FHLL offers an All Star program following completion of regular season play for Minors, Majors, Nationals & Juniors. Players are selected on a try-out basis in late June and the season goes until the first weekend in August. All players are encouraged to consider July baseball, as if there is enough interest, we can enter both a Tier 1 ('AAA') and a Tier 2 ('AA') all-star team at each level.
The all-star season is a wonderful experience and FHLL would like you to know the commitment that is required from the players and parents. The 'AAA' division of All-Star baseball is very competitive and is structured differently than house league. Unlike the regular season where the focus is on giving every child an opportunity to play every position, managers will set the batting line-up and place players in field positions they feel will give them the competitive advantage. The minimum requirement for playing time is different than the regular season with players required to play only 3 defensive outs and bat once per game. The 'AA' division will not have quite the same level of expectations, but a strong commitment from both parents and players will be expected.
In some divisions we may look to combine with other leagues if we don't have enough interest for our own teams. Players are evaluated at all-start tryouts by the All Star coaches in each division, as well as input from their regular season coaches. Players must play in 60% of their spring team's game to be eligible for all-stars. All-Star team tryouts will be begin after June 1. Little League rules prohibit announcing or practicing All-Star players before June 15.
Expectations of an All-Star Player:
* Practice held 3-4 days per week, at the Coach's discretion, mid June thru July. Vacations should be avoided during this time.
* Games are played during the week, weekends - including Sundays - and could be scheduled on back-to-back days.
* Players will come to practices and games with a positive attitude and demonstrate exceptional sportsmanship at all times.
*There also may be weekend tournament opportunities, including the long weekend at the start of July and the long weekend in August.
There will be an additional fee associated with All Stars to cover tournaments, shirts & other expenses. These will be determined at a later date once we have a better idea of the costs assocated with such but parents will be made aware of the additional fees prior to the start of tryouts. Any out of town travel costs are the responsibility of the parents.