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ISSAQUAH LITTLE LEAGUE

All-Stars

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 the State Tournament.

Little League has very strict rules requiring original documents to prove age, eligibility, and residence or school attendance within the Issaquah Little League boundary.

Tournament rules vary from regular season. Some key differences include batting, play in the field, and substitutions during the game. Only the Manager and two Coaches are allowed in the dugout and there can be no contact with the dugout during the entire game.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

The District 9 website is the best source for up to date information including dates, locations, and brackets for both baseball and softball. Information on the Washington State tournaments can also be found there.

District 9 

 

Washington State

 

ALL-STAR SELECTION FAQs

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 out?
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 vote?
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 invited?
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 players?
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 player?
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 up and provide information as such.

Q. Why do Manager and Coach children make All-Stars so frequently?
A.
 Many Manager and Coach kids make All-Stars. Certainly, many Manager and Coach kids as well as others receive high rankings in Skills Evaluation and were thus drafted early on as well. While everyone has biases, we strive to have the most open and honest discussion we can - and 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. A number of the ILL Managers are also Managers, coaches, or are involved in other ways with IBC and should be focused on their play during ILL. 

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. 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, 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.

SOFTBALL ALL-STAR SELECTION PROCESS

SOFTBALL PLAYER SELECTION

GENERAL

  1. 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 (8) of the games played by that team as of June 15 (unless granted a Little League waiver).
  2. Teams will consist of 13 players unless a different number is authorized by the League President.
  3. The President may address the League strategy on placing players on the youngest All-Star team they are eligible for.
  4. Players will be selected by vote of all managers based upon the following criteria:
    1. The most highly skilled players as evidenced by the players' performance during the season.
    2. Availability of the players and his/her families to meet the time commitments and obligations required of All-Stars.
    3. 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.
    4. A meeting of Division managers shall be scheduled by the League, generally in early May or 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 Softball, 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.
    5. Each manager shall nominate player(s) for the Division in 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.
    6. The Managers shall not at any point in the process vote for players from their own team.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. The balloting process is as follows:
      1. Nomination and open discussion continues until closed by DSC.
      2. Managers may only vote for players who have been nominated.
      3. 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.
      4. 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.
      5. Voting rounds continue until 14-16 final candidates are selected.
  5. EXCEPTION to above rule #3.  If the division has less than 4 teams, each manager may vote for players on their own team.
  6. 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.
  7. The remaining players shall be used as replacement players as needed and with approval of the Player Agent, Commissioner Baseball and President.
  8. 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 May 15).



MINOR AND MAJOR DIVISION SELECTION MEETING

  1. Majors Team will be selected first by the Major Managers in the Majors Division based on the age strategy (as stated by the President above).
  2. The 9/10/11 Team will be selected next by the Major and Coast Managers among eligible Little League age 11/10/9 year-olds that were not selected in the Majors Division.
  3. The 8/9/10 Team will be selected last by the Coast Managers with the Majors and AAA mangers nominees and input on players

Little League (Major Division) Softball 10/11/12-Year-Old Division:
Any player League age 10, 11, or 12 who has participated as required by Mandatory Play as an eligible player in eight (8) regular season games by the start of Tournament Play in their respective District

The actual vote/selection of All-Stars for the 10/11/12-year-old Division will follow the process as described above.

Softball 9/10/11 Year Old Division:
Any player League age 9, 10, or 11 who has participated as required by Mandatory Play as an eligible player in eight (8) regular season games by the start of Tournament Play in their respective District

The actual vote/selection of All-Stars for the 9/10/11-year-old Division will follow the process as described above.

