A Beginner’s Guide to 9U Baseball

The other day I was doing some research on an article that had to do youth baseball and I came across some websites that listed out youth baseball leagues like 9U, 10U, and 11U. As someone who is from a small town, I had heard about these leagues, but the only youth baseball league I remember being available was Little League.

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After trying to find out more information about these youth baseball leagues that had a “U” in them, I quickly came to find that there is not much information on the web about these types of leagues. So I decided to learn more about 9U baseball and put together this article for others who have the same question – what is 9U baseball?

In short, 9U baseball is a youth team where kids 9 years old and younger can play baseball. 9U baseball is associated with United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), which is a separate organization from other youth baseball leagues, like Little League.

USSSA has its own set of rules around the eligibility of players, how often players can pitch, the distances between bases, and how long a game can last.

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Age and Eligibility Rules for 9U Baseball

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USSSA has a lot of different leagues that are based on a players’ age, but because all players have different birth dates, USSSA has implemented some rules around what makes a player eligible to play on a 9U team. What is the age cut-off for 9U baseball?

9U baseball can be played by any player under the age of 9, regardless of what grade they are in. If a player turns 10 before May 1st of the current year, they are only eligible if they are in 3rd grade. Any player who turns 11 prior to August 1st of the current year is ineligible for 9U baseball.

This means that it’s possible for a 10-year-old player to play in 9U baseball, but the only way they can be eligible to play 9U is if they are in the 3rd grade and they turned 10 before May 1st of the current year.

This may also lead some parents to wonder, can an 8-year-old play 9U baseball?

In general, an 8-year-old can play 9U baseball. Although each 9U baseball league is slightly different so it’s best to check with that league’s baseball director or check that league’s rules around a player’s eligibility.

In these baseball leagues, “u” stands for “under”. So a 9U league means that any player 9 years of age or younger can participate.

A vast majority of the players in 9U baseball are 9 years old, which means players have not yet fully developed how far they can throw or how fast they can run. Because of this, the distance between bases and the pitching distance is shorter than you would see in a high school, college, or pro baseball game.

How far are the bases in 9U baseball and what is the pitching distance for 9U baseball?

In 9U baseball, the bases are 65 feet apart while the distance from the pitcher’s mound to home plate is 46 feet.

Although the pitching distance is the same between Little League and 9U, the base path distance is slightly different. In Little League, the base paths are 60 feet apart for the same age range .

In general, the older a baseball player gets the longer their games last. How long is a 9U baseball game?

Most 9U baseball games last 6 innings or 1 hour and 40 minutes, whichever comes first. A 9U baseball game has the potential to go beyond 1 hour and 40 minutes, but a new inning is not allowed to be started after 1 hour and 40 minutes have been played.

There is also the possibility of a 9U baseball game ending early due to weather or the mercy run rule .

For a 9U game to end by the mercy rule, one team must be leading by 15 runs after 3 innings or leading by 8 runs after 4 innings.

For a game to be marked as completed due to weather, 3 innings must have been played. If the home team was winning after two and a half innings and the game is called due to weather, the home team will be declared the winner. This works similarly to how a home team does not have to bat in the bottom of the last inning if they are winning.

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It is well-known that players can injure themselves if they pitch too much. To help prevent injuries from over-use, USSSA has implemented some rules around how often a pitcher can pitch and how many days of rest they need before they can pitch again. What are the USSSA pitching rules for 9U baseball?

For 9U baseball, pitchers are allowed to pitch the next day if they threw 3 or fewer innings. If a 9U pitcher throws more than 3 innings, they need one full day of rest before they can pitch again. In addition, a 9U pitcher is only allowed to throw a maximum of 8 innings in a 3-day window.

If a pitcher ends up pitching for 8 innings in that 3-day window, they need one full day of rest before they can pitch again.

When thinking about the rules for 9U baseball, one question that always comes to mind is if players are allowed to lead off. Can you lead off in 9U baseball?

In general, players are not allowed to lead off in 9U baseball. Each 9U baseball league is slightly different and there are a handful of 9U baseball leagues that allow players to lead off, but a majority of 9U baseball players are not allowed to take a lead while the pitcher is delivering the pitch.

An example of a 9U baseball league that allows players to lead off is Gameday Sports in South Carolina . These special rules for this 9U baseball league state that players can lead off up to 10 feet, but the player’s feet must remain stationary while the pitcher is delivering the pitch.

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An exciting play for a youth ballplayer is when they get to steal, but stealing in 9U baseball has rules that you won’t find in high school, college, or the pros. When can you steal in 9U baseball?

In 9U baseball, players are able to steal if their specific league allows stolen bases. When a 9U league allows stolen bases, players are only allowed to steal once the pitch crosses home plate.

Along with leading-off, the rules around stolen bases vary from league to league. It’s important to check the rulebook for the league to determine whether or not 9U players are allowed to steal bases, but a majority of 9U baseball leagues allow players to steal once the pitch crosses home plate.

Also, if the 9U baseball league is a coach-pitch or a machine-pitch league, stolen bases are never allowed.

