only for 10u-18u Tournaments. Cost is $550 for a regional or $750 for 10u-12u and $850 for 14u-18u World Series.
***If you wish to register as an individual team, please click the link below***
William Shaffer of the Youngstown Class B Baseball League, attending Youngstown State University
Youngstown Class B League President Scott Ruark (left) presenting William Shaffer (right) with his scholarship award
William Shaffer is currently attending Youngstown State University. He is majoring in Exercise Science, and is also a member of the YSU baseball team. His plans are to become an orthopedic Physician's Assistant.
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At the 2017 National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors and NABF Franchise Member Representatives in attendance voted unanimously to name the ALS Association as the official charity partner of the NABF. The NABF is now officially partnered with the ALS Association in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (more commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), and in spreading knowledge and awareness of the disease as well.
The ALS Association is the only national nonprofit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease on every front: supporting cutting-edge research, enhancing access to clinical care, and promoting better public policies. Their nationwide network of chapters comprises one team with a single mission: to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people with ALS.
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis.
Visit ALSA.org to learn more about the tremendous work being done throughout the Association and to make a donation in honor of the NABF/ALS Association Charity Partnership.
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