Here are the session dates for the 2023 Battle of Omaha Tournament. Registration to open up in August 2022.
New in 2023 will be a Skills Challenge/Pin Trading event for 10U-14U during sessions 1 & 3, stay tuned for further information!
Session 1: June 15-17 - 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u (17u)
Session 2: June 19-21 - 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u (15u and 19u)
Session 3: June 22-24 - 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u (19u)
To review 2022 Youth Tournament results go to "In the News" tab.
2023 Battle of Omaha is pleased to offer a non-sanctioning tournament for ages 10 - 14. We offer 4 games for all ages, weather permitting. Weather permitting and the format of the particular age/division you may get more than 4 games at no extra charge! We do our best to ensure everyone is able to attend the CWS each and every night as we do our best to be off the field by 5pm. Regardless of weather, we do not play into the evening.
The tournament cost of $975.00 for all age group’s includes your entry fee, gate fee for players, coaches and fans, and Nebraska State Sales Tax. In regard to tickets to the CWS, please review the ticket FAQ's document located on this home page.
As mentioned, you do not need to be sanctioned to any affiliation (CABA, USSSA, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, etc.) to play in the Battle of Omaha. For each age group, a limited number of teams will be determined to fill out the respective age groups; any where from 12-16 teams for each group; so it is important to register early to hold a spot. The tournament will aligned with each team playing 2 pool games on day 1 and then being split up by either playing in a Single Elimination Championship Bracket or a Single Elimination Consolation Bracket. If a team loses its first bracket play game, they will get one more game. Each pool of 4 will have a mix of Gold teams, Silver teams, and Bronze teams, based on what the mix is by age group. We will do our best with what we have and try to keep states separate as well. Awards will be given to the 1st and 2nd place teams from the championship bracket and consolation bracket. (the tournament format may be altered due to the number of teams entered in a specific age group) We have sold-out all ages the last four years. If for some unforeseen reason, we may have to combine (not in all circumstances) the 11U/12U age divisions to make these age groups available for tournament play.
To help you to define the strength of your team, we provide you this example:
New in 2023 will be a Skills Challenge/Pin Trading event for 10U-14U during sessions 1 & 3. More details will be added once we finalize this event.
Pitching and Base Distance by age group.
Age Requirement. Coaches are required to provide photocopies of birth certificates for proof of age and current report card for proof of grade (if applicable).
10U– player turning 11 prior to May 1 of current year is NOT eligible unless they are in the 4th grade
11U – player turning 12 prior to May 1 of current year is NOT eligible unless they are in the 5th grade
12U – player turning 13 prior to May 1 of current year is NOT eligible unless they are in the 6th grade
13U – player turning 14 prior to May 1 of current year is NOT eligible unless they are in the 7th grade. Also, any player turning 15 prior to May 1 will not be eligible.
14U – player turning 15 prior to May 1 of current year is NOT eligible unless they are in the 8th grade. Also, any player turning 16 prior to May 1 will not be eligible.
Check-in for teams will be the time prior to your first game of the tournament.
Below are the dates for the Battle of Omaha tournament and the CWS schedule:
Session #1: June 15-17 - Thursday evening is the Skills Challenge/Pin Trading event for session 1 teams. (stay tuned for details) Also Opening Ceremony of the CWS: team practices and autographs at TD Ameritrade, Fanfest presented by Capital One open to the public, and fireworks, concert, free to the public. CWS games begin on Friday, June 16.
Session #2: June 19-21 - During the heart of the CWS, most opportunities to attend CWS games.
Session #3: June 22-24 - Friday evening is the Skills Challenge/Pin Trading event for session 3 teams. (stay tuned for details) With the new CWS schedule format, we would need to see what happens with the CWS games on Wednesday. If both undefeated CWS teams win on Wednesday there would be no games Thursday or Friday; if one or both CWS teams with losses win on Wednesday then there would be at least one game on Thursday. Friday is a day-off for the CWS teams. The CWS finals will begin that Saturday; teams would generally stay through Saturday night to catch first game of the best of three series.
Check out the Events icon for all the information for the 10U-14U age group ; click the Events icon, then "Tournaments", then "My Tournament". Follow us on twitter @battleofomahaNE
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1030 316 - Bennington
8am Norris - Nevers Larkin
1030 Owatonna - Academy BB
Update as of 12/21/21
see the FAQs below and familiarize yourself with the dates for advanced ticket sales.
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Read some of the comments from the teams that participated in the 2022 Battle of Omaha...
"Great tournament, we had a blast!" (CA)
"Thanks for hosting our team this year at the Battle of Omaha, they had a really good time (MN)
"We appreciate all your help during the tournament, everything ran smooth even with the rain! (MN)
"We cannot tell you enough how well this tournament is put together; from the fields, to the umpires, and the site directors, everyone had the best interest in the kids; we will definitely be back (TX)
"Thanks for having us in your tournament, the boys had a great time!" (WI)
"I want to thank you for a great tournament, we had a great time". (CO)
"Great tournament! We had a blast. One of the best tournaments we have ever been to. (IN)
"Thanks for the great experience. Very organized and the hotel choice was perfect! (TX)
"My son's had a wonderful time at the tournament. With my youngest son turning 11 this year we look forward coming to Omaha again" (AK)
"My boys had a lot of fun and played some really good competition; i am sure there were memories made that will last a lifetime". (MO)
Here in Nebraska we play Legion baseball for our 17 and 19uu groups. Although we are under the Legion umbrella, we take teams of all affiliations for the Battle of Omaha. The one cavat that we have is birthdate eligibility that we go by for these events.
The 15u is a freshman / reserve type of event although we do have a lot of select teams that participate. This past year we had 12 teams that competed. Teams will play 3 pool play games with pool winners advancing to championship round. Other teams will play a consolation game
The 17u, which is considered more of a JV type of tourney had 36 teams this past year. A majority of the teams that play in this event are 15/16 year olds, Teams will play 5 pool play games with the pool winners advancing to the championship round
The 19u is a varsity style tourney. This past year the midweek had 12 teams while the weekend event had 44. Teams participating in the midweek will play 3 pool games while teams in the weekend event will play 5 pool games. Pool winners in both events advance to the championship round