This year’s high school baseball begins in mid-March, one week earlier than last year.
The Korea Baseball Softball Association (hereinafter referred to as the ‘association’) has released the schedules for elementary/middle/high school baseball and softball through its website. High school baseball, which drew the most attention, decided to hold its first weekend league on Saturday, March 18th. Compared to last year’s E-Mart Cup competition held on March 25 and the high school baseball weekend league held in April, this is a somewhat faster schedule.
This is interpreted to see the status of more players in the national team composition as the Asian Games entry composition is adjusted to under 24 years old. The entry composition can be selected regardless of professional/amateur.
During the first half of the weekend league, the 2nd Shinsegae E-Mart Cup National High School Baseball Championship will be held together. It will be held for a total of 19 days from March 23 to April 10, and all high schools registered with the association can participate in the competition.
When the first half weekend league and E-Mart Bae are over, the Golden Lion Tournament (and first half weekend league King of Kings) will be held from May 13th to 29th. Almost simultaneously with the Golden Lion, the weekend league for the second half will be held from May 7th, so we have the task of setting the criteria for deciding which schools to participate this year.
Last year, the association made the mistake of confusing the participating teams in the Golden Lion by presenting standards for participating in national competitions that even they themselves could not understand.먹튀검증
When the second half weekend league ends on July 2nd, the Blue Dragon Flag Championship (and the second half weekend league King of Kings) will be held. It will be held from July 8 to 24, and the variable is expected to be the rainy season this year as well. A week after the end of the Blue Dragon Tournament, the Presidential Cup National High School Baseball Tournament will be held. The schedule is from July 30th to August 12th. Like the blue dragon flag, the presidential boat had a lot of trouble with the schedule last year due to the rainy season.
A week after the Presidential Boat ends, a phoenix waiting contest is held. All schools registered with the association also participate. The high school game of the National Sports Festival organized by the Korea Sports Council is scheduled for October 13-19.
Meanwhile, the schedule/location of this year’s World Youth Championships has not been decided. As the world championships were held for two consecutive years, the Asian Championships looked to next year again.
The Asian Youth Championships have been repeating their rounds since the 2018 Miyazaki Games (then won by Korea). In 2020, the event was canceled due to COVID-19, and in 2022, the tournament itself could not be held due to the digestion of the world tournament, which was postponed in 2021.