The deadline to submit the Redmond Softball All-Stars Application (Statement of Player Commitment) is May 19th at 11:59 p.m.
All-Stars is an incredible opportunity to extend the playing season and play at a higher level, but it is also a big commitment. Most teams try to practice every day from the day the teams are announced until the tournament begins, exceptions being made for weekend select tournaments when they conflict. If a team wins the District 9 Tournament, the journey continues to the State Tournament. For Majors and Juniors there is the potential to go all the way to the Softball World Series.
The District 9 tournament always approaches quickly. Especially for the Juniors and Majors teams who will have to squeeze their All-Stars practices in while LWSD is still in session. Notice, for example, that both the Majors and Juniors tournaments start during the last week of school.
For families new to Little League, All-Stars can be a lifestyle changer. That annual vacation might conflict with the tournament dates, and there’s obviously no guarantee that our teams will progress beyond the District 9 tournament (although our teams are usually competitive). We have to honor Little League and the game of softball by being able to field teams until they are eliminated, so keep these dates in mind when evaluating your All-Stars commitment.
Softball league age is calculated on December 31, 2017.
D9 All Star Dates*
State All Star Dates*
Majors (11/12) (12s)
|June 18||June 30|
|June 20||June 30|
*Subject to change; these dates are set by District and State officials.
Players are selected to All-Stars by the Tournament Team Committee, consisting of the Managers of the applicable age divisions of Redmond Softball, the VP of Softball, and the Player Agent. The following are criteria for participation in All-Stars:
Please Note: Depending on the number of available and committed players at each level, Redmond Softball may or may not field a team at a particular age level.
Please also keep in mind that many good players submit Statements of Player Commitment each year who are not ultimately selected to All-Stars. Your player’s selection, or non-selection, to an All-Star team is entirely dependent on the relative strengths and abilities of the players her age who submit Statements of Player Commitment, as determined by the Tournament Team Committee. Not getting selected for All-Stars does not reflect how our coaches feel about your player as a person, or how much of an effort your player has put in to improve, and should not take away from what we hope has been a fun experience in the regular season.
All-Star team rosters will be announced on or after June 1. Rosters of selected players will be posted on our website and announced on our home page soon as possible.
If your player is selected for All-Stars, you will need to be prepared to submit proof of age and residency in order for her to participate on the team.
Little League International rules require that players provide proof of age and residence.
For proof of age, players who have been selected to an all-star team must provide an ORIGINAL birth certificate. It will be returned to you, but the ORIGINAL must be verified by District 9 staff.
For proof of residency, the easiest proof is if your child’s school is also within the league boundaries. All that is required is a completed School Enrollment Form, available at http://www.littleleague.org/assets/forms_pubs/School-Enrollment-Form.pdf. Otherwise multiple documents are required, and they have to be dated, or in force from the period between February 1, 2017 and February 1, 2018. Aside from the school enrollment form, the easiest documents to provide are a driver’s license, vehicle registration, and utility bill. More information on Little League's residency requirements can be found here: http://www.littleleague.org/assets/forms_pubs/Residence-Eligibility.pdf
The deadline to submit the online Statement of Player Commitment is 11:59 p.m., Saturday, May 19th, 2018.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Player Agent, Redmond Softball
Player Agent - Majors/Minors Softball