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CCLL Baseball All-Star Selection Process

The formation of Culver City Little League’s All-Star baseball teams shall be coordinated and conducted by the League President and the Player Agent responsible for administering CCLL’s upper baseball divisions (Majors, Minors and – when offered – 50/70).  These duties involve (but are not limited to) identifying and assessing managerial candidates, preparing and tabulating player nomination ballots, and certifying player eligibility once rosters are determined.   The President and Player Agent will also work alongside divisional VPs to ensure clear communication with regular-season managers and families, as well as to ensure the proper implementation of selection procedures.

STEP 1: Determine All-Star Managers

The application period for All-Star managers begins in late-April/early-May, and closes at noon on the day of the May Board meeting (or such other date as is designated by the CCLL Board of Directors).  Application formats will be developed and distributed by the Upper-Division Player Agent.

The CCLL Board shall review candidates and approve managers once the relevant deadline has passed and all applications have been received.

STEP 2: Player Voting Process (late April)

·The Upper-Division Player Agent shall prepare ballots listing all relevant players within the Majors and (if offered) 50/70 divisions as follows:

  • All eligible 12-year-old Majors players shall be listed on ballots for the Majors division.
  • All eligible 13-year-old and 12-year-old players shall be listed on ballots for the 50/70 division.

These ballots shall be printed and distributed to ALL players in the Majors and 50/70 divisions respectively, for voting to proceed as follows:

  • Each voting Majors player may select up to three (3) 12-year-old Majors players for All-Star consideration.
  • Each voting 50/70 player may select up to 3 players for each All-Star age group (e.g., three (3) 13-year-olds and three (3) 12-year-olds).

Once voting is complete, the Player Agent shall collect the ballots and seal them for counting once all ballots are received.

Player voting will not take place in the Minors division.

STEP 3: Manager Voting Process (early May)

Majors managers will receive ballots listing all eligible 12-year-old and 11-year-old Majors players.  Managers may select up to twelve (12) 12-year-old players and up to twelve (12) 11-year old Majors players for All-Star consideration.  The maximum number of players a manager may select from his or her own team will be determined annually by the Player Agent.

Minors managers will receive ballots listing all eligible 11-, 10-, 9, and 8-year-old players in the Minors division. Managers may select up to three (3) 11-year-old players and up to twelve (12) 10-, 9, and 8-year-old players for All-Star consideration. The maximum number of players a manager may select from his or her own team shall be determined annually by the Player Agent.

50/70 managers will receive ballots listing all eligible 13-year-old and 12-year-old players in the 50/70 division.  Managers may select up to twelve (12) 13-year-old players and twelve (12) 12-year-old players for All-Star consideration.  The maximum number of players a manager may select from his or her own team shall be determined annually by the Player Agent.

STEP 4: Selection to All-Star Player Pools

For each age grouping below, a Primary Pool of the most-nominated players will be used to determine initial All-Star selection.  A Secondary Pool of players receiving a lesser number of nominating votes will be formed to supplement the Primary Pool, as necessary.  Placement into an All-Star pool does not guarantee placement onto an All-Star team.

  •  12-year-old Pool
  • Majors Player vote: the top 3 vote receivers are added to the 12-year-old Primary Pool; other vote receivers are added to the 12-year-old Secondary Pool. (If a 50/70 Player vote is held: the top 3 vote receivers are added to the 12-year-old Primary Pool; other vote receivers are added to the 12-year-old Secondary Pool.
  • Majors Managers’ vote: the top 12 vote receivers are added to the 12-year-old Primary Pool; all other vote receivers are added to the 12-year-old Secondary Pool. (If a 50/70 Managers’ vote is held: the top 12 vote receivers are added to the 12-year-old Primary Pool; all other vote receivers are added to the 12-year-old Secondary Pool.
  • 11-year-old Pool
  • Majors Managers’ vote: the top 12 vote receivers are added to the 11-year-old Primary Pool; all other vote receivers are added to the 11-year-old Secondary Pool. (Any 11-year-old playing 50/70 is automatically added to the 11-year-old Primary Pool.)
  • Minors Managers’ vote: the top 3 vote receivers are added to the 11-year-old Primary Pool; all other vote receivers are added to the 11-year-old Secondary Pool.
  • 10-, 9, and 8-year-old Pool
  • Any 10-year-old or 9-year-old playing Majors is automatically added to the 10-, 9, and 8-year-old Primary Pool.
  • Minors Managers’ vote: the top 12 vote receivers are added to the 10-, 9, and 8-year-old Primary Pool; all other vote receivers are added to the 10-, 9- and 8-year-old Secondary Pool.
  • 13-year-old Pool (if applicable)
  • 50/70 Player vote: the top 3 vote receivers are added to the 13-year-old Primary Pool; all other vote receivers are added to the 13-year-old Secondary Pool.
    50/70 Managers’ vote: the top 12 vote receivers are added to the 13-year-old Primary Pool; all other vote receivers are added to the Secondary Pool.

 

STEP 5: Determine team placement

Each year, the President and Player Agent will provide a recommendation to the Board (ideally at an April meeting) that specifies a suggested priority order in which players shall be selected to each of that season’s CCLL All-Star teams.

For Example:

  • 12/11/10 for best 12-year-olds, 11-year-olds, and 10-year-olds
  • 11/10/9 for remaining 11-year-olds, best 10-year-olds, and 9-year-olds
  • 10/9/8 for remaining 10-year-olds, 9-year-olds, and best 8-year-olds
  • 50/70 Intermediate for 13-year-olds and remaining 12-year-olds and 11-year-olds

The Player Agent and President, along with each All-Star team manager, will then assemble rosters based on the Board-approved All-Star team priority order.  Note:

  • Each team must consist of at least 12 players, and no more than 14 players. Larger tournament rosters convey advantages where coaching staffs and mandatory play rules are concerned, so whenever possible rosters should be pushed toward the 14-player maximum.
  • The last 1-2 players on each All-Star roster are traditionally selected in accordance with the relevant All-Star manager’s preferences.
  • Players in the Primary Pool shall receive higher consideration for selection.  If additional players beyond those in the Primary Pool are needed to fill out a roster, players from relevant Secondary Pools may be considered for selection.
  • Players who have, by determination of the Board, failed to abide by the CCLL Players’ Code of Conduct, may not be selected for an All-Star team.

·Formal announcement of All-Star team selection by the manager or by any member of the Board may not occur until May 15 AND until all selected players have been certified, per Little League regulations.  Notification of All-Star selection will be given by each team’s respective All-Star manager.

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