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Wayne Little League - Home of the 1970 World Champions 2019 District 2 Champion Winners (Juniors, 12u, 10u, 8u)

Player Selection Process

All Star Team Process Overview: 

As a league, Wayne Little League strives to make sure that the regular season offers as much opportunity to play and experience baseball as possible.  The league implements numerous local rules to make for a more enjoyable playing experience for ALL players. Our league has many different playing levels, each geared to accommodate players based on their age and ability of play.

The All Star Season is a completely separate season from the regular season.  It is an opportunity for a significantly higher level of play within the Regional Little League system.  Players will have a significantly higher level of commitment in order to compete against other All Star teams.  

When it comes to All-Star teams, it is the intent of Wayne Little League to field a team that will best represent our league in competition and character. All of the baseball players need to have an opportunity to make the team regardless of popularity, school affiliations, or parental influence. For those that are not selected for the team, the details regarding their candidacy shall be held in the strictest of confidence and remain private.  All Selection decisions regarding All-Star teams need to be made with these Board and District approved ideals in mind. Several characteristics permeate our selection process for players for the All-Star teams:

  • Skill-level and ability to compete
  • Attitude, hustle, team spirit, team leadership,
  • Overall character, integrity, and sportsmanship

Winning is fun, but it is very important that we remember that Little League is a child development program and that we are about teaching life lessons, building and demonstrating the positive ideals and characteristics that we hope for all our children.

General Selection Process and Procedure:
The All Star team selection process will begin no sooner than two weeks prior to the first tournament game or on the 15th of June, whichever is first. The all-Star team CANNOT be announced at any earlier date than is prescribed by Little League Rules each year. The All Star practices will  begin as soon as Little League rules allow. Practices/Games can be up to 7 days a week at the time of the All-Star tournaments. The All-Star tournaments typically begin the shortly after our regular season concludes. If a team were to win the State tournament they would move onto the regional tournament and the Little League World Series that take place in early August to late August.

All Star Player Selection Process: 

At the start of the process, interested players apply to the league and managers will evaluate players that they believe meet the needs and goals of Wayne Little League that will best represent the league.  Players are evaluated on multiple criteria including player's performance, attitude, sportsmanship and teamwork. The team is completed on the basis of these criteria and on the needs of the All Star team (i.e. are their adequate catchers and pitchers, and other key positions represented).  Once the managers have completed their deliberations, the final recommended slate of players for each team is submitted to Tim Crowe for approval and to the Board of Directors for final selection.  The process and meetings are facilitated by the League President.  The selection results and Manager deliberations about prospective players are strictly confidential.      

The All Star team manager is asked to notify all team members as promptly as possible on June15th or the overriding date as allowed by Little League International.