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About the IDT



In 1996, a momentous event unfolded in Boulder, Colorado, as the inaugural Louisville Slugger IDT fastpitch tournament took center stage. This will mark the 27th year of the IDT!  Crafted by the visionary Dan Burns and his team, this tournament brought together an 36 teams hailing from 7 states, representing three distinct age divisions. What began as a single premier event swiftly burgeoned into a magnificent phenomenon, presenting an unparalleled opportunity for aspiring student-athletes to catch the attention of esteemed college coaches nationwide.

Dedicated to igniting positive transformations in the lives of young individuals, IDT serves as a testament to the profound influence that coaches and teammates possess in shaping the trajectory of today’s youth. Our unwavering objective is to furnish these exceptional individuals with an elite platform to showcase their skills, propelling them towards greater heights both in the realm of fierce competition and the academic arena. At IDT, we take immense pride in the seamless collaboration of our expertise, resources, and relationships, ensuring that our events becomes an unforgettable and uplifting experience for all who attend.

Our unwavering commitment is encapsulated in our resolute mission statement, which defines the essence of our purpose: to inspire and positively impact student-athletes. It is through our visionary approach that we have established ourselves as an unrivaled leader in the national athletic event industry, renowned for flawlessly executing a premier event. Our unwavering vision is to provide unparalleled opportunities for student-athletes to conquer their athletic and academic aspirations, while upholding our enduring commitment to deliver exceptional experiences for all who participate.

At the core of our organization lie our unwavering core values, serving as guiding principles that steer our actions and beliefs. We firmly believe that together, we are stronger, fostering an environment where collective efforts produce remarkable outcomes. Dedication to delivering world-class experiences for every customer fuels our relentless pursuit of excellence. Above all, we are driven by an unwavering passion, infusing every aspect of our work with an infectious energy that radiates throughout the IDT community.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who have participated in the Louisville Slugger IDT, for it is through your unwavering support and participation that we continue to thrive and flourish. Together, we forge a path towards greatness, empowering student-athletes to unleash their full potential.

Dan J. burns
Owner & Founder, Louisville Slugger IDT