Sandy Koufax Select Baseball began in the Pacific Northwest in 1985. There were a total of 4 teams. The teams played each other several times during that first season. The state championship tournament included all 4 teams and the winner of that tournament went on to participate in the Sandy Koufax regional tournament in California. The following season, Washington State Sandy Koufax had a total of 7 teams. Select baseball was on its way.
The Sandy Koufax league has grown at a rate of approximately 10% per year since that first season. In the beginning years, both 13 year old teams and 14 year old teams competed together. As the league grew, it was found necessary to separate the 2 age groups, forming the 13-year-old division and 14 year old division to compete amongst themselves for league play.
The 14-year-old division has 2 leagues. The Olympic division and the Cascade division. Both divisions are extremely competitive. Both divisions have state tournaments at the end of the season. Both State Champions have the opportunity to participate in the Sandy Koufax Regionals.
The 13-year-old division has 2 leagues. The National Division and the American Division. Both divisions are extremely competitive. Both divisions have state tournaments at the end of the season.
The competition in Sandy Koufax baseball is incredible. Great coaching as well as management of teams. Most teams play in several tournaments during the course of the season. Going on to post season play, in a World Series or National Tournament is what most of the teams strive for. The commitment made from the coaches, parents and players to the team they are involved with is much more than simply playing the game of baseball. Loyalty, work ethics, sportsmanship, and many other facets of life make up Sandy Koufax teams.