Salmon Creek Little League

2018 All-Star Information

2018 SCLL ALL-STAR Information

Juniors and Seniors Baseball

There typically are only enough players in these divisions to form 1 all-star team per division. There are many years where we do not have a Junior or Senior All-Star team depending on interest and coaching. Please contact your manager or player agent for further information regarding all-star teams at these divisions.

All AAA and Majors Players

While this information is primarily for parents and players who are wishing to be considered for one of our All-Star teams, it is very important that ALL players in the AAA and Major division submit an All-Star Intent Form. Even if you are not interested in playing All-Stars this season, we need to have you fill out the first section of the intent form to let us know if you are NOT interested.. If you think that your player is not eligible, but aren't sure, please contact us and we can help you determine your player's eligibility. Please read the rest of this letter for a detailed description of everything All-Star related before filling out the 2018 All-Star Intent Form. Thank you.

All-Star Description

We are at that time of year again when the weather is finally warming up, the regular season is winding down, and the post season tournament games are just around the corner. After our divisional tournaments have concluded and the champions of each division have been crowned at closing ceremonies, our league will quickly move into All-Star season. For some of our players, this will be the first time they will be eligible to play on one of our All-Star teams. And for others it will be their 2nd, 3rd, 4th or even more years of being a part the SCLL All-Star program. Having once been a newbie to all-stars I know that some of you have many questions. Hopefully the following will answer many of them.

All-Stars is a program where teams are selected, based primarily on skill, to play in a week long tournament against other All-Star teams from other leagues in our district, District 6. The team that wins the District 6 tournament goes on to play at the State All-Star tournament against other district champions from the other districts around the state. Among other All-Star baseball teams at older age levels and softball All-Star teams, there will be an 8/9/10 All-Star team (commonly referred to as the 10's), a 9/10/11 All-Star team (commonly referred to as the 11's), and a 10/11/12 All-Star team (commonly referred to as the 12's or Little League or Majors).

Eligibility Requirements

Players are only eligible to play on All-Star teams that fall within their league age.

Players on the 10's team must be league age 8, 9, or 10.

Players on the 11's team must be league age 9, 10, or 11.

Players on the 12's team must be league age 10, 11, or 12.

If you are unsure of your player's league age you can find a 2018 league age chart<http://www.salmoncreekll.com/divisions> on the SCLL website under the BASEBALL link on the far left side of our SCLL home page.

Players must also have residency with Salmon Creek Little League to be eligible for any of our All-Star teams. Residency requirements can be found also on the website under Boundary and Residency. Some of you may have also received an email recently outlining the residency requirements. If you do not have residency with Salmon Creek Little League you are not allowed to be on a SCLL All-Star team. These rules are set by Little League and they need to be taken seriously.

More information will be coming soon about how players will need to confirm their age and residency with documentation if they are selected for one of our All-Star teams.

Team Selection Process

Coaches will vote for players to be on the 8/9/10 and 9/10/11 teams. Majors players and coaches will vote for players to be on the 10/11/12 team.

If you decide that your player wants to be considered for one of our All-Star teams, you will need to fill out a 2018 All-Star Intent Form. This form can be found on the SCLL website on the All-Star Baseball page. Once you complete this form, the coaches will be notified of your player's intent to be on an All-Star team. They will then evaluate your player over the next several weeks looking at skill, attitude, effort, and character.

On June 8th, the coaches will meet to vote for players to be on this year's All-Star teams. The teams will be announced the next day at closing ceremonies after the divisional championship games. It has been a tradition that we post the team rosters at midnight on the night of the team selection. For some it is exciting to see who is going to be on the team. It also give those players that do not make the team a chance to process it before it is announced at closing ceremony.

Player and Parent Expectations

Immediately following closing ceremonies on June 9th, there will be a mandatory all-star meeting for parents to attend and mandatory uniform sizing for players to attend. These are both very important as critical information is delivered at the all-star meeting and uniform sizing must be completed so we can order uniforms to arrive before the tournament.

All-Stars is much more intense than the regular season. There are more practices and those practices are usually longer and more intense than regular season practices. It is important your player and you are mentally prepared for this. There could be daily practices that could last 2 hours or more. There is a fee for the All-Star uniform and cap.

While there is going to be the week long district tournament at the end or June, there could be other smaller weekend tournaments that the team plays in order to prepare themselves for the district tournament as well as games during the week for the same purpose. This will depend on what the coaching staff for the team desires.

