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2021 All-Star Team Selection Process

The following process has been reviewed by the 2020-2021 ILL Board as the means that the 2021 All-Star Teams will be selected to represent Irmo Little League (the “League”).  Please note that this process is being documented and shared with the League so that you are aware of all policies, dates and processes well in advance of the team selections.  This process applies to all divisions of baseball and softball except where specific notes for a division are identified. 

2021 All-Star Selection Schedule

Letters of Intent (Players and Managers)CP/Minors/Majors (baseball and softball)

April 21, 2021 – The ILL President will send an email to the League announcing the start of the All-Star team selection process and how to request consideration to be on a team via a Letter of Intent.  The player Letter of Intent will be posted on the ILL Website.   Additionally, the 2021 Managers and Coaches will be given a manager Letter of Intent for them to submit their name as a Manager of an All-Star team.

May 5, 2021 - All player and manager Letters of Intent are due to the concession stand by the end of any games scheduled on the 5th.  Any player or potential manager that fails to meet this deadline is NOT eligible for an All-Star team unless the Board approves a late applicant. If proof of residence and birth certificate has not been provided prior to returning the letter of intent, the player shall be ineligible for allstars.

Coach Pitch Timeline

April 26 – May 5, 2021 – All 2021 Spring Season Managers will be notified by the ILL President of the All-Star applicants so that they can begin watching these players over the next week for CP.

May 1, 2021 - The ILL President will distribute Manager voting forms to all 2021 Team Managers. This will allow peers to help weigh in on who they believe will be best to manage All-Star teams, lead them to a state championship and represent ILL.

May 5, 2021 - All CP Manager voting forms are due to the concession stand by the end of any games on May 5th.

May 10, 2021 – The ILL President will announce all Coach Pitch All-Star teams on the ILL website and authorize the team Managers to contact their players.  Practices are allowed to start immediately after announcement.

 

Minors/Majors Timeline

April 26 – May 5, 2021 – All 2021 Spring Season Managers will be notified by the ILL President of the All-Star applicants so that they can begin watching these players over the next week for Minors and Majors.

May 1, 2021 (Minors/Majors) – The ILL President will distribute Manager voting forms to all 2021 Team Managers by division as well as umpires (umpires for Minors/Majors only).  This will allow peers to help weigh in on who they believe will be the best to manage All-Star teams and represent ILL.

May 5, 2021  – All Manager voting forms are due to the concession stand by the end of any games scheduled on the 5th.

May 5 – 7, 2021 (Majors Only) – The ILL President will distribute player voting forms to each of the 12 year old Baseball and Softball Intermediate and Majors players.  The players will be able to vote for who they believe are the top five players out of a list of players that submitted Letters of Intent for the 11/12 year old team.

May 15, 2021 (9/10 Baseball, 10/11 Baseball and 9/10 Softball) – The ILL President will announce the 9/10 Baseball and Softball All-Star teams on the ILL website and authorize the team Managers to contact their players.  Practices are allowed to start immediately after announcement.

Intermediate/Juniors/Seniors Timeline

 

May 21, 2021: Juniors/Seniors Player Letter of Intent deadline

 

May 24 - 28, 2021 (Exact date TBD based on game schedules): The ILL President will distribute player voting forms to each of the 13 year old Intermediate players, 14 year old Juniors players and 16 year old Seniors players.  The players will be able to vote for who they believe are the top five players out of a list of players that submitted Letters of Intent for the Intermediate/Juniors/Seniors teams. 

 

May 24 – 28, 2021 (Exact date TBD based on game schedules): Juniors/Seniors all star selection.

 

June 1, 2021 – The ILL President will announce the Intermediate/Juniors and Seniors teams on the ILL website and authorize the team Managers to contact their players.  Practices are allowed to start immediately after announcement.

 

 

 All Star Tournament Schedules

Tournament

Announce

District

State

CP Baseball

May 10

June 4/ILL

June 17/Darlington

8/9/10 Baseball

May 15

June 12/Trenholm

June 25/Northwood

9/10/11 Baseball

May 15

July 1/Trenholm

July 8/Summerville

11/12 Baseball

May 15

June 21/Mid Carolina

July 16/D1

Intermediate Baseball

June 1

 

July 16/Mid Carolina

Juniors Baseball

June 15

 

July 16/Irmo

Seniors Baseball

June 15

 

July 23/Union

CP Softball

May 10

June 5/ILL

June 17/Barrier Island

8/9/10 Softball

May 15

June12/Trenholm

June 25/Florence

11/12 Softball

May 15

June 28/ILL

July 9/ILL

Juniors Softball

June 1

 

July 10/ILL

* Dates / Locations are subject to change.

