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Softball Summer Select - ON HOLD
by posted 07/03/2020


 

UPDATE 7/11/2020: USA Softball has canceled all the below tournaments in JULY, therefore, we are putting a hold on our SUMMER SELECT program until we get confirmation that there's a possibility of playing in August or September. 

 

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Softball Families:

As we approach the 4th of July I hope this message finds you all well.

This email is to inform you of additional plans we have in place to provide competitive play for girls looking to participate in All-Star level play this summer.

USA Softball (our governing body) has canceled most of the traditional All-Star events this year, including our district and state tournament. Instead, they’ve put together a series of weekend tournaments for competitive teams to play in throughout the state starting in July.

To participate in these events,  Redondo Sunset is implementing a Softball Summer Select program for girls playing in 8U through 14U that will replace our All-Star program this year. Like Spring Select, Summer Select is a program designed to provide the top girls in each division an opportunity to play softball at a competitive level during the recreational season. This means girls who participate in Summer Select will be on two teams. They will play with their Select Team on weekends outside of the Redondo Beach area AND continue to play on their rec team during the weekdays once the season restarts. If you’re chosen to be on a Select team, it’s mandatory to play on both teams.

Due to the circumstances created by Covid-19, the formation of teams will be done by a vote by the managers in each division. Unless you indicated on our Return to Play survey that you were not planning on returning this season, your daughter will be considered for a Select Team. You DO NOT need to fill out a form or email if your daughter is interested in playing on a Select Team. A new set of eligibility rules and guidelines to form the teams have been approved by Redondo Sunset’s Executive Board and are listed below for visibility.

So what now?

We don’t need anything from you. We will start to form teams next week, and reach out to families of girls who are voted onto a team the following week. Once teams are formed they will be posted onto the website.

More information about the tournament schedule and expectations for Select are listed below. As we get more information about the state of the league, we will continue to share it with everyone via email.

Have a great 4th!

Zach

Softball Commissioner

 

 

Additional information about Select:

The rough tournament schedule is as follows:

  • July 17-19 (Beaumont)
  • July 24-26 (San Diego)
  • July 31-Aug 2 (Beaumont)
  • Aug 7-Aug 9 (Costa Mesa or San Diego)
  • Aug 14-16 (Costa Mesa)
  • Aug-Sept – More tournaments - TBD

 

More Info:

  • All girls/families, if selected to a team, will need to opt-in and agree to sign a Covid-19 waiver and abide by all League Safety guidelines. The protocols set forth by the league for rec play will also apply to Select teams.
  • What type of commitment is expected –your daughter is expected to participate in the majority of tournaments, but we understand that families have vacations/activities already planned. We encourage you to keep your plans as this program may not fully happen given the circumstances.  
  • Most tournaments are 1+ hours from Redondo, which means a lot of driving and/or staying overnight in a hotel.
  • All girls/families will be required to pay a fee to cover tournament costs. To keep costs low, we are not planning on buying full uniforms, bags, helmets, etc. this year.
  • In some divisions, we may form more than one team. However, with fewer tournaments this season, the top team in each division will be given priority if tournament entry is limited.
  • Practice plans are TBD.

 

 

Board approved – Summer Select Draft Eligibility and Guidelines:

This year due to the circumstances created by COVID-19 we will not have a traditional All-Star program but instead will create a Summer Select program to play competitively against other leagues in tournaments throughout California and potentially other further-reaching locales. Since we are not able to follow our normal approved “All-Star” selection process this addendum is to supersede the standing “All-Star” softball selection rules for the Spring/Summer 2020 season.

 

Eligibility Rules for Summer Select 2020:

  1. Must be an active softball player at Redondo Sunset
  2. Be in good standing at Redondo Sunset
  3. Every player in the division will be considered for Summer Select unless they expressed they were not interested in returning through the Return To Play survey.
  4. Have not played travel A ball in this calendar year, unless cleared by USA Softball.
  5. Every player must agree to play in the remaining rec season. If a player does not participate in rec they will be dropped from the summer select program.
    1. The exception to this rule is if the rec season never recommences for the spring/summer 2020 season.
  6. Every player and family agree to follow the COVID-19 safety precautions set forth by the league and to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver.
  7. Each athlete/family selected for “Summer Select” must agree to pay any fees associated with signing up for tournaments, friendlies, games, etc.

