What are the All-Stars?

The All-Star Season is a completely separate season from the regular spring season. All-Star teams are carefully chosen players that during the regular season have exhibited talent/skill, a positive attitude, coach-ability, good sportsmanship, commitment (excellent attendance at games/practices), team leadership, have been good teammates and who represent FHLL and the El Cajon/La Mesa community in a positive manner. Although the All-Star season only lasts about a few months, it is an incredibly fun experience and your child will improve tremendously during this time.
It is an opportunity for a significantly higher level of play and commitment within the regional Little League system. The tournaments start at the District level, where teams compete against other All-Star teams within District 41. The winning teams advance through to the International Tournament in hopes of advancing to Williamsport for the Little League World Series. In fact FHLL formerly known as Northern Little League won the Little League World Series in 1961. Is this the year Fletcher Hills Little League returns to Williamsport to bring home another championship title?
The method of selecting a Tournament Team is determined by the FHLL All-Star Selection Committee. This group includes board officials and selected veteran league volunteers who are seasoned in the All-Star selection process.  For most divisions, Tournament teams include a maximum of fourteen players, one manager, and two coaches. The League All-Star Selection Committee will meet at the end of the regular season to identify All-Star candidates and select the League All-Star tournament team utilizing the following nomination and voting process.
Players that exhibit the following attributes will be considered for All-Stars: 
  • Have shown improvement and displayed basic understanding of baseball fundamentals.
  • Being an All-Star is more than just having the talent to compete. It is also about having good character, the right attitude, being a good sport and a good teammate.
  • The player must have played 80 % of his/her team’s regular season games.
  • Availability of the players and his/her families to meet commitments required of All-Stars
  • Must agree to put Fletcher Hills Baseball 1st - no travel ball play allowed during the All-Star season.
  • Must meet all All-Star requirements and provide proof of age and league boundary verification
Participating in an All-Star Tournament is a big honor for players, and while it is a privilege to play, it is also a commitment with added practices and games. Knowing that they are recognized as being among the best players in their league/division is a huge confidence booster, and that added confidence usually transfers into other areas of their lives.
If your child is nominated for one of the teams, they are required to attend ALL practices and games. We understand this is a tough time to have families commit to paying baseball for another month or two . School gets out in June and families often plan summer vacations around the kids' school schedules. This is a great experience for the kids and it’s a learning experience, too. So, if your child makes the All-Star team, you will have a decision to make.

Players must attend practices and games ready to participate actively, and thus should consider whether other activities may inhibit that commitment. We ask that if you know that your child will not be available for the duration of the All-Star season, please withdraw your children's name from the eligible list so that another deserving child has a chance at the All-Star experience.

If you think your player has a possibility of making All-Stars and you wish to participate, DO NOT schedule any travel plans through late May till middle of August. If your player normally plays on another organized baseball team during this time after the Spring season ends, you will have to make a choice to apply as FHLL strictly prohibits any All-Star player to play on any other baseball team during the All-Star season. This is for the purposes of preventing injury and keeping the focus on Fletcher Hills Baseball. If any FHLL official or Board of Directors member finds out about a player playing on another organized baseball team at the same time as All-Stars, whether or not they have missed any practices or games, they will be immediately removed from the All-Star team and an alternate chosen to take their place.

Player Commitment Requirements

  • Selected players must commit to 3 - 4+ weeks of intensive practice/game schedules, potentially daily up to 6 days a week. All-Star season goes through the end of May or through mid August, depending on how well the team does.
  • There is a $75 fee per All-Star player which covers tournament entrance fee, jersey and hat. In addition, families can expect to purchase new baseball pants and accessories for their All-Star player. Parents/Guardians are responsible for any additional All-Star team expenses incurred which are not covered by the fee.
  • Players and parents must be committed to and available for the entirety of the All-Star play. Consider that for every player selected, there are other players who would eagerly welcome the opportunity to play.
  • Expect to play in local All-Star tournaments throughout the week and on weekends with practices in-between.
  • Game locations can vary.  Out of city/county/state traveling/expenses may be required.
  • Absences due to conflicts (i.e. other sports/vacations) WILL lead to suspension, reduced role on the team during games, or dismissal from the team.  
  • As noted above, immediate removal from the All-Star team will be enforced if a player is found playing on another organized baseball team during the All-Star season.
While All-Stars and Little Stars (Minors B) requires commitment and hard work it is a great experience for your child filled with a lot of fun activities such as the All-Star Parade and party. The energy level and community involvement in the festivities of the tournament make this truly memorable experience.