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Selection Criteria

 

To be nominated as an All Star candidate is a special event for Little League players.  For selection to an All Star team a player must have stood out from the rest of his peers in the regular season.

 

For the 11/12 All Star team, players must have maintained a high batting average (approximately .300 or higher) during the regular season and been a standout in pitching and/or defensive play.  Outstanding pitchers that do not meet the batting average criteria may also be considered.

 

All players nominated for All Stars must have exhibited the ability to play multiple positions, including both infield and outfield.  They must have consistently exhibited good sportsmanship throughout the season, and should have been standouts on their team.

 

To be eligible for All Star consideration, a player’s parents must submit their commitment and availability documentation indicating the player’s availability for practices and games during the preparation and playing of the tournament.

 

Nominations

 

Managers shall nominate a pool of up to 6 players for each age group.  Majors managers may nominate up to 6 players for each of the 11/12, 10/11 and 9/10 All Star teams.  AAA managers may nominate up to 6 players for the 9/10 All Star team.  Since managers cannot vote for players on their own team, they should not nominate players who are not qualified.

 

Players that are nominated, but not elected to an All Star team will be considered for the Super Bowl team in their regular season division (i.e. Majors or Minors).  Players nominated for an All Star team, but available only during the Super Bowl dates will be considered for the appropriate Super Bowl team.  Majors managers may nominate players specifically to the Majors Super Bowl team.  AAA managers are permitted to nominate 11 year-olds from their division for the Minors Super Bowl team.

 

Once all nominations have been received, a committee consisting of the President, Minors and Majors Player Agents, AAA Division Coordinator and Majors Division Coordinator will review the nominations.  This committee may, in its discretion, add or remove players from the nominating process if it determines any selection or omission does not comply with the criteria set forth above.

 

Manager/Coach Selection

 

All Star and Super Bowl team managers and coaches will be selected by the President and approved by majority vote of the Board.  President shall solicit nominations from managers and coaches.  Managers need to demonstrate strong organizational and game management skills and an even temperament.  Coaches need to demonstrate strong teaching, practice management and player development skills.  All tournament volunteers must display a respect of the game and demonstrate the ability to avoid and resolve conflicts.  They must also project the highest standard of good sportsmanship, attend all required district and league coaches meetings, and abide by all tournament rules including required attire at games.

All-Star Managers must be selected prior to voting, as they play a role in the voting process. All-Star Coaches and Superbowl Managers and Coaches are selected after voting has completed.

 

Any manager or coach that has been ejected from a game or suspended from one or more games during the regular season may not serve as a coach or manager of an All Star team.

In the event where the manager and/or coach nominee is the President, the following process must be followed before the nomination may be approved:

 

11-12 District All Star team

The Majors Player Agent will be responsible for preparing a ballot of players nominated for consideration to the 11/12 All Star team.  The ballot will be distributed to each Majors division team no later than its last playoff game and preferably at its last regular season game.  Players will be instructed to vote for the most talented and sportsmanlike baseball players without regard to popularity.  Players must independently complete their ballots following the game without assistance from their coaches or teammates.  Each player may vote for up to 6 players on the ballot, but may not vote for any players on his or her own team.  The player ballots will be collected by the Majors Player Agent.  The Majors Player Agent will tabulate the votes and the 6 players with the highest vote totals will be selected to the 11/12 All Star team.   Six (6) additional players will be selected by vote of the Majors managers at a meeting to be held in mid-June.

 

Each Majors manager may vote for up to six (6) players listed on the 11/12 All Star ballot that have not been selected by the player vote.  Managers may not vote for players on their own team.  A Majors team may be represented at the managers meeting by the team’s head coach, but each team’s manager or head coach will be able to complete only one ballot for that team.  Once 12 players have been selected through this process, the 11/12 All Star team manager will have at their discretion the ability to select up to two additional players (the maximum team size is 14).

 

10-11 All Star team

 

The Majors Player Agent will be responsible for preparing a ballot of players nominated for consideration to the 10/11 All Star team.  The ballot will be distributed to each Majors division team no later than its last playoff game and preferably at its last regular season game.  Players will be instructed to vote for the most talented and sportsmanlike baseball players without regard to popularity.  Players must independently complete their ballots following the game without assistance from their coaches or teammates.  Each player may vote for up to 6 players on the ballot, but may not vote for any players on his or her own team.  The player ballots will be collected by the Majors Player Agent.   The Majors Player Agent will tabulate the votes and the 6 players with the highest vote totals will be selected to the 10/11 All Star team.   Six (6) additional players shall be selected by vote of the Majors managers at a meeting to be held in mid-June.

