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Tuckahoe Little League
All Star Policies and Procedures

Baseball/Softball

D5 All-Star and Invitationals

 

1.1       Players Intent to Participate

    In early May, League Director gives the “Post-Season Tournament Parental Consent Form” (the “Commitment Form”) to managers to have signed by parents.

    League Director enters Commitment Form information into database.

    Player Agents will review forms with database to ensure all eligible players are listed.

    To be completed by mid-May.

 

D-5 All Stars

 

1.2       Player Selection Process D5:

a.   Baseball 11/12 D5 Team / Softball 10/11/12 D5 Team -- Player Selection by vote:

    Eligibility:

-     Baseball. All 12-yr olds from Majors, whose parents have signed a Commitment Form, are placed on the All-Star ballot. Each Major manager may nominate 11 year olds from his/her team to be on the ballot, provided that the 11-year old’s parents have signed a Commitment Form indicating willingness to play on the 11-12-yr old all-star team if selected.

-     Softball. All Majors softball players, whose parents have signed a Commitment Form, are placed on the All-Star ballot.

    Voting:

-     All 11’s, 12’s in Majors, and Major managers vote for up to 10 players.

-     Each player vote counts as one vote and each manager vote counts as five votes.

-     The voting process will be administered and overseen by VP Baseball or Softball, Player Agent and Majors Director. If any of those has a son/daughter on the ballot, that person may not be involved in overseeing the voting process.

    The top 10 in total votes automatically make the team.

-       If there is a tie at the 10th spot between 2 or 3 players, then those players automatically make the team.

-       If there is a tie at the 10th spot between 4 or more players, then the top 9 players automatically make the team. Manager then selects at least 3 more players from those that were tied for 10th in vote total.

    All Star Team Manager can select up to 4 players to complete team roster unless there is a tie at 10th spot. See above. Team must have a minimum of 12 players and no more than 14 players. Manager can select players from those in spots 11-15.

    Vote will take place in mid May

 

b.   Other D5 Teams -- Player Selection by Manager:

    All other D5 All Star teams are selected by a tryout.

    Each team must have a minimum of 12 players on team.

    Failure to attend tryout could disqualify player from being selected for team.

    Each team will conduct at least one tryout weather permitting

 

 c. Final rosters will be posted at the concession stand

 

D5 All Stars

 

1.3       Manager Selection Process D5:

    Any manager or rostered coach from each league as of May 1st is eligible to be manager of a D-5 All Star team for their respective age league level.

    Exception is only Major Division Managers (Baseball and Softball) are eligible to manage the Little League (11-12’s) D-5 All-Star team.

    Interested individuals must submit their names to League Director.

    League Director presents names to managers in the division, at a meeting of managers from the division. Each candidate will be allowed 2 minutes to speak. After all candidates speak, the managers will vote by show of hands for each candidate. If a manager is unable to attend, a proxy vote will be allowed. Proxy vote will be read to all by League Director. No one will be allowed to abstain from voting, and a manager must vote for himself/herself if on ballot.

    The candidate with the most votes will be named manager.

    If there are more than 2 candidates and there is a tie for the most votes, the ones not tied are eliminated. A re-vote will take place for only those that are tied.

    If there are only 2 candidates and the vote ends in a tie, then the League Director, VP baseball (if baseball) or VP softball (if softball), and President will each cast a ballot on paper. Those ballots will be read out loud to all present without divulging who voted for whom. If any of those 3 are managers in that league, then player agent will vote, then VP-admin if needed.

    All D5 selected managers must have TLL board approval.

 

1.4       Coach(es) Selection Process D5:

    Any manager or rostered coach from each league as of May 1st is eligible to be coach of a D-5 All-Star team for their respective age league level.

    Coach selection may not occur before team roster is selected.

    Manager submits name to applicable team director to submit to executive board for approval then to TLL board for approval.

 

Invitationals

 

TLL will attempt to field as many invitational teams as possible as determined by the TLL Board. TLL D-5 All Star players may only be utilized to complete minimum roster requirements. Each team will have a minimum of 12 players.

 

1.5       Player Selection Process Invitationals:

    Player Selection by Manager: All Invitational All Star teams are selected by a tryout or draft. Each team must have a minimum of 12 players on team. Failure to attend tryout could disqualify player from being selected for team. Each team will conduct at least one tryout weather permitting

    Player Agent will contact D-5 All Star Managers to determine players interested in playing on the invitational team. Priority is given to those players who played the minimum game requirements. D-5 players are will only be allowed on a Invitational team if there are no other interested non D-5 players

 

1.6       Manager and Coaches Selection Process For Invitationals:

    Age 8 and 9 Baseball. Any manager or roster coach from each league (American and National) as of May 1st is eligible to be manager of the 8’s and 9’s Invitational Teams for their respective league.

    Interested individuals submit their names to League director.

    League Director presents names to managers from the 8/9’s league at a meeting before player tryouts where all managers are present. Each candidate will be allowed to speak to managers. After each candidate speaks, the managers will vote by show of hands for each candidate. No one will be allowed to abstain from voting.

    Manager’s selects 2 coaches. Coaches must be a manager or roster coach during season.

    Other Age Groups. League Directors will recruit managers and coaches and recommend to TLL Board. All managers and coaches must have TLL Board approval. All managers and coaches must have a completed volunteer application on file.

 

1.7       All Star Fees:

    D5 All Stars – $110 (12 year olds), $100 all other D-5 teams

    Invitationals – $85

 

1.8       All Star Committee and Team Directors

a.   All Start Committee Members:

Appointed by President

    Committee is tasked with reviewing current All Star policies and procedures in Nov/Dec of each year for the upcoming season to determine if any recommended changes are necessary.

 

b.     Team Directors:

        Baseball D5 All-Star Directors:   

        Major’s director: 10, 10-11, Little League (11-12)          

        Senior’s director: 13-14, 15-16    

       

Softball D5 All-Star Directors:

Minor’s Director: 9-10

Major’s Director: 10-11, Little League (11-12)

 

Baseball Invitational Directors

9’s Director: 9’s

Minor director: 10’s, 11-12’s

 

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