Frequently Answered Questions Please take a moment to review this page. We hope that most questions parents have can be answered here.
Inter-League and the Post Season
1. What is inter-league play?
Little League rules allow MSJLL to schedule games with adjoining leagues if this is mutually agreeable. In general, MSJLL will pursue inter-league play opportunities when possible in the upper divisions. At lower levels, where the number of teams is greater, we will probably not actively pursue inter-league play. The extent of inter-league play may vary from year to year
2. What is the Tournament of Champions post season play about?
District 14 hosts the Tournament of Champions (TOC) each year right after regular season ends. Minor National teams and above have playoffs to determine who goes to this District 14 tournament. All teams in Minor National and Majors do a double elimination playoff to see which team gets to go on to Tournament of Champions to play other teams in Fremont and Newark in a single elimination tournament. The winner brings home the championship flag.
3. How does the league choose All-Stars?
Being selected to play on an all-star team is an honor and recognition of the player’s talent, sportsmanship and dedication to the game. To be considered for all-stars, the player must meet an eligibility criterion that includes playing 60% of the games for the division the player is being considered. The only exception to this rule is for high school players whom must play at least 60% of the games once released from high school. A player playing in one division may be considered for an all-star team for a lower division provided they are age eligible, however may only play on one all-star team. For example, a Senior division player may be considered for a Junior division all-star team. Selection of all-star players is based a eligibility, availability, voting by peer players and manager recommendations. Prior to the last game of the season, teams in the Minors and above will have the opportunity to vote for whom they believe are the top players in their divisions. The players will vote to place the first eight (8) players on each All-Star team and then the managers, with Player Agent and President approval, will complete the All-Star roster with their selections. Be sure to be cognizant of your family's summer vacation schedule if you believe your player might be picked to play for the MSJLL All-Star team. The district All-Star tournament normally can run from the last week of June through mid July. Success in district tournaments can lead to participating in the sectional and state tournaments thereafter.