“All Star” Tournament Teams

WMLL’s “all-star” tournament teams will be different in 2022 due to the launch of the West Madison Travel Team (WMTT) program. 

  • 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. 
  • In many ways, WMTT teams can be seen as an expansion of WMLL’s traditional “all star” tournament teams, which, in most cases, WMTT teams will replace WMLL’s traditional “all star” tournament teams in all non-District tournament play. 
  • WMTT teams will provide more development/practice time and more tournament play than WMLL’s traditional “all star” tournament teams.

Important Things to Know About WMTT Teams & WMLL Tournament Teams for 2022


2021 WMLL “All Star” Tournament Team information

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.

Click HERE for a summary of 2021 WMLL tournament team rosters, coaches, schedules & results

TOURNAMENTS

Each tournament team plays in 2-3 area tournaments (the number & locations are determined by the WMLL Board of Directors).  For most baseball tournament teams one of these tournaments is the official Little League tournament. The earliest tournaments typically are in mid-June & the latest tournaments are typically in the end of July.

District Tournament Games


TOURNAMENT TEAM COACHING

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

May 1 (Sat): Deadline for baseball & softball tournament team coach applications (submit answers to THESE questions to your League Coordinator)
May 2 (Sun): Baseball & softball tournament team coach selection (at Board meeting)
May 10 (Mon): Baseball tournament team coach meeting at 8:00 PM (via Zoom)
May 20 (Thu): Softball tournament team coach meeting at 8:00 PM (via Zoom)

BASEBALL
U8: Kraig Bodie
U9 American: Chris Jillings
U9 National: Ben Jedd
U10 American: Andrew Hahn
U10 National: Dave Tollefson
U11 American: PJ Patrello
U11 National: Zach Morris
U12 American: Dan Hinkle
U12 National: Todd Conkey
Junior: Ken Allen
Senior: Andy Broderick

SOFTBALL
U10 SB: Jesse Gregory
U12 SB: Rielly O’Donnell
U14 SB: Pat Arnoldussen


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.
May 7-14: Junior baseball tournament team balloting 
May 8-14: U11 & U12 baseball tournament team balloting
May 10-15: U9 & U10 baseball tournament team balloting
May 15 (Sat) – New Date: U10 baseball tournament team tryouts at 9:00 AM on Battista Field
May 15 (Sat)- New Date: U9 baseball tournament team tryouts at 10:00 AM on Battista Field
May 20 (Thu): Junior baseball tournament team tryouts at 5:00 PM on Senior Field
May 22 (Sat) – New Date: U12 baseball tournament team tryouts on Battista Field – American Division Players at 10:00 AM & National Division Players at 10:30 AM
May 22 (Sat) – New Date: U11 baseball tournament team tryouts on Battista Field – American Division Players at 11:00 AM & National Division Players at 11:30 AM
May 25 (Tue): Junior baseball tournament team tryout rain date on Senior Field (time TBD)
May 29 (Sat) – New Date: U12 softball tournament team tryouts at 9:00 AM on Battista Field
May 29 (Sat) – New Date: U10 softball tournament team tryouts at 10:00 AM on Battista Field
May 31-June 2 – New Dates: U8 baseball tournament team balloting (coaches only)
Jun 5 (Sat) – New Date: U8 baseball tournament team tryouts at 8:30 AM on Minor Field
Jun 7-13: Senior baseball tournament team balloting
Jun 28 (Mon): Senior baseball tournament team tryouts on Senior Field (time TBD)


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 Harry Miller (mill7049@gmail.com) or Jerry Schmitt (dksgrs@tds.net) for baseball and Scott Fossum (scottfossum@gmail.com) for softball.