MaxPreps.com, the online high school sports leader and a CBSSports.com site, is proud to announce the 11th Annual MaxPreps Holiday Classic in
The 2013 host of the MaxPreps Holiday Classic is
With weather traditionally in the 70's during the holiday season, the
Gymnasium venues for this year’s tournament include; Rancho Mirage High School, Cathedral City High School, Desert Hot Springs High School, Desert Christian Academy High School, Palm Springs High School, Palm Valley High School, Xavier College Prep High School and College of the Desert. The tournament has been held yearly since 2002. Past tournament participants have included: Mater Dei, Lincoln NY, Travis-Fort Bend (TX), De La Salle (IL), Crespi, Mercer Island, Loyola, Edison, Mission Viejo, Moorpark, Brawley, Burbank, Crenshaw, Crescenta Valley, Desert Hot Springs, Dorsey, Santa Ana Valley, Sultana, Twentynine Palms, Pleasant Grove (CA), Ponderosa, Galena NV, Silverado NV, Bishop Manogue NV, and Skyline WA, in addition to many other successful basketball programs.
2013 tournament participants include; Alemany, CA, American Fork, UT, Bellaire, TX, Bellevue, WA, Beverly Hills, CA, Calabasas, CA, Capital Christian, CA, Catalina Foothills, AZ, Christian Brothers College, MO, Columbia Christian, OR, De LaSalle, CA, Etiwanda, CA, Harvard Westlake, CA, Independence, CA, Issaquah, WA, Jackson, WA, JSerra, CA, LB Poly, CA, Martin Luther King, CA, St. Edwards, OH, Sunny Slope, AZ, Tampa Catholic, FL, Wenonah, AL, Westchester, CA, A.B. Miller, CA, Anchorage Christian, Alaska, Brentwood School, Cabrillo, Capistrano Valley, Cathedral City, Chaparral, Citrus Hill, Colton, Costa Mesa, Dana Hills, Diamond Bar, Downey, El Camino, Folsom, Foothill, NV, Godinez, Great Oak, Green Valley, NV, Irvington, JW North, La Quinta, Lakeside, Liberty Christian, Los Osos, Madison Ridgeland, MS, Palm Valley, Menlo, Mission Prep, Moreau Catholic, Newport Harbor, Oceanside, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Patriot, Penninsula, Perris, Pleasant Grove, UT, Prince Alfred, Australia, Providence, Rancho Cucamonga, Ridgeview, OR, Samuel Robertson, Canada, Santiago, Shadow Hills, Sierra Vista, NV, Simi Valley, Temescal Canyon, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Victor Valley, Viewpoint, Villa Park, Villanova Prep, Vista, Xavier College Prep, AAE, Brethren Christian, Desert Christian Academy, Excelsior, Joshua Springs, Loma Linda Academy, Pacifica Christian, Riverside Christian, Marnantha, Luezinger, Sierra Pacific, and Cathedral Catholic.
The Bracket Tournament format includes (4) days of straight bracket play, with winners moving to the right of bracket, and losers moving to the left of bracket. The Pool Play Divisions format includes (3) days of pool play competition with eight teams in each division competing against similar level teams, and (1) Championship Day, with every team in the tournament competing for either 1st, 3rd, 5th or 7th place in their respective divisions.
The 2013 MaxPreps Holiday Classic is projected to be one to the top 10 tournaments in the nation.