Up to the point of 9U baseball, some players may have only played in a coach-pitch league or a machine-pitch league. This leads a lot of parents to wonder if 9U baseball is coach-pitch or is 9U baseball kid-pitch?

In general, 9U baseball is not coach-pitch. At the 9U baseball level, there may be a handful of coach-pitch leagues, but a majority of 9U baseball teams are kid-pitch leagues.

In fact, there are even some kid-pitch teams as early as 7U baseball.

9U baseball is actually different than the divisions in Little League. There are a lot of different youth baseball leagues out there and it’s important to understand which one is which.

In Little League, players who are 9 years old can play in either the “Minor League” division (ages 5-11) or the “Major Divison” (ages 9-12). If a 9-year-old player wants to play on a 9U baseball team, they’ll need to go through a team that is associated with the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) .

Little League allows for individual players to sign-up to play on a team, but USSSA only allows teams to register – not individuals. Both organizations have baseball leagues spread out all over the United States and both organizations allow parents to contact the baseball directors on their website. So parents could always reach out to the baseball director in their area to inquire about baseball teams for their 9-year-old.

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What is travel baseball, what to look for in a travel baseball team, travel baseball vs. little league, travel baseball pros and cons , criticisms and controversy, is travel baseball worth it.

For many families, the transition from Little League to travel baseball comes with stress, anxiety and questions about what to look for in a team and what to expect from the experience — not to mention the question of whether making the switch from a more laid-back rec ball program to a more competitive (and expensive) travel club is the right decision in the first place.

In this post, we’re going to go over everything you need to know about getting started with youth travel baseball. We’ll help you answer the questions above and determine whether travel baseball is a good fit for your son or daughter. 

If you have a softball player in the family, you may also want to check out our article “ What to Look For in a Travel Softball Team ,” which covers some of the same information from a softball perspective and dives deep into my personal experience as an elite-level amateur player and college recruiting prospect.

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  • How to Choose a Travel Baseball Team
  • Travel Baseball Pros and Cons
  • Is Travel Baseball Worth It?  

First, it’s important to understand what a travel baseball team is and how travel baseball is organized. 

There are tens of thousands of travel baseball teams around the country, and their popularity has exploded over the past two decades. As recently as the 1990s, travel baseball was a niche experience limited mostly to elite players in baseball-rich areas like Texas and California. Today, participation is seen by many as a near necessity for talented players to develop their skills and hone their game against the best competition they can find. 

Whereas Little League is the dominant organization when it comes to recreational youth baseball, there are multiple organizations throughout the country that host hundreds of travel tournaments each year. Some of the biggest and most popular are USSSA (United States Speciality Sports Association), AAU (Amateur Athletic Union), Triple Crown Sports , and Perfect Game . Travel baseball teams often participate in tournaments organized by more than one of those organizations. 

A team can be started by anyone. Many are formed by parents, but many others are formed by high school and former college coaches. Depending on their organizational goals, some programs have just one team that participates in one age bracket (such as 10 and under), while some are run like businesses and have teams that compete in every age group. 

Some huge organizations, such as California Baseball Academy (CBA), even have multiple teams within the same age group, located in multiple cities. CBA has teams not only in California, but also in Nevada, Texas, Utah and the southeast. High-level programs like that are often known for attracting top talent, for training recruits into elite players, and for feeding those players into nearby colleges and universities. 

Travel Baseball Competition Structure

Virtually all travel baseball games are played on weekends in a tournament format. Those tournaments can theoretically be held anywhere, but are frequently held at multi-field facilities in easily-accessible travel hubs. For example, many Florida tournaments are held in Orlando because it’s in the relative center of the state, it has plenty of hotel rooms, and it’s home to many great baseball facilities. The farther you live away from such a hub, the more you should expect to travel. 

Most tournaments begin with pool play, meaning that teams are guaranteed a number of games before heading into single elimination. A team can expect to play anywhere from three to eight games over the course of a two-day or three-day tournament, depending on how they perform.

There is no set number of tournaments a team must participate in. Each team decides which tournaments to enter on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration factors such as age level, skill level, and cost. In general, two tournaments per month can be seen as about average, although higher-level teams may play more frequently. 

Most organizations run regional and national championships, which are invite-only. For example, USSSA hosts “qualifier” tournaments, where the winner of the championship game (and sometimes the runner up) can earn a bid to the USSSA national tournament.

Additionally, beginning at age 14, some teams start participating in “college exposure tournaments,” where college scouts come from across the country to watch and evaluate prospects. These tournaments are typically more expensive than regular tournaments, and are often farther away.

How to Join a Travel Baseball Team

If you’ve decided to join a travel baseball team and aren’t sure where to find one, there are a number of resources available. 

It may go without saying, but word-of-mouth can be a valuable first reference point. If you’re thinking about switching to travel baseball, chances are that you already know someone in your area who has made the jump. If so, don’t be afraid to ask them questions about the team and their experience. It’s a big commitment — both in terms of time and finances — so it’s important to make sure you find the right club for your son or daughter.

