Tournaments

4.A. TOURNAMENTS GENERAL

As a league, our primary focus for tournament competition is the District Little League Tournament, which leads up to the World Series for the Major League (ages 11 and 12) and State Championship for Minor League (ages 9 and 10). We will also enter other tournaments to enable participation for as many children as possible.

The Executive Board, with input solicited from the general membership, will determine which tournaments the League will participate in.

In participating in these tournaments, our goal is dependent on the level of play and age of the players. For the District Tournament teams, our approach is to select the best and most deserving players who are eligible for the applicable team, based primarily on ability and secondarily on age. For other tournaments, our approach again is to select the best and most deserving players who are eligible for the applicable team, and to enable participation for as many children as possible.  To accomplish this, Barrington Little League may enter 2 teams into a tournament (i.e. Gloucester City 8U coach pitch tournament) when feasible. The methodology of team structure will be to assemble the “best” team first with eligible players and then the second “best” team with eligible players.  This allows for most participation by players.   The tournament selection order shall go: 11-12 year old, 9-10 year old, 10-11 year old, 8-9 year old, 7-8 year old.  

 

4.B. TOURNAMENT TEAM MANAGER SELECTION

All Coaches & Managers who wish to manage a Tournament Team shall submit a written request to the E Board before May 1st each year. It shall be the protocol of the Manager of the Winning team from both Majors and A Minor divisions shall have the right of first refusal for tournament managing.  The second opportunity will be presented to anyone who has a member child in the league (note that their child does not have to be on the team).  The third opportunity will be to all other written requests as currently stated in this 4.b rule.  If the first and second opportunities cannot decide the tournament manager for that division, then the prospective Managers will be selected by a vote. The vote to be made up of the E Board and those managers involved in the tournament age group pool.

11-12 District Tournament Team Major & E Board
9-10 District Tournament Team A Minor & E Board
11 District Tournament Team Major, A Minor (when applicable ) & E Board
8-9 Tournament Team A Minor E Board
7-8 Tournament Team A Minor, B Minor & E Board

 

4.C. TOURNAMENT TEAM PLAYER SELECTION

4.C.1. DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TEAM (11-12 TEAM)

Voting for the team will be conducted as follows:

  • Each Major League Manager will choose a total of (up to15) players from the other teams in the division, ranked in order, who he/she believes are the best District Team representatives.
  • The Managers will conduct a round table discussion highlighting the talents of the Players from their teams. All Managers MUST be present at both the round table discussion and vote. Absentee voting will not be accepted. However with the approval of the Player Agent and/or Tournament Director a Manager may appoint one of his assistant Coaches to vote on his behalf.
  • [Example 12 player roster] The player ranked as "best" by each manager will receive twelve (12) points, the second "best" will receive eleven (11) points, down to the twelfth "best" who will receive one (1) point.
  • Voting will be tabulated with the ten (10) highest scores forming the basic team. The Player agent will then form a list of the top 10 vote recipients. Present this list to the All Star Team Manager in alphabetical order.
  • A second list of alternates will be presented to fill the last 2-5 slots.The All- Star manager may then choose the remainder of the team from those players who received at least one vote.
  • Should the player agent have a child in the eligible pool he/she shall step down and pass the responsibility of over seeing these proceedings to the [1] tournament director [2] League President.  An alternate draft coordinator can be appointed by the League President if needed.
  • The player agent will contact each Team Member to get a commitment from the family for practice commitment & volunteer commitment. The All Star Manager Does Not release the Team Roster until all of the All Star Nominees commit. 

4.C.2. DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TEAM (9-10 TEAM)

Voting for the team will be conducted as follows:

  1. Each A Minor Manager will choose a total of (up to15) players from the other teams in the division, ranked in order, who he/she believes are the best District Team representatives.  10-year-olds who are pulled up to play in Majors automatically will be selected to play on the 10- year-old District team
  2. The Managers will conduct a round table discussion highlighting the talents of the Players from their teams. All Managers MUST be present at both the round table discussion and vote. Absentee voting will not be accepted. However with the approval of the Player Agent and/or Tournament Director a Manager may appoint one of his assistant Coaches to vote on his behalf.
  3. [Example 12 player roster] The player ranked as "best" by each manager will receive twelve (12) points, the second "best" will receive eleven (11) points, down to the twelfth "best" who will receive one (1) point. NOTE: 10-year olds who play in Majors will automatically be on the District team, if 5 10-year-olds play in majors the last 7 spots will only be voted on. 
  4. Voting will be tabulated with the ten (10) highest scores forming the basic team. The Player agent will then form a list of the top 10 vote recipients. Present this list to the All Star Team Manager in alphabetical order.
  5. A second list of alternates will be presented to fill the last 2-5 slots. The All- Star manager may then choose the remainder of the team from those players who received at least one vote.
  6. Should the player agent have a child in the eligible pool he/she shall step down and pass the responsibility of over seeing these proceedings to the [1] tournament director [2] League President.  An alternate draft coordinator can be appointed by the League President if needed.
  7. The player agent will contact each Team Member to get a commitment from the family for practice commitment & volunteer commitment. The All Star Manager Does Not release the Team Roster until all of the All Star Nominees commit. 

 

4.C.3. DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TEAM (10-11TEAM)

Voting for the team will be conducted as follows:

  1. After the 11-12 & 9-10 Teams are contacted & finalized, The Player Agent/Tournament Director will prepare a list of available Players age 10 & 11.
  2. The Player Agent will convene a meeting of the Major League and A Minor League managers (A Minor will vote only if applicable meaning if there are any A Minor players appropriate for the team; this should be extremely rare). The Major & A Minor Managers (A Minor only if applicable) will conduct a round table discussion highlighting the talents of the Players they feel qualified for the 10-11 All Star Team.
  3. All Managers MUST be present at both the round table discussion and vote. Absentee voting will not be accepted. However with the approval of the Player Agent and/or Tournament Director a Manager may appoint one of his assistant Coaches to vote on his behalf.
  4. The Vote: The Major & A Minor Managers (A Minor will only vote if applicable) will rank the players as outlined in the 11-12 Team Selection.
  5. Should the player agent have a child in the eligible pool he/she shall step down and pass the responsibility of over seeing these proceedings to the [1] tournament director [2] League President.  An alternate draft coordinator can be appointed by the League President if needed.
  6. The player agent will contact each Team Member to get a commitment from the family for practice commitment & volunteer commitment. The All Star Manager Does Not release the Team Roster until all of the All Star Nominees commit. 

 

4.D. OTHER TOURNAMENT TEAMS

Selection of participants for all other tournaments will be conducted in a manner similar to that noted above for the District teams. The Player Agent, or designee, will conduct the voting, with all managers responsible for the applicable age group participating.

A player shall be considered eligible for a tournament team only after they have fulfilled their financial requirements or the terms of their financial assistance.  Any outstanding financial balance or not fulfilling the terms of financial assistance shall deem a player ineligible for any tournament team.

Eligible Players may be selected for only one "other" tournament team. However, until the applicable District Tournament team is eliminated, players on that team may not play in other tournaments, even if the schedules don't conflict. Once the District Tournament team is eliminated, players on that District team will become eligible to participate on the other tournament team for which they were selected.

In situations where there is limited number of players in a given age group, or where players are unable to commit to the practice and game requirements necessary, the Executive Board may decide to deviate from these rules.

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