2013 Girls’ High School National Invitational Tournament Announced
The 14th Annual Girls’ High School National Invitational Tournament (NIT) will be held Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19, 2013, in Racine, Wisc. Organized by the National Girls’ Coaches Committee (NGCC), the elite girls’ rugby tournament will return to a 24-team field, comprised of three divisions.
Opening ceremonies will kick off the event on the morning of Saturday, May 18, to be followed by quarterfinals and semifinals for each of three divisions. The finals for each division will be played Sunday morning and early afternoon.
The first girls’ NIT was held in 2000 and involved six teams. As a result of increasing competition and the desire for a venue to challenge top high school programs, the event expanded and grew to include 24 top teams in three divisions by 2007.
Competitive high school girls’ teams wishing to compete must return an application along with a $50 fee no later than Friday, Feb. 1. A non-refundable entry fee of $500 along with a $500 deposit will be required to accept a bid to the NIT. The deposit will be returned upon arrival at the event.
Divisions and seeding will be decided the week of the tournament and take into account current records, strength of schedule, and the most recent regional and state playoff competitions.
Inquiries may be directed to members of the NGCC and tournament hosts. We welcome and encourage those teams with aspirations of high-level play to this highly competitive event entering its 14th year.
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