In addition to word of mouth, many organizations offer a list of active teams on their website. For example, USSSA has a tool that lets you filter teams by age level, skill level, and location . There are also many state-based forums and Facebook groups where coaches post their team’s tryouts (and positions needed). As an example, here are Facebook groups for travel baseball teams in Florida and Michigan ⁠— you can find similar groups for every state. 

Another good option is FieldLevel.com , which (like the USSSA site) allows you to filter teams by state and level. While not every team is listed on that website, it does include over 4,000 clubs.

Here are eight things to think about when evaluating teams. These factors will make a big difference when it comes to your overall experience, so take the time to think about them, and don’t be afraid to ask questions of parents and coaches.

1. Coaching  

A coaching staff can make or break a team. How coaches manage players, keep the game fun, instill the fundamentals, and focus on development — not only as athletes, but as young men and women — is extremely important. 

Some travel baseball teams have parents or grandparents serving as the head coach. While that can be fine, it’s important to make sure those coaches don’t make keeping their own child on the field a priority. Before committing to a team, spend some time researching it by watching a practice and talking to current and/or former players and parents. 

What’s the coaching style? Do they have high expectations but still encourage and love their players? Or, on the other hand, are they screaming at players when they make a mistake? 

Additionally, are players treated equitably, or do some get preferential treatment based on their relationship to the coach or their financial contribution to the team?

Ideally, your child will be a part of that team and organization for consecutive years, rather than bouncing from team to team. As such, determining whether the coaching staff is a good fit is a crucial first step.

2. Cost  

For many parents, this is the most terrifying aspect of travel baseball.

Just how much of a toll is this going to take on your bank account? The specific answer varies, but the typical range of cost for participating in travel baseball is between $500 and $2,500 per year. 

That said, you can end up spending a lot more than that. Back in 2011, CBS News reported that one Georgia family paid $4,000 per year for their 9-year-old son’s travel team. You can imagine that older players in elite programs that travel all over the country can spend even more over the course of a season.

Typically, the more intensely focused a program is on developing its players for college baseball, the more money the program is going to cost. On the other hand, teams that are playing more for the fun of it — those looking for just a little more structure and competition than offered by Little League — won’t put as much of a dent in your wallet.

There are a number of specific factors that go into how much it costs to be on a team:

  • Where you live . If you live in a baseball hub, like Texas or California, you won’t have to travel as far to get to tournaments. Many teams from rural areas regularly drive across multiple states (or sometimes even fly) to tournaments. As such, where you live will likely be the single biggest variable in your overall travel baseball cost.
  • Whether you have to buy your own equipment . Some teams are sponsored by equipment companies like Easton and Rawlings and have their bats, gloves and cleats provided either for free or at a reduced cost. Obviously, this can be a huge savings. Also, keep in mind that (unfortunately) equipment is often viewed as a status symbol in travel baseball. If your child joins a team where every other player has multiple bats and position-specific gloves, he or she is going to press you for similar gear.
  • Whether you have to rent facilities . Some teams practice exclusively at public fields. Others have little or no access to such facilities and have to rent fields and/or indoor space (especially for winter workouts). This can have a huge impact on the overall cost of participation.
  • Whether or not coaches are paid . Some teams — typically the more competitive ones — pay their coaches small stipends and/or cover their cost of travel. On one hand, this tends to lead to better coaching. On the other hand, families are the ones who will ultimately foot that bill.
  • How competitive the team is . Higher-level tournaments typically have higher fees. Lower-level tournaments, operated on a more sub-regional basis, are usually much less expensive to enter. If cost is a concern, make sure you know what types of tournaments the team usually enters over the course of the season. 

3. Location  

As stated earlier, location is a key factor in deciding which travel team to play for. If you’re fortunate enough to live in California, Florida or Texas, you’re going to have a lot of opportunities to play with and against high-level competition right in your backyard. 

But outside of those states, it’s a little bit tougher, and you have to decide how committed you are to playing at the highest possible level. 

For example, if you live in a medium-sized town outside of a major baseball hub, chances are you have at least a couple of travel ball options. However, the odds are that those options are not the absolute cream of the crop when it comes to coaching and competitiveness. In order to play for the absolute “best” team possible, you might have to commute from your mid-sized town to the nearest major city. 

So you’ll be faced with the following choice: play on a lower level team that’s closer to home, or drive a hundred miles or more for twice-weekly practices? It may sound crazy, but many families do just that. 

Why would they commit so much time and money to their son or daughter’s athletic pursuits? It comes down to goals. Better teams often provide better coaching and more opportunities for exposure to college and professional scouts. 

What’s the team’s mission? Is the focus on fun, player development, college exposure, or a mix of all there? Teams can have many different goals and missions, and there’s no right or wrong approach.

However, it is possible that a team’s mission does not align with your values and goals, and you need to think about this before committing, as a compatibility mismatch can lead to coach-parent and coach-player tension. 

5. Organization

Consider the reputation of the organization you’re evaluating. When you join a team, you and your son or daughter will essentially be endorsing everything the program stands for. If they’re known for dirty play or being disrespectful to the game, you’ll be associated with that. 

