The Road to Branson™ is a series of Youth Baseball World Series events that leads to the prestigious Youth Baseball Network National Championship™ in Branson, Missouri. Each participating major youth baseball organizations’ 12U Champion will gain a free berth to the YBN Championship – the ultimate Youth Baseball Tournament of Champions™ in America.
August 15-19, 2017
Ballparks of America
Youth Baseball Network pays for travel and accommodations. Teams will be housed at the all-new Ballparks of America, which features MLB-style team suites. Also, the YBN host hotel provides special family room rates, which will be posted on the YBN website.
The 2017 YBN National Championship will showcase the 12U National Champions from the following major organizations: American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC); Amateur Athletic Union of the United States (AAU); Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA); Dixie Youth Baseball (DYB); Dizzy Dean Baseball (DDB); and the National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF). In addition, it will include the champions of the newly developed Jacoby Ellsbury Indigenous World Series (JEIC), plus a host Missouri team representing Greater Midwest Baseball (GMB) of St. Louis.
AABC Pee Wee Reese World Series
Date: August 3-6, 2017
Location: Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
AAU Grand Nationals
Date: June 18-24, 2017
Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL
CABA World Series
Date: June 28 - July 2, 2017
Location: Marietta, GA
Dizzy Dean World Series
Dates: July 22-28, 2017
Location: Snowden Grove Park, Southhaven, MS
NABF World Series
Dates: July 13-16, 2017
Location: Tuxedo Park, NY
Multiple YBN National Championship games will be streamed live on both YBN-TV and ASBN.tv (Amateur Sports Broadcasting Network). In addition, selected games will be distributed to millions of cable viewers via ASBN’s content distribution partners.
Ballparks of America is the only facility in the world featuring 2/3 replicas of 5 iconic stadiums spanning the history of baseball. Ballparks of America features premium synthetic turf fields and MLB-style team suites. Each team suite provides bunkbeds, a coaches’ area, private showers, HDTV, Wifi, lounge, and personal lockers.
Branson is nestled in the lakeside beauty of the Ozark Mountains. It is truly a one-of-a-kind family vacation destination and an incredible value. It features an international award-winning theme park, dozens of live performance theaters, championship golf courses, dozens of attractions and museums, a Historic Downtown district, shopping galore, a full range of dining options; plus a host of hotels, motels, resorts, RV parks, and campgrounds. It is the ultimate family destination and is serviced by Branson Airport, as well as Springfield-Branson National Airport.