Softball 8/9/10 Year Old Division:
Any player League age 8, 9, or 10 who has participated as required by Mandatory Play as an eligible player in eight (8) regular season games by the start of Tournament Play in their respective District

The actual vote/selection of All-Stars for the 8/9/10-year-old Division will follow the process as described above except the teams shall be selected by the Coast division managers. Majors Managers will nominate the 10-year-old players that played in the Majors division that were not selected on the Majors and 9/10/11 All-star teams.  The AAA managers will nominate the AAA players that are 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds that should be selected for the 8/9/10 team.  The minimum playing age to participate in All-Stars is 8 years old. Player must have turned 8 before January 1st of current year. 


JUNIOR AND SENIOR DIVISION SELECTION MEETING

Junior League - Softball 12/13/14-Year-Old Division:
Any player League age 12, 13, or 14 who has participated as required by Mandatory Play as an eligible player in eight (8) regular season games by the start of Tournament Play in their respective District

Teams will consist of 13 to 14 players. Players will be selected by vote of all Junior's managers

Senior League - Softball 13/14/15/16-Year-Old Division:
Any player League age 13, 14, 15 or 16 who has participated as required by Mandatory Play as an eligible player in eight (8) regular season games by the start of Tournament Play in their respective District

Teams will consist of 13 to 14 players. Players will be selected by vote of all Senior's managers


MANAGER AND COACH SELECTION

GENERAL

  1. Candidates for the All-Star Manager and Coach positions shall be regular season eligible team Managers and Coaches from the Little League Softball Divisions (specific Division requirements are listed below).
  2. Candidates must notify the Commissioner Baseball prior to the selection meeting.
  3. After the All-Star player selection meeting, a manager will be selected by vote of the All-Star Committee
    1. The All-Star Committee is made up of the League President, the Commissioner Softball, and Softball Player Agent.
    2. Each member of the All-Star Committee casts one vote for the Manager. In the event of a tie, the League President will make the final decision.
    3. After Manager selection, the Manager must nominate two eligible Coaches and submit to the All-Star Committee for approval.
    4. 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.

Note:  If the league has less than 12 eligible players for All-stars, then Issaquah Little League will interlock with other eligible players in the district.  Manager of the team will be selected by each interlocking Divisions’ Softball commissioners (Vice Presidents) and League Presidents.  Approval is verified with the District VP of Softball.

Note:  League President and Player Agent may be eligible for selection by the local league board of Directors to coach or manage with written approval from their respective District Administrator

Softball Junior and Senior Division:
The manager and coach(es) shall be regular season team managers and/or coaches from the Little League Softball Junior or Senior Division.  Usually the Junior or Senior 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.

Majors Division - Softball 10/11/12-Year-Old Division:
The manager and coach(es) shall be regular season team managers and/or coaches from the Little League Softball (Major) Division.

Softball 9/10/11- Year-Old Division:
The manager and coach(es) shall be regular season team managers and/or coaches from the Little League Softball (Major) Division or Minor League Division. All Majors, Coast, and AAA Managers and Coaches are eligible to serve as 9/10/11 division manager or coach.

Softball 8/9/10- Year-Old Division:
The manager and coach(es) shall be regular season team managers and/or coaches from the Little League Softball (Major) Division or Minor League Division.  All Majors, Coast, and AAA Managers and Coaches are eligible to serve as 8/9/10 division manager or coach.

BASEBALL ALL-STAR SELECTION PROCESS

BASEBALL PLAYER SELECTION:

GENERAL

  1. 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).
  2. Teams will consist of 12 players unless a different number is authorized by the League President.
  3. The President will address the League strategy on placing players on the youngest All-Star team they are eligible for.
  4. Players will be selected by vote of respective Division managers based upon the following criteria:
    1. The most highly skilled players as evidenced by the players' performance during the season.
    2. Availability of the players and his/her families to meet the time commitments and obligations required of All-Stars.
    3. 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.
    4. A meeting of Division managers shall be scheduled by the League, generally in May or 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.
    5. Each manager shall nominate player(s) for the Division in 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.
    6. The Managers shall not at any point in the process vote for players from their own team.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. The balloting process is as follows:
      1. Nomination and open discussion continues until closed by DSC.
      2. Managers may only vote for players who have been nominated.
      3. 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.
      4. 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.
      5. Voting rounds continue until 14-16 final candidates are selected.
  5. EXCEPTION to above rule #3.  If the division has less than four (4) teams, each manager may vote for players on their own team.
  6.  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.
  7. The remaining players shall be used as replacement players as needed and with approval of the Player Agent, Commissioner Baseball and President.
  8. 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 May 15).

