Salmon Creek Little League

2019 All-Star Information

SCLL is excited to share that we have begun preparations for the All-Star season. We have a great deal of information for you below and we will continue sharing details and instructions as the regular season winds down. Today, we are writing to inform you that every eligible All-Star player must inform the league of their players Intent to Participate (or not) in the All-Star Season by May 17, 2019. To declare your intent, please follow this link. All-Star Intent Form

Only those players who have expressed their Intent to Participate in All-Stars by completing the online intent form will be included on the list of eligible potential all-star players.

Even if your player does not wish to participate in All-Stars, we need you to complete the Intent to Participate for your player no later than May 17, 2019.


What is All-Stars?

After our SCLL divisional tournaments have concluded and the champions of each division have been crowned at closing ceremony, our league and others across the country quickly move into the postseason, or All-Stars. This is an exciting time for players to have an opportunity to compete at the highest level in Little League and form lasting memories with new coaches and teammates.

The Little League International Tournament is the most widely known youth sports tournament in the world. There are six levels of tournament play in Little League Baseball® and five within Little League Softball®, with opportunities for players ages 8 to 16. The tournaments start at the District level, and teams must win their way to advance through the International Tournament. The 8/9/10 and 9/10/11 tournaments culminate at the State Level, while the 10/11/12 , Intermediate (50/70) Baseball, Junior League, and Senior League divisions all conclude at a World Series Tournament.

Representing SCLL in the postseason All-Star tournaments is an honor and privilege. All efforts will be made to ensure that the players selected to represent SCLL will adhere to the highest standards of sportsmanship, integrity and represent the strongest skills and abilities in their respective age groups. Salmon Creek Little League and Little League International have specific rules in place for the All-Star season. You can find more details on our website here. SCLL All-Stars


Eligibility Requirements (Age, Division & Home Address)

The following baseball and softball players who have played at least 60% of their regular season games are eligible for consideration for the SCLL All-Star teams (please note ages are representing the players league age):

8/9/10 Team: 8, 9 or 10 year olds playing in the Minor or Major Divisions

9/10/11 Team: 9, 10 or 11 year olds playing in the Minor (AAA) or Major Divisions

10/11/12 (Little League) Team: 10, 11 or 12 year olds playing Majors or Intermediate(50/70) Divisions

Juniors: 12, 13, or 14 year old playing in the Junior or Senior Division


If you are unsure of your player's league age you can find a 2019 league age calculator here:

Little League Age Calculator


Players must also have residency with Salmon Creek Little League to be eligible for any of our All-Star teams. If you do not have approved 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 are rigorously checked by verifying several required documents.

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.


All-Star Team Selection Process
Please see our All-Star rules for details on the manager and player selection process. SCLL Rules

If you decide that your player wants to be considered for one of our All-Star teams, you must complete the 2019 All-Star Intent Form. This form can be found at this link: SCLL All-Star Intent Form or on the SCLL website on the All-Star Baseball page. Only eligible players who complete their All-Star intent form by May 17th will be added to the All-Star ballot and considered for All-Stars.

AAA and Majors managers and coaches will be notified of your player's Intent to be on an All-Star team. They will then talk with other managers and coaches and watch your player over the next few weeks to evaluate their skill, attitude, effort, and character. Every effort is made to observe and learn about each player over the weeks before All-Star voting takes place.

Prior to closing ceremony, the managers and coaches meet to vote for the leagues 2019 All-Star teams. The teams will be kept confidential until the public announcement at closing ceremonies. 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 gives those players that do not make the team a chance to process it before it is announced at closing ceremony. It is important that you respect the unique wishes of our families and do not share the names of players once they are posted on the website. Please have this conversation with your player(s). Many parents like their player to be surprised at Closing Ceremony and it is disappointing when a teammate spoils the surprise ahead of the announcement.



Player and Parent Expectations

Required Meetings:

Saturday, June 8th, immediately following Closing Ceremony there will be a mandatory meeting for all parents of All-Star players (one adult per player). Players will try on uniforms at this time and families will get critical information. There are very short turnaround times for All-Star required documents, uniforms and fan gear so it is required that an adult for each player attend.

Time:

It is important that players and families understand the time commitments associated with All-Stars and are able to commit to participating in practices, games and team activities. 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.

All-Stars is much more intense than the regular season. There are more practices and those practices are usually longer and more rigorous than regular season practices. It is important your player and you are mentally prepared for this. Typically All-Star practices begin June 9th and will occur daily through the District Tournaments which begin June 22nd.

District Tournaments begin on June 22nd and last for a week. Games typically start after 5 PM on weekdays and take place throughout the day on Saturday's and Sunday's. Specific game dates and times will depend on seeding and team progress through the tournament bracket.

If the team wins the District Tournament they will advance to the State Tournament (dates outlined below). This week long tournament generally requires overnight travel. Games can take place anytime during the week and weekend; specific dates and times will depend on seeding and team progress through the tournament bracket. Typically, teams will practice several times a week in the days between the District and State Tournament.

Cost:

Salmon Creek Little League does not charge players a fee for participating in All-Stars, but there are still expenses that families incur which should be considered. SCLL will provide players with a jersey and hat. Players will need to provide game pants, socks and belt. Some families choose to purchase fan gear to wear at the tournaments or for souvenirs. Pictures are available to purchase. There are some small fees through the season averaging around $25 per family (things like balloons for game days, donuts for early practices, window paint for cars, etc.).

If the team wins the District Tournament and advances to State there will be expenses incurred to travel to the tournament including transportation, meals and hotel. We encourage teams to fundraise and work with local hotels to get discounted group rates. The league does not want cost to be a prohibiting factor for any player. We have a scholarship fund available to help players who are otherwise unable to participate.

Volunteer Commitment:

Each All-Star family will be expected to cover two volunteer shifts for Salmon Creek Little League during the Majors District 6 Tournament, hosted by SCLL. Shifts might include scorekeeping, pitch count, announcing, or concessions. There will be a sign-up form distributed to all All-Star families so that you can volunteer for the two shifts that work for your family. Even if your player is not participating in the Majors Tournament hosted by SCLL, it is expected that each All-Star family cover two volunteer shifts at LJSP during that period of time.

District and State Tournament Dates and Locations (all dates and locations subject to change)

District 6 Tournaments

8/9/10 Baseball: Week of June 22nd hosted by LaCenter LL

9/10/11 Baseball: Week of June 22nd hosted by Battleground LL

10/11/12 (Little League) Baseball: Week of June 22nd hosted by SCLL

Junior Baseball Week of June 22nd hosted by Glenwood LL

8/9/10 Softball: Week of June 15th hosted by Glenwood LL

10/11/12 Softball: Week of June 15th hosted by Glenwood LL

State Tournaments

8/9/10 Baseball: District 2 (Kitsap/Pierce County), Week of July 6th

9/10/11 Baseball: District 8, Woodinville WA, Week of July 13th

10/11/12 (Little League) Baseball: District 12, Richland WA, Week of July 20th

Junior Baseball District 10,(south King County) Week of July 14th

8/9/10 Softball: District 1, Lynnwood WA, Week of July 6th

10/11/12 Softball: District 2 (Kitsap/Pierce County), Week of June 29th

 
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