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WHAT IS THE ROAD TO BRANSON?

The Road to Branson is a series of Youth Baseball World Series events that leads to the prestigious Youth Baseball Network National Championshipin 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.

3RD ANNUAL YBN CHAMPIONSHIP DATES

August 15-19, 2017
Ballparks of America
Branson, Missouri

EXPENSES PAID by YBN

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.


PARTICIPAING ORGANIZATIONS

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); National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF); plus a host Missouri team representing Greater Midwest Baseball (GMB) of St. Louis.  An eighth organization will be announced soon.

                                      

WORLD SERIES DATES & LOCATIONS

AABC Pee Wee Reese World Series
Date:  August 3-6, 2017
Location: Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Link:
http://www.aabc.us/page/show/2271612-aabc-world-series

AAU Grand Nationals
Date:  June 18-24, 2017
Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL
Link: 
http://www.playaaubaseball.com/national-tournaments

CABA World Series
Date: June 28 - July 2, 2017
Location: Marietta, GA
Link: 
http://www.leaguetime.com/Affiliation/Details/2

Dixie Youth World Series
Date: August 5-10, 2017
Location: Oxford, Alabama
Link:
youth.dixie.org/

Dizzy Dean World Series
Dates: July 22-28, 2017
Location: Snowden Grove Park, Southhaven, MS
Link: 
http://dizzydeanbbinc.org/bb_world_series.htm‚Äč

NABF World Series
Dates: July 13-16, 2017
Location: Tuxedo Park, NY
Link: 
http://www.nabf.com/tournaments


LIVE STREAMING & TV BROADCAST

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.


HOST FACILITY: BALLPARKS of AMERICA

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.


HOST CITY: BRANSON, MO

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.

The YBN National Championship begins with an exciting opening ceremony held at the Branson Landing. The evening begins with a Ride the Ducks tour. The ceremony features team introductions and pins, local dignitaries, special guests…and much more.