Maricopa Little League's All-Stars begins after the regular season and the playoffs.
MLL will participate in both baseball and softball, and all players aged 8-16 will have an opportunity to be a part of the MLL All-Star teams. Our All-Star Baseball levels will include 8-10 years old, 9-11 years old, 10-12 years old, and 13-16 years old (Juniors). Our Softball All-Stars will have three levels that include 8-10 years old (Minors), 10-12 years old (Majors), and 13-16 years old (Junior).
All Baseball and Softball levels will participate in the District Tournament with the opportunity to advance to the State Tournament. Majors and Juniors for Baseball and Softball will potentially advance to the Regional Tournament and then onto World Series events.
All-Stars is a significant commitment and exciting for our boys and girls. Throughout our All-Stars Season, we will continue encouraging sportsmanship, respect, courage, character, and Baseball/Softball ethics. There will be zero tolerance for a win no matter what mentality during All-Stars, as we uphold during our regular seasons.
Maricopa Little League will offer All-Star manager positions to coaches of the winning teams in the regular spring season playoffs. Coaches must be in good standing with the league and exhibit qualities, abilities, and overall knowledge of the sport they want to coach.
The final approval of eligible managers for each age range will be presented to the board, and a vote will occur for selection. Winning teams in the playoffs does not guarantee an all-star coach position.
Once the managers are selected, they will receive a list of approved assistant coaches. Our managers will have the chance to decide who they would like to choose as their assistant, and then the board will vote to approve Manager's selections.
Once all selections are chosen and approved, we will announce our Managers and Coaches for the 2023 All-Stars season.
Maricopa Little League's All-Stars begins after the regular season and the playoffs, MLL will participate on both baseball and softball, all players aged 8-16 will have an opportunity to be a part of the MLL All-Star teams.
Players will have to try out for All-Stars and Managers and Coaches will select players for their All-Star Division.
Friday, May 19th, at Pacana Park.
Softball check-in is at 5:30 pm, and evaluations will occur from 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm.
Baseball check-in is at 6:00 pm, and evaluations will occur from 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm.
Managers will start evaluating all players throughout the regular season and playoffs. Managers and coaches are the best sources for assessing potential players for the All-Star teams. They can inform the All-Star Managers on stats, overall performance, and more from working with the players throughout the regular season. The end-of-the-season evaluation and tryouts are also critical, but the seasonal coaches have the first eye on players' development throughout the season.
By the end of the season, All-Star managers know who they have their eye on for All-Star teams and will evaluate the player's skills, determination, and so much more during the All-Star tryout. At tryouts, the Managers will have the opportunity to meet and work with the players they have been scouting throughout the season and playoffs. They will have the chance to run drills with the players to help with their final decisions for their All-Star team.
All-Stars season is a true commitment from Managers, Coaches, Players, and Families. Maricopa Little League wants to see our All-Star teams go as far as they can, which means the season can last up to 3 months. Practices will be at least four times a week, with games in the evening or on weekends.
May 22, 2023, is when our All-Star practices will start, and MLL will want 100% dedication to all practices and game attendance. All of our All-Star players must be flexible and available throughout the summer, which could hinder/interfere with Summer Vacations. Please consider this when signing up for All-Stars. Once selected, a $75 All-Star fee will be paid to Maricopa Little League.
Teams that win the District Tournament can progress to State, Regionals, and World Series. Our All-Star season is a memorable, fun, and exciting time for all involved, but it can come with some personal sacrifices.