USA Baseball has 38 in camp for Women's National Team Development Programme

USA Baseball has 38 in camp for Women's National Team Development Programme
12/10/2021
Eight of the players attended the first-ever Girls Camp earlier this month. The NTDP will run through 14 October. The staff leader is Veronica Alvarez.

A total of 38 players are participating in the 2021 USA Baseball Women's National Team Development Programme (NTDP). The camp will run through 14 October and is led by five-team USA Women's National Team alum and 2019 Rod Dedeaux Coach of the Year Veronica Alvarez.

In total, 12 of the 38 invitees have represented the US on previous Women’s National Teams. The roster features 12 members of the 2019 Women’s National Team that won gold at the COPABE Women’s Pan-American Championships, as well as five athletes that helped the US claim gold at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. Additionally, 18 of the selected athletes have participated in a past Women’s NTDP.

Alvarez will be joined on staff by USA National Team alum Alex Oglesby, who served as an assistant coach for the Women’s National Team in 2019 and will manage the Stars team in 2021, and seven-time Women’s National Team alum and two-time USA Baseball Sportswoman of the Year Tamara Holmes, who will lead the Stripes squad.

Additionally, Lou Colon and Sydney 2000 Olympic gold medalist Mike Kinkade will serve as roving instructors and assistant coaches at the event, joined by Jorge Correa (Correa Pitching Academy), Jenny Dalton-Hill, Jared Jones, USA Baseball Director of Player Development Jim Koerner, and Reynol Mendoza (Eagle Pass High School; Eagle Pass, Texas) as additional evaluators and coaches during the event.