COMPETITION SITE: BB&T Ballpark (Home of the Charlotte Knights), UNC Charlotte & a High School Field
COMPETITION DATES: June 12-16
GENERAL INFORMATION: This will be the 33rd year for the Powerade State Games High School Baseball event, which is the premier high school baseball event in North Carolina. Each year 32 high school coaches volunteer their time to hold tryouts in their regions and then select the 20 best players from the region. Powerade State Games coaches rotate up until they are the head coach and new coaches are added to every team each year. This rotation ensures that all coaches, all schools, and all geographic areas of the state have the opportunity to participate in the Powerade State Games. The Powerade State Games continues to be the best value in high school baseball with a minimal application fee of $18 and more than 85 college/professional scouts attending the event each year.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT: An eight-team underclassmen (2020, 2021 & 2022 graduates) tournament with scout workouts for each team.
ELIGIBILITY: Players must be varsity underclassmen (2020, 2021 & 2022 graduates) players at a North Carolina high school. Region is determined by the county in which you attend school. Players must register online for tryouts on or before March 1 to avoid an additional $10 late fee. Players must participate in a tryout that is announced on the Tryout List in order to be selected. Powerade State Games coaches evaluate and score each individual player during tryouts. All evaluation notes and scores are submitted to the Powerade State Games office after tryouts to ensure fairness in team selections. Tryout dates, locations and times are posted under "Event Details" above. Twenty underclassmen (2020, 2021 & 2022 graduates) will be selected to represent each of the eight regions. A list of the 2019 Powerade State Games coaches and a map of the eight regions are posted under "Event Details" above.