“All Star” Tournament Teams

In addition to regular season and league tournament games, WMLL also forms a number of “all-star” tournament teams at different age levels as an extra optional opportunity for interested spring/summer season players and coaches. Participation on a tournament teams is not guaranteed – players must tryout & be selected.

With the formation of West Madison Travel Teams (WMTT), WMLL “all-star” teams will be different in 2022.

  • WMLL will form & field “all-star” baseball teams at the Little League Age 10, 11, 12, Junior & Senior levels to prepare for & compete in the official Little League (District / State / Regional / World Series) tournament series.
    • These “all-star” teams will no longer play in any other tournaments (besides the official Little League tournament series.
  • The WMLL Board may elect to field a traditional “all star” baseball or softball tournament team for at any age level for which either a WMTT team does not exist or there is sufficient non-WMTT player & coach interest to do so.
    • There are, however, no guarantees that a traditional “all star” tournament team will be formed at any age level besides the LL age 10, 11, 12, 14 & 16 levels in baseball for play in the official Little League tournament series.

About West Madison Travel Teams (WMTT): WMTT is a new program intended for WMLL players & families looking for additional opportunities for baseball & softball beyond WMLL’s current spring/summer & fall seasons of play.  WMTT will provide these opportunities via a season that begins with indoor winter practice sessions followed by spring/summer practices & tournament play.  WMTT teams are intended as an expansion of WMLL’s traditional “all star” tournament teams – WMTT teams will provide significantly more development/practice time and more tournament play than WMLL’s traditional “all star” tournament teams. 
Click HERE for more information about WMTT. 


TOURNAMENTS

In 2022, unless the Board elects to form a “special” traditional “all star” baseball or softball tournament team, WMLL’s U10, U11, U12, Junior & Senior baseball “all star” teams will compete only in the official Little League (District / State / Regional / World Series) tournament series.

2022 dates have not been set, but they likely will take place about the same time they did in 2021:
 – U10, U11, & U12: District Tournament = Jul 6-15 / State Tournament = Jul 23-Aug 1
 – Junior: District Tournament = Jul 12-14 / State Tournament = Jul 29-Aug 1


TOURNAMENT TEAM COACHING

Tournament teams are coached by spring/summer season coaches approved by the WMLL Board of Directors.

Date TBD): Deadline for tournament team coach applications (submit answers to THESE questions to your League Coordinator)
Date TBD: Tournament team coach selection (at Board meeting)
Date TBD: Tournament team coach meeting at 8:00 PM (via Zoom)


TOURNAMENT TEAM PLAYER SELECTION

Players are selected by the tournament team coach based on a combination of voting by players & coaches in the player’s league, a tournament team tryout, tournament team coach evaluations based on regular season games, and/or player evaluations provided by other head coaches in their league.  Team rosters must be approved by the WMLL Board of Directors.

Date TBD: U10 baseball tournament team balloting
Date TBD: U11 & U12 baseball tournament team balloting
Date TBD: Junior baseball tournament team balloting 
Date TBD: Senior baseball tournament team balloting

Date TBD: U10 baseball tournament team tryouts
Date TBD: U11 baseball tournament team tryouts
Date TBD: U12 baseball tournament team tryouts
Date TBD: Junior baseball tournament team tryouts
Date TBD: Senior baseball tournament team tryouts


PLAYER PARTICIPATION FEES

Players selected to a tournament team are required to pay a participation fee to help defray the costs of tournament entry fees, uniforms, supplemental insurance & other expenses.  WMLL support is available to families in need of financial assistance.


TOURNAMENT TEAM POLICIES

The baseball & softball tournament team policies include important details related to coach eligibility, application & selection; player eligibility & selection; tournament team fees; etc.

Click HERE for the Baseball Tournament Team Policy
Click HERE for the Softball Tournament Team Policy


QUESTIONS / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have questions about anything related to tournament teams, please contact Robb Vogel (rvogel0615@yahoo.com) or Harry Miller (mill7049@gmail.com) for baseball and Scott Fossum (scottfossum@gmail.com) for softball.