The Little League All-Star tournament is a competitive postseason competition where All-Star teams from each league compete for a District Championship. It is an opportunity for a higher level of play and competition within the regional Little League system. 

If a team wins the District 7 Tournament, then the journey continues to the State Tournament. For Majors (the 12s team) there is the potential to go all the way to the Little League World Series.

Being selected as an All-Star means that you have been nominated by your peers, managers, and coaches for a chance to represent West Seattle Little League in tournament play. This honor means that you have shown skill, sportsmanship, and dedication this season and will best represent the league in competition and character. Before a player can be nominated, the interested family has to "opt-in".

Regular Season Division

All-Stars Team


Tournament Season Limited To

Can include 10 year olds in Majors playing up

8-9-10 (10s)

Primarily 10 year olds


Can include 9/10 year olds in Minors

9-10-11 (11s)

Primarily 11 year olds



10-11-12 (12s)

Primarily 12 year olds

World Series


8/9/10 (10s)
9/10/11 (11s)
10/11/12 (12s)
Blake Dennison
Cal Reed
Carter Kuhlmann
Clyde McCary 
Elliott Jewett
Everett Harkins
Jason Ardales
Jude Dykgraaf
Konley Bissell
Owen Umeno
Reiar Anderson
Samuel Shigetani
August Silva
Benjamin Datz
Duncan McKinney
Gavin Ross
George Faull
Henry Corr
Jason Moran
Keanu Ignacio
Liam Johnson
Nathan Shafi
Patrick Bowen 
Timothy Kime
Ari Straus
Benito Guajardo
Brooks Kalivoda
Griff Reed
Ian Busby
Izaiah Hansen
Joshua Blau
Rowan Borg
Theo Ninburg 
Thomas Marshall
Tobin Shih
Will Dunnigan
William Kraynek

Manager: Randy Shigetani
Coach: Justin Dennison
Coach Mike Jewett
Manager: Nick Datz
Coach: Sean McKinney
Coach: Joe Corr
Manager: David Blau
Coach: Brady Kalivoda 
Coach: Sam Reed

Tournament schedule

Dates and locations are subject to change

Start DateBracketLocation
10sJuly 8, 2023LinkNormandy Park
11sJuly 5, 2023LinkNormandy Park
12sJune 23, 2023LinkBar-S

Start DateBracketLocation
10sJuly 22, 2023LinkOthello, WA
11sJuly 22, 2023LinkAnacortes, WA
12sJuly 15, 2023LinkPoulsbo, WA


What Dates/Times
Managers submit letter of interest5/3
All-Stars player selection process email sent to Minors and Majors baseball families5/5
Families submit form indicating interest in being considered for All-Stars
All-Stars baseball info meeting for players and families 5/10  |  7:45-8:15PM
All-Stars managers announced
Player agents conduct player voting at the Majors and Minors games
All-Stars baseball team rosters announced


  • Players must opt-in before 8:00PM (PST) on May 15, 2023. Opt-in form will be emailed to Minors and Majors families on May 5, 2023. OPT-IN IS NOW CLOSED.
  • Players must meet current Little League International rules for All-Star eligibility (for example, a player must have played in a minimum of 8 of regular season games).
  • Players must commit to being available for all practices and tournament games, unless due to injury, illness, or other special circumstances, with prior approval by the All-Star Manager. Other sports commitments (including travel ball or other league play) and family vacations are not considered a valid reason to miss All-Star practice or activities.
  • To be eligible for the 9-10-11 or the 10-11-12 All-Star Teams, a player must be the appropriate age and be able to play current Majors rules (but is not required to be in Majors).
  • To be eligible for the 8-9-10 All-Star Team, a player must be the appropriate age and be able to play current Minors rules (but can be in either Minors or Majors Division). 


  • Considering the required level of commitment, All-Star play is not for every player or family.
  • 100% attendance to all activities (practice, team events, tournaments) is expected, which may affect work and vacation schedules. Unless there is a compelling reason for an absence (ex: a wedding, a funeral, an urgent medical appointment). Other sports commitments (including travel ball or other league play) and family vacations are not considered a valid reason for missing All-Star practice or activities.  
  • There will be practices/events/tournaments up to 6-7 days per week.
  • Practices happen after school and can last up to 2-4 hours.
  • The season length is variable, depending on the age of the team and depending on how far the team advances. Families should ensure they are available through July and in some cases August.
  • Commitments to other sports/teams are secondary to All-Stars (All-Stars team always holds priority over other teams)
  • Significant travel and expenses may be required. We never want the cost to prohibit this opportunity for a chosen player. Contact [email protected] for scholarships information.
  • Tournament Play rules and expectations are different from regular season play. Not all players will receive equal playing time.
  • All-Star Managers are voted in by their peers; the selected manager and coaches have a due diligence to field the best competitive team from our league.


