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The 2021 NYBC will be played on July 19-25 at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, NY. Located just 60 miles east of New York City, Baseball Heaven is a seven-field, all-turf complex with all the amenities of a professional ballpark.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was made in May to cancel the 2020 NYBC out of precaution for safety and the desire to host a worthy championship event. As of November 2020, Baseball Heaven is still only allowed to host teams from Long Island for tournaments.
We are fully anticipating that we will host the 2021 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.
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Traditionally, all age divisions will begin pool play on the Tuesday of Championship Week. Monday is reserved for team practices (if requested), check-in, coaches meeting and special event. Championship games are held on Saturday and Sunday.
Yes, the NYBC is a stay-to-play event. Lodging details will be finalized and announced in January 2021.
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, 10U-13U teams can use bats that are USSSA 1.15 BPF, USABat or BBCOR approved. The 13U division allows -5 bats.
The NYBC 13U division uses 60/90 pitching and base dimensions.
The NYBC has been broadcasted every year since it started in 2008, and details are currently being worked on for 2021.
Yes! Baseball Heaven 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 Baseball Heaven and serve all the major airlines. Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) is just 20 minutes from Baseball Heaven 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. Last year, AL All-Star pitcher Luis Severino came out to Baseball Heaven and took part in our roundtable! Dusty Baker and Bobby Valentine have been frequent visitors, and we are always working on getting others out to Baseball Heaven. In year’s past we have had Hall of Famers Tommy Lasorda, Frank Thomas and Tony LaRussa along with a number of other past MLBers.