2018 AZ Junior Fall Classic

Dates: October 18th-21st, 2018

 Hotels for Junior Fall Classic 

Daily entry fee is $10.00. Under 18 is Free. Tournament Passes available through Friday.

The Arizona Junior Fall Classic is one of the premier showcases in the country. The Junior Classic evolved from the growth of our senior event. Limiting the graduation year to juniors makes the event a very good evaluation time for colleges to see players compete amongst their peers. The main focus of all of our events is to provide opportunities for all players to have a playing career after high school baseball. The format and scheduling have evolved into what has proven the best possible way for all of the players to showcase their skills with the hundreds of colleges and pro scouts in attendance.

-Showcase Format

– No Scores

– Wood & wood composite bats only

– 6 hitters per half inning

– Games are on a time limit

– Invitation Only

We have had teams representing almost all 50 states, and annually include teams from Hawaii and Alaska. We have had 7 countries represented in our tournaments as well. Canada has multiple teams in our events every year. Some other countries that have been represented in past years include Japan, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico.

Junior Classic Weekend

The fun begins Thursday morning with our All Academic Tryout, comprised of scholar athletes that meet high requirements in the class room and the SAT or ACT. Those players tryout in front of professional and college evaluators, as well as a skilled group of our own evaluators, that select players from that group to play in the academic game later that evening. We proudly have put college recruiters and talented players in a situation that has led to many players extending their career and also receive scholarships both academically and athletically. Shortly after the tryout starts the showcase style games of the AZ Fall Junior Classic begin. Those games run through the early afternoon on Sunday. A mixture of the talented players and talented teams has made our event an annual trip for hundreds of colleges and professional scouts alike.

What to Know

-All games are on a time limit, the teams can continue to play for their entire allotted time

-All teams can run electronically times 60’s ( that info will be made available to all evaluators in attendance)

-The showcase style format ensures that evaluators get a fair extended look at all players

-The use of wood bats gives the evaluators and advanced look at the pitchers as well as the hitters

-A list of all evaluators ins attendance will be available at the front gate

-We do not ask the colleges if they will be attending, but the link below will show a list of last years attendees 

2017 Colleges in Attendance  2016 Colleges in Attendance  2015 Colleges in Attendance 

-Being Invitation only, there a few ways to start the process of receiving an invitation to the Junior fall Classic

How do I get my team in the Arizona Junior Fall Classic?
The Arizona Junior Fall Classic has a long waiting list of teams wanting to attend.  However, we are always updating this list as teams/programs drop from year to year.  Please send us information about your team/program by filling out this team information sheet, and we will be happy to add you to this waiting list.

Each year we invite the programs back who have brought good teams and are in good standing.  Once those slots are filled and we get the field assignments from the city of Peoria (who coordinates with the Mariners and Padres), then it is determined if there might be spots available.  We then work off of the “Team Info Sheets”  that you are welcome to fill out and send in.   The only other way to secure a spot in the Junior Fall Classic would be to win a Qualifier.  We host one in June (4 Corner Classic) along with California Classics. The top two teams at each of these events will claim a spot at the Junior Fall Classic. 

Can I attend as an individual player, if my team is not invited?
After the 2018 Arizona Junior Fall Classic invited teams are finalized, we will post the contact information for each of these teams.  Please feel free to contact any or all of these teams and see if they might have an opening for you as an individual player.