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All-Stars Information

The Little League District 8 All Stars games take place at the end of the Little League season, with try outs in May and practices starting in June.

It is the intent of the Ballard Little League Board to field 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 Players and Managers for the All-Star teams:
  • Player's skill-level and performance during the regular season
  • Player's schedule allows for attendance at all tournament games, scrimmage games and nearly all practices
  • Player's attitude, hustle, team spirit and leadership
  • Player's overall character, integrity and sportsmanship
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."

Eligibility & Selection

All BLL baseball and softball players league age 8 and up are eligible for consideration for a BLL All-Star team. BLL can field the following teams:

  • 10u team - 12-14 players Little League age 8, 9 and 10
  • 11u team - 12-14 players Little League age 9, 10 and 11
  • 12u team - 12-14 players Little League age 10, 11 and 12
  • 13u & 14u teams - 12-14 players per team league ages 13 & 14
Softball players can find more details specific to softball all stars here  

  • All-Star practice will likely begin in late May/early June. Most, if not all, of the All-Star teams will participate in a pre-tournament (a.k.a warm-up tournament) or scrimmage games in addition to practice and the actual District 8 Tournament. 
  • Playing All-Stars is a significant commitment by the player and family as All-Star players must attend the majority of all practices and all 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.  
District 8 2024 Baseball Tournaments

All Stars Tournament location is generally in the Woodinville area.  The tournament end dates are listed below for our district, with district winners going on to compete statewide.  

  • 10u tournament will end by Monday, July 15th
  • 11u tournament will end by Monday, July 15th
  • 12u tournament will end by Monday, July8th
  • 13u tournament will end by Monday, July 1st
  • 14u tournament will end by Tuesday July 2nd


BLL will hold assessments for all teams in mid-May.  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.  Note: If BLL does not receive a large number of registrations for a division, the all star coaches and board can name the players on the team without having to host an assessment.  

2024 Tryout Times – All Tryouts are 90 minutes and held at Gilman. Players must sign up here to participate by May 18th

10u - Players must attend on Sunday, May 19th at 1pm on Field 1
11u - Players must attend on Sunday, May 19th at 1pm on Field 2
12u - Players must attend on Sunday, May 19th at 3pm on Field 1
14u - Players must attend on Sunday, May 19th at 3pm on Field 2

All-Star teams will be announced no later than one day after the assessments.

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.  Coaches are asked to submit an email to the League President.  If there are multiple coaches (more than 4) who submit their names, the League President, in consultation with the board and divisional VPs, will decide who is coaching each team.  

To review the selection and application process click here.

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