Tolland Little League

All-Star Selection Process

To all AAA and Majors Participants:


Registration for participation in the 2018 Little League All Star Tournament is now open. Please sign up no later than May 26th to express interest in being part of a Tolland All-Star Team and the willingness to commit to the team. To register, log into your personal account, and you will see what is available for your player(s). Additional details re: the selection process, which varies based on the age level, are provided below:

In 2018, the Tolland Little League is planning on placing three All-Star teams into the District 8 tournament. Unlike the regular season, the All-Star teams are chosen with the intent of competing at the highest level. Every All-Star candidate must meet the following criteria: eligibility, availability, ability and attitude/effort.

The player needs to be age appropriate for the team he is chosen to participate on. The player must have played 60 percent of his team’s regular season games. The player must be a Tolland resident, and the player must be able to commit to attending 100% of all games & 90% of all scheduled All-Star practices (exceptions: sick, illness, family emergency; all approved absences will be reviewed by the teams All-Star coaching staff, VP 60’ Baseball and the President).  These criteria are consistent with those established in previous years.

Beyond the talent of the player that is selected, the player must make a commitment to be available from mid-June to the end of July, with a potential of going into August and be able to play every game.  If a player cannot commit to that time period, they will not be eligible for All-Star selection and should not sign up. While this may seem like a very long time now, most involved in past All-Star teams will say it ended much too soon.  Parents may encumber additional travel expenses, especially if the teams advance in Tournament play.

Being an All-Star is more than just having the talent to compete. It is also about having good character, the right attitude, being a good sport and a good teammate. Players not exhibiting a great attitude and effort will not be eligible to represent Tolland Little League in All-Star Tournament play.  If you or your player would like to learn more about All-Stars, please contact Jeremy Rainha, VP 60’ Baseball/All Star Coordinator (860-778-3583) and/or Tim Griffin, President (860-748-8960).  Your player can also talk to previous All-Stars, and we are sure they will find out that All-Stars was a rewarding experience that created life-long memories.  

All players selected will be charged a minimum of $80 to participate on the All-Star team in tournament play. Players will receive a custom dri-fit jersey, fitted hat and dri-fit practice shirt with name/number. 

 


2018 All-Star Player Selection Process (as included in our By Laws)

 

Baseball 11/12-year-old All-Star Team

  • All players in Majors will vote for 12 players/peers. They can vote for themselves.
  • The top six players by a majority vote will be automatically placed on the team.
  • All coaches/managers (#1 manager and #2 coach) from Majors will vote for 12 players as well.  The coaches/managers will be provided with a list of the eligible player’s statistics for review. No player needs to be nominated; the coaches will cast a vote based on player eligibility, statistics, personal observation and knowledge, etc.
  • The remaining players will be elected by the coaches’ majority vote and will be added to the roster with the top six players that were elected by the player vote. 
  • This team will primarily consist of 12 year olds; however, 11 year olds are also eligible to make this team if necessary/worthy. All Star rosters cannot exceed the Little League International maximum nor be less than twelve, or as determined by the League President.
  • If a tie exists for the last roster position, the All Star team manager will make the tie-breaker decision.

 

Baseball 10/11 year old All-Star Team

  • All coaches/managers from Majors/AAA will be provided with a list of the eligible player’s statistics for review. 
  • All coaches/managers (#1 manager and #2 coach) from Majors will vote for 12 players.  The coaches/managers will be provided with a list of the eligible player’s statistics for review. No player needs to be nominated; the coaches will cast a vote based on player eligibility, statistics, personal observation and knowledge, etc.
  • This team will primarily consist of 11 year olds; however 10 year olds are also eligible to make this team if necessary/worthy. All Star rosters cannot exceed the Little League International maximum nor be less than twelve, or as determined by the League President.
  • If a tie exists for the last roster position, the All Star team manager will make the tie-breaker decision.

 

Baseball 8/9/10 year old All-Star Team

  • The roster will be filled through 2 steps.
  • All coaches/managers (#1 manager and #2 coach) from Majors will be provided with a list of the eligible player’s statistics for review. No player needs to be nominated; the coaches will cast a vote based on player eligibility, statistics, personal observation and knowledge, etc.
  • Those players receiving more than 50% of the Majors Managers and Coaches votes will be on the 8/9/10 year old team. The remaining roster positions for this team will be determined based on the following method.
  • All coaches/managers (#1 manager and #2 coach) from AAA will be provided with a list of the eligible player’s statistics for review. No player needs to be nominated; the coaches will cast a vote based on player eligibility, statistics, personal observation and knowledge, etc.
  • This team will primarily consist of 10 year olds; however 8 & 9 year olds are also eligible to make this team if necessary/worthy. All Star rosters cannot exceed the Little League International maximum nor be less than twelve, or as determined by the League President.
  • If a tie exists for the last roster position, the All Star team manager will make the tie-breaker decision.


The release of names of players selected for the All-Star team(s) will be released in early/mid June. The teams will be posted on the Tolland Little League website.

2018 All-Star Manager/Coach Selection Process

  • Manager/Coaches must be currently coaching in Tolland Little League Majors or Minor Divisions. Eligibility of Managers and Coaches are determined by Little League rules and has been previously approved as a Manager/Coach by the TLL Board.
  • After the player selection process has been completed, the Manager and Coach selection process will take place. All Star Manager and Coaches will be will be determined by votes of the manager and one coach from each regular season team. All eligible coaches/managers may request to have their name placed on the nomination ballot. (Exception: If a tie exits for the late roster position on any team, the Manager/Coach Selection Process will proceed first)
  • The person with the most votes will be named as Manager and second most votes will be named as one of the coaches. The selected manager may either choose the person with the third highest votes or may choose a coach at his or her own discretion for a 2nd coach. If a tie exists for manager, the director will make the tie-breaker decision. If a tie exists for coaches, the selected manager will make the tie-breaker decision. All selected Managers and Coaches must be approved by the Executive Board before the selection is final. The elected Manager may defer to be a coach with the respective League Director, Vice President 60’ and Presidents approval.


Sincerely,
Jeremy Rainha, VP 60’ Baseball/All Star Coordinator, [email protected]net, 860-778-3583, and
Tim Griffin, President, [email protected]net, 860-748-8960