While we understand many families make travel arrangements long before the summer months, we ask that each family and player take the time to consider whether or not they can commit their time to the SCLL All-Star team practices and games in advance.

In order to make sure that only players who can commit to the required practices and games are considered, please decide if your family and player will be able to meet the requirements of the SCLL All-Star team before submitting their name for consideration on the All-Star Intent Form. If you have a short vacation planned and would still like to participate, please note it on the intent form. The coaching staff will take this into consideration and it will not automatically disqualify any player from being selected.

District and State Tournament Dates and Locations

The following dates and locations are confirmed for the district All-Star tournaments. The state tournament dates and locations are subject to change and typically do change. A team would only need to attend their state tournament if they are district champions at their district tournament. Last year we had 5 teams from SCLL baseball and softball divisions play in their District 6 tournament. Of those 5 teams, 3 of them were District 6 Champions and went on to their state tournament.

District 6 Tournaments

The District 6 Tournaments are typically held the last week of June and are at a local Little League parks.

State Tournaments

10/11/12's Little League Baseball - Sedro-Wooley, WA, Week of July 21 - Ending July 28 or July 29

9/10/11's Baseball - Seattle, WA - Week of July 14 - Ending July 27 or July 28

8/9/10's Baseball - Everett, WA - Week of July 7 - Ending July 13 or July 14

Junior Baseball - Tri-Cities area - Week of July 14 - Ending July 20 or July 21

Senior Baseball - TBA

Jr's Softball - Poulsbo, WA - Week of June 30 - Ending July 6 or July 7

Major Softball - Vancouver, WA (District 4) - Week of June 30 - Ending July 6 or July 7

9/10/11 Softball - North Seattle, WA - Week of July 14 - Ending July 20 or July 21

8/9/10 Softball - Everett, WA - Week of July 7 - Ending July 13 or July 14

Intent Form Completion

DEADLINE: The deadline for completing the all-star intent form is May 18th. Please do this ASAP. This is to allow coaches the opportunity to watch your player enough to make an accurate evaluation of their potential as an all-star candidate. If your player's name is not on the intent list, the coaches will not know to watch them. Please sign up on the intent list using the online intent form as soon as possible. It is very easy and only takes a few minutes. Click on the following link to get to the Intent Form Salmon Creek LL Baseball All-Star Intent Form

If you have any questions, please contact me at playeragent-majors@salmoncreekll.com

 
2017 All Star Baseball

2017 Baseball All-Star Information Letter

Hello SCLL Parents and Players,

The following is bit long with lots of very important information. Thank you in advance.

All AAA and Majors Players

While this information is primarily for parents and players who are wishing to be considered for one of our All-Star teams, it is very important that ALL players in the AAA and Major division submit an All-Star Intent Form. Even if you are not interested in playing All-Stars this season, we need to have you fill out the first section of the intent form to let us know that you are not interested.. If you think that your player is not eligible, but aren't sure, please contact us and we can help you determine your player's eligibility. Please read the rest of this letter for a detailed description of everything All-Star related before filling out the 2017 All-Star Intent Form. Thank you.

All-Star Description

We are at that time of year again when the weather is finally warming up, the regular season is winding down, and the post season tournament games are just around the corner. After our divisional tournaments have concluded and the champions of each division have been crowned at closing ceremonies, our league will quickly move into All-Star season. For some of our players, this will be the first time they will be eligible to play on one of our All-Star teams. And for others it will be their 2nd, 3rd, 4th or even more years of being a part the SCLL All-Star program.

All-Stars is a program where teams are selected, based primarily on skill, to play in a week long tournament against other All-Star teams from other leagues in our district, District 6. The team that wins the District 6 tournament goes on to play at the State All-Star tournament against other district champions. Among other All-Star baseball teams at older age levels and softball All-Star teams, there will be an 8/9/10 All-Star team (10's), a 9/10/11 All-Star team (11's), and a 10/11/12 All-Star team (12's).

Eligibility Requirements

Players are only eligible to play on All-Star teams that fall within their league age.

Players on the 10's team must be league age 8, 9, or 10.

Players on the 11's team must be league age 9, 10, or 11.

Players on the 12's team must be league age 10, 11, or 12.

If you are unsure of your player's league age you can find a 2017 league age chart on the SCLL website under the BASEBALL link on the far left side of our SCLL home page.

