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All-Star Selection - Players & Coaches

The goal for BCR All-Star teams is to field the best teams possible while giving players the opportunity to experience the all-star program of play. The following policy will help us reach that goal in a fair and successful manner by establishing a process that will be used consistently. These teams must meet Cal Ripken Tournament Team composition and player eligibility requirements.

Cal Ripken team composition states:

Rule 11.02.1 – Each Cal Ripken tournament team shall consist of no less than twelve (12) players and no more than fifteen (15), one (1) manager/head coach and two (2) coaches.

Rule 11.02.1a – Each Cal Ripken team may consist of any fifteen players from the league or division regardless of age or position played during the regular season.

Rule 11.02.1b – Managers and coaches must be selected from registered team rosters from the league or division in which they manage or coach.

Cal Ripken eligibility rules state:

Rule 11.03c – Tto be eligible to compete in tournament play, a player, manager or coach must be listed on league and tournament rosters.

Rule 11.03d – To be eligible for tournament play in any division of Babe Ruth League, Inc a player must have played in at least one-half (1/2) of his team's scheduled league games played prior to the start of tournament play.

 

I.  Team Formation

BCR will attempt to form a total of four (4) All-Star teams each year to be comprised of one (1) each, 9U, 10U, 11U and 12U.
All teams will primarly be age pure (age played during season) – players will be allowed to move up to another level as space allows.

II. Team Composition

  1. The 12U team will be formed from players in Majors.
  2. The 11U team will be formed from players in Majors/Minors.
  3. The 10U team will be formed from players in Majors/Minors.
  4. The 9U team will be formed from players in Minors/Rookies.

 

III.  Player Selection

12U, 11U, 10U, 9U will be selected based on a "try out" or evaluation process.

  1. Players will attend an assessment.
  2. Teams will be formed by the Team Manager, Head Coach, and Assistant Coach based on assessment results with the oversight of a Player Representative (member of the Board of Directors).
  3. A player must be available for practice/game dates. If not, another player will be selected from the list as a replacement.

 

IV. Manager/Asst Coach Selection

  1. Manager will be selected by the Board of Directors based on one or more of the following criteria:
    1. Must have been a rostered coach during that Spring Season’s program, and must be Babe Ruth certified.
      • Unless a rostered coach is not available or interested in coaching, in which case candidates meeting all other criteria will be considered.
    2. Availability for practices and tournament play.
    3. Ability to represent Berkshire Cal Ripken Baseball League in the best manner possible.
    4. The ability to communicate with parents and other coaches about sensitive issues like playing time, positions etc.
    5. Coaching ability
    6. Baseball Knowledge
    7. Past commitment to league functions.

  2. Asst. Coaches will be selected based on the following criteria:
    1. Once selected, the manager will submit 2 assistant coaches’ names to the board for approval.
    2. Babe Ruth certified.
    3. Availability for practices and tournament play.
    4. Ability to represent Berkshire Cal Ripken Baseball League in the best manner possible.
    5. Coaching ability
    6. Baseball Knowledge

 

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