And believe it or not, the baseball world is a small and surprisingly tight-knit community. College coaches tend to know which programs produce bad apples — and they avoid them. In fact, many college coaches will completely write off an entire organization that has a reputation for not playing the game the right way or for having disrespectful players.

6. Playing Time

There’s an important balance between getting enough playing time and being challenged. Before committing, ask the coaching staff what kind of playing time your child can expect — including at what position. 

If there are two returning shortstops, he or she most likely won’t be playing there and might have to learn another position. That’s not a bad thing: college coaches want players that are versatile, and many players change positions as they get older and their bodies develop. 

Still, it’s helpful to know what to expect ahead of time. Getting game reps is important from a development perspective, but also just from a fun perspective: no kid wants to consistently travel to a tournament only to sit on the bench for most of the weekend. 

7. Skill Level

Be realistic about your child’s skill level, and pay attention to the level of competition around him or her at tryouts (i.e., the skill levels of the other players). If your kid has the fight and desire to compete for a spot (like they’ll have to do if they make it to college ball), then putting them on a team where they’ll be challenged is the best option. 

But if he or she is there to have fun and make friends, with no burning desire to be constantly improving, then choosing a travel team that’s more low-key will be the better call.

8. What You’re Giving Up

Travel baseball tournaments are on weekends, and players often have to sacrifice certain things that are part of a normal childhood. 

Is your son or daughter willing to miss out on things like birthdays, sleepovers and school dances, because most of their time is spent doing homework, traveling to and from games and practices, practicing on their own (possibly including private lessons), and spending nearly every summer weekend at the ballpark?

And are they willing to sacrifice the material things that matter to kids — things like clothes, video games, new smartphones, etc. — because so much money is being spent on baseball? 

As I wrote in THV’s guide to travel softball , my family made major sacrifices to support my athletic pursuits. 

For some, their love of the game is so great that giving up these things is a no-brainer. For others, they may regret missing out on these social activities. And that’s perfectly fine! Just be honest with each other and talk about the true costs of travel baseball — because it’s not just the sticker price.

There are some important similarities and differences between competitive travel baseball and recreational baseball. Both can teach many valuable life skills, such as work ethic, good sportsmanship, teamwork and bouncing back from failure. But they are very different when it comes to time commitment and competitiveness.

The Little League schedule usually runs from the late spring through early summer, with teams practicing twice per week and playing two games per week. The total number of games per season varies, but it usually ranges from 10 to 20. It’s a local program, which means travel is either limited or non-existent. In general, Little League coaches are parents.

Little League can be a great place for kids as young as 4-years-old to start playing the game. They’ll learn the rules and the absolute basics of hitting, pitching and fielding in a fun an easy-going environment (except for the occasional parent that takes their coaching position overboard). 

Overall, Little League fits the classic stereotype of youth baseball: kids having fun playing the greatest game in the world, without much pressure or focus on player development. 

Back in the day, Little League would feed into middle school and high school programs, which carried the bulk of the weight when it came to getting payers ready for college and the pros. But today, the reality is that it’s almost impossible to get the coaching and skill development you need by participating only Little league or other rec ball programs. 

That’s especially true when it comes to the gap between “Majors” Little League (12-and-under) and high school. Few middle schools still have baseball programs, and those programs that do exist tend not to be very good. Likewise, while Little League offers both a Junior division (12-14) and a Senior division (14-16), those leagues tend to pale in comparison to the coaching and competition offered by travel ball. 

So, if your son or daughter is serious about playing baseball at a high level, it’s especially important to focus on the transition to travel ball at around the age of 11 or 12.

There are positives and negatives when it comes to travel baseball. Here are a few of each.

  • Better competition : Players are more serious about the game and more driven to improve. This higher level of competition will help push your son or daughter to improve their own skills.
  • Better coaching : Travel baseball coaches tend to be better qualified, more knowledgeable, and better-connected. At the highest levels of travel ball, teams often employ former professional coaches.
  • More exposure : Aside from high school baseball, travel ball is the primary means of exposure to college coaches and pro scouts. Plus, travel teams often attend showcase tournaments and camps.
  • More games played : Travel teams play significantly more games per year than rec ball teams.
  • Facilitates travel : Sometimes seen as an ancillary benefit, the travel itself can be a valuable and eye-opening experience for players. Many kids don’t have an opportunity to travel out of their own area or state, and travel baseball can provide that. 
  • Encourages character development : Because travel teams are more serious, there’s a greater emphasis put on things like being on time, demonstrating maximum effort, and having a good attitude.  
  • Cost : Travel baseball is expensive — sometimes absurdly so. Families often spend around $2,500 per year, but the costs can be even higher. 
  • Time commitment : Even a moderately competitive travel team can consume an entire summer’s worth of weekends. 
  • Ultra-competitive : On most travel teams, there’s a balance between player development and winning. What you won’t often find is an “everybody plays” approach. For the most part, the best players will play the most, which makes for a highly-competitive environment. 
  • Tougher workouts : This can be a pro or a con, depending on the player’s perspective and goals. Tougher workouts can lead to better outcomes, but they can also be mentally and physically taxing if the player isn’t fully invested.
  • Lack of diversity : Because travel baseball is expensive, it has often been criticized for a lack of socioeconomic and racial diversity. 

