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What Parents Need to Know About All Stars

All Stars Commitment and Opt Out 2022

GHLL Minors, Majors, Intermediate and Seniors Baseball & Softball Families, 

All-Stars season is upon us, and we would like to take this opportunity to make sure you have a full understanding of the All-Star commitment, and ask that you read the following information so you can make a well-informed decision about whether to submit your player’s name to the All-Stars Ballot, or if you would like to opt out. 

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY - If you DO NOT want your player’s name on the ballot for the 2022 All-Star selection process, please email [email protected] to opt out with the player’s name, age and team no later than Sunday, May 22nd by 11:59PM

If you do not opt out, your player’s name will be placed on the ballot. By doing so, should your player be selected to the team, you are confirming your commitment to the All-Stars team, and all expectations and requirements associated with playing All Stars. 

***PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME YOUR PLAYER WILL NOT BE SELECTED FOR AN ALL STARS TEAM - EVERY PLAYER ON THE BALLOT IS ELIGIBLE AND MAY BE SELECTED FOR A TEAM*** 

What is All-Stars?

The Little League All-Star tournament is a competitive post-season competition where All-Star baseball and softball teams from each league compete for a District Championship. If a team wins the District Tournament, then they move on to the State Tournament. For Majors, Intermediate, Juniors and Seniors Baseball and Softball level All-Star teams, if they continue winning, they will advance to Regionals and finally the Little League World Series.

Who Can Play All Stars?

Players who meet the following criteria are eligible for the team:

  • Players must have played in at least 8 regular season games 
  • Players must be living (or attend school) within our Gig Harbor Little League boundaries. 
  • Players must meet age eligibility requirements. Players ages 8-16 are eligible to play on a team. Ages for for All-Star teams shall be determined using the official Little League “League Age” Baseball & Softball rules. *Softball Only - League Age 8 year olds who have not played in the Minors Player Pitch Division (AAA) during the regular season are not eligible to play All Stars.


All-Stars Commitment

Being involved in All-Stars requires a level of dedication and commitment beyond the normal requirements of a regular season. All-Stars Tournament play is intensely competitive and will require more focus and a committed effort to succeed on the part of the players and their parents. Please carefully consider if you are willing to make this commitment. 

  • Players must be available for all All-Star practices and all games. Due to the short turn around time between the announcement of teams and the start of the District tournaments, players should expect practices to be scheduled at least five (5) days per week between the date of team selection and through the scheduled tournament dates (see below schedule). 
  • Parents are responsible for ensuring players attend all practices, games and tournaments.
  • Depending on your level of play, when the tournaments start and how far in the tournament your team advances, your player could end up playing through the month of July or longer 
  • Mandatory Play Rules - Tournament Rules differ from Regular Season Rules in many ways, one being the mandatory play requirements. If a tournament team has thirteen or more eligible players in uniform at a game, then every player will participate in each game for a minimum of one at-bat. If a tournament team has twelve or fewer players in uniform at a game, then every player will participate in each game for a minimum of six consecutive defensive outs and bat at least one time. No player will be selected to a team to simply sit in the dugout, but please be aware that due to many variables your player may not play beyond the minimum playing time required. All teams will play at least two games in the tournament. 
  • Parents are responsible for providing Gig Harbor Little League with the documentation needed to prove age and residency eligibility. Parents must provide an original birth certificate that is Government Issued (State/County). It must be an original certified copy, no photocopies will be accepted. Parents will also be required to provide documentation showing proof of residency or school enrollment eligibility. 
  • GHLL will provide your player with an All Stars hat/visor and a personalized All Stars jersey that is yours to keep. 
  • Families will be financially responsible for the All-Star tournament fee and any additional uniform costs that the league does not cover (pants, socks, warmups etc) which will be between $100-200. Families will also be responsible for travel costs and other expenses that Gig Harbor Little League does not pay for.
  • Parents should understand that All-Star tournaments will require travel within the state of Washington, and may require travel beyond the state (Majors level and above only). 
  • Parents should understand that they will be responsible for lodging, travel and other expenses that may be incurred if the team advances beyond the District 2 tournament.