Players must also have residency with Salmon Creek Little League to be eligible for any of our All-Star teams. Residency requirements can be found also on the website under Boundary and Residency. You should have also received an email recently outlining the residency requirements. If you do not have residency with Salmon Creek Little League you are not allowed to be on a SCLL All-Star team. These rules are set by Little League and they need to be taken seriously.

More information will be coming soon about how players will need to confirm their age and residency with documentation if they are selected for one of our All-Star teams.

Team Selection Process

Coaches will vote for players to be on the 8/9/10 and 9/10/11 teams. Majors players and coaches will vote for players to be on the 10/11/12 team.

If you decide that your player wants to be considered for one of our All-Star teams, you will need to fill out a 2017 All-Star Intent Form. This form can be found on the SCLL website on the All-Star Baseball page. Once you complete this form, the coaches will be notified of your player's intent to be on an All-Star team. They will then evaluate your player over the next several weeks looking at skill, attitude, effort, and character.

On June 9th, the coaches will meet to vote for players to be on this year's All-Star teams. The teams will be announced at closing ceremonies the next day after the divisional championship games. It has been a tradition that we post the team rosters at midnight on the night of the team selection. For some it is exciting to see who is going to be on the team. It also give those players that do not make the team a chance to process it before it is announced at closing ceremony.

Player and Parent Expectations

Immediately following closing ceremonies on June 10th, there will be a mandatory all-star meeting for parents to attend and mandatory uniform sizing for players to attend. These are both very important as critical information is delivered at the all-star meeting and uniform sizing must be completed so we can order uniforms to arrive before the tournament.

All-Stars is much more intense than the regular season. There are more practices and those practices are usually longer and more intense than regular season practices. It is important your player and you are mentally prepared for this. There could be daily practices that could last 2 hours or more. There is $100.00 fee for the All-Star uniform, pants, and cap. Players are expected to provide their own socks, belt, and sleeves (if desired).

While there is going to be the week long district tournament at the end or June, there could be other smaller weekend tournaments that the team plays in order to prepare themselves for the district tournament as well as games during the week for the same purpose. This will depend on what the coaching staff for the team desires.

While we understand many families make travel arrangements long before the summer months, we ask that each family and player take the time to consider whether or not they can commit their time to the SCLL All-Star team practices and games in advance.

In order to make sure that only players who can commit to the required practices and games are considered, please decide if your family and player will be able to meet the requirements of the SCLL All-Star team, if selected, before submitting their name for consideration on the All-Star Intent Form. If you have a short vacation planned and would still like to participate, please note it on the intent form. The coaching staff will take this into consideration and will not automatically disqualify any player from being selected.

District and State Tournament Dates and Locations

The following dates and locations are confirmed for the district All-Star tournaments. The state tournament dates and locations are subject to change. A team would only need to attend their state tournament if they are district champions at their district tournament. Last year we had 10 teams from SCLL baseball and softball divisions play in their District 6 tournament. Of those 10 teams, 6 of them were District 6 Champions and went on to their state tournament.

10's All-Star Tournaments

District: June 24th - July 1st Hazel Del Little League at HB Fuller Park

State: July 8th - July 15th Washington Little League District 2 / Olympic Peninsula area.

11's All-Star Tournaments

District: June 24th - July 1st Salmon Creek Little League at Luke Jensen

State: July 8th - July 15nd Salmon Creek Little League at Luke Jensen

12's All-Star Tournament

District: June 24th - July 1st Salmon Creek Little League at Luke Jensen

State: July 15th - July 22nd Federal Way Little League in Federal Way, WA

Intent Form Completion

DEADLINE: The deadline for completing the all-star intent form is May 22nd. Please do this ASAP. This is to allow coaches the opportunity to watch your player enough to make an accurate evaluation of their potential as an all-star candidate. If your player's name is not on the intent list, the coaches will not know to watch them. Please sign up on the intent list using the online intent form as soon as possible. It is very easy and only takes a few minutes. Click here to link to the 2017 All-Star Intent Form.

If you have any questions, please contact your Player Agent. Have a great rest of your season.

Thank you and GO CREEK!

All-Star Player Agent: allstars@salmoncreekll.com

AAA Player Agent - Joe Loper: playeragent-AAA@salmoncreekll.com

All-Star Coordinator - Carmen LeFebvre: playeragent-AA@salmoncreekll.com