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All-Stars Information

The 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:
  • Skill-level and performance during the regular season
  • Schedule allows for attendance at all tournament games, scrimmage games and nearly all practices
  • 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 and softball 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.  
District 8 2023 Tournaments

All Stars Tournament location TBD.  The tournament end dates are listed below for our district, with district winners going on to compete statewide.  

  • The 10u tournament will end by Monday, July 17th

  • The 11u tournament will end by Monday, July 17th

  • The 12u tournament will end by Monday, July 10th 


BLL will hold assessments for all teams in 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.  

2023 Tryout Times – All Tryouts Held at Gilman. You must sign up to particiapte by May 18 here

  • 12u Team: Players must attend on Sunday, May 21st from 3:30-5 p.m.  

  • 11u Team: Players must attend on Sunday, May 21st from 3:30-5 p.m.

  • 10u Team: Players must attend on Sunday, May 21st from 2-3:30 p.m.

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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