 

 

 

 

2021 All-Star Team Selection Process

For all of the 2021 All-Star teams, ten (10) players will be named to the team first and then the manager for that team will be selected.  The selected manager will select 2 to 5 additional players as set forth below.

 

Baseball

Intermediate/Juniors/Seniors Baseball Team

•      There will be one Intermediate Baseball, one Juniors Baseball team and one Seniors Baseball All Star team per Little League International rules.

•       he first 5 players on the team will be selected by the oldest league age players that participated in the Juniors/Seniors Division (13 for Intermediate/14 for Juniors/16 for Seniors) during the 2021 Spring Season.  This will be done via paper ballots prior to the selection meeting.

•      The next 5 players on the team will be selected by the 2021 Spring Season Intermediate/Juniors/Seniors Division managers.  This will be done via paper ballots during the selection meeting.  In the case of a tie for the final spots, an additional vote will be done to break the tie.

•       All voting will be done anonymously via written ballot and counted during the selection meeting in front of everyone.

•       Once the team has 10 selected players, the ILL President will appoint a manager to the team.  See manager selection process below.

•       The appointed manager will select 2 to 4 additional players (up to 5 additional for Seniors) to complete their team within 24 hours of the selection meeting and the names submitted to the League President only.

 

11/12(Little League) Baseball Team

•      There will be one 11/12 Baseball All-Star team per Little League International rules.

•      The first 5 players on each team will be selected by the 12 year old players that participated in either the Intermediate or Majors Division during the 2021 Spring Season.  This will be done via paper ballots prior to the selection meeting. A child who is selected and is eligible for two teams, the managers will subsequently sort out the best candidates for the teams that leads to ensuring the best team configuration.

•      The next 5 players on each team will be selected by the 2021 Spring Season Intermediate and Majors Division managers.  This will be done via paper ballots during the selection meeting.  In the case of a tie for the final spots, an additional vote will be done to break the tie.

•       All voting will be done anonymously via written ballot and counted during the selection meeting in front of everyone.

•       Once the team has 10 selected players, the ILL President will appoint a manager to the team.  See manager selection process below.

•      The appointed manager will select 2 to 4 additional players to complete their team.  Any league age 11 players that the manager intends to select must be selected at the selection meeting prior to the selection of the 10/11 baseball team(s).  Any league age 12 players that the manager intends to select must be selected within 24 hours of the selection meeting and the names submitted to the League President only.


10/11 Baseball Team

•       There will be one 10/11 Baseball All-Star team.

•       The 10/11 Baseball team will NOT be selected until the 11/12 Baseball team is selected.

•       The first 10 players on the team will be selected by the 2021 Spring Season Intermediate, Majors and Minors Division managers that choose to participate in the selection meeting.  This will be done via paper ballots during the selection meeting.  In the case of a tie for the final spots, an additional vote will be done to break the tie.

•       All voting will be done anonymously via written ballot and counted during the selection meeting in front of everyone.

•       Once the team has 10 selected players, the ILL President will appoint a manager to the team.  See manager selection process below.

•       The appointed manager will select 2 to 4 additional players to complete their team.  The final player selections must be completed prior to the selection of the 9/10 Baseball teams.

9/10 Baseball Teams

•       There will be up to two 9/10 Baseball All-Star teams, an A-Team and a B-Team.

•       The first 10 players on the A-Team will be selected by the 2021 Spring Season Minors and Majors Division (that have players from their 2021 Spring Season eligible for this selection) managers.  This will be done via paper ballots during the selection meeting.  In the case of a tie for the final spots, an additional vote will be done to break the tie.

•      All voting will be done anonymously via written ballot and counted during the selection meeting in front of everyone.

•      Once the A- team has 10 players selected, the ILL President will appoint a manager for the A-Team.  See manager selection process below.

•      The appointed A-Team manager will select 2 to 4 additional players to complete their team.  The final selections by the A–Team manager must take place prior to the selection of the B-Team. 

•      The above process will then repeat for the B-Team selection.

•      The appointed B-Team manager will select 2 to 4 additional players to complete their team.  The final player selections must be completed within 24 hours of the selection meeting and the names submitted to the League President only. 

Coach Pitch (6/7/8) Baseball Teams

•      There will be up to two Coach Pitch Baseball All-Star teams, an A-Team and a B-Team.

•      The first 10 players on the A-Team will be selected by the 2021 Spring Season Coach Pitch and Minors Division (that have players from their 2021 Spring Season eligible for this selection) managers.  This will be done via paper ballots during the selection meeting.  In the case of a tie for the final spots, an additional vote will be done to break the tie.

•       All voting will be done anonymously via written ballot and counted during the selection meeting in front of everyone.

•       Once the A- team has 10 players selected, the ILL President will appoint a manager to the A-Team.  See manager selection process below.

