Arcadia Little League- ALL STARS
Arcadia Little League
Player & Parent All-Star Team Commitment Form
Arcadia Little League provides the opportunity for participation in the Little League sanctioned All-Star Tournaments following the end of the regular league season. These Tournaments are comprised of All Star teams from individual leagues throughout Little League Baseball Worldwide. The National Tournament begins with over 16,000 teamsand culminates in Williamsport,PA for the Little League World Championship. This is a highly competitive tournament and very intense competition that provides an extraordinary learning experience for each of the participants. It is considered an honor to represent your league as an All-Star. Before you can be placed on the ballot for consideration in your League, you must read and sign the attached Commitment Form.
To be considered as a qualified nominee, players must have played in no fewer than 60% of the games in his/her league during the regular season. They also must have exemplary skills and attitude, and be recognized by peers, managers, and coaches for their playing ability during the regular season:
Skill Level – In the opinion of the individual team manager, each All-Star Player chosen must demonstrate baseball skills in the top 25% of the players within their age group.
Personal/Family Commitment – Each player must be willing to commit himself/herself completely to the All-Star team and the schedule as set forth by the Manager and tournament officials. This may mean a commitment for the bulk of the summer months (especially for Majors and above). The player is required to attend every practice and game and will not be excused without a valid reason. Unexcused absences may be penalized up to, and including, removal from the All-Star Team. The Manager of the All-Star Team will make the final determination.
Regular Season Performance and Playing Ability – During the Arcadia All-Star Selection process, managers and coaches will nominate those with a high level of regular season performance and playing ability. Those nominations will be placed on a ballot for final voting and, ultimately, selected and approved by the Arcadia Little League All-Star Committee.
All-Star tournaments begin at the District Level and progress through several levels of play, depending upon the age group. All 9-10, 10-11 year old and Softball Teams progress to the State Level, while Major, Junior, Senior and Big League teams culminate at a World Series Level. Each Team entered is committed to participate throughout each level until eliminated. Arcadia Little League will, at all times, attempt to provide the All-Star teams with as much financial support as possible. Parents may be asked to participate in these extra expenses as League budgets permit. It is the intent of Arcadia Little League to enter the best-qualified and most competitive team(s) possible to represent the League in this prestigious post-season event.
Minimum Playing Time
All-Star Tournaments operate under the Little League Tournament Rules. These rules are DIFFERENT from those used during the regular season. Given that the objective of the All-Star Tournament is to field the best teams with the best players at any one time – be aware that the All-Star Manager is only required to play a player for THREE (3) consecutive outs and at least ONE (1) at bat in the entire game. This sometimes means that players on the roster (typically those who are not starters) may only get a minimum amount of playing time during tournament games. It is the sole discretion of the Manager to make these decisions and may be very fluid as games unfold during Tournament play.
Key Dates (Dates are subject to change – for use as a guideline ONLY) All-Star District 6/AZ State Tournaments:
Baseball: Dates are subject to change and have not been validated
AGE 8-11 District Tournament- MID JUNE HOST D6 Arcadia
Age 12 District Tournament- END of JUNE HOST D6 McCormick
State Tournaments for baseball have not been validated
8/9/10- District 2- Peoria
9/10/11- District 12- Tucson
Majors- District 13 - Tempe
50/70- District 1- Flagstaff
Softball: Dates are subject to change and have not been validated
8/9/10 State Tournament- END of JULY- District 10- Cottonwood
9/10/11 State Tournament- END of JULY- District 14- TBD
Notes to Parents
Your players MUST be available for the dates – NO EXCEPTIONS. It is not fair to the other players and families so we must strictly enforce this. There is a possibility that one of the Arcadia Little League teams makes it out of the State Finals this summer. While the road out of Arizona would be very difficult, it is not impossible with a good squad. If any of the teams make it out of Arizona, they would play in the Western Regional Championships in August out of state. Obviously, you should be aware of this and would need to plan accordingly in order to accommodate the team games as necessary.
Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
The acknowledgments of the above outlined commitments are required to be considered to participate on the All-Star Team. Failure to sign this form will automatically remove the player from the list of nominees for consideration. Utilizing a list of eligible nominees, the Team Managers in their respective divisions will vote and provide their recommendations to the All-Star Committee for final approval. The Arcadia Little League All-Star Committee will make every effort to choose the best-qualified players to represent our League and community. As with any such process, there will be those who do not agree with the Committee’s decisions. However, the decision of the All-Star Committee will be final. In the event that an All-Star Player must be replaced after having been chosen for the team, the replacement player will be selected from the original list of nominees in the order established by ballots at the time of Team selection.
Nominee and/or All-Star Player
I hereby propose my/our son’s/daughter’s name for consideration for the Arcadia Little League All-Star Softball/Baseball team(s). I/We will be totally committed to the team, to all team practices and tournament play. I/We have no other commitments such as vacations or summer camps, that will potentially interfere with my/our son’s/daughter’s responsibility to the All-Star Team as listed on Page 1.
RETURN THIS BOTTOM FORM TO YOUR MANAGER NO LATER THAN MAY 3
I understand that if I/we do not fulfill my/our obligations and responsibilities to the team, the Manager may use his/her discretion to replace my/our son/daughter on the team.
Players Name _______________________________________ Date of Birth _______________
Players Address __________________________________ Players School _______________
Players Signature ____________________________________ Date ______________________
Parent/Guardian Signature ____________________________ Date ______________________
Please Check Box(es) Below: (NOTE – Boys may request to be on any ballot they qualify for by age) Baseball Minors- 8/9/10 _____ Softball Minors-8/9/10 _____
Minors- 9/10/11 _____ Minors- 11/12 _____
Majors- 11/12 _____
50/70- 12/13 ______ (note- ARLL will not have a 50/70 possible placement with MRLL)
Disclosure of any Currently Scheduled Commitments (if any): Please note if there are any currently scheduled commitments during the months of June, July and August 2021 that may prevent the player from participating in team practices. This includes vacation, travel, sports camps, other baseball/softball tournaments, etc.
Dates/Purpose of scheduled commitments: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________