34th Saint James Invitational Tournament
sponsored by Abacus Sports and Tarkett
January 30, 31, & February 1, 2020
Saint James School is excited to host the Saint James Invitational Tournament again from January 30-February 1, 2020!
We would like to thank all of our sponsors, but especially to Abacus Sports Installations and Tarkett Sports as the lead sponsors of the 2020 SJIT!
The tournament is a special time to showcase our campus, our student-athletes and the local community. Following the revival of the tournament in 2016 we have received an overwhelming response from the alumni, parents and friends that cherished this tournament over the years (1974-2002).
This year’s event will feature the defending National Champions from IMG Academy as well as the #1-ranked team in the nation, Montverde Academy, along with several top recruits nationally and locally from other schools.
Find out when your team will play and where they rank.
Learn more about the history of the SJIT, past games, and players.
THE FUTURE OF THE SAINT JAMES INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
Turner Athletic Center
The athletics facilities at Saint James are a central part of school life, as all of the 240 students are required to participate in daily after-school sports activities. The locker rooms, the gymnasium, the training facilities, and all available indoor spaces are in near-constant use. A new athletic facility will remedy the following deficiencies:
- The boys’ locker room, located in the basement of Alumni Hall, is inadequately heated, poorly lit, and badly ventilated.
- The girls’ locker room, also in the basement of the building, is overcrowded due to the increased number of female students.
- The gymnasium is not air conditioned, has inadequate seating for spectators, and is in immediate need of a new floor. A performance gymnasium is also critical to the success of the Saint James Invitational Tournament.
- Locker rooms for visiting teams are small, unwelcoming, and inconvenient. Parking for the entire facility is inadequate.
- The main entrance to Alumni Hall is below grade and is not handicapped accessible, making it unwelcoming for visitors.
Plans for the new facility include: the construction of a performance gymnasium, new locker rooms for boys and girls, new locker rooms for visiting teams, and improved wrestling facilities. This facility also provides an alternate indoor space for commencement and other large school events. In addition, a redesigned entrance and new parking lots will make the facility accessible and friendly to all.