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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 Players and Managers for the All-Star teams:
  • Skill-level and performance during the regular season
  • Ability to help the BLL team compete well
  • Attitude, hustle, team spirit and team leadership
  • 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 players league age 8 and up are eligible for consideration for 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. 

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 D8 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.  
Likely Dates For the 2023 Tournaments

Here are the estimated start and ending dates for the district all-star tournaments.  The ending dates are 95% set unless the state level makes changes. 9-11 softball have a starting date range - this is based on needing to guess the number of teams in the tournament.

2023 All Star Tournament Dates

ENDING District 8 All-Star Dates



Junior Softball

Mon June 26



Major Softball

Tues June 27


8 - 10 Softball

Sun July 9




9 - 11 Softball

Mon July 17




Intermediate Baseball

Sun July 2





Junior Baseball

Sun July 9




Major Baseball

Mon July 10




9 - 11 Baseball

Mon July 17




8 - 10 Baseball

Mon July 17





  • D8 Starting dates will be 1 to 1 ½ weeks before the end date.  It will be determined once the exact number of All Star teams at each level is determined.

  • Full Schedules will be released no earlier than June.

  • NO games on Tue July 4.  But there will be games during the weekend leading up to that day (and after).

  • NO games on Tue July 11 – MLB All Star Game

  • NO games for Softball Majors & Juniors over the weekend of Fri June 23 – Sunday June 26 due to player availability issues.


BLL will hold assessments for all teams in 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.  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.  

All-Star teams will be announced no later than Monday, the 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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