West Valley Slammers

Player Draft Rules

Approved by Board of Directors – 1/12/2010

  1. Explanation of Draft
  1. The draft will start with the Chief Player Agent explaining the rules of the draft (if needed).
  2. Draft players

  1. Order of Draft
  1. Draft order will be determined by random lottery (name out of a hat).
  2. Draft sequence will proceed in a serpentine order (picks 1 – 10 followed by picks 10 – 1).
  3. If at the end of the last round there are not enough players to finish the round, the Chief Player Agent will make a note on who gets the next pick (late registrations - Any late registration players signed up after the draft will be added to the team immediately following the team that made the final player selection and each subsequent team as late registration players are added).
  4. Exception to Rule 2c – If the late registration is a sister of the same division then the sister should be placed with her sibling, if possible.

  1. Draft - First Round Only
  1. Coaches whose daughters are not designated recreational or All-Star pitchers have a priority to select a pitcher before the other coaches, regardless of their draft order.
  2. These coaches can use their priority pick to select a designated pitcher only.  Otherwise, they pick by draft order with the other coaches.
  3. First Round Example - Coaches with draft selection 1, 3 and 6 have daughters who are NOT designated recreational or All-Star pitchers.  Coaches with draft selection 2, 4 and 5 have daughters who are designated recreational or All-Star pitchers.  The coaches with draft selections 1, 3 and 6 have the option of selecting a pitcher from the pool of pitchers.  If draft selection 1 elects NOT to select a pitcher, then he/she makes no selection and the pick moves to the coach with selection 3, etc.  Once all teams have a pitcher, all the players are placed into the general player pool and draft selection begins, starting with draft selection 1.  (However, if draft selection did take a pitcher, the draft selection would then start with 2).  In the second round, the coach with draft selection 6 has the first opportunity to select from the general pool of players.

  1. Special Player Privileges
  1. Provided they are in the same Division, sisters will be placed on the same team, unless at least twenty-four hours prior to the Draft the Chief Player Agent receives a written request from their parents or guardians that the sisters be placed on different teams.

  1. Player Definition
  1. A designated recreation pitcher is any player who has pitched at least 25% of the outs or innings during the previous recreation season.
  2. A designated All-Star pitcher is any player who has pitched at least 25% of the outs or innings during the previous All-Star season.
  3. Any player that played the previous season on an All-Star team or played on a Travel Team during the Summer shall be known as a designated All-Star player (Travel Team players will be considered as a “Red” Team).  Same applies for pitchers.

  1. Placement of Coaches Daughters
  1. The Chief Player Agent will slot any Player that has been a past All-Star player/pitcher, but missed the previous All-Star season; that player will not be slotted any higher than the slotting requirements (see Rule 6d for placement).
  2. If the coach does not have a daughter but is coaching a relative, the slotting requirements apply (see Rule 6d for placement).
  3. In case of sisters, the slotting requirements apply (see Rule 6d for placement).  If none of the sisters are designated players/pitchers, the first sister is slotted in round 5, the second in round 7, and the third in round 9.
  4. Placement based on All-Star team or not, Division and/or pitcher.
  1. Designated All-Star Pitcher “Red” staying in the same division will be slotted in the first (1st) round.
  2. Designated All-Star Player “Red” staying in the same division will be slotted in the second (2nd) round.
  3. Designated All-Star Pitcher “Blue” staying in the same division will be slotted in the second (2nd) round.
  4. Designated All-Star Pitcher “Red” moving up a division will be slotted in the second (2nd) round.
  5. Designated All-Star Player “Blue” staying in the same division will be slotted in the third (3rd) round.
  6. Designated All-Star Player “Red” moving up a division will be slotted in the third (3rd) round.
  7. Designated All-Star Pitcher “Blue” moving up a division will be slotted in the third (3rd) round.
  8. Designated All-Star Player “Blue” moving up a division will be slotted in the fourth (4th) round.
  9. Designated All-Star Pitcher moving up from the 8U division will be slotted in the fourth (3rd) round.
  10. Designated All-Star Player moving up from the 8U division will be slotted in the fourth (4th) round.
  11. Designated Recreational Pitcher in the same division will be slotted in the fifth (4th) round.
  12. Designated Recreational Pitcher moving up a division will be slotted in the fifth (5th) round.
  13. Designated Recreational Player in the same division will be slotted in the fifth (5th) round.
  14. Designated Recreational Pitcher moving up from the 8U division will be slotted in the sixth (6th) round.
  15. Designated Recreational Player moving up a division will be slotted in the sixth (6th) round.
  16. Designated Recreational Player moving up from the 8U division will be slotted in the sixth (6th) round.

  1. After Team Formation
  1. After team rosters have been prepared, no player will be reassigned to another team except for extreme circumstances.  The board will discuss each situation separately.
  2. Players will never be transferred from one Division to another during the season.
  3. If a player drops from a team and later in the season is able to participate, the player can only be returned to their original team, only if an opening exists.
  4. No Player trades are allowed once the Chief Player Agent calls the draft completed.  No trades will be allowed once leaving the draft room.