All-Stars is a commitment to play on the Issaquah Little League Tournament team. Teams compete in the District Tournament against the other 14 teams in
District 9 with the winner advancing on to State.
Little League has very strict rules requiring original documents to prove age, eligibility, and residence within the Issaquah Little League boundary.
Tournament rules vary from regular season. Some key differences include batting only 9 players, pairing up a substitute with only 1 other player for the duration of the game. All players must play 3 consecutive outs and bat once. Only the Manager and two Coaches are allowed in the dugout and there can be no contact with the dugout during the entire game.
|June 5||Coast Manager Meeting||Sambica - Joshua Lodge|
|June 10||Majors Manager Meeting||Sambica - Joshua Lodge|
|June 15||All-Star teams announced||NA|
|June 15||All-Star practices begin and go thru tournament end||TBD|
BASEBALL TOURNAMENT LOCATIONS FOR 2013
|Date||Event||Location / Host|
|June 22||9/10 Baseball District 9 Tournament||Big Finn Hill Park|
|June 29||10/11 Baseball District 9 Tournament||East Sammamish Park|
|June 29||Major Baseball District 9 Tournament||Dodd Field|
|June 28||Intermediate (50/70) Baseball District 9 Tournament||East Sammamish Park|
|July 1||Juniors Baseball District 9 Tournament||Hartman Park|
SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT LOCATIONS FOR 2013
|Date||Event||Location / Host|
|June 29||9/10 Softball District 9 Tournament||Everest Park|
2013 ALL-STAR TEAMS
|9U / 10U||10U / 11U||Majors|
|Jacob Adcox||Ryan Baker||Kai Alberghini|
|Aidan Anderson||Brenden Chan||Brendan Cabrera|
|Thomas Brown||David Chapman||Conner Chan|
|Ty Buckner||Alec Feldman||David Cody|
|Ethan Chen||Mitchell Hatate||Parker Coleman|
|Derek Gellos||Campbell Lee||Curtis Herbolich|
|Sam Hawk||Brady Liddle||Robert Herbolich|
|Andrew Hickey||Aidan Lowry||Conner Niemann|
|Mathew Hwang||Grant Martorano||Lucas Senatore|
|John O'Connor||Benjamin Nored||Dillon Sturm|
|Blane Schmitt||Joseph Warner||Marcus Tang|
|Jay Sivadas||Colton Wigen||Cooper Thieme|
|Cade Stenzel||Colton Willbrandt||Cameron Welty|
|Kyle Buckner (Manager)||JP Liddle (Manager)||Mike Sturm (Manager)|
|Chris Gellos (Coach)||Sean Baker (Coach)||Evan Chan (Coach)|
|Casey Stenzel (Coach)||Andy Wigen (Coach)||Drew Herbolich (Coach)|
|Softball (9U / 10U)||Baseball (Intermediate 13U)||Baseball (Juniors 14U)|
|Madison Bassett||Anthony Balducci||David Bus|
|Alexis Bellas||Kaelan Carr||Aidan Cunningham|
|Jenna Gegus||Jacob Clark||Matthew Dederer|
|Kelly Hruza||Michael Clark||Jack George|
|Emma Huryn||Matthew Foley||Zachary Jeter|
|Summer Jones||Ethan Hickey||Alex Jonson|
|Skylar Maloney||Harrison Lee||Spencer Lofink|
|Samantha Nemiroff||Seth Persaud||Joseph Rantz|
|Grace Newell||Brandon Peterson||John Thackray|
|Arabella Perez||Devin Piquet-Charles||Nathan Zollers|
|Madison Rockwell||Max Stadel|
|Kiley van Brero||Jacob Turner|
|Connie Bellas (Manager)||Larry Gillard (Manager)||Art Jonson (Manager)|
|Amy Huryn (Coach)||Eric Dang (Coach)||Ken Bus (Coach)|
|Mary Gegus (Coach)||Chris Turner (Coach)||Rob Lofink (Coach)|
2013 All-Stars 9U / 10U
2013 All-Stars 10U / 11U
2013 All-Stars Majors
2013 All-Stars Softball
BASEBALL ALL-STAR SELECTION PROCESS
ISSAQUAH LITTLE LEAGUE
ALL-STAR PLAYER SELECTION
Revisions Approved by Board of Directors 5/17/11
- Candidates for the All-Star team will be selected from players who have been on a Division team's roster and participated in at least 60% of the games played by that team as of June 15 (unless granted a Little League waiver).
