Summerlin South Little League proudly supports Little League's tournament tradition. Since 1947, in the summer months Little Leagues around the world select an All-Star team made up of players from its league. These All-Star teams compete in district, state, and regional tournaments, hoping to advance to Williamsport for the Little League World Series.
Each year, Summerlin South Little League charters All-Star teams in at least three divisions: 9-10 year old, 10-11 year old, and Majors (11-12 year old). Depending on interest and ability, the league may charter All-Star teams in the Intermediate (50/70), Juniors, or Seniors Divisions.
All-Star teams are carefully selected and require an enormous commitment of time and energy from potential All-Star players and their families.
The first step in the selection process for Summerlin South Little League's All-Star teams is ensuring that eligible candidates and their families understand the required commitment and conduct to represent the league on one of its All-Star teams.
All-Star Tournament play is intensely competitive and requires dedication beyond the requirement of a regular Little League season. Consequently, only those players, managers, and coaches who desire to commit their time and effort will be considered.
To be considered, a player must:
Participation on an All-Star team is voluntary. But potential players and families must understand that there are both costs involved and different mandatory/minimum play rules that govern All-Star Tournament play. If selected, the player's family will be required to shoulder some of the costs (estimated to be $150; financial hardship considered on a case-by-case basis) and agree to respect and accept all coaching decisions concerning line-ups and playing time without complaint.
The Summerlin South Little League Board has adopted the following procedure for naming its All-Star teams each spring:
Preamble: These rules are intended to supplement, and not replace, existing Little League rules on player and manager selection. All existing rules on player eligibility and the timing of player selection shall remain in place, as set forth in the Little League “Green Book.”
The rules governing All-Star tournament play are different than govern the Little League regular season. Teams with 12 or fewer eligible players in uniform at a game, players, in a non-shortened game, are only ensured one at bat and playing time in the field for six consecutive defensive outs. Teams with 13 or fewer eligible players in uniform at a game, players, in a non-shortened game, are only ensured one at bat and are not ensured any playing time in the field. In shortened games, these mandatory/minimum play rules do not even have to be satisfied. It is thus possible that players, in any given game, could neither bat nor see playing time in the field.
Summerlin South Little League requires that any player being considered for selection to one of its All-Star teams understand these rules and agree to refrain from criticizing coaching decisions concerning line-ups or playing time.