The Bay State Summer Games High School Showcases consist of eight different sports. For the Showcases, the state of Massachusetts is divided into six regions. The regions are Metro, Northeast, Southeast, Central, Coastal, and West. In each region tryouts are held for each of the eight sports. Selected participants in these regions then compete in an all-star type tournament against each other.
The eight High School Showcase sports are:
*Boys & Girls Divisions
The Summer Games are annually held during July, with the High School Showcases taking place during the middle of July. Most tryouts for Showcase teams begin after June 1st. After tryouts have been completed practice time is allowed for each team.
Benefits of Coaching:
The opportunity to coach in the Bay State Games provides coaches with many benefits that will contribute to the success of their coaching careers. The following are just a few of the many benefits of coaching in the Bay State Games:
Summer Game Dates for 2019:
The dates and locations for the 2019 Games will be posted once they are confirmed.
Baseball: July 8-12, Boston College High School, Boston
Girls Basketball: July 12-14, Emmanuel College, Boston
Field Hockey: July 12-14, Veterans Field Complex, Waltham
Ice Hockey: July 11-14, New England Sports Center, Marlboro
Boys Lacrosse: July 9-11, Veterans Field Complex, Waltham
Soccer: July 11-14, Veterans Field Complex, Waltham
Softball: July 8-10, Danehy Park, Cambridge
Volleyball: July 13-14, UMass Boston, Boston
Coaches Associated with Bay State Games:
Tom Thibodeau Head Coach NBA
Vinny Del Negro Head Coach NBA
Josh Hexter Head Coach Elon College Women’s Lacrosse / Former Assistant Coach Duke University
Ed Cooley Head Coach Providence College Basketball
Bill Guerin Player Development Coach NHL Pittsburg Penguins
Bill Herrion Head Basketball Coach University of New Hampshire
Pat Skerry Head Basketball Coach Towson University
The Bay State Games actively promotes the Games to high schools, colleges, past participants, and sport specific locations. However, past experience has shown that coaches who actively promote their team often see improved tryout attendance and team performance. We encourage you to help promote your team and tryouts. If you would like promotional materials, or if you have any promotion suggestions, please contact the Bay State Games office.
All coaching positions with the Bay State Games are volunteer positions. The Bay State Games utilizes 1,500 volunteers each year that help produce Massachusetts’ largest amateur athletic competition. All support staff of the Bay State Games such as coaches, officials, timekeepers, and medical staff are all volunteers. Each year we work with our corporate partners in order to supply our volunteers with some mementos to remember their experience with the Bay State Games. All volunteers will receive a Bay State Games T-Shirt and athlete gift, in addition to other items provided by corporate partners. The strong tradition of volunteerism in the Bay State Games has helped to shape the organization over the past decades. Without the support of volunteers, the Bay State Games would not be able to provide programs for Massachusetts amateur athletes each and every year.