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.
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.
TOURNAMENT TEAM COACHING
Tournament teams are coached by spring/summer season coaches approved by the WMLL Board of Directors. A list of 2021 Tournament Team coaches will be posted here when they have been selected.
May 1 (Sat): Deadline for baseball & softball tournament team coach applications (to League Coordinator)
May 2 (Sun): Baseball & softball tournament team coach selection (at Board meeting)
May 10 (Mon): Baseball tournament team coach meeting from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Location TBD)
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 – New Dates: Junior baseball tournament team balloting at WMLL
May 8-14 – New Dates: U11 & U12 baseball tournament team balloting at WMLL
May 10-16 – New Dates: U9 & U10 baseball tournament team balloting at WMLL
May 19 (Wed) – New Date:U11 & U12 baseball tournament team tryouts (Location & Time TBD)
May 20 (Thu) – New Date: U9 & U10 baseball tournament team tryouts (Location & Time TBD)
May 20 (Thu) – New Date: Junior baseball tournament team tryouts on Senior Field (time TBD)
May 21 (Fri): U9, U10, U11, U12 & Junior baseball tournament team tryout rain date (Location & Time TBD)
May 26 (Wed): U10 & U12 softball tournament team tryouts (Location & Time TBD)
Jun 7-13: U8 & Senior baseball tournament team balloting
Jun 15 (Tue): U8 baseball tournament team tryouts (Location & Time TBD)
Jun 27 (Sun): 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.
QUESTIONS / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you have questions about anything related to tournament teams, please contact Harry Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jerry Schmitt (email@example.com) for baseball and Scott Fossum (firstname.lastname@example.org) for softball.