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All-Stars Information

It is the intent of the Ballard Little League Board to filed teams that will best represent the league in competition and character. All selection decisions regarding All-Star teams are made with Board and District approved requirements for All Stars and in compliance with Little League International rules and regulations.

Several characteristics influence the selection process for Payers and Managers for the All-Star teams:
  • Attitude, hustle, team spirit and team leadership
  • Overall character, integrity and sportsmanship
  • Skill-level and ability to compete
Eligibility to play in Ballard Little League in outline in 'Regulation II - League Boundaries' which can be found in the Little League Baseball Official Regulations, Playing Rules and Operating Policies (aka the "Blue Book"):
"Only those participants whose residence or the physical location of the school where they attend classes is within the boundaries of the league."

More All-Star information and the 2021 tournament schedule can be found on the D8 website here.

Eligibility & Selection

All BLL baseball players league age 9 and up are eligible for consideration fir a BLL All-Star team. BLL can field the following teams:
  • 12 year old team, consists of 12-14 players Little League age 10,11 and 12
  • 11 year old team, consists of 12-14 players Little League age 9, 10 and 11
  • 10 year old team, consists of 12-14 players Little League age 8, 9 and 10
All-Star practice will begin following the BLL Championship weekend of June 11th with the first practices likely to occur on Monday, June 13.

Most, if not all, of the All-Star teams will participate in a pre-tournament (a.k.a warm-up tournament) in addition to practice and the actual D8 Tournament. 

TIME COMMITMENT
  • Playing All-Stars is a significant commitment by the player and family as All-Star players must attend all practices and games unless there is a compelling reason for an excused absence (e.g. medical appointment). Excused absences do no include conflicts with other or sports or tournaments (such as select baseball or a basketball tournament).
  • In order to be considered eligible for a BLL All-Star team, the parent or guardian must submit a completed letter of intent (LOI) during the registration process blow.
  • Please note, BLL will need an original birth certificate and proof of residence prior to the commencement of the All-Star practices. For more information visit the Little League Tournament Resources.  
SELECTION PROCESS
BLL will hold assessments for all teams in early June.  All players will be selected by the designated managers of each team.  All players will be assessed during this assessment along with their playing record for the previous season.

ALL-STAR ANNOUNCEMENT
All-Star teams will be announced on the Monday, immediately following assessment. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR SELECTED PLAYERS
Participation in the All-Star tournament teams requires the submission of official paperwork to certify player eligibility per Little League International rules.  These requirements are non-negotiable and stated timelines must be met.  All documents need to be shared with the BLL Player Agent.  Detailed information regarding the required residency documents and birth certificate requirements can be found in this link.  Please note, deadline dates in this document are subject to change.    

All-Star Manager / Coach Selection

The Ballard Little League All-Star Manager / Coach Selection process is designed to be objective, fair and ensure the best possible individuals are selected to lead BLL All-Star teams. 

To review the selection and application process click here.
 

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