Travel baseball provides many benefits and can be a valuable opportunity for players who are serious about the game and committed to playing at the highest possible level. However, it’s not without its share of criticism and controversy. 

In an essay titled “ Left Out ,” MLB superstar Andrew McCutchen wrote about how kids like him, who grow up in low-income families, are often excluded from travel baseball and thus systematically disadvantaged when it comes to development and exposure: 

“When you’re a kid from a low-income family who has talent, how do you get recognized? Now, you have to pay thousands of dollars for the chance to be noticed in showcase tournaments in big cities. My parents loved me, but they had to work hard to put food on the table, and there wasn’t much left over. They didn’t have the option of skipping a shift to take me to a tournament over the weekend. […] That’s the challenge for families today. It’s not about the $100 bat. It’s about the $100-a-night motel room and the $30 gas money and the $300 tournament fee. 

[…] If you’re a poor kid with raw ability, it’s not enough.”

McCutchen was lucky: an AAU coach “discovered” him at the age of 13 and covered his travel ball expenses. But most kids from similar situations aren’t so fortunate. 

Why is this important for you, the parent of a child thinking about joining a travel team? 

On one hand, it’s important to be aware of how the systems we participate in affect our society. But on a much more specific level, you should know that your child will be entering a largely homogenous environment.

On top of that, kids from lower-income families can often feel out of place in travel ball — especially if they don’t come to the ballpark with the latest, top-quality gear like their teammates. This social dynamic can have a powerful impact on your child’s experience. 

Additionally, travel baseball means that both your family and your child will be spending less time within your own community.

There’s been a lot written in recent years about how travel baseball may be contributing to the erosion of communities , because it pulls families out of local baseball programs that once served as important civic institutions.

This is evidenced by the sharply declining participation in Little League. In the organization’s Southeast Region (a hotbed for a travel baseball), the number of Little League players has plunged by nearly 50% since 2007 . 

So we’ve come to the biggest question: Is travel ball worth it?

If you want to improve your skills and have the best chance to play in college or the pros, travel baseball is the way to go. But remember: there is a range of cost and time commitment within travel baseball. Your son or daughter doesn’t necessarily have to opt for the most expensive travel team in order to be sufficiently challenged (and later on, to get noticed by college coaches). 

Your goal in evaluating teams should be to find the right balance of: 

  • Financial commitment 
  • Time commitment
  • Intangible sacrifices (school events, community involvement, etc.) 
  • Baseball goals

After reading this article, you should have a very solid understanding of what Little League and travel baseball have in common, their differences, and what you should be looking for in a club. 

Remember, this is your child’s choice to. Help them see the pros and cons of each option. And although we stated it earlier, we cannot stress this enough: you cannot dictate your son or daughter’s commitment to the game of baseball. It’s up to them. So, support them in whatever capacity they want to participate. If you do, they’ll never regret or forget the amazing experiences, friends, and lessons learned playing this great game.

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Welcome to 9U Travel Baseball. This is our youngest level of Travel Baseball in our program.

This level is for players that will be completing 3rd grade at the end of the current school year. Playing up is not allowed all players must currently be in 3rd grade at the time of registration.

9U baseball is a player pitch league as well as participation is several weekend tournaments over the course of the season.  There are 3 teams for this age group 1 AAA and 2 AA.

The games at this level are generally 3-4 innings long and take about 2 hours to complete. We look forward to a great season!

Travel to other cities for games and tournaments is a requirement for this level of play.

Cost:  $485.00

Season Length:  Early April-Late July

Practice Days & Game Days:  Practices and games can be any night of the week

Practice & Game Times:  Between 5:30 and 8:00 start times

Fields:  Home games are played at The Ponds Athletic Complex during the week. Away games will be played in neighboring communities.

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European Commission boycotts Hungarian presidency over Orbán's trips to Moscow and Beijing

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The European Commission has decided to boycott Hungary's six-month presidency of the EU Council in response to Viktor Orbán 's controversial trips to Moscow and Beijing, widely seen as an affront to the bloc's political unity.

"In light of recent developments marking the start of the Hungarian Presidency, the President ( Ursula von der Leyen ) has decided that the European Commission will be represented at senior civil servant level only during informal meetings of the Council," the executive's chief spokesperson, Eric Mamer, announced on Monday evening.

"The College visit to the Presidency will not take place," he added, confirming that the major event that marks the start of each rotating presidency has been called off.

During his recent visit to Moscow, Orbán met with President Vladimir Putin, a man wanted for war crimes, to discuss the war in Ukraine and, in the premier's words, "start a dialogue on the shortest road to peace." Days later, Russian troops bombed a children's hospital in Kyiv.

