The goal of the All-Star Games is to recognize and celebrate players who have demonstrated not only exceptional softball skill, but also commitment, good sportsmanship, hard work, a positive team attitude and leadership. The games are intended to be friendly, competitive matches in a fun, family atmosphere. The program will feature team introductions, music and medals for all players. We are looking forward to an exciting and memorable evening as we recognize and celebrate these girls on their achievement in being named an All-Star!
Tuesday May 22nd – 8U and 12U All-Star Games (5:45 pm & 7:45 pm)
Thursday May 24th – 10U and 14U All-Star Games (5:45 pm & 7:45 pm)
* Schedule is subject to change based on completion of regular season games, post-season tournament and weather
Two teams will be formed from each league based on team rankings at the end of the regular season. For leagues with split divisions, balanced teams will be formed from all the divisional teams based on final regular season team rankings. Teams for the Inter-city leagues (12U/14U) will consist of players from all league teams (Allen, McKinney and Wylie). The following tables list the team formation by league and how many players will be selected by each team.
The player selection process is up to the head coach. As a coach you know the character of your team, the personalities, the commitment, the effort and the skill. Being an All-Star encompasses many different things and that is why selecting All-Stars from your team can be very difficult. It is also a great responsibility. While it is at the discretion of the head coach to select their representatives for the All Star game, the following suggestions are provided:
- Consider feedback from others such as assistant coaches, team managers, parents and teammates
- Let your players vote
- Take a vote amongst players, parents, and coaches to determine the representatives
However you decide to select your representatives, we encourage you to emphasize the importance of not only skill, but also the other factors that make a player an All Star.
The head coach from each team will submit their All-Star selections online (see link below). The deadline for submissions is Friday May 11, 2018. In addition to the number of players per team indicated above, teams should also select an alternate to play in the event one of their teams’ designees cannot make the game.
Player Submission Form
Game format and rules will be the same as the respective leagues. Game times will be extended to 75 minutes for 8U and 85 minutes for 10U/12U/14U to maximize playing time. USA Softball umpires will call the games.
Each team will send a representative to coach the All-Star Game. The coach from the highest seeded team on each roster will serve as the Head Coach of their respective team. For split divisions, it will be the highest seeded team. (e.g. Silver 1 would be higher seeded than Gold 2)
Please direct any questions regarding the All-Star Game to your League Director.