USA Baseball Sanction Application Baseball
USA Baseball: Request for Sanction
QUESTION: What is a sanction and who must have one?
ANSWER: A sanction from USA Baseball is required whenever an amateur athlete or team chooses to play baseball outside the country or when an international team is being hosted in the
DIRECTIONS: Please read the following information which describes the procedures for acquiring a sanction from USA Baseball, the national governing body for amateur baseball in the
1. USA Baseball serves as the official sanctioning agent for amateur baseball as directed by the Amateur Sports Act of 1978, and serves as the national governing body for amateur baseball as appointed by the United States Olympic Committee. As directed by the Amateur Sports Act and the USOC, no amateur player or team may participate in international baseball until they receive official sanction from USA Baseball in writing.
2. Separate sanction must also be obtained, where applicable, from the national organization(s) a team or individual represents (e.g. National Federation of State High School Associations, NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, Pony Baseball, American Legion, Little League Baseball, etc.)
3. Sanctioning Fees:
Team Sanction: $50.00 (plus $2.50 processing fee)
Player Sanction: $20.00 (plus $1.00 processing fee)
4. Awards and gifts given to participants must adhere to the limitations set forth by its respective national organization(s).
5. The sponsor of the trip and athletic events must provide insurance coverage for all participants.