In Beijing, Orbán praised the "Chinese peace plan" of President Xi Jinping, which the EU has dismissed for making a selective interpretation of international law and blurring the line between the aggressor and the aggressed. "China is the only world power that has been clearly committed to peace since the beginning," he said, defying Western concerns that Beijing is propping up Russia's war economy.

Budapest insists both trips, which Orbán advertised as chapters of a so-called "peace mission," were strictly done under bilateral diplomacy. But the timing of the international tour, the selection of countries and the use of the Hungarian presidency's official logo fuelled harsh accusations of abuse of power and disloyalty.

Separately, Orbán participated in an informal summit of the Organisation of Turkic States, which includes the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" that only Turkey recognises, prompting fresh condemnation .

Speculation about a coordinated boycott has been rife in Brussels since then, with one diplomat telling Euronews the plan was to "make Orbán less visible."

The Commission's decision, taken by President Ursula von der Leyen, confirms the rumours: Brussels will not engage at the highest level in the many events that Budapest plans to host until the end of the year.

Formal ministerial meetings, which happen in Brussels and Luxembourg, will not be affected as their organisation does not depend on the rotating presidency.

The traditional visit of the College of Commissioners to mark the beginning of a new rotating presidency will not go ahead at any time. Von der Leyen, however, might still attend the informal summit of EU leaders in Budapest scheduled for November.

Reacting to the news, János Bóka, Hungary's minister for EU Affairs, said the presidency remained "committed to sincere cooperation" to address "common challenges."

"The EU is an international organisation constituted by its member states. The European Commission is an institution of the EU," Bóka said on social media.

"The European Commission cannot cherry-pick institutions and member states it wants to cooperate with. Are all Commission decisions now based on political considerations?"

The boycott comes as a group of 63 MEPs, led by Estonia's Riho Terras, send a letter demanding Hungary be stripped of its voting rights under the Article 7 procedure as retaliation for Orbán's "abuses of power."

"This kind of behavior amounts to usurping the powers and prerogatives of the EU Member States in the field of foreign policy," the lawmakers write in the letter , addressed to Presidents Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel and Roberta Metsola.

"We call on you to take decisive action as soon as possible in order to limit further damage, not only to the credibility of the EU as a whole, but also regarding the current geopolitical situation," they go on. "Practice has shown that mere verbal condemnations of this situation have no effect."

Hungary's presidency began on 1 July and is set to last until 31 December.

This article has been updated with more information.

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Will Bosnia join EU and NATO, or veer closer to Moscow instead?

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Bosnia and Herzegovina has been stuck in limbo once again. A contender for EU and NATO membership, it has not budged on either path despite Brussels swinging the door wide open earlier this year.

Despite the insistence from the international community that the country that saw a devastating ethnic conflict just decades ago can only be stabilised through membership in the two, Russia's increasing presence in the Serb-majority entity of the Republika Srpska (RS) has brought back concerns that the Western Balkan country of some 3.2 million torn between Brussels and Moscow might end up being torn apart as a result.

The debate over the country's stability stoked fears of an escalation that would echo the 1990s conflict commonly thought to be the worst war on European soil since World War II.

In a country dominated by three major south Slavic ethnic groups — Serbs, Croats, and Bosniaks — Russia was always seen as a potentially major disruptor, mostly due to its perceived historical and religious links with ethnic Serbs, who are nominally Eastern Orthodox.

Drafted to bring the war to an end in 1995, the US-sponsored Dayton Peace Accords created two main administrative units in Bosnia — the RS, and the Bosniak-Croat majority Federation of BiH.

The two entities were given some autonomy, with an umbrella state-level government with its three-way presidency — with each member representing one of the three main ethnic groups — and a council of ministers overseeing the country's main institutions, including the army, the top judiciary, and tax administration.

The peace agreement also created one of the most complicated political systems in the world, with a dizzying maze of jurisdictions enabling the country’s three main ethnic groups to dominate domestic politics and exert control over key decision-making processes.

Although Bosnia has never turned into a completely stable society, the ability of the three sides to work together again and, at times, reach a consensus led to the belief that the country could find a way to function and move along on its path to EU and NATO membership.

However, years of economic stagnation, an ongoing massive-scale brain drain, and the inability of the country's leaders to find common ground amid escalating nationalist rhetoric have dampened the ordinary people's expectations that their lives will ever be any different.

Despite this, Brussels granted Bosnia candidate status in March, eight years after the country first applied for EU membership — a move experts see as a deterrent against the Kremlin.

The Brussels-Moscow see-saw

In the RS, people are often divided on whether their leadership should turn toward the EU and the West or strengthen its links with Russia instead.

While most Bosnians are keen to see their country join the EU according to all recent polls, outspoken opponents like Milan believe Brussels has little to offer the residents of the RS.

"It is a wrong system. They bring a lot of bad things to my people and my country," he told Euronews.

But there are also those who advocate closer ties with Europe. Arian, another Banja Luka resident, expressed a common desire for the positive, practical matters that EU membership could bring.

"I would like to join the European Union, too, because I would love to go to travel without taking my passport with me," he said.

As for NATO, the president of the RS, Milorad Dodik, has been adamant about his stance. He reiterated once more as recently as this April that the RS and Bosnia will never join the alliance as long as he has any say about it.