 

MAJORS DIVISION SELECTION MEETING

  1. Little League Baseball (Majors Team 12’s) will be selected first by the Major Managers in the Majors Division from among eligible Little League players based on the League strategy (as stated by the President above).
  2.  9/10/11 Team: Following selection of the Majors team, Managers will then select the 9/10/11 team from among eligible Little League age 9/10/11 year olds that were not selected for the Major’s team based on the League strategy (as stated by the President above).
  3. 8/9/10 Team: Following selection of the 9/10/11 team, Managers will then select Majors players to the 8/9/10 team with the following abbreviated process:
    1. Nomination and open discussion of any eligible Little League age 8/9/10 players from Majors Division, similar to that for other teams.
    2. Managers vote for any of the nominated players in one round.
    3. 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.
    4. The Majors Division Selection Committee will provide this list to the Coast Division Selection Committee.

 

COAST DIVISION SELECTION MEETING

  1. Coast Managers will meet after the Majors Division completes their selection process.
  2.  8/9/10 Team: Coast Managers will complete the process for the 8/9/10 Team following the same guidelines.
    1. Managers must accept all Majors 8/9/10 players selected by the Majors process first.
    2. All remaining candidates will be nominated from eligible Little League age 8/9/10 old players.

 

MANAGER AND COACH SELECTION:

GENERAL

  1. 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.
  2. Candidates must notify the Commissioner Baseball prior to the selection meeting.
  3. After the All Star player selection meeting, a manager will be selected by vote of the All-Star Committee
    1. The All-Star Committee is made up of the League President, the Commissioner Baseball and the Division Vice President.
    2. 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.
    3. After Manager selection, the Manager must nominate two eligible Coaches and submit to the All-Star Committee for approval.
    4. 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

  1. The All-Star Committee, as stated above, includes the Majors Division Vice President.
  2. Little League Baseball (Majors 12’s) Team: Committee must select the Majors Manager first from among eligible Majors Division Managers and Coaches.
  3. 9/10/11 Team: Following selection of the Majors Manager, the Committee must select the 9/10/11 Team Manager from among eligible Majors Division Managers and Coaches.

 

COAST DIVISION MANAGER SELECTION MEETING

  1. The Coast All-Star Committee will meet after the Coast Division completes their player selection process.
  2. The All-Star Committee, as stated above, includes the Coast Division Vice President.
  3. 8/9/10 Team: Committee must select the 8/9/10 Team Manager from among eligible Coast or Majors Division Managers and Coaches.

 

BASEBALL INTERMEDIATE / JUNIOR / SENIOR

  1. The manager and coach(es) shall be regular season team managers and/or coaches from the Little League Baseball Intermediate, Junior and Senior Division respectively.  Usually, the Intermediate, Junior, and Senior Divisions 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 Baseball.

2023 Softball All-Star Teams

 Softball
8/9/10’s
 Softball 
9/10/11’s

Softball 
12’s

Softball
Junior's

 Players
  • Remy Nash
  • Madeline Wipprecht
  • Darby Barquist
  • Elena Olguin
  • Makena Golden
  • Riley Zimmerman
  • Jordan Calvo
  • Vanessa Green
  • Taryn Erickson
  • Zimo Zheng
  • Elise Navarro
 
  • Sam Peterson
  • Dominique Greene
  • Elizabeth Buder
  • Jane D'Ambrosio
  • Julia Hasz
  • Arden Hott Szak
  • Brelle Seitz
  • Lillian Smith
  • Isabella Edwins