All WSLL Minors and Majors regular season team players and Managers/Coaches along with the selected All-Star Manager will have an opportunity to vote on the players who opted-in. Please see our bylaws for a detailed outline of the All-Star process and how players at various ages are selected.

Player selections will be based on:
- Character
– consistently demonstrating a spirit of fair play, integrity, adaptiveness, humility, confidence and perseverance whether winning or losing.
- Leadership – consistently demonstrating a positive attitude, hustle, cooperation, care for teammates on the field and in the dugout, and an overall commitment to the team.
- Skills and knowledge – consistently demonstrating strong regular season on-field performance, ability to compete, experience at various positions, and skill with batting, fielding, baserunning and situational awareness.
For players who did not opt-in, their name will NOT appear on any ballots. There are always questions from parents on this asking why their player was not on the ballot.


Immediately upon a player being selected for an All-Star team, the player agents will begin the player verification process and the following forms will need to be provided. Please note that many of these forms were already submitted at the start of the regular season but need to be submitted a second time according to LLI rules. Be prepared to provide the following or the player will have to forfeit eligibility.

1.  Player's Original Birth Certificate
2.  LLI Tournament Player Verification Form
3.  Medical Release Form
4.  School Enrollment Form, D II Waiver Form or 3 Proofs of Residency


What does it mean to “play up” for All-Stars?
If you elect during the opt-in process for your child to be considered to “play up” that means that you would be comfortable with your player being considered to play up for an All-Stars team above their league age. For example, if you elect for your league age 11 year old to “play up” that means we will include your child’s name on the ballot for managers/coaches to vote for the 12s team. 

If my child is selected for the All-Stars team, what can we expect (practices and games)?
All-Star teams practice at least 5 nights a week with practice length times varying. There may also be some pre-tournament scrimmages in and outside of West Seattle.

What are the eligibility requirements for a player to be considered for an All-Star team?
Players must meet current Little League International rules for All-Star eligibility:
- Must have played in a minimum of 8 regular season games. If a player missed games due to injury or illness, they will need a doctor's note. 
- Meets the criteria established by Little League’s “Residency and School Attendance Player Eligibility Requirement".
- Meets the age requirements for the All-Star team: 8-10 year-olds for 10s team, 9-11 year-olds for 11s team, 10-12 year-olds for 12s team.

How much play time will my child get on the All-Stars team? 
Families and players should recognize that All-Stars Tournament play time is very different from the regular season in WSLL. The only requirement is that every player on the roster bats in order. This may mean that some players do not get any field time in a particular game, as there are no minimum requirements for this as of 2023. With that, everyone who makes the All-Stars roster is there for a reason, and will be expected to fill a role and contribute in meaningful ways. 

How many players are selected for each team?
This will vary depending on the manager based on tournament playing rules. Typically, most managers form a team of 13 players.

Do the Jamboree games count towards the 8-game minimum for player eligibility?
No, the Jamboree games do not count towards the 8-game minimum. Only regular season regulation games count.

How are players selected for a team?
Players are selected through several different mechanisms:
(1) Player vote - the All-Star committee will conduct player voting after Minors and Majors games; the 3 players at each age level with the most votes will be selected for the team
(2) Managers/coaches vote - The Managers and one primary coach for each team will vote on remaining eligible players; 6 players will be selected for the team through this voting process
(3) All-Star Manager remaining players selection - The All-Star Manager will then select from the remaining eligible players to complete the team roster

If my family already has a vacation planned during June/July, how would that affect All-Stars eligibility?
If you already have vacation planned during this time, please do NOT submit your child’s name for consideration. The All-Star team is a huge time commitment and players are expected to be at all practices and games. Families should ensure they are available through July and in some cases August. 100% attendance to all activities (practice, team events, tournaments) is expected.

All-Star committee

Erin Kross, Sarah Harkins, Amy Vattuone, Amy Barrysmith, Jessi Rosellini

For questions on All-Stars, contact [email protected].

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