 

Team Structure

1.      1-3 Teams will try and be created in the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U divisions.

2.      Each roster will include 12 players but may be decreased or increased at the discretion of the Softball Commissioner.

3.      Summer Select teams will be chosen amongst the athletes eligible to play in the division regardless of the division they are actively playing in.

4.      If multiple teams are to be chosen in a division, the first or top team shall be chosen first, then the second, then the third, etc.

5.      Tournament priority for the summer season will be given to the top teams in each division.

 

Selection Process

1.      The coaches within each division will meet to discuss players for the select program

2.      Given the unique circumstances of the season, coaches are allowed to take into account the past 18 months of play including the 2020 rec season, 2020 spring select games, play in Fall Ball 2019 and All-Star play in 2019.

3.      Players will be chosen by anonymous vote. Each coach or team representative within the division will have an equal vote. The softball commissioner, unless he or she is a coach, does not have a vote in the selection process.

4.      Each girl must achieve a majority vote to be placed on the team (e.g. in a division of 6 teams, every player must receive at least 4 votes).

5.      The 1st round of voting will be to choose 2-4 pitchers for selection. The number of pitchers chosen will be voted upon prior to selection.

6.      The second round of voting will choose the top 6 position players who have not been selected in the pitching round. This process will continue until a full roster is formed.

7.      There will not be any coach selections.

8.      Selection to the team will only be based upon voting unless the roster cannot be formed by majority vote after 8 rounds of voting. At that point, the voting will move to coach voting. After the coach is chosen they can propose the remainder roster, which must be approved by the Softball Commissioner.

9.      The coach of the select team will be chosen amongst the managers in the division and must be approved by the Softball Commissioner. The manager receiving the most votes will be the coach. If for any reason a coach cannot be selected amongst the division coaches or assistants the softball commissioner can select another coach to manage the team.

10.   Any changes to the rosters after the selection process must be approved by the Softball Commissioner.

 

Tournaments/Games

1.      Any and all tournaments, friendlies, scrimmages or games in all divisions must comply with USA softball guidelines and be approved by the softball commissioner. If a manager fails to comply, the softball commissioner has the right to replace the manager for the remainder of the season.

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Zach Luis

Softball Commissioner

 

Redondo Sunset

740 Julia Ave

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

www.redondosunset.com

 

 

 

 

Softball Families:

As we approach the 4th of July I hope this message finds you all well.

This email is to inform you of additional plans we have in place to provide competitive play for girls looking to participate in All-Star level play this summer.

USA Softball (our governing body) has canceled most of the traditional All-Star events this year, including our district and state tournament. Instead, they’ve put together a series of weekend tournaments for competitive teams to play in throughout the state starting in July.

To participate in these events,  Redondo Sunset is implementing a Softball Summer Select program for girls playing in 8U through 14U that will replace our All-Star program this year. Like Spring Select, Summer Select is a program designed to provide the top girls in each division an opportunity to play softball at a competitive level during the recreational season. This means girls who participate in Summer Select will be on two teams. They will play with their Select Team on weekends outside of the Redondo Beach area AND continue to play on their rec team during the weekdays once the season restarts. If you’re chosen to be on a Select team, it’s mandatory to play on both teams.

Due to the circumstances created by Covid-19, the formation of teams will be done by a vote by the managers in each division. Unless you indicated on our Return to Play survey that you were not planning on returning this season, your daughter will be considered for a Select Team. You DO NOT need to fill out a form or email if your daughter is interested in playing on a Select Team. A new set of eligibility rules and guidelines to form the teams have been approved by Redondo Sunset’s Executive Board and are listed below for visibility.

So what now?

We don’t need anything from you. We will start to form teams next week, and reach out to families of girls who are voted onto a team the following week. Once teams are formed they will be posted onto the website.

More information about the tournament schedule and expectations for Select are listed below. As we get more information about the state of the league, we will continue to share it with everyone via email.

Have a great 4th!

