12U Baseball World Cup

12U Baseball World Cup

12U Baseball World Cup
Sport Baseball
Founded 2011
No. of teams 14
Continent International
Most recent champion(s)  United States

The IBAF 12U Baseball World Cup is the under-12 world championship sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and is the most elite and highest level of competition in its age category. The 12U baseball world championship is staged every two years and was launched in 2011 in Taiwan.

Unlike other youth international competitions like the Little League World Series, which involve local clubs, the 12U Baseball World Cup is the only global event across baseball -- and all of sport -- to feature National Teams in this age group (11 to 12 years-old).

The 12U Baseball World Cup is played under the IBAF's International Rules. Dimensions of regulation 12U Baseball World Cup ballparks (distance to the outfield fence, pitching mound, base paths, etc.) are significantly increased compared to local youth leagues, due to the superior nature and strength of the players involved.

Because the 12U Baseball World Cup is considered a "world championship" event, the results of the tournaments have an impact on the IBAF World Rankings.

The inaugural tournament took place in July 2011 and was won by its host Taipei City, one of the prominent tournament venues for international competitions.[1]


  • Results 1
  • See also 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4


Year Host Medalists
Gold Silver Bronze


Chinese Taipei




United States

Chinese Taipei


1Cross-Strait relations.

See also

External links

  • IBAF website


  1. ^ 2011 IBAF Yearbook