"A lot of the talent is young in this state," he said. "The sophomore class is extremely strong, the junior class is extremely strong."
The youth movement includes St. Albans, which boasts just one senior in Kaitlynn Propst one season after featuring a seniorless roster.
"We're going to be strong with KP as a senior, but then also from juniors down to freshmen," James said. "We have two or three incoming freshman this year that are going to be pushing for playing time on varsity, so we have a strong group from top to bottom."
The St. Albans summer shootout will provide James and other attending coaches an opportunity to evaluate players as they adjust to new and bigger roles.
"It's the end of the three-week period and a lot of coaches like to measure how far they've come along," James said. "They like to know what they've accomplished, what they have to work on to get prepared for the upcoming season.
"It's going to be an exciting two days."
In total, the teams will play 43 games Tuesday and 45 Wednesday.
Each team will play three games a day in round-robin format. Games will be two 18-minute halves. First-half play will operate with a running clock, with the clock stopping in the final two minutes of the second half.
Games will be held at the main gym and auxiliary building at St. Albans High School. Other games will be held at the Active Sports Complex, two blocks east of the high school, and McKinley Middle School.
Admission to attend is $3 each day and admits fans to all-day action at all four locations. Games start at 9 a.m. each day.