Drafting

Major and A Minor leagues will conduct a player draft.  B Minor, C Minor and Clinic leagues will simply choose players by whatever method the managers and Player Agent select.

The Player Agent shall keep a complete record of the draft. Also included must be the order of selection and who will receive the next pick.

Upon parental request, brothers/sisters may be accommodated on their sibling's team.  For both Majors and A Minor, all teams may only have 1 maximum assistant coach per team at the time of the draft.  Additional assistants may be procured after the draft is complete.  If all team managers do not have at least 1 assistant entering the draft then all teams will not have an assistant going into the draft. 

3.B. MAJOR LEAGUE DRAFT

  • Teams may not remain intact from year to year.
  • The Managers will conduct a round table discussion to determine a pool of eligible10 year olds for consideration to move up to Majors. The eligible pool of 10s shall be determined by consensus with the Player Agent Voting to break a tie vote. 
  • Manager's or current assistant's sons/daughters who are draft eligible will be drafted by their parent's team in the draft round determined by the Executive Board based on the child's ability (if the manager or assistant is on the Board, he/she may not participate in this determination).
  • The draft shall take place such that the teams are as evenly balanced as possible.  The Player Agent or designated draft coordinator reserves the right to designate certain rounds as position specific only rounds so that each team has an opportunity to have a balanced number of position players.  For example, the Player Agent or designated draft coordinator could designate a round or two as “Pitcher only” round.  All of these position specific rounds shall be designated BEFORE the draft starts.

 

3.C. A MINOR LEAGUE DRAFT

  • Teams may not remain intact from year to year (per Little League rule).
  • The Managers will conduct a round table discussion to determine a pool of eligible 8 year olds for consideration to move up to A Minors. The eligible pool of 8s shall be determined by consensus with the Player Agent Voting to break a tie vote. 
  • Draft order is determined during the round table discussion as to the talent level of each coach/assistant coach’s child.  Once draft order is determined, the first team goes, followed by second, etc.   The same order of selection will continue until all necessary players are selected.  
  • The draft shall take place such that the teams are as evenly balanced as possible.  The Player Agent or designated draft coordinator reserves the right to designate certain rounds as position specific only rounds so that each team has an opportunity to have a balanced number of position players.  For example, the Player Agent or designated draft coordinator could designate a round or two as “Pitcher only” round.  These position specific rounds shall be designated BEFORE the draft starts.

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