Each year, Bellevue East Little League (BELL) provides baseball players of select ages the opportunity to participate in Little League sanctioned All-Star Tournaments.
All-Star Tournaments are initially comprised of teams from leagues within the District 9 Little League boundaries, followed by State-level tournaments for the winners of District Tournaments across Washington State. State-level Tournament champions for Major, Junior and Senior Divisions will have the opportunity to play in the Little League World Series held in Williamsport, PA.
Bellevue East Little League aims to field the most qualified, competitive team for each and every Division of Play for All-Star Tournaments. Accordingly, not all players interested in playing All-Stars, or who submit a Candidate Letter of Intent may be selected to a team.
District 9, State, Regional, and World-Series tournament dates for 2018 will be determined in April of 2018.
All-Star Player Qualifications
In order for a player to be eligible for a BELL All-Star team, they must have played in a minimum of sixty percent (60%) of their teams’ regular season games during the then current season. Players must have also shown exemplary skills, aptitude and attitude during the regular season, and be recognized by their peers, Managers and Coaches for their playing excellence.
Player ages for all-star teams shall be determined using the official Little League “league age” date(s).
In general, Bellevue East Little League uses age-appropriate selection criteria as follows:
Majors All-Star Team: 12 Year old players. 11 Year old players may submit, prior to the all-star team selection date, a request for eligibility for the Majors All-Star Team via email to the President of BELL. If approved, eligible 11 year old players will require unanimous draft selection committee approval to make the Majors All-Star Team. NOTE: Due to tournament timelines and team selection dates, 11 year old players who submit for eligibility for the Majors All-star team, and who are not selected to the Majors All-Star Team, will not be eligible for selection to the 10/11 All-Star Team.
10/11 All-Star Team: 11 Year old players. 10 year old players may submit, prior to the all-star team selection date, a request for eligibility for the 10/11 All-Star Team via email to the President of BELL. If approved, eligible 10 year old players will require unanimous draft selection committee approval to make the 10/11 All-Star Team. 10 year old players who are not selected to the 10/11 All-Star Team will be eligible for the 9/10 All-Star Team.
9/10 All-Star Team: 10 Year old players. 9 year old players may submit, prior to the all-star team selection date, a request for eligibility for the Majors All-Star Team via email to the President of BELL. If approved, eligible 9 year old players will require unanimous draft selection committee approval to make the 9/10 All-Star Team.
All-Star Selection Process
The BELL All-Star team selection process is publicly posted within the Leagues Local Rules; based on the process of using a selection committee comprised of league Board of Directors, regular season Managers/Coaches, and appointed All-Star Team Managers. Players will also have the opportunity to cast votes for other players within their Division of Play. The process for selecting players to All-Star Teams is based on methods determined to be the most fair and equitable for all player candidates.
All-Star team Managers shall be selected solely by the BELL League President. All-Star Coaches shall be selected by the Team Manager.
All All-Star team player selections shall be administered and observed by the BELL President, the Vice President of Rules & Ethics, and a third independent representative of the BELL Executive Board. Final All-Star rosters must be approved by the League President.
All-Star Team Commitment
Each player selected to a BELL All-Star Team, and their parent(s) and/or guardian(s) must be willing to commit to the schedule as set forth by the Manager and Tournament Official(s). Players should expect practices to be scheduled every day between the date of team selection and the tournament starting date.
Players are expected to attend every practice and game, and shall not be excused without valid reason. Unexcused or long-term absence, as determined solely by the team Manager, may be grounds for corrective action including removal of the player from the All-Star team.
All-Star practices and tournament games may continue into July or August of the then current year; should a team experience continued success.
Minimum Playing Time
All-Star Tournaments are administered under official Little League Tournament Rules. This includes defining the minimum amount of time a player must play during a Tournament game. All-Star Managers are required only to play a player for six (6) consecutive defensive outs (fielding), and one (1) offensive at bat per Tournament game. IF a team carries 13 or more players, Managers are required to only play a player for one (1) offensive at bat per Tournament game.
This may mean that some players may only play the minimum amount of required play in one or more Tournament games. Decisions regarding playing time shall be at the sole discretion of the team Manager.
Required Documentation/Proof of Age & Residency
The following documentation will be required by Little League for all players who are selected to a Bellevue East Little League All-Star team. No exceptions shall be granted. All-Star Team Managers shall work with parents and/or guardians approximately 10 days prior to the start of the first tournament to gather and review these documents. BELL should have all required paperwork packets on file for players who have previously players in All-Star Tournaments.
- Original Birth Certificate of Player (returned after affidavit approval)
- Three (3) or more of the following documents (only one from each category), with current address, dated between February 1 of the then previous year and February 1 of the then current year:
Driver’s License - Financial Records - Voter’s Registrations - Support Payment Records - School Records - Medical Records - Welfare/ Child Care Records - Military Records - Federal Records - Internet, Cable or Satellite Records - State Records - Vehicle Records - Municipal Records - Employment Records - Utility Bills