2013 National High School Invitational
Premier high school tourney set for March 27-30, 2013
In March 2013, the USA Baseball National High School Invitational (NHSI) will bring together 16 of the top prep teams in the country to compete against each other in what has become the premier event on the high school baseball calendar. No event currently brings in a level of talent from top to bottom that which the NHSI promises, and the eventual tournament champion will kick off its respective season with recognition as the top high school baseball team in the country.
The NHSI will be held March 27-30, 2013, at the USA Baseball National Training Complex (NTC) in Cary, N.C., and will feature not only the top teams in the country, but some of the best amateur baseball players as well. Baseball America (BA) and The Town of Cary are partnering with USA Baseball in the hosting of the event.
BA is a leader among media outlets in the coverage of amateur baseball, and it utilizes its bi-weekly magazine, website, podcasts, and social media to provide a continuous stream of news and updates. BA delivers year-round high school prospect coverage through its high school preview, preseason and postseason All-American teams, player and team of the year awards, and Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft feature. It also compiles preseason and postseason top-50 prospect polls, and a bi-weekly top-25 team poll.
The Town of Cary is one of six cities across the United States to be designated a Championship City by the NCAA, and it serves as the home to the NTC. The Town of Cary has hosted numerous high profile events at the NTC in recent years, such as an NCAA Regional and Super Regional for the University of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill in 2008, and the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship from 2009-2013. USA Baseball's various National Team programs utilize the NTC for training as well as competition, and the federation also hosts events like the 14U and 16U Cups, and the National Team Identification Series in Cary as well.
The NHSI is a 16-team, single-elimination championship tournament. Each participating team is guaranteed to play four games. The NHSI will present participating athletes with national exposure in addition to providing the opportunity for the best teams in the country to compete against each other. BA will assist USA Baseball in thoroughly researching and inviting the country's best teams.
Unique opportunity to identify the best high school baseball team in the U.S.
College coaches and professional scouts will be in attendance
16-team, single-elimination championship tournament
Event held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.