Many Serbs in the region still see themselves as victims of the NATO bombing campaign in the 1990s — conducted in response to the Serbian regime of strongman Slobodan Milošević's involvement in a series of wars across the former Yugoslavia, culminating in serious war crimes in Bosnia and later, Kosovo.

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In Russia, they see a friend and an ally who might actually protect their national interests, which they believe are constantly undermined by US- and EU-backed Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats.

Is Russia really all that influential?

The growing links between the RS and Russia in Republika Srpska are undeniable — seen in the fact that Dodik is one of the few European leaders who has visited President Vladimir Putin in Russia several times since Moscow's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Some believe that Dodik's resistance to NATO might be coming directly from the Kremlin, which is intent on not allowing the alliance to spread across Europe any further.

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However, in other parts of Bosnia, authorities believe Moscow is not actually as influential as it might seem at first.

"Russia has so many problems of its own, and it doesn't have time to play with some of Bosnia and Herzegovina's issues," Ramo Isak, Minister of Interior Affairs of the FBiH entity, told Euronews.

"Bosnia and Herzegovina is sovereign, and Russia knows it, everyone knows it. The Republika Srpska cannot block affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina at all, nor anyone is asking them anything, and I think the best would be if they would take care of their own economic problems."

Meanwhile, the RS authorities are moving closer to neighbouring Serbia and Belgrade, recently signing a memorandum to bolster cross-border cooperation. Some claim this is meant to strengthen Dodik's push for the RS' independence, which the Dayton Peace Accord strictly prohibits.

Serbia's populist President Aleksandar Vučić called for peace and harmony in the Balkans even as he and the Bosnian Serb separatist leader organised a large nationalist gathering in June that featured calls for "unity" of all Serbs in the region — and the heavily criticised memorandum was a direct result of the event in Belgrade.

However, others are adamant this is not the case: in fact, it's only meant to strengthen Banja Luka's hand internally while reinforcing the relations between the two parts of the Balkans with a Serb majority, Darko Matijašević, former Minister of Interior of the Republika Srpska, told Euronews.

"I am certain that we should be able to reach agreements based on mutual understanding that it is in our national interest to protect the high level of our autonomy here in Bosnia, based on the Dayton Peace Agreement, as you know, and our constitution," Matijašević, who is also the president of the Bosnian offshoot of Vučić's Serb Progressive Party (SNS), concluded.

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  1. 9u Travel Baseball Tournaments

    Well we've got you covered; we've spent hours compiling them into an easy to use resource. Our list of 9u travel baseball tournaments is organized by city, state & zip code and it the list of events gets bigger every day! Using our tools you can find travel or 9u select baseball tournaments near you or across the country in just a few minutes time!

  2. 9U Travel Baseball Teams Looking for Players

    9U Travel Baseball Teams Looking for Players. This is our ever-growing list of 9u travel baseball teams looking for players and we've spent hours compiling them into an easy to use resource. Our list of 9u travel baseball players is organized by city, state & zip code and it the list of travel baseball teams gets bigger every day!

  3. The CRUSH 9u Travel Baseball Team

    The CRUSH 9u Travel Baseball Team. The CRUSH 9u Travel Baseball Team. 331 likes · 3 talking about this. This is the premier 9U traveling baseball team in Southwest Florida.

  4. Elkridge Hurricanes Travel Baseball

    Contacts - Below are the 2024/2025 Elkridge Hurricanes Travel Coaches. Justin Rawlings. Travel Baseball Commissioner. [email protected]. John Haberern. Travel Baseball Deputy Commissioner. [email protected]. Brian Brewer.

  5. A Beginner's Guide to 9U Baseball

    Age and Eligibility Rules for 9U Baseball. Base Distances and Pitching Distances for 9U Baseball. 9U Baseball Games Are 6 Innings or 1 Hour and 40 Minutes. 9U Baseball Rules on Rest Days for Pitchers. Players are Unable to Lead Off in 9U Baseball. 9U Players Can Sometimes Steal Once the Pitch Crosses Home Plate.

  6. 9u Rankings

    2024 9u National Rankings Top 100 Updated: 6/10/24. Next Update: End Of Summer 2024. 2024 Invite Only 10u-17u! Dayton, OH. 9u Rankings. MVP Hustle Casillas (CA) DG29 Baseball Academy (TX) Houston Wildcatters-Vargas (TX) Longball Academy (CA)

  7. 9U Spring Rankings

    Perfect Game's baseball travel team rankings: 9U Spring Rankings THE WORLD'S LARGEST AND MOST COMPREHENSIVE SCOUTING ORGANIZATION | 2,134 MLB PLAYERS | 14,476 MLB DRAFT SELECTIONS

  8. Travel Baseball: The Ultimate Guide for Parents and Players

    The specific answer varies, but the typical range of cost for participating in travel baseball is between $500 and $2,500 per year. That said, you can end up spending a lot more than that. Back in 2011, CBS News reported that one Georgia family paid $4,000 per year for their 9-year-old son's travel team.

