If your child is a baseball player and you want to give him the experience of a lifetime then the 2018 International Maccabi Youth Games are for you. The Games, sponsored in part by Maccabi USA will provide your athlete with a unique opportunity to participate in an international tournament style competition paired with touring, educational, and cultural programming.


The inaugural International Maccabi Youth Games will take place on July 23-August 1, 2018 in Israel. In the spirit of Maccabiah, we will be recruiting a delegation of talented Boys Baseball players born in 2002, 2003, and 2004. Athletes will compete and experience Israel alongside their Jewish teen counterparts from around the world including Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Israel, South Africa, and more. There will be an athlete hub in Haifa, with the Baseball competitions taking place nearby. After competition ends, there will be touring, cultural, and education experiences in Jerusalem.


“Maccabi USA is at the forefront of keeping Jewish Pride on the map,” said 2018 Maccabi Youth Games General Chairman Marc Backal. “Not only in sports, but through a very successful combination of interrelated experiences that revolve around sports. The Magic of Maccabi is the perfect mix of experiences that successfully strengthens the Jewish heart and mind for the lifetime of those involved. It is my true honor to be leading the next generation of Jewish athletes to Israel next summer to represent Maccabi USA in the Maccabi Youth Games.”


Maccabi USA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural, and educational programs. Maccabi USA supports Jewish Athletic endeavors enhanced by cultural and educational opportunities at home, in Israel, and throughout the Diaspora. The International Maccabi Youth Games will immerse athletes in the Magic of Maccabi, allow them to meet counterparts from around the world, make lifelong friends, and use sport and Judaism as a common language.


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