- Teams will consist of 12 players unless a different number is authorized by the League President.
- The President may address the League strategy on placing players on the youngest All-Star team they are eligible for.
- Players will be selected by vote of all Major's managers based upon the following criteria:
- The most highly skilled players as evidenced by the players' performance during the season.
- Availability of the players and his/her families to meet the time commitments and obligations required of All-Stars.
- Any other factors that may, in the managers' judgment, reflect upon a candidate's fitness and ability to play on an All-Star team. The objective is to fairly and impartially select the most skilled and competitive team possible for tournament play.
- A meeting of Division managers shall be scheduled by the League, generally in early June of each year, and conducted by the Division Selection Committee (DSC). The DSC is made up of the following Board Officers who are not Managers in the Division: President, Commissioner Baseball, Division Vice President and Player Agent. Note: If less than two committee members are not Managers in the Division, the President may appoint another Board officer to preside over the meeting.
- Each manager shall nominate player(s) from the Division for consideration and open discussion by all managers. Discussion and sharing of information, strengths and weaknesses are encouraged throughout the process. DSC members may suggest players for discussion they feel have been overlooked, however a Manager must then nominate the player.
- The Managers shall not at any point in the process vote for players from his/her own team.
- Managers shall vote based on both their own knowledge and observation of players along with the information provided by other Managers and DSC members during nominations and discussions.
- The DSC will conduct the balloting in rounds. DSC may open discussion between each round, in a manner that preserves the confidentiality of each ballot and best serves the interests of fair and impartial selection.
- The balloting process is as follows:
- Nomination and open discussion continues until closed by DSC.
- Managers may only vote for players who have been nominated.
- DSC calls for Managers votes and states the number of players to vote for in the round. Typically 3 players are voted for by each Manager until a total of 9 players have been selected to the team. Subsequent rounds may be limited to 2 or 1 player, depending on the number of remaining slots.
- Two DSC members tally votes confidentially. Any player with 1 more than 50% of eligible votes is selected to the team and announced to the group in descending order by most votes.
- Voting rounds continue until 14-16 final candidates are selected.
- The DSC shall deliver the list of candidates, ordered as elected by the managers, to the appropriate All-Star Manager, who shall contact each player to determine his/her availability and interest. The All-Star Manager will report back to the DSC on the final team roster.
- The remaining players shall be used as replacement players as needed and with approval of the Player Agent, Commissioner Baseball and President.
- The teams may not be announced, and no practices or games conducted, until allowed by the Official Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball (usually no earlier than June 15).
MAJORS DIVISION SELECTION MEETING
- Majors Managers will meet first and will select the final candidates as follows:
- Majors (11/12) Team: Managers will complete the process for the Majors team first, selecting from among eligible Little League age 12 or 11 year olds in the Majors Division based on the age strategy (as stated by the President above).
- 10/11 Team: Following selection of the Majors team, Managers will then select the 10/11 team from among eligible Little League age 11 or 10 year olds in the Majors Division based on the age strategy (as stated by the President above).
- 9/10 Team: Following selection of the 10/11 team, Managers will then select Majors players to the 9/10 team with the following abbreviated process:
- Nomination and open discussion of any eligible Little League age 10 or 9 year old players from Majors Division, similar to that for other teams
- Managers vote for any of the nominated players in one round
- Two DSC members tally votes confidentially. Any player with 2/3 of eligible votes is selected to the team and announced in descending order of votes.
- The Majors Division Selection Committee will provide this list to the Coast Division Selection Committee.
COAST DIVISION SELECTION MEETING
- Coast Managers will meet after the Majors Division completes their selection process.
- 9/10 Team: Managers will complete the process for the 9/10 Team following the same guidelines.
- Managers must accept all Majors 9/10 players selected by the Majors process first
- All remaining candidates will be nominated from eligible Little League age 10 or 9 year old players in the Coast Division only.
ISSAQUAH LITTLE LEAGUE
ALL-STAR MANAGER AND COACH SELECTION
Revisions Approved by Board of Directors 5/17/11
- Candidates for the All-Star Manager and Coach positions must come from eligible Managers and Coaches in the Majors Division, or for the 9/10 Team from the Majors or Coast Division.
- Candidates must notify the Commissioner Baseball prior to the selection meeting.
