All Star Teams

Post-Season Play and Selection Policy

Forest Hills Little League Post-Season Play and Selection Policy

Approved by FHLL Board:  April 7, 2015

 Whereas the Forest Hills Little League (FHLL) is committed to providing an environment for all players that is safe, supportive, fun and inclusive; FHLL is also committed to maintaining selection processes for post-season competitive teams that are fair, transparent and unbiased.  As such, the selection processes for all post-season teams will be governed by the following:

 Manager (Head Coach) Selection:

     Managers (Head Coaches) for post-season teams will apply subject to the requirements of FHLL and will be selected by the FHLL Board by June 1 of a given season.

     Interested applicants will complete an application subject to the directions provided each season and must be current and in good standing with the Criminal Record Check (CRC) at the time of completing the application in order to be considered for a post-season position.

     Managers (Head Coaches) will be selected with consideration for their coaching skills and ability to represent FHLL competitively.  FHLL will also consider coaching conduct including attitude, sportsmanship and their commitment to the Little League and FHLL philosophy.

     Assistant coaches will also apply subject to the requirements of FHLL and the criteria set out above.  FHLL will also consider the recommendations of the Manager (Head Coach) for these positions.  Assistant coaches will NOT be selected or informed of their selection by FHLL until the roster of players for the given post-season team is confirmed by FHLL.

 Player Selection:

     The Manager (Head Coach) will select the team in accordance with the timelines set out by Little League and FHLL.

     Prior to advising potential players of their selection/non-selection, the Manager (Head Coach) will meet with the President and Player Agent (or designates in the event of conflict) to review the selection process, results and intended team roster and discuss any concerns.  If necessary, the President and Player Agent may review any concerns with the FHLL Board prior to the Manager (Head Coach) naming players to a team.

 Players Evaluation:

     The player evaluation process will be a fair, unbiased and objective process that provides the Manager (Head Coach) with sufficient unbiased information to select the most competitive team possible while also providing FHLL with the greatest degree of transparency regarding process for all players and parents involved.

     The process for post-season evaluation will be set out by FHLL prior to the selection of the Head Coach (Manager) and may include assessments from outside evaluators (i.e. former coaches, independent evaluators or district representatives) named by FHLL.  Such assessments may be conducted during the regular season and/or during the tryout process.  Players and parents will be advised prior to such assessments.

     The post-season evaluation process established by the FHLL will include assessment data and information from a sufficient number of sources to minimize any perceptions of bias.  Such sources may include pre-season evaluations, regular season assessments and tryouts. 

     FHLL will also hold a minimum of three tryout sessions for eligible players for any given post-season team in early June.  Tryouts will be conducted by the Manager (Head Coach) (once named) and other evaluators (named by FHLL).  Without exception, players MUST attend two of the three tryouts to be considered for the team.

     Factors to be considered in the post-season player selection process will include eligibility, availability, ability, skills, desire and specific team needs as well as a player conduct including attitude, sportsmanship, teamwork and regular participation.

     The post-season player evaluation results will be kept strictly confidential before, during and after the evaluation process except for the naming of the players to the team by the Manager (Head Coach). 

 Note:  These guidelines are intended to be consistent with the Little League Official Regulations and Playing Rules and the Little League Operating Manual.  In the event of a conflict, the Little League Official Regulations and Playing Rules and the Little League Operating Manual will take precedent.

Super 8's

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Our League Age 7/8 year old team participates at a North Vancouver Central tournament at the end of June as well as other games and tournaments at the discretion of the selected Manager (Head Coach).

Time commitment will depend on the number of games and tournaments but players are expected to participate in ALL practices and games leading up to and during the tournaments.

League Age 9 Selects

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Our League Age 9 year old team participates at a Lynn Valley tournament on the Canada day long weekend as well as other games and tournaments at the discretion of the selected Manager (Head Coach).

Players need to be available every day after tryouts and are expected to participate in ALL  practices and games leading up to and during the tournaments.

League Age 10 Selects

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Our League Age 10 year old team participates in available summer tournaments at the discretion of the selected Manager (Head Coach).

Players need to be available every day after tryouts and are expected to participate in ALL  practices and games leading up to and during the tournaments.

League Age 9/10 All Stars

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Beginning in the middle of June, Forest Hills Little will name a League Age 9/10 Allstar tournament team. This team will compete at a very high level at the District Tournament and play until they are eliminated. The district tournaments usually begin at the end of June or beginning of July and finish two weeks later. If the team wins the District, they will play in the provincial tournament which will finish at the end of July. 

Players need to be available every day after tryouts and are expected to participate in ALL practices and games leading up to and during the tournaments.

League Age 11 Selects

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Our League Age 111 year old team participates in available summer tournaments at the discretion of the selected Manager (Head Coach).

Players need to be available every day after tryouts and are expected to participate in ALL  practices and games leading up to and during the tournaments.

League Age 11/12 All Stars

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Beginning in the middle of June, Forest Hills will name a League Age 11/12 Allstar tournament team. This team will compete at a very high level at the District Tournament. They play until they are eliminated. The district tournaments usually begin at the end of June or beginning of July and finish two weeks later. If the team wins the District, they will play in the provincial tournament which will finish at the end of July. 

Players need to be available every day after tryouts and are expected to participate in ALL practices and games leading up to and during the tournaments.

Juniors/Seniors/Bigs All Stars

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These three divisions have provincial, national  and international tournaments only, no District 5 tournaments.

Each division can enter one league team directly to the provincials tournament.
All provincial tournaments happen in mid-July.

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