For the safety and wellbeing of the amateur athletes, coaches, scouts, and stakeholders who make Tournament 12 presented by New Era possible, the Toronto Blue Jays have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of T12.
For the past eight years, Tournament 12 has provided a platform for the best amateur baseball players in Canada to be recruited by college and professional scouts. The success of the tournament has in-part relied on a calibrated in-person evaluation process, which starts in the spring and leads into the fall tournament, to identify the best players to be showcased. Due to safety precautions and travel restrictions, we will not be able to complete both the evaluation process and the tournament.
The Toronto Blue Jays look forward to welcoming the best amateur baseball players in Canada back to Rogers Centre in future years. Thank you for your support.
Tournament 12 (T12) presented by New Era is a national amateur baseball tournament held at Rogers Centre each September hosted by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy and Tournament Commissioner, Roberto Alomar. The goal of T12 is to provide a showcase opportunity for the best 150 amateur baseball players born in Canada, with college eligibility. T12 acts to centralize the best Canadian baseball players, with the intention of exposing them to as many pro and college scouts as possible. Simply put, the Blue Jays Baseball Academy's intention is to provide a platform that both highlights and markets the high level of amateur baseball talent in this country. Since 2013, 69 former T12 players have been drafted by Major League Baseball organizations with over 300 receiving college scholarships to continue their academic and athletic careers.
Tournament 12 (T12) Tryouts are held across Canada in spring and summer. These tryout camps help determine the players selected to participate at T12. While it is not mandatory that players attend a T12 Tryout Camp in order to be selected to a T12 roster, it is the best way to ensure players are fairly and accurately evaluated.
Players living in Atlantic provinces are evaluated through a T12 Tryout which takes place in Halifax featuring the Selects team of all four Atlantic provinces.
Who is eligible?
Amateur baseball players who are between the ages of 14-19 (as of September 1, 2020) can register to participate in the T12 Tryout Camp.
What is involved?
Position players will be evaluated based on Speed (60 yard sprint), throwing, defense and hitting. Pitchers will be evaluated by throwing in the bullpen. Each evaluation session will run approximately four hours.
Why should I attend?
T12 Tryout Camp is the best way to ensure players are fairly and accurately evaluated. Evaluations of players and decisions on rosters are made by the Blue Jays Scouting Department as well as the Blue Jays Baseball Academy which are present at all tryouts. Although the Blue Jays Baseball Academy has made a conscience effort to attend many showcase events as possible, we cannot accurately evaluate all interested players.
What position should I try out for?
Players are encouraged to tryout for their best position. Because of the number of players trying out, it is not possible to evaluate players for multiple positions.
Who will be evaluating the players?
Players will be evaluated by the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy and the Toronto Blue Jays Scouting Department. All final roster decisions will be determined by the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy.
Should Bantam age players attend?
Yes, T12 is focused on getting the best player regardless of age. Younger players attending a T12 Tryout Camp can begin to position themselves for consideration in future tournaments. It is a great experience for players to be evaluated in this type of setting/environment.
What is the cost?
Players must register individually for this event. Online registration is now open and the fee for a T12 Tryout Camp is $110 per participant plus applicable taxes.
What is the refund policy?
A full refund, less a $10 administration fee, will be granted if registration is cancelled at least 48 hours prior to clinic date. Any cancellations within 48 hours of the clinic will not receive a refund.
When are the T12 Rosters Selected?
August 1: Initial roster spots are determined for each team.
September 1: Final roster spots are determined for each team.
How many sessions do you I need to attend?
Players only need to register for one and will be asked to indicate their desired session during registration.
Which tryout should I attend?
Players are welcome to tryout at any location, regardless of where they live or were born in.