- After the All Star player selection meeting, a manager will be selected by vote of the All-Star Committee
- The All-Star Committee is made up of the League President, the Commissioner Baseball and the Division Vice President.
- Each member of the All-Star Committee casts one vote for the Manager. The Baseball Player Agent will cast one vote in the event of a tie or if one of the above parties elects not to participate in the voting process.
- After Manager selection, the Manager must nominate two eligible Coaches and submit to the All-Star Committee for approval.
- Upon approval of the Coaches by the All-Star Committee, the entire slate (Manager and Coaches) must be approved by the Board of Directors. If the Board of Directors does not approve the slate of candidates, the All-Star Committee must find an alternate slate of candidates to submit for approval.
MAJORS MANAGER SELECTION MEETING
- The All-Star Committee, as stated above, includes the Majors Division Vice President.
- Majors (11/12) Team: Committee must select the Majors Manager first from among eligible Majors Division Managers and Coaches.
- 10/11 Team: Following selection of the Majors Manager, the Committee must select the 10/11 Team Manager from among eligible Majors Division Managers and Coaches.
COAST DIVISION SELECTION MEETING
- The Coast All-Star Committee will meet after the Coast Division completes their player selection process.
- The All-Star Committee, as stated above, includes the Coast Division Vice President.
- 9/10 Team: Committee must select the 9/10 Team Manager from among eligible Coast or Majors Division Managers and Coaches.
SOFTBALL ALL-STAR SELECTION PROCESS
Softball 13/14-Year-Old Division:
Players for the 13/14 year old All-Star team will be selected from players who have been on a Juniors team roster and played in at least 60% of the regular season games played by that team as of June 15. Teams will consist of 12 players. Players will be selected by vote of all Junior's managers based upon the following criteria:
- The most highly skilled players as evidenced by the players' performance during the season
- Availability of the players and her families to meet the time commitments and obligations required of All-Stars
- Any other factors that may, in the managers judgment, reflect upon a candidate's fitness and ability to play on an All-Star team. The purpose of the All Star selection is to select the most skilled and competitive team possible for post season tournament with potential to compete in District, State, Regional and possible World Series Little League Tournaments.
A meeting of managers shall be scheduled by the League generally in early June of each year, and conducted by the President, Commissioner of Softball, and Player
Agent. Each manager may nominate players for consideration and discussion. The managers shall then submit confidential written ballots for players and shall also rank their choices (average ranking
will be used as a tie-breaker if needed). The League will conduct the balloting, generally in rounds with discussion between each round, in a manner that preserves the confidentiality of each
ballot and best serves the interests of fair and impartial selection. The League shall compile a list of 16-18 candidates, ordered as elected by the managers. This list shall be delivered to the
All-Star managers, who shall contact each player to determine her availability and interest, and develop a list of the top 12 available All-Star candidates. The remaining players shall be used as
replacement players as needed and with approval of the Player Agent, Commissioner of Softball and President. The teams may not be announced, and no practices or games conducted, until allowed by
the Official Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball (usually no earlier than June 15).
Softball 11/12-Year-Old Division:
The actual vote/selection of All-Stars for the 11/12-year-old Division will follow the same process as described for Softball Juniors Division except the teams shall be selected by the Majors division managers and the Commissioner of Softball.
Softball 10/11 Year Old Division:
The actual vote/selection of All-Stars for the 10/11-year-old Division will follow the same process as described for Softball Juniors Division except the teams shall be selected by the Majors and Coast division managers and the Commissioner of Softball.
Softball 9/10 Year Old Division:
The actual vote/selection of All-Stars for the 9/10-year-old Division will follow the same process as described for Softball Juniors Division except the teams shall be selected by the Majors and Coast division managers and the Commissioner of Softball. The minimum playing age to participate in All-Stars is 9 years old. Player must have turned 9 before January 1st of current year.
MANAGER AND COACH SELECTION
Softball Juniors Division:
Usually the Junior Division is an interlock from all the eligible players in the District. The Manager of that team usually will manage the All Star team. Approval is verified with District VP of Softball, Janice Christensen.
Softball 11/12-Year-Old Division:
Manager(s) and Coaches of current Majors Division team(s) are asked if interested in coaching All Star team. If Issaquah is hosting a team and the Manager and/or Coach from Issaquah agrees to lead the team, then a recommendation is submitted to the Issaquah Little League Board by the Commissioner of Softball for approval by vote.
