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Overview

All-Stars is a chance for Monarch Little League players to continue play into the summer months at a higher competition level with the end goal of competing in the state or national tournament if able to win the local district tournament. Monarch Little League is part of 10 teams that comprise Colorado District 2.
 
Selection to an All Star team is based on the following criteria:
1. Player registration via commitment form
2. Coach recommendation
3. Try outs (If needed. Note: Some performance data already exists from the March Draft process.)
 
Teams are selected by the MLL Board of Directors and assigned Coaches once all information is compiled. Teams will be formed to be as competitive as possible based on the eligible and available pool of players. Teams may not be formally selected prior to June 1st. Typically teams will be announced on June 1 and start practices immediately after the regular season ends. The start of the district tournament is typically just after July 4th. Refer to the bottom of the page for more specific calendar dates for the current year.

 

If your player makes an All Star team they will be practicing 3 to 5 days a week into early July (at minimum) with the days selected dependent on field availability and what the coaching staff selects. The District All Star tournament is a double elimination tournament. If you win District then you advance to the State tournament. For Majors, Intermediate 50/70, and Juniors if you win state you advance to the Southwest Regionals which are held in Texas. If you win Regionals you advance to the Little League World Series in August which is broadcast on ESPN!

To be eligible for All-Stars, a player must have played in Monarch Little League regular season in at least 60% of their respective team's games. There is no cost to players to participate in All-Stars except for a uniform fee of $50. Each player will receive a jersey, pant, belt, socks, and a ball cap.

Little League has a wealth of information available on the All-Star tournament on their Tournament Resources page.

Teams and Eligibility

The following teams may be formed by Monarch Little League, depending on player and coach eligibility, availability, and talent. Eligibility requirements vary slightly for each team, though all players will need to provide proof of residency and birth certificates to the district for verification. All ages listed are in terms of league age as of August 31, 2018.

  • Juniors All-Star Team
    • Players must be 12 to 14 years old and have played in Juniors in 60% of their team's games
    • Only a single team is allowed
  • Intermediate All-Star Team
    • Players must be 11 to 13 years old and have played in Intermediate in 60% of their team's games
    • Only a single team is allowed
  • Majors All-Star Team
    • Players must be 10 to 12 years old and have played in Majors in 60% of their team's games
    • Only a single team is allowed
  • 9 to 11 All-Star Team
    • Players must be 9 to 11 years old and have played in Minors (AAA) or Majors in 60% of their team's games
    • ​Multiple teams are allowed
  • 8 to 10 All-Star Team
    • Players must be 8 to 10 years old and have played in Minors (AAA) or Majors in 60% of their team's games
    • ​Multiple teams are allowed

Only one Juniors, Intermediate, and Major's team can be formed by MLL and entered into the District 2 tournament. One or more 9 to 11 and 8 to 10 teams can be formed by the league however. If a team cannot be formed with sufficient talent to compete in the tournament from the eligible and available pool of players, a team will not be formed.

Team size is typically targeted at 12 players, but teams of 11 to 14 may be formed. A team of 11 requires a district waiver. Little League allows up to 14 players on a team though playing time is difficult to manage at that number. The minimum playing time changes at 13 players to just 1 at-bat in a game. With 12 or less players, the minimum playing time is 1 at-bat and 6 consecutive outs in a game.

The 9 to 11 year old All-Star team and the 8 to 10 year old All Star team are unique in that both can be formed from players from either Minors (AAA) or Majors divisions. The MLL Board will keep this in consideration when selecting teams/divisions for All Stars. Parents of eligible players in this age group will be allowed to register for both options if they so chose. Specifically, consider the following options:

  • Note that the pool of teams are large for the 8 to 10 Minors, 9 to 11 Minors, and Majors District 2 tournaments so typically the priority is try to field these teams first, though the priority varies year to year based on coach, player, and parent interests.

All-Star team tryout registration information (if needed) will be sent out in late may and evaluations will occur in during the final week of May. Registration will determine the pool of available players for each team. Teams will be announced through the registration program. Players are not informed until June 1.

If selected, parents will be required to provide 3 forms of proof of residency. This paperwork must be provided in triplicate and be within the specified date range. Refer to residency requirements for information on valid forms of proof of residency. This paperwork, in addition to a copy of a birth certificate, must be provided in the first week of all-star practice.

If you have any questions, email for more information.

Tournament Information

The number of teams in each division tournament will vary from year to year. Typically the most teams are in the 8 to 10 and 9 to 11 tournaments as each of the 9 leagues in District 2 can have two team entries. The next most popular tournament is the Majors (10 to 12) tournament where typically 6 or more teams from the district enter.

Games can be any day of the week, though typically occur Monday - Saturday, starting at 5 PM or later on weeknights. Each division tournament will be hosted by a league and all games will be played on fields within that league. It's also possible to play every day of the week. It's typical to play only a single game on a given day though.

2018 Specific Information

Rule changes for 2018 can be found here.

All-Star Information  Email sent out May 14. Parents can contact too.
Player Try-outs Refer below for specific age date/times
Team Announcements June 1
All-Star Coaches Meeting Week of June 4th
Uniform Fee $50
Tournament/Facility Fees None currently.
Practice Starts June 11th (Majors players will start a week or so later)
Residency Documentation Due June 7th
All Star Team(s) Parade Float July 4th, 8am; Superior 4th of July Pancake and Parade Festival
District Tournament  July 5 -10
State Tournament  TBD but expect July 14-19 or July 21-26 (depends on division)
Regional Tournament  August 2 - 8 (Majors Division)
Little League World Series August 16 - 26 (Majors Division)

 

Try Out Dates

Team Date, Time, Location
8-10 Division Week of May 28th if needed
9-11 Division Week of May 28th if needed
Majors Division (10-12) Week of May 28th if needed
Intermediate Division (11-13) Not needed this year
Juniors Division (12-14) Not needed this year

 

If you have any questions, please email .