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ALL-STARS

2022 All-Star Experience Fact Sheet

Granbury Athletic Association (GAA) sanctions "All Star Tournament Teams" for summer play after the conclusion of our regular season and City Championship tournament, for age groups 6U through 14U only. GAA will not be able to provide an All Star Team for any age group where no coach volunteers to coach an All Star team.
The All Star Experience:

All Star Tournament Teams participate in a more competitive environment than regular GAA
recreational league play. These teams begin play after the conclusion of the GAA season and
generally participate in tournaments in neighboring communities and potentially state and
national events. The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to provide more information about the "All
Star Tournament Team" process to the parents of all GAA participants so you can decide if your child should be considered for the All Star Experience.

Parent Action Required:

If your child wishes to participate in All-Stars, you may register by clicking HERE.  This does not guarantee a spot on the team.  Registration is the first step in the process and is only used to identify those players that wish to participate.  If 

The Process:

First, the GAA board determines the number of All Star Teams we will have for each age group.  The number of teams is based on the number of regular season teams, the level of interest among our parents, players, coaches, league directors, and the GAA administration’s general assessment of the overall league talent for each age group. League talent is an important consideration because of the extremely competitive nature of tournament play.
The Executive Board shall have all authority in selection of the All-Star managers.  If an Executive Board member wishes to coach an All-Star team, he/she must recuse themselves from the vote for that division.  There is no All-Star reward for winning any division.  Managers who desire the team will make it known to the division commissioner and register on the GAA website on the Registrations tab, or by clicking HERE.

We ask that coaches have conversations with their more skilled and experienced players to encourage them to register for All Stars.  However, all league participants are welcome to register for All-Stars.
All division coaches, division commissioner, and Vice-President of that league will meet to choose the All-Star team.  During this meeting, discussions will be held about each eligible player to include, skill level, attitude, effort, coachability, and sportsmanship.  Each manager will vote on who he believes to be the 12 best players.  The commissioner will tally the votes,  and the 12 players who receive the most votes will be named to the All-Star team for that age group.  The manager of the All-Star team will have the ability to add up to 2 more players with advise and consultation of all division coaches.
Once the team has been finalized, all team rosters will be posted on the website.
All Star Experience Fact Sheet

Once named to a roster, the player cannot participate on another Tournament All Star team
without written approval by the GAA President.

The Schedule:

Practices can begin once the rosters are finalized, but all players and coaches must meet
their recreational team commitments if any conflicts exist. That means players must be at
their recreational team games and practices through the end of the season and the City
Championship tournament.

The Commitment:

Because of the competition at this level, All Star Tournament Teams often have two to three
events each week in preparation for tournament play. On days the team is not playing in a
tournament, you should assume the team will practice. This can create a problem if the player will be out of town or otherwise unavailable for more than a few days during this period. To be fair to the team and the players, parents should carefully consider the necessary commitment before allowing their child to participate on an All Star Team.
Parents should also be aware that there are no specific league rules for "playing time" during tournament play.  For the All-Star season, the League endorses a “play to win” policy.  Once qualifying play begins, you must qualify to advance to the next tournament, and therefore coaches are trying to field the most competitive team possible. Coaches will make every effort to get each player adequate playing time during a tournament, but there are no infield playing requirements.

The Costs:

The cost to field All Star teams across our league are substantial.  For this reason, we ask that parents help offset this cost by paying $150.00 upon selection to a team.  GAA will then provide uniforms, and cover the cost of 4 tournaments per team.  Additional tournament expenses not covered by the league may include  gate fees,  travel, food, lodging, etc.
For detailed information, please follow the links below:
2022 ALL-STAR INFO