Great job with the season so far. Hopefully the kids have learned a lot and enjoyed the season. It’s time for the All-Star games.
The AA All-Star Game will be held on Saturday, May 30th at Salmon Brook Park (Field 2) in Granby, CT at 1:30pm.
The AAA All-Star game will be held on Saturday, May 30th at Salmon Brook Park (Field 4) in Granby, CT at 5:00pm.
The Majors All-Star Game will be held on Sunday, May 31st at East Granby Farms in East Granby, CT at 5:00pm.
Announcements, etc. will start 20 minutes before game time, so teams should plan on arriving about 50 minutes prior to game time.
The Format for selection of players is as follows:
For AA and AAA, there are 7 teams total (G and EG). In order to have a total of 24 kids (12 x side), each team needs to choose their top 3 players x team. Additionally, the two highest placed Granby teams in the standings and the highest placed East Granby team in the standings each get one additional pick.
For Majors, there are 5 teams total – so each team will pick their top 4 players, with the highest placed team in each town getting one additional pick, which gives us 22 total players (11 x team).
Regarding the standings and which teams get the extra pick: we will use the standings on the GLL website as of 9:00am on Saturday morning, May 23rd. Whatever the web says, we go with - any game scores not entered will not be considered, so please make sure scores are entered on time.
Choosing players should be done by player vote only. Please do this anonymously by bringing something for the kids to write on and hand in. I won’t prescribe the method to use, but please make sure it’s anonymous. I need the names by Thursday, May 28th so I can divide up the teams. Granby and East Granby players are mixed into two teams – a Red and a Blue team. One team will be managed by the top East Granby team in the standings, and one team by the top Granby manager in the standings. Assistants will come from the next teams in the standings, but at least one needs to be from another town.
For AAA and Majors, playoffs start the week of June week of June 1st and last until June 12th. It’s a double-elimination tournament. I’ll start working on the schedule shortly, and we’ll get the brackets completed as soon as the regular season is over.
***REMINDER...NO caps are allowed to be worn under batting helmets. Neoprene sleeves may be worn but must be covered by a solid (non-white or grey ) shirt. Also, all jewelry will have to be removed prior to the game. It is suggested to hold off on new ear piercings until after the season as studs will have to be removed.