GSL Tournaments is proud to be a leader of amateur baseball competition in the Northwest, with highly regarded events for ages 8 to 18 in Western Washington, Eastern Washington, and Vancouver/Portland.
Our primary goal is to help young players fall in love with the game and to promote their continued participation and development in baseball. We do this by providing an unforgettable experience via quality events that are well organized, played in nice facilities, and feature top-quality competitions. Once players progress into the high school divisions, our focus shifts to providing platforms for them to get exposure to colleges by hosting baseball tournaments on centrally located college fields, and by putting together events specifically designed for recruiting such as the College Showcase.
GSL Tournaments was founded by Rhett Parker in 2011 with a handful of high school events and the College Showcase. Rhett brought Arlo Evasick on board to help with the growth in 2015 and passed the torch to him as the new leader of GSL Tournaments in 2019.
In 2020 we became an independent operating unit within EL1 Sports, a national sports training company created by athletes, coaches and educators who believe in the transformative power of sport. In 2021, EL1 brought together GSL, West Coast Premier Tournaments, Seattle Elite Baseball and the Seattle Premier League to create a brand called Premier Sports Tournaments to better serve our local community and elevate the game of baseball in the Northwest.
GSL Tournaments is currently the largest baseball tournament provider in the Pacific Northwest with events from Mount Vernon, WA to McMinnville, OR and from Tacoma, WA to Ontario, OR and everywhere in between.
The desire to grow baseball for Arlo Evasick and the staff at GSL Tournaments is in attempt to give back to the game by offering the up-and-coming players the same things we took away from our playing days: great experiences built on and off the field, lifelong friendships with teammates, and memories of hard fought competition on the diamond and under the lights. We believe the game far exceeds what happens between the two white lines, which is why we focus on providing a quality experience for the whole family - including strong communication, excellent facilities, and well-organized tournaments.
In 2022, we hosted over 2500 teams. In 2023 we look forward to fine tuning our services and experiences by adding different nuances at each level. For the youth levels we will continue to run AAA and Majors divisions within each age group. We will implement player-of-the-game awards and tournament MVP to create more excitement and a better overall experience. For high school events we are adding to our college baseball tournament series venues at Skagit Valley Community College and Treasure Valley Community College, and we will continue to use Bellevue College, Edmonds, Portland, Central Washington, Saint Martin’s, Clackamas, Pacific, Linfield and the College Showcase.
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