Zach

Softball Commissioner

 

 

Additional information about Select:

The rough tournament schedule is as follows:

  • July 17-19 (Beaumont)
  • July 24-26 (San Diego)
  • July 31-Aug 2 (Beaumont)
  • Aug 7-Aug 9 (Costa Mesa or San Diego)
  • Aug 14-16 (Costa Mesa)
  • Aug-Sept – More tournaments - TBD

 

More Info:

  • All girls/families, if selected to a team, will need to opt-in and agree to sign a Covid-19 waiver and abide by all League Safety guidelines. The protocols set forth by the league for rec play will also apply to Select teams.
  • What type of commitment is expected –your daughter is expected to participate in the majority of tournaments, but we understand that families have vacations/activities already planned. We encourage you to keep your plans as this program may not fully happen given the circumstances.  
  • Most tournaments are 1+ hours from Redondo, which means a lot of driving and/or staying overnight in a hotel.
  • All girls/families will be required to pay a fee to cover tournament costs. To keep costs low, we are not planning on buying full uniforms, bags, helmets, etc. this year.
  • In some divisions, we may form more than one team. However, with fewer tournaments this season, the top team in each division will be given priority if tournament entry is limited.
  • Practice plans are TBD.

 

 

Board approved – Summer Select Draft Eligibility and Guidelines:

This year due to the circumstances created by COVID-19 we will not have a traditional All-Star program but instead will create a Summer Select program to play competitively against other leagues in tournaments throughout California and potentially other further-reaching locales. Since we are not able to follow our normal approved “All-Star” selection process this addendum is to supersede the standing “All-Star” softball selection rules for the Spring/Summer 2020 season.

 

Eligibility Rules for Summer Select 2020:

  1. Must be an active softball player at Redondo Sunset
  2. Be in good standing at Redondo Sunset
  3. Every player in the division will be considered for Summer Select unless they expressed they were not interested in returning through the Return To Play survey.
  4. Have not played travel A ball in this calendar year, unless cleared by USA Softball.
  5. Every player must agree to play in the remaining rec season. If a player does not participate in rec they will be dropped from the summer select program.
    1. The exception to this rule is if the rec season never recommences for the spring/summer 2020 season.
  6. Every player and family agree to follow the COVID-19 safety precautions set forth by the league and to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver.
  7. Each athlete/family selected for “Summer Select” must agree to pay any fees associated with signing up for tournaments, friendlies, games, etc.

 

Team Structure

1.      1-3 Teams will try and be created in the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U divisions.

2.      Each roster will include 12 players but may be decreased or increased at the discretion of the Softball Commissioner.

3.      Summer Select teams will be chosen amongst the athletes eligible to play in the division regardless of the division they are actively playing in.

4.      If multiple teams are to be chosen in a division, the first or top team shall be chosen first, then the second, then the third, etc.

5.      Tournament priority for the summer season will be given to the top teams in each division.

 

Selection Process

1.      The coaches within each division will meet to discuss players for the select program

2.      Given the unique circumstances of the season, coaches are allowed to take into account the past 18 months of play including the 2020 rec season, 2020 spring select games, play in Fall Ball 2019 and All-Star play in 2019.

3.      Players will be chosen by anonymous vote. Each coach or team representative within the division will have an equal vote. The softball commissioner, unless he or she is a coach, does not have a vote in the selection process.

4.      Each girl must achieve a majority vote to be placed on the team (e.g. in a division of 6 teams, every player must receive at least 4 votes).

5.      The 1st round of voting will be to choose 2-4 pitchers for selection. The number of pitchers chosen will be voted upon prior to selection.

6.      The second round of voting will choose the top 6 position players who have not been selected in the pitching round. This process will continue until a full roster is formed.

7.      There will not be any coach selections.

8.      Selection to the team will only be based upon voting unless the roster cannot be formed by majority vote after 8 rounds of voting. At that point, the voting will move to coach voting. After the coach is chosen they can propose the remainder roster, which must be approved by the Softball Commissioner.

9.      The coach of the select team will be chosen amongst the managers in the division and must be approved by the Softball Commissioner. The manager receiving the most votes will be the coach. If for any reason a coach cannot be selected amongst the division coaches or assistants the softball commissioner can select another coach to manage the team.

10.   Any changes to the rosters after the selection process must be approved by the Softball Commissioner.

 

Tournaments/Games

1.      Any and all tournaments, friendlies, scrimmages or games in all divisions must comply with USA softball guidelines and be approved by the softball commissioner. If a manager fails to comply, the softball commissioner has the right to replace the manager for the remainder of the season.

--

 

Zach Luis

Softball Commissioner

 

Redondo Sunset

740 Julia Ave

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

www.redondosunset.com

 

 

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