April 11th, 2017
Each year, the Los
Alamitos Girls Softball League, through its coaches, nominates and
elects All Star teams. Typically, there are two All Star teams within
the 8u & 10u divisions and based on our numbers this year, we will likely have 1 team each for 12u & 14u divisions.
Before the coaches
nominate the players in each division, they need to know which
players and families are interested in being considered to represent
LAGSL. This letter and form are to give all players the opportunity
to opt in or opt out of consideration for the All-Star play.
The following is a
brief synopsis of player selection:
The coaches from each division
will have a meeting with their respective commissioner. At this
meeting, each coach will discuss the players on their respective
Each coach will be advised of
which players would like to be considered for All Star nomination
and possible selection, based upon the parent completion and
submission of the attached form.
Coaches will be instructed to
watch as many games as possible so they can familiarize themselves
with the players who indicated they would like to be eligible for
Coaches will submit a list of
25 players, in the order of the most deserving, to the league
president and respective division commissioner. The coach does not
vote for his/her own players. The list is confidential.
All Star teams are selected on
or after May 1st.
The commitment for
All Stars generally lasts from early May to the beginning of July. Practices are held during the week and can be on weekends at the
manager’s discretion. Many managers choose to practice daily
leading up to the first tournament.
Each team may have
two out of town tournaments (San Diego and Simi Valley) and four in the local area. All teams may also participate in districts with
the possibility of playing in the State and National tournaments. Dates and tournaments are subject to change.
financial commitment is estimated to be about $750 per player
for 1st time All Stars (uniform, gear & registration fee), additional travel costs and
lodging expenses should be considered as well and are estimated at about $500 per weekend of travel. If teams continue to qualify for additional tournaments, there may be additional hotel & travel costs. Teams are encouraged
to procure sponsors to defray costs for each participating family.
Please answer the questions at the bottom of this page ASAP, no later than April 15th,
2017. If you have any questions, please contact your coach or
All Star Participation Consideration Form
American Softball Association (ASA) guidelines:
Must play a minimum of 50% of
the current season’s league games.
Cannot have participated on a
travel ball type team after March 31, 2017. ASA defines
participation as “a player taking part in a try-out, practice,
practice game, scheduled game, or tournament.”
In addition, LAGSL
requires the following:
All Star players must be
available to play in 4-5+ tournaments during the All Star Season,
with all teams playing districts, and possibly playing states and
nationals. Players will have to be available on the following dates: May 19-21, May 26-29, June 2-4, June 9-11, and June 16-18. B Districts will
be June 23-25.
Must qualify for the following tournaments:
C States will be June 30-July 2, B States will be July 7-9 in Lancaster, CA.
8U California State Games is July 14-16 in San Diego.
10U Nationals is 7/23-30 in Boise, ID.
12U Nationals is 7/31-8/6 in Portland, OR.
14U Nationals is 8/1-7 in Roseville, CA
Mandatory: all players must be
available for uniform sizing. Sunday, May 7th, 2017 @ Rush Park from 5-7 PM. Please save the date...time subject to change.
It is important that
our league know if your daughter has participated in any way on a
travel type team. Players can participate in travel ball between
January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2017 and still participate in All
Stars. However, as a league we cannot have more than four players on
the same All Star team who fall into that category. Anyone that participates with a travel team in any way after April 1, 2017 is ineligible for All-star participation.