•       The appointed A-Team manager will select 2 to 4 additional players to complete their team.  The final selections by the A–Team manager must take place prior to the selection of the B-Team.

•       The above process will then repeat for the B-Team selection.

•      The final selections by the B-Team manager must take place within 24 hours of the selection meeting and the names submitted to the League President only.


Softball

Juniors Softball Team

•       There will be one Juniors Softball team per Little League International rules.

•       The first 5 players on the team will be selected by the oldest league age players that participated in the Juniors/Seniors Division (14 for Juniors) during the 2021 Spring Season.  This will be done via paper ballots prior to the selection meeting.

•       The next 5 players on the team will be selected by the 2021 Spring Season Juniors/Seniors Division managers.  This will be done via paper ballots during the selection meeting.  In the case of a tie for the final spots, an additional vote will be done to break the tie.

•       All voting will be done anonymously via written ballot and counted during the selection meeting in front of everyone.

•       Once the team has 10 selected players, the ILL President will appoint a manager to the team.  See manager selection process below.

•      The appointed manager will select 2 to 4 additional players to complete their team within 24 hours of the selection meeting and the names submitted to the League President only.

11/12 Softball Team

•       There will be one 11/12 Softball All-Star team per Little League International rules.

•       The first 5 players on the team will be selected by the 12 year old players that participated in the Majors Division during the 2021 Spring Season.  This will be done via paper ballots prior to the selection meeting. A child who is selected and is eligible for two teams, the managers will subsequently sort out the best candidates for the teams that leads to ensuring the best team configuration.

•       The next 5 players on the team will be selected by the 2021 Spring Season Majors Division managers.  This will be done via paper ballots during the selection meeting.  In the case of a tie for the final spots, an additional vote will be done to break the tie.

•       All voting will be done anonymously via written ballot and counted during the selection meeting in front of everyone.

•       Once the team has 10 selected players, the ILL President will appoint a manager to the team.  See manager selection process below.

•       The appointed manager will select 2 to 4 additional players to complete their team.  The final player selections must be completed within 24 hours of the selection meeting and the names submitted to the League President only. 

9/10 Softball Team

•       There will be one 9/10 Softball All-Star team.

•       The first 10 players on the team will be selected by the 2021 Spring Season Minors Division managers.  This will be done via paper ballots during the selection meeting.  In the case of a tie for the final spots, an additional vote will be done to break the tie.

•       All voting will be done anonymously via written ballot and counted during the selection meeting in front of everyone.

•       Once the team has 10 players selected, the ILL President will appoint a manager to the team.  See manager selection process below.

•      The appointed manager will select 2 to 4 additional players to complete their team.  The final player selections must be completed within 24 hours of the selection meeting and the names submitted to the League President only. 

Coach Pitch (6/7/8) Softball Team

•       There will be one Coach Pitch Softball All-Star team.

•       The first 10 players on the team will be selected by the 2021 Spring Season Coach Pitch and Minors Division (that have players from their 2021 Spring Season eligible for this selection) managers.  This will be done via paper ballots during the selection meeting.  In the case of a tie for the final spots, an additional vote will be done to break the tie.

•      All voting will be done anonymously via written ballot and counted during the selection meeting in front of everyone.

•      Once the team has 10 players selected, the ILL President will appoint a manager to the team.  See manager selection process below.

•      The appointed manager will select 2 to 4 additional players to complete their team. 

 

 

2021 All-Star Manager Selection Process

Any 2021 Spring Season Manager or Coach that is interested in managing a 2021 All-Star team must submit a Letter of Intent in order to be considered.  All Letters of Intent received by the May 5th  deadline will be considered and processed as follows:

  1. 1. A list of interested managers and the team(s) they are interested in managing will be compiled and shared with all 2021 Team Managers.
  2. 2. The 2021 Team Managers and Umpires (umpires for Minors/Majors only) will be allowed to vote (by May 5th) on Managers that submitted a Letter of Intent for their division in order to help narrow down the list to a final number of candidates.  2021 Team Managers will vote for their top two (2) managers for each All-Star team.   The same Managers that are included in each selection meeting as noted above will be allowed to vote for that All-Star Team Manager.
  3. 3. These votes will be counted by the ILL President, Vice President(s) and Coaching Coordinator.
  4. 4. After each team has 10 selected players named to their roster, The ILL President will appoint each team manager from the top three (3) managers that were voted on for each team during the peer voting process.

 

Important Note:  A Letter of Intent is only required if you want to be the Manager of an All-Star team.  Those wanting to be an assistant coach do not need to submit this letter as the selected Team Manager will choose their assistant coaches.



Letters of Intent (Players and Managers)
Player Letter of Intent
Manager Letter of Intent

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