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Noblesville Girls Softball Association

NGSA All Stars

2019 NGSA All Stars

 

All-Stars Overview

 

This league will be selected from the NGSA Recreational League. These girls show higher skill level and desire to advance. The All-Star program provides Class C level playing opportunities beyond the Recreational League regular season. These teams are chosen from the 8U through 12U recreational leagues via tryouts. Practices are typically held on Sunday afternoons during the regular season. Play begins after the regular season, typically participating in 3-4 tournaments. Tournaments are decided on by the All-Star coaches and All-Star Commissioner with approval from the board.

All-Stars teams are selected for the 8U – 12U age divisions based upon a tryout process. All-Stars tryouts occur on Saturday, April 13th held on fields 1 & 2
Girls interested in trying out for an All-Stars team should either notify their coach, have a parent email the All-Stars commissioner, or sign up at the concession stand of Rec League events.


Tryout Times


• 1:00 – 2:00 – 8U


• 2:00 – 3:00 – 10U


3:00 – 4:00 – 12U



During the Rec League season, All- Stars practices/games will generally be scheduled for Sunday afternoons. Once the Rec League season concludes in June, the All-Stars tournament season begins. The coach, with oversight from the All- Stars Commissioner, will determine the tournament schedule. Additionally, in preparation for the tournament season, All-Stars teams will participate in periodic Sunday Alliance doubleheaders (see FAQ below for more information).



FAQs about All-Stars:


When does the All-Stars season start?


The start date for practices is ultimately up to the coach; although practices are intended to begin once the All-Star team is selected. Tentative first practice will be the week of April 28th. While the Rec League season is in progress, All-Stars practices and games will generally take place on Sundays and cannot conflict with Rec activities. Rec League participation comes first and will take precedent over All-Stars until after the Rec season tournament. If there are no Rec. League events, a coach is free to schedule a practice or tournament.


How often do teams practice?


All-Stars teams will generally practice once per week, on Sundays, during the Rec league season. All-Stars activities cannot conflict with any Rec League activities.


How many All-Star teams will each age group have?


The goal is to have at least 2 teams per age group, but that is completely dependent on the number of players and coaches.


Who sets the schedule?


The coach will ultimately set the schedule with oversight from the All-Stars Commissioner. However, teams will generally be limited to a Sunday-only schedule during the Rec League season.


What is “Sunday Alliance” and how is it associated with All-Stars?


“Sunday Alliance” is a collection of recreational and travel softball teams in Central Indiana who play doubleheaders on Sunday afternoons from April to June. Our All-Stars teams are expected to participate in at least 2 Alliance doubleheaders until the tournament season begins in late June. Sunday Alliance offers our All-Stars teams the opportunity to face stronger competition in a semi-competitive environment to prepare for competitive tournament play. Alliance games will be scheduled by the All-Stars coaches but typically they’ll take the place of a regularly scheduled Sunday practice. Alliance games are at Olio Fields and surrounding communities.



When is the “Tournament Season” and in how many tournaments will a team play?


The All-Stars tournament season begins in late June, after the Rec League has concluded, and runs through the summer. It is ultimately up to the coach to decide on the number and location of tournaments but typically teams have generally elected to play in about 3 tournaments during the summer. Most tournaments are played over 3-4 days. They typically start with 1-2 games during the week (in the evening) and run through the weekend. A typical tournament will guarantee 4 games per team; consisting of two play-in games followed by a double elimination bracket-style format. How many days/games the team plays is dependent upon how many games they win.


When are All-Stars tryouts?

All -Stars tryouts take place SATURDAY, APRIL 13 , 2019 at NGSA Fields. If a player would like to be considered for an All-Stars team you must attend the sign up at the registration table at the regularly scheduled Rec League evaluations. Information can also be found on the girls’ softball website at www.noblesvillesoftball.com.


How is the team selected?


After the All-Star Tryout, the All-Star coach will select their team based on the evaluations provided. The tryout process includes 3 criteria upon which the players are evaluated; running, hitting and fielding. The scores are shared with the All-Star coach as criteria for selecting the team. In the event that a girl is not able to attend the scheduled tryout, a petition may be filed with the All-Stars Commissioner to consider a girl for selection onto a team. Selections should be finalized in within a week of the tryout.


How are coaches selected?


Anyone who has a clear and up-to-date background check is eligible. Applications are reviewed by a committee from the Softball Board. All applicants will be interviewed and selected by a selection committee.


What is the cost associated with All-Stars?


The total cost is determined by the number of tournaments played. In the past, tournament fees have been approximately $150 per player (assuming 3 tournaments). This covers tournament


registration, Sunday Alliance registration and fees, and All-Star jerseys.



Additional Questions? Contact All-Star Commissioner: Justin Murphy email/ [email protected]

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