All-Stars Schedule

  • All-Stars practices will begin after our regular season ends.  Teams will be announced by midnight  
  • Families should expect practices to begin as early as June 13th, and to be scheduled at least five (5) times a week leading up to the tournament start dates and during the tournament(s).
  • The District 2, Washington State and Regional Tournament start dates are outlined below. Locations will be announced once they are finalized. 
  • Games will be played both on weekdays and weekends, and may be scheduled for both daytime games and evening games. Tournaments are double elimination, and depending how far your team advances in the tournament can last 7-10 days beyond the start dates outlined below.  We are unable to provide exact game schedules at this time.
  • If your team wins the District 2 Tournament, they will advance to the Washington State Tournament. Possible locations are listed below, but are subject to change. 


All-Star Selection Process

Teams are organized as follows: 8-10 year olds, 9-11 year olds, and (Majors) 10-12 year olds, Intermediates (Baseball only) Juniors and Seniors. Please note - due to the difference in the structure of age ranges on the tournament teams versus our regular season, your player may be selected for a team that is in a different level of play than they played in during the regular season. 

Depending on player numbers and other factors, we hope to field the following teams this year:

SOFTBALL -

  • 8-10 Year-Olds Softball - two teams 
  • 10-12 Year-Olds (Majors) Softball


BASEBALL
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  • 8-10 Year-Olds Baseball - one American & one National League team
  • 9-11 Year-Olds Baseball - one American & one National League team
  • 10-12 Year-Olds (Majors) Baseball - one American & one National League team
  • Intermediate Baseball
  • Juniors Baseball
  • Seniors Baseball


Selection to the All-Star team is based on a process of players and managers voting from a list of eligible players.

Players must also have shown exemplary skills, aptitude and attitude during the regular season, and be recognized by their peers, Managers and Coaches for their playing excellence.

All eligible players for the 2022 teams will be listed on the ballot for voting. The players will vote for candidates in their respective divisions and leagues (baseball only) - i.e. Player Pitch (AAA) Softball players will vote for Player Pitch (AAA) Softball players, Majors Baseball American League players will vote for players in the Majors Baseball American League division etc. 

All voting will take place starting May 23rd. 

Final All-Star rosters are subject to approval by the GHLL All-Star Committee.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY - If you DO NOT want your player’s name on the ballot for the 2022 All-Star selection process, please email [email protected] to opt out with the player’s name, age and team no later than Sunday, May 22nd by 11:59PM.

If you do not opt out, your player’s name will be placed on the ballot. By doing so, should your player be selected to the team, you are confirming your commitment to the All-Stars team, and all expectations and requirements associated with playing All Stars. 

***PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME YOUR PLAYER WILL NOT BE SELECTED FOR AN ALL STARS TEAM - EVERY PLAYER ON THE BALLOT IS ELIGIBLE AND MAY BE SELECTED FOR A TEAM*** 



2022 All Stars Tournament Dates
(Dates and Locations Subject to Change)

BASEBALL

District 2 Tournaments:
Seniors - June 24 to June 28 @ South Kitsap Western LL
Juniors - June 24 to June 27 @ South Kitsap Wester LL
Intermediates - June 25 to June 27 @ North Kitsap LL
8/9/10 - June 25 to July 3 @ South Kitsap Eastern LL
9/10/11 - June 25 to July 3 @ South Kitsap Eastern LL
10/11/12 (Majors) - July 1 to July 10 @ North Kitsap LL

WA State Tournaments:
Seniors - July 2 @ District 2
Juniors - July 16 @ District 2
Intermediates - July 2 @ Woodinville WA
8/9/10 - July 23 @ Vancouver WA
9/10/11 - July 16 @ District 10
10/11/12 (Majors) - July 16 @ District 1

SOFTBALL

District 2 Tournaments:
8/9/10 - June 25 to June 30 @ Sequim LL
9/10/11 - June 25 to June 30 @ Sequim LL
10/11/12 (Majors) - June 25 to June 30 @ Sequim

WA State Tournaments:
8/9/10 - July 23 @ District 3
9/10/11 - July 16 @ District 11
10/11/12 (Majors) - July 9 @ West Seattle 

 

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 P.O. Box 2176
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335

Email: [email protected]

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Email: [email protected]

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