  9. 9U Travel Baseball

    9U Travel Baseball. Welcome to 9U Travel Baseball. This is our youngest level of Travel Baseball in our program. This level is for players that will be completing 3rd grade at the end of the current school year. Playing up is not allowed all players must currently be in 3rd grade at the time of registration. 9U baseball is a player pitch league ...

  10. Stars 9U

    Understand that to maximize your development, you need to spend time working outside of games and practice. FIELD. Base Paths- 60'; Mound Distance- 46'. EQUIPMENT. Bat Length: 25"-27". Bat Weight: -10/-12. Metal/Composite, USSSA Bat, BBCOR or Wood allowed, Must have branding, label or stamp proving BPF 1.15.

  11. Home Page

    Welcome To Baseball U PA. Welcome to NEPA's leading travel baseball program for ages 8-18U! Our organization is known locally and nationally. We offer competitive travel teams that attend the best events in the country as well as elite instruction from our notable list of coaches & trainers. Furthermore, we offer year round training and Spring ...

  12. Laguna Thunder: Travel Baseball Teams in Elk Grove, CA

    2024 Fall & 2025 Spring Seasons: Registration for Laguna Thunder 11/12U, 10U, and 9U Teams is Now Open! Welcome to the home of Laguna Thunder! We are currently seeking dedicated players to join our 11/12U, 10U, and 9U travel teams for the 2024 fall season. If you're interested in being informed of any of our upcoming tryouts or guest play ...

  13. 9U Ohio Travel Baseball Team Rankings

    Utilize the links below to browse our 9U Ohio Travel Baseball Rankings. These rankings contain some of the best travel baseball teams in Ohio and is comprised of the top travel baseball teams across the state. These rankings are modified based upon your feedback and recommendations. To be considered you must first, create a new coaches account ...

  14. Legends 9U

    The 9U Pioneer Legends is a competitive travel team designed to introduce young talent to the world of travel baseball. Focused on conditioning, agility, and skill development, the 9U team is a member of the Northern Virginia Travel Ball League (NVTBL) and travels in several regional tournaments throughout the year.

  15. 9u Tryouts (2025)

    Click on the website icon to access the Prospect Travel Baseball website for more information and to register for this tryout. ALL TRYOUTS INDOORS AT THE I-80 CLUBHOUSE: I-80 Athletics, 17650 Duvan Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477 Dates and Times are subject to change - always recheck our website on the day of an event.

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  17. The Official Home of Eastern New York Travel Baseball (ENYTB)

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  19. 9U Michigan Travel Baseball Team Rankings

    Utilize the links below to browse our 9U Michigan Travel Baseball Rankings. These rankings contain some of the best travel baseball teams in Michigan and is comprised of the top travel baseball teams across the state. These rankings are modified based upon your feedback and recommendations. To be considered you must first, create a new coaches ...

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    The European Commission has decided to boycott Hungary's six-month presidency of the EU Council in response to Viktor Orbán 's controversial trips to Moscow and Beijing, widely seen as an affront ...

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    Russia has promised to discharge Indian nationals who were "misled" into joining its army to fight in Ukraine, India's foreign secretary said Tuesday.

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    Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky will "gradually wind down" its US operations and lay off the company's US-based employees after the US Department of Commerce announced a ban on the ...

  24. 9U Pennsylvania Travel Baseball Team Rankings

    Utilize the links below to browse our 9U Pennsylvania Travel Baseball Rankings. These rankings contain some of the best travel baseball teams in Pennsylvania and is comprised of the top travel baseball teams across the state. These rankings are modified based upon your feedback and recommendations. To be considered you must first, create a new ...

  25. Idaho Travel Baseball Team Directory: Top Teams Near You

    Currently there are 3 Travel Baseball Teams in this list. Filter by Your Zipcode . Postal code . Distance . Sort by ... Idaho Select Baseball Fielding teams in the 7U, 8u, 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u, 15u, 16u, 17u, 18u age group(s). Rexburg, Idaho 83440 : Create An Account.

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    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Russia on Monday for his first visit to the country since Moscow began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a sign that the two nations remain ...

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    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday criticized his Indian counterpart's visit to Moscow as a "huge disappointment and a devastating blow to peace efforts," on the same day that ...

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    Bankir and his men have been trying to fight off Russian attacks for over two years. But only now can they finally strike where it hurts: Inside Russia's territory.

  29. 9U South Carolina Travel Baseball Team Rankings

    Utilize the links below to browse our 9U South Carolina Travel Baseball Rankings. These rankings contain some of the best travel baseball teams in South Carolina and is comprised of the top travel baseball teams across the state. These rankings are modified based upon your feedback and recommendations. To be considered you must first, create a ...

  30. 9U Alabama Travel Baseball Team Rankings

    Utilize the links below to browse our 9U Alabama Travel Baseball Rankings. These rankings contain some of the best travel baseball teams in Alabama and is comprised of the top travel baseball teams across the state. These rankings are modified based upon your feedback and recommendations. To be considered you must first, create a new coaches ...