 

Each Majors manager may vote for up to six (6) players listed on the 10/11 All Star ballot that have not been selected by the player vote.  Managers may not vote for players on their own team.  A Majors team may be represented at the managers meeting by the team’s head coach, but each team’s manager or head coach will be able to complete only one ballot for that team.  Once 12 players have been selected through this process, the 10/11 All Star team manager will have at their discretion the ability to select up to two additional players (the maximum team size is 14).

 

9-10 All Star team

The Minors Player Agent will be responsible for preparing a ballot of players nominated for consideration to the 9/10 All Star team.  The ballot shall include all 10-year olds in Majors with confirmed availability for the tournament (and at least 50% of practice dates) as well as 9- and 10-year old AAA players nominated for consideration to the 9/10 All Star team with confirmed availability for the tournament (and at least 50% of practice dates).

 

At the Managers meeting, the Majors managers shall first vote on the Majors division candidates for the 9/10 All Star team.  The Majors and Minors Player Agents and the AAA Division Coordinator and Majors Division Coordinator should be available at this meeting to answer questions regarding Majors candidates and the number and comparative strength of AAA division candidates for the team.  Majors division 10-year olds elected through this vote shall be elected to the 9/10 All Star team.

 

The AAA Managers will vote to fill any remaining manager-elected spots on the 9/10 All Star team (12 minus the number of players elected by the Majors managers).   AAA Managers may not vote for players on their own teams.  Once 12 players have been selected through this process, the 9/10 All Star team manager will have at their discretion the ability to select up to two additional players (the maximum team size is 14).

 

Super Bowl Teams (Minors and Majors)

 

Players will be selected after the All Star rosters have been set.  Majors Super Bowl players will be selected by vote of the Majors managers from the list of Majors division players (with confirmed availability for the Super Bowl tournament and at least 50% of practice dates) either (a) nominated for selection to the All Star teams but not elected to one of those teams, or (b) nominated specifically for the Majors Super Bowl team.

 

Minors Super Bowl players will be selected by vote of the AAA managers from the list of AAA division players (with confirmed availability for the Super Bowl tournament and at least 50% of practice dates) nominated for selection to the 9/10 All Star team, but not elected to the team, or as well as AAA players (with confirmed availability) of league age 11 nominated by AAA managers specifically for the Minors Super Bowl team.

 

Announcements of All Star Team Selections

 

LITTLE LEAGUE RULES PROHIBIT ALL STAR TEAM SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR ANY TOURNAMENT TEAM PRIOR TO JUNE 1 OF EACH YEAR, OR TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE TOURNAMENT START, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. The President and the Minors and Majors Player Agents will determine the announcement date and process for announcing team selections.

 

All participants in the All Star selection process (Board members, managers, and coaches) shall maintain the confidentiality of all information related to the All Star selection process until the announcement date.

Role of the President

Apart from all other considerations, sound leadership, couched in knowledge, experience, and common sense, is the greatest requirement and most exemplary qualification of the man or woman selected to the most visible position of any local Little League® program, League President.

While efficient organizational and administrative abilities are crucial to the position. More than anything, the League President needs to be willing to devote the time, energy, and dedication to ensure that all players and volunteers have a fun, memorable Little League experience.

The president is accountable to the local league Board of Directors. Duties of a League President are described within the limits of the rules and regulations, and within the local league constitution, giving each President the ability to oversee the affairs of all elements of the league.

As the chief administrator, the President selects and appoints managers, coaches, umpires, and committees members. However, all appointments are subject to final approval by the local league’s Board of Directors. And League Presidents should work hand-in-hand with fellow volunteers to ensure the best decisions are being made for the entire league.

Importantly, the President is the officer with whom Little League International maintains contact and holds accountable for the entire local operation of your league. The President also represents the league in the District organization.

THE LEAGUE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO BE WILLING TO DEVOTE THE TIME, ENERGY, AND DEDICATION TO ENSURE THAT ALL PLAYERS AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE A FUN, MEMORABLE LITTLE LEAGUE EXPERIENCE.

The President should be the most informed officer of the league. The individual must know the regulations under which Little League operates and, in authorizing the annual application for charter, binds all members of the league to faithfully observe the regulations. Little League International reserves the right to take disciplinary action against the league and/or its officers should their be a violation of the terms of the charter application. League Presidents are encouraged to work closely with their District Administrators and Little League International staff to provide guidance to avoid any potential situations.

Beyond the requirements of league administration, the President is also the face of your local Little League program, and personify the best public image in reflection to the community at large and all of Little League. Each President should take an active role in gaining support and winning friends and supporters for the league program.

Additionally, the President presides over league meetings, and assumes full responsibility for the operation of the local league. Little League prides itself on instilling leadership skills in its players, and the local League President should be the example to guide all participants, volunteers, and parents on what it takes to be a great leader.