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All-Stars

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. 


ALL-STAR COMMITMENT INFORMATION

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:

  • Be available for all practices (usually five-six days a week; some two-a-days) for two weeks prior to the games starting (late-June/early-July);
  • Be available without interruption from approximately June 15, 2012 to July 20, 2012 (11/12 team into August if the team advances);
  • Have played in 60% of a Summerlin South Little League team's regular season games (unless medically excused in compliance with Little League rules and regulations);
  • Provide an original and copy of the player's birth certificate; and
  • Provide three forms of proof the player resides in the league's boundaries (acceptable forms of proof described on the enclosure).

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. 


ALL-STAR SELECTION PROCESS

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.”

  1. No later than the start of the Spring Season, the Board of Directors shall select an All-Star Committee (the “Committee”). The Committee shall be comprised of the League President and existing Board members.
  2. The Committee shall be responsible for conducting evaluations and making recommendations to the League President for the selection of managers and players to represent Summerlin South Little League in officially sanctioned All-Star competition.
    • Members of the Committee shall periodically observe and evaluate players during regular season and end-of-season tournament games so that they may make fully informed recommendations to the League President.
  3. Selection of All-Star managers:
    • All-Star managers shall be chosen at the sole discretion of the League President.
    • The League President may select All-Star managers at any point during the Spring season [or other appropriate time].
    • The League President and the Committee shall consider the following criteria when choosing an All-Star manager:
      • Regular season performance;
      • End-of-season tournament performance;
      • Ability to communicate with players and parents;
      • Ability to develop players;
      • Sportsmanship; and
      • Cooperation with Summerlin South Little League and its Board of Directors.
    • Selection as an All-Star manager does not assure that manager’s son/daughter of selection to the All-Star team.
  4. Selection of All-Star players
    • All-Star players shall be chosen at the sole discretion of the League president.
    • The League President and the Committee shall consider the following criteria when choosing an All-Star player:
      • Overall ability, in the current and past seasons;
      • Regular season performance;
      • Sportsmanship
      • Demonstration of a special skill that will assist the performance of the All-Star team in All-Star competition; and
      • Availability for All-Star competition.
    • The League President may, but is not required, to hold one or more player evaluations to decide All-Star team composition.
  5. Beginning with the start of the season, each manager in the Majors and Minors AAA divisions shall, on a monthly basis, provide the Committee with a short list of players on their team (the “watch-list”) that they believe merit consideration for the All-Star team.Failure to provide the Committee with a watch-list shall be grounds for disqualification as an All-Star manager.
  6. Prior to the start of the Spring season, every player who wishes to be considered for All-Star selection shall provide the Committee with a statement of commitment (the “Commitment Letter”).Failure to submit a Commitment Letter may disqualify a player from consideration as an All-Star.

MANDATORY/MINIMUM PLAY RULES

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.