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All Stars Information

Mesa American Little League has an option to choose a Tournament Team(s) (or “All Stars”) and the team(s) may enter the International Tournament. The Little League® International Tournament is a unique time of the season, a fresh beginning in some respect, with new teams forming and the opportunity to create even more memories. 

It’s important for parents to be reminded that participating in Tournament Play is a choice, and that while it is an incredible privilege to play, it is also a substantial commitment with added practices and games. If you realize that your son or daughter has several conflicts, it may be a wise decision to pass on a tournament selection, and allow another Little Leaguer® to share in the experience. 

Managers, coaches, players and their families have a significant time commitment to be part of an All Star team. There is also a financial commitment that is necessary to participate. Many times, the commitment means cancelling your family’s Summer vacation plans because the All Star season could last up to 3-months.  

All Stars

All Star Baseball/Softball also known as Tournament Play. This is a competitive tournament based on age groups, not Little League Divisions.

The All Star selection process begins about halfway through the season on the part of nominations and evaluations.  Parents will be contacted to determine if their players would like to be considered and make the commitment for All Star Play towards the end of the regular season.  Teams cannot be announced before June 1st. 

If the team wins the District Tournament, they will advance to the State Tournament.  If State is won, then they advance to the Western Region tournament.  If the Western Region Tournament is won, they advance to the National Tournament.  The goal is to advance to play in the Little League World Series played in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and aired on ESPN, the ultimate prize!

All Star Selection

The teams are created using a strict selection process that is designed to identify the best candidates for the team based on their performance in the season, coach and board evaluations, the players attitude and commitment to their team, player/teammates input and vote, and most importantly the values of Little League Baseball--Sportsmanship, Respect, Character, Courage, & Loyalty.  Players must also meet the strict eligibility guidelines regarding age and boundaries.   Players will be selected based on League Age, please refer to the Little League Age finder to confirm your child’s League Age.

Financial Responsibility

The league will require a $130 fee per player to participate in All-Stars if selected.
Families may request a hardship scholarship for those players who may not be able to afford the $130 fee. All requests will be strictly confidential.

Practices

Attendance to practice is mandatory, missing more than 2 practices will effectively resign your position on the team.  This is a critical time for the team to determine player positions and to develop as a team.  Practices are usually 5-6 days per week and run roughly 2-3 hours at a time.  Additional work-outs may be recommended. It is amazing to watch the effort put in by these players during these two weeks prior to tournament beginning.  Players will significantly improve during this short period of time!

8-9-10 All Stars

The Players and Coaches are typically selected from the Minors Division, but it is not a requirement.  10 year olds that play Majors are eligible for this team.  

10-11-12 All Stars "Little League Team”

The Players must be selected from the Majors Division(s).  11/12 year old players that play in the Minors are not eligible for All Star play. This is the team that could advance to the Little League World Series.  This is the only team that will compete past the state tournament.

9-10-11 All Stars

MALL may form a 9-10-11 division All Star team only if there are enough players to form the team.  

Juniors All Stars

MALL has option to choose a Tournament Team of 12-14-year-olds from Junior and/or from Senior League Division if there are enough players to form the team.  The culmination is the Junior League Baseball/Softball World Series.

*8-9-10 and 9-10-11 All Stars

These teams will only be fielded after the Little League Team is formed, and if there is interest and commitment from players and parents.

If your Little League Player is invited to participate and represent Mesa American Little League in Tournament Play as an “ALL-Star” do you accept these commitments?   

 

______ YES, I want to Play!    ______ No Thanks!

 

 

_______________________________ PLAYER       ______________________________ PARENT

We are still seeking community Sponsors to help minimize All-Star financial commitments.  If you can help or know a great local business that can help our league, please contact [email protected]

 

LL Parents info:

https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/little-league-international-tournament-what-parents-need-to-know/


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