Softball 10/11- Year-Old Division:
Same process as described in the 11/12 Year Old Division, except request is directed toward Manager(s) and Coaches of current Coast Division team(s). All Majors and Coast managers and coaches are eligible to serve as 10-11 division manager or coach.
Softball 9/10- Year-Old Division:
Same process as described. All Majors, Coast, and AAA Managers and Coaches are eligible to serve as 9-10 division manager or coach.
ALL-STAR SELECTION PROCESS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Where do I find information on
the Player and Manager selection process?
A. You will find all the details on our current selection process for Players, Manager and Coaches on our All-Star page on the Issaquah Little League web site.
Q. What if I have not seen a player
in a game?
A. Get to a game before the selection meeting. If you can't, then listen to the input of your fellow Managers and weigh it accordingly. The objective of the meeting is to get all relevant facts and information and make the best-informed selections we can.
Q. Why doesn't Issaquah hold a try
A. The entire season is a try out and we prefer to view the player performance in real games against other top players as the best judge of their ability to compete at the highest levels. A tryout is one data point in time, much as the Skills Evaluation at the beginning of the season.
Q. Who gets to
A. Only the Manager from each team gets to vote - however they cannot vote for any player on their own team. The selection meeting will hold open, honest and frank discussions - and thus must be a confidential setting in which to do this.
Q. Why aren't Coaches
A. Little League rules recognize the one leader of a team - from the opening meeting with the Umpire - through the ability to question a call - as the Manager of the team. The smaller meeting also helps keep conversations confidential. Certainly, the Manager may consult with Coach(es) on their team for input prior to the meeting.
Q. Who gets to nominate
A. Each Manager at the meeting may nominate any eligible player. Managers may discuss "real" stats, player strengths and performance against other top players. After the nomination, discussion will ensue with other Managers adding their experience and knowledge about the player.
Q. Will Managers speak out against a
A. Managers may bring any relevant facts and data to the meeting - including the performances they've seen. If a manager supports a player's nomination they should speak out and provide information as such. When not speaking up to support it, they are providing information as well.
Q. Why do Manager and Coach children
make All-Stars so frequently?
A. It is a fact that many Manager and Coach kids make All-Stars. Certainly, many Manager and Coach kids received high rankings in Skills Evaluation and were thus drafted early on as well. Why do they rank high? Is it because parents of skilled players tend to become Coaches or because the parents spend so much time on baseball that their players perform well? Some of both? It is an undeniable fact. Again, we have the most open and honest discussion we can - and know that Managers cannot vote for their own child or any other player on their own team.
Q. Are Managers just picking players
from Issaquah Baseball Club?
A. Issaquah Baseball Club (IBC) is a separate entity from Issaquah Little League. Certainly the top players in Issaquah Little League were invited to play in IBC - and thus, it will be logical that many of the All-Star selections may also be IBC players. Playing on IBC is not a requirement of being an All-Star. Managers will discuss a player's skills, abilities, teamwork, passion and not where they play on weekends.
Q. Should I take into account what
position a player fielded in regular season?
A. Many of the players who make the All-Star team will play in a different position on that team than they did in regular season. Specialty positions, like Catcher and Pitcher are certainly unique - and should be called out specifically. If a player was SS on their regular season team, they may well be in Outfield during All-Stars, where speed and ability to run down a long fly are critical.
Q. How many players should I
A. Look at how many positions will be available and divide by the number of teams in your division. That will give you at least an indication of "on average" how many players will come from each team. Certainly you may nominate more, if you believe that you were lucky enough to have more top-caliber players on your team.
Q. Why do Majors Managers get to
select players to the 10 year old team?
A. Each season a few 10 year olds successfully "Play Up" to Majors and are drafted by a Majors team. While Coast Managers have not seen these players during the regular season, the Majors Managers have watched them play against older competition. Most of the time the Majors Managers have been long-time Little League managers or coaches and thus have seen Coast-level competition. We force a super-majority of the Majors Managers to affirm a player's selection to the 10 year old team. These players could also be selected to the 10/11 team made up of Majors division players.
Q. How are the All-Star team Manager
and Coach selected?
A. Any Manager or coach from the appropriate division may choose to apply to be the All-Star team Manager by notifying the Commissioner Baseball by the deadline. The selection committee is made up of: President, Commissioner Baseball and Division VP. The Player Agent votes in case of a tie or if one of the other committee members excuses themselves for any reason, including being a candidate. This selection meeting takes place AFTER the player selection meeting.