About the National High School Invitational

In March 2018, the USA Baseball National High School Invitational presented by the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance will bring together 16 of the top prep teams in the country to compete against each other in what has become the premiere event on the high school baseball calendar. As no event currently brings in a level of talent from top to bottom that which the NHSI promises, the eventual tournament champion will kick off their respective season with recognition as the top high school baseball team in the country.

The NHSI will be held March 28-31, 2018, at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, and will feature not only the top teams in the country, but some of the best amateur baseball players 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.

NHSI Features:

  • Unique opportunity to identify the best high school baseball team in the U.S.
  • College coaches and professional scouts will be in attendance
  • Four-game guarantee
  • 16-team, single-elimination championship tournament
  • Event held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina

NHSI Schedule:

  • Participating teams will be released to the public in January and first-round games will be released in February and March.
  • Tournament games will be completed no later than 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.


Baseball America, the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance and the Town of Cary are partnering with USA Baseball in the hosting of the event.

Baseball America

Baseball America 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. BA also compiles preseason and postseason top-50 prospect polls, and a bi-weekly top-25 team poll.

Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance (GRSA)

The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, a division of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, markets and promotes Wake County as a premier sports event destination for the purpose of economic development. The GRSA works with its community partners to generate new sports business and to support and enhance existing events.

Town of Cary

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 2009-2015. USA Baseball's various National Team programs utilize the NTC for training as well as competition, and the federation also hosts the National Team Identification Series in Cary as well.