Hi, my name is Jeff LeRiche. I am the Northwest Regional Director for the Nations Baseball Association, including Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and the owner of NW Nations Tournament Baseball.
After 15 years as an adult softball state director and another 10 years spent traveling the country as a manager for DeMarini Sports, I had a strong desire to stick a bit closer to home. It was time to get back to my roots if you will, and for me that was baseball. While in the employ of DeMarini Sports, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend many prestigious baseball events around the United States and make some great connections while doing so. It was during one of these trips that I first learned of a then new youth baseball association forming, Nations Baseball.
From our first event, we at NW Nations have made it our mission to hold the best youth baseball tournaments that you can play in. We put in the extra effort to do all the little things so teams will keep coming back. Now entering year six, we do not take anything for granted, we continually look for ways to improve to ensure that your team enjoys an outstanding tournament experience. We cannot guarantee that you will win a tournament, but we can promise that your team will enjoy a professionally managed event and face great competition at a premier complex with highly skilled umpires.
Professional Directors/ Professional Umpires
A well-organized event at a premier facility with excellent umpires is what you should expect and demand when you play in a tournament and that is the standard NW Nations strives to deliver at every one of our tournaments. We understand that the overall tournament experience begins long before you hit the field, and we embrace the notion of the more communication, the better. This is not a part-time gig for us, we are in the Nations Baseball office every weekday throughout the year, accessible and working to ensure that NW Nations tournaments are the best that you will ever play in. Our umpires are hand-picked from the best in the region for their skill, ability, knowledge of the game and personality and are all Nationally Certified Nations Baseball Association Umpires.
NW Nations is a family operation, our staff is made up of family members and long-time friends. We all believe in doing what it takes to deliver a first class tournament experience. As life-long NW residents and members of the baseball community, you can be assured that the very person that you speak with when signing up for a tournament, will be at the park to greet you too. We are not calling the shots from a state or two away, we are enjoying our time at the ballpark with you.
Experience Nations Tournament Baseball
We understand you have a choice in the tournaments your team attends. We hope that you choose to give us a try in 2017 and experience NW Nations Tournament Baseball! We are baseball people, and that’s why Nations Baseball is the fastest growing youth baseball association in the United States and the Northwest too with over 12,000 teams playing. NW Nations believes in good baseball, making friendships and building memories that will last a lifetime. You can expect a friendly and organized staff that truly cares about your experience while playing with us.
NW Nations Tournaments are an exciting way for players to learn the thrill of competition and the art of baseball. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions or if your team is interested in hosting or working together on a Nations baseball tournament. We always appreciate any feedback that you have to offer. We look forward to seeing you at a NW Nations tournament this season!
Swing for the fences,
Oregon/ Washington/ Idaho