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The 2022 NYBC will be played on July 21-27 at Lasorda Legacy Park (formerly Baseball Heaven) in Yaphank, NY. Located just 60 miles east of New York City, Lasorda Legacy Park is a seven-field, all-turf complex with all the amenities of a professional ballpark.
The NYBC is a qualifier-based and invite only event. You can start by filling out our Request an Invite form by clicking HERE. We also have qualifiers around the nation where you can earn your spot. Details about 2022 qualifiers will be available soon.
We are fully anticipating that we will host the 2022 NYBC, however, we know it is not a certainty. If the NYBC is canceled due to COVID-19 or a pandemic, teams will receive a full 100% refund without being charged a processing or admin fee. Please click HERE to read our updated payment and refund policy.
All age divisions will begin pool play on Friday, July 22. PLEASE NOTE: Thursday, July 21 is reserved for team practices (if requested), check-in, coaches meeting and a special event. Championship games will be held on Wednesday, July 27.
Yes, the NYBC is a stay-to-play event. The NYBC is working with Book Your Block for lodging needs. Please use the link below to begin the booking process. There is a 40-night minimum for each team participating in the NYBC. If your team would like to secure lodging elsewhere, please contact us at email@example.com.
The NYBC is a five-game guarantee with all teams receiving four pool play games. After pool play, single elimination championship and silver brackets will be established. NYBC places a premium on pool play so teams must perform their best all week long to have a chance to win the championship.
NYBC uses Major League Baseball’s Pitch Smart for its pitching rules which implements pitch count guidelines for each age division. At the plate, 11U-12U teams can use bats that are USSSA 1.15 BPF, USABat or BBCOR approved. The 13U division allows BBCOR bats only.
The NYBC 13U division uses 60/90 pitching and base dimensions.
Yes! Lasorda Legacy Park is equipped with HiCast cameras on every field, meaning you can watch every NYBC game on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Click HERE to join HiCast and receive a 1-hour free trial. After the trial, the 7-day pass would be perfect for you to watch this year’s NYBC and ensure you don’t miss a moment of the action.
There are four airport options for teams flying in for the NYBC. The most frequently used airports are JFK and LaGuardia (LGA) in the New York City area. Both are about an hour west of Lasorda Legacy Park and serve all the major airlines. Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) is just 20 minutes from Lasorda Legacy Park and serves American, Southwest and Frontier airlines. Newark (EWR) in New Jersey is another option, but keep in mind it is east of NYC, and you’ll have to battle additional traffic to get out to Long Island.
Yes! Sometimes you never know who you’ll run into at the NYBC. The NYBC has been fortunate to host several Hall of Famers and All-Stars like the late Tommy Lasorda, Dusty Baker, Bobby Valentine, Frank Thomas, Tony LaRussa, Cecil Fielder and Luis Severino. We are always working on getting others out to Lasorda Legacy Park to experience the NYBC and meet the players, coaches and families.