Jacksonville's Hayes Joins USA Baseball Staff

Jacksonville's Hayes Joins USA Baseball Staff

DURHAM, N.C. – Jacksonville University baseball head coach Chris Hayes was announced as part of the 2019 16U National Team Development Program staff on Friday.
 
Hayes is serving as the Defensive Coordinator for the NTDP, which is scheduled for July 31-August 5 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
 
The NTDP offers athletes an opportunity to connect with USA Baseball staff to better prepare for future national team experiences. The program includes skill development sessions, off-field educational seminars, an intrasquad series between Stars and Stripes teams and exposure to professional scouts, college recruiters and USA Baseball national team staff and task force.
 
USA Baseball and the coaching staff utilized a rolling invitation process for the 16U NTDP roster that was announced on July 11, selecting athletes from the 2018 National Team Identification Series (NTIS), the 2019 16U National Team Championships in Arizona and Florida, as well as through recommendations from scouts, coaches and the amateur baseball community.
 
Hayes is part of the nine-member coaching staff, made up of college assistant and head coaches, as well MLB scouts, that is teaching and evaluating the 36 athletes over the course of the six-day event.