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TOURNAMENT TEAMS

Summer Tournament baseball is an exciting and rewarding experience that provides an opportunity to continue skill development in a fun and competitive environment.  Teams will participate in various exhibition games and tournaments against other little league associations.  To be eligible to play on All-Star and Selects teams, players must meet age requirements and either reside or attend school within the Jericho boundaries.  Proof of residency is required. 

Any questions please contact our administrator admin@jerichobaseball.com and our Tournament Coordinator will respond.

Player Selection

The summer tournament teams will be selected on the basis of an in-season assessment by a combination of input Jericho in-season coaches, tournament team coaches, tournament coordinator and pre-season independent results. The selection criteria will consider talent, availability, together with having a positive attitude and demonstrating Jericho Baseball’s values.

On the basis of the above criteria, the All-Star / Selects Manager will have input in selections taking into account specific positional requirements for the respective team.  More details about the full player selection process will be communicated during the season.

Coach Selection

Coaches interested in head/assistant coaching one of the Jericho tournament teams can submit an expression of interest to admin@jerichobaseball.com.  Once all applications are received, the Jericho President and Tournament Coordinator will meet to choose the coaching teams. Any disputes or appeals will be brought forward to the Jericho Board of Directors.  The Tournament Coordinator will provide each coach a list of available summer tournaments and contacts for Exhibition Games. 

All-