Jr. Home Run Derby

NEW! Jr. Home Run Derby
Thursday, April 20, 2017
5:45 p.m.
CHANGE!  Optimist Sports Complex

Registration will be taken at The Linc until 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 or at the Optimist Sports Complex between 5-5:30 on Thursday, April 20.

Registration Form

Major League Baseball Junior Home Run Derby is a FREE program providing boys and girls age 14 and under the opportunity to become the Junior Home Run Derby national champion.

Age Groups

  • 14u:  Born between July 18, 2002 - July 17, 2004
  • 12u:  Born on or after July 18, 2004

*Age is determined as of July 17, 2017 

All participants must submit a signed registration/waiver form.  All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth document for age verification.

Levels of Competition:

  • Local:  each local competition host can determine the appropriate format for his/her participants.  Only one champion in each age group advances to the Regional Competition.  Number of pitches, format of pitching and home run distance is determined by the local host.
  • Regional (May - Mid June)
  • National Finals (July)

Winners of local and regional contests will ultimately compete in the National Final during Major League Baseball All-Star Week. Sign up here to receive more information on how to host a local competition for your community and see if you can help us find the next Junior Home Run Derby champion!

Jr. Home Run Derby Web site