USSSA Florida Brings Youth Baseball Tournaments to Sarasota County Area

The USSSA Under Armour Championship Series NIT, April 6-7, and USSSA FL State Championships, April 27-28, will be hosted at various ballparks across Sarasota County

USSSA (United States Specialty Sports Association) Florida Baseball is thrilled to announce the return of two prestigious youth baseball tournaments to the Sarasota County area this April, with support from Visit Sarasota County. The USSSA Under Armour Championship Series NIT and the USSSA FL State Championships promise action-packed weekends of baseball for players and spectators alike. The USSSA Under Armour Championship Series NIT will take place on April 6-7, 2024, at various esteemed fields, including Babe Ruth Park and Cal Ripken Youth Athletic Complex. This event, now in its sixth year in Sarasota under the USSSA organization, will feature age groups ranging from 8U to 14U. In partnership with Under Armour, the tournament will showcase branded materials, embodying the spirit of excellence and competition. With an impressive registration of 85 teams, this three-game guaranteed tournament promises fierce competition across the age groups. 

"We are excited to once again bring the USSSA Under Armour Championship Series NIT to Sarasota County," said Darrell Hannaseck, Tournament Director. "This event represents the pinnacle of youth baseball, and we are proud to provide a platform for young athletes to showcase their talents." 

Following closely on its heels, the USSSA FL State Championships will be held on April 27-28, 2024, at various renowned fields, including Cal Ripken Youth Athletic Complex, Foxworthy Campus/Bypass Park, and Wellfield Park. Like its counterpart, this tournament will host age groups ranging from 8U to 14U. As one of only three state championships hosted in Florida, this event boasts broad exposure for participating teams. With 130 teams expected to register, the FL State Championships promise fierce competition and thrilling matchups for players and fans alike. 

Both tournaments will feature age group-specific winning brackets, including subcategories for AA, AAA, and Majors divisions. Games for both tournaments will run from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday, offering ample opportunities for fans to catch the action. Admission to both events is open to the public, with no tickets or costs associated with attending. For more information about USSSA Florida Baseball and its upcoming tournaments, visit


About United States Specialty Sports Association 

The primary focus of USSSA Baseball is the development of programs that allow teams of all skill levels to compete against one another. USSSA believes the overall development of all players can be enhanced by the experience and fun of national tournament play. USSSA Baseball offers programs for four levels of play. For more information, please visit

About Visit Sarasota County 

Visit Sarasota County (VSC) is the official tourism marketing entity and primary provider of visitor information for Sarasota County where tourism is the top industry. It is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program, a program of the Destination Management Association International (DMAI). VSC meets the highest standards of professionalism, leadership, fiscal management, and ethical principles. Visit for more information. 

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