Combined w/ SLL 

 
  • Zenna Sande
  • Hadley Paget
  • Addison Bell
  • Stella Waldman
  • Kaia Hooke
  • Keira Pilkington
  • Leila Siddiqui
  • Avery Finerty
  • Kali Hooke
  • Abby Handlin
  • Lanah Strunk
  • Maggie Cleveland
 
  • Sydney Wales
  • Sarah Boone
  • Keeley Heydon 
  • Audrey Rudolph
  • Sofia Romero

Combined w/ ELL & SLL

 

 
Team Manager
Other Volunteers
  • Ed Erickson
  • Matt Golden
  • Brad Barquist
 
  • James Budder
  • Jarod Greene
 
  • Tom Waldman
  • Dale Sande
  • Andre Barashkoff
 
  • Judd Boone
  • Steve Wales
 

2023 Baseball All-Star Teams

  Baseball
8/9/10's

Baseball
9/10/11's

Baseball 
12's 
 Baseball
Intermediates
 
 Baseball
Juniors
 Baseball Seniors
 Players 
  • Grady Van Zandt
  • John Muncy
  • Cameron McMeekin
  • Mason Scheiner
  • Ryder Greenspahn
  • Finn Adcox
  • Charles Crooks
  • Carter Jones
  • Cooper Brown
  • Hudson Justus
  • Kohl Christensen
  • Brooks Nohavec

 
  • Holden Gulin
  • Xander Roth
  • Theo Raber
  • Jack Waldman
  • Leo Sperry
  • Ryan Sullivan
  • Lucas Sloan
  • Evan Jones
  • Rylen Nash
  • Jack Doll
  • Parker Lew
  • Pearson Lew
 
 
  • Amani Tuiasosopo
  • Edison Chung
  • Murray Brightbill
  • Waylon Waxse
  • Clayton Bogh
  • Brody Cho
  • Owen Stepan
  • Mason High
  • Gavin Steffin
  • Von Wagner
  • Brandon Chen
  • Bentley Harris
 

  • Evan Rudolph
  • Cody Park
  • Nathan Joe
  • Hudson Fattore
  • MJ Montano
  • Eli Fay
  • Joshua Deane
  • JP Rapino
  • Maxwell Cladek
  • Jacob Wallenstein
  • Mason Cox
  • Jacob Calvo
  • Sam Crooks
  • Kaden Rosette
  • Austin Campbell
  • Miguel Juarez Basto
 
  • Jackson Barter
  • Chris Brown
  • Jackson Casteel
  • Wyatt Forsman
  • Dylan Houck
  • Maxton Khemmanivanh
  • Dylan Kikuchi
  • Rahul Mathew
  • Tatom Metcalf
  • Isaiah O'Connor
  • Lane VonBargen
  • Matthew Weber
  • JB Webley
  • Zachary Zilmer
  • Liam Adcox
  • Zachary Baker
  • Joesph Brendle
  • Brendan Chen
  • Bradon Coronel
  • Gavin Craw
  • Kyler Eslava
  • Kenny Fukano
  • Rafael Lopez
  • Maurice Madeoy
  • Matteo Maricich
  • Silas Moosman
  • Evan Nevils
  • Matthew Piculell
  • Greson Stauch
Team Manager
Other 
Volunteers
 
  • Arik Van Zandt
  • Alex Justus
  • Nic Scheiner
 
  • John Jones
  • Matt Sullivan
  • Kelly Raber
  • Jeff Nash
 
  • Tony Harris
  • Jeff Chung
  • Rob Stepan
  • Zach Tuiasosopo
 
  • Larry Gillard
  • Russell Joe
  • Eric Dang
  • Justin Fay
 
  • Larry Gillard
  • Benjamin Casteel
  • Jason Houck
  • Chip Craw
  • Mark Madeoy
  • Colby Moosman

Contact

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P.O. Box 488 
Issaquah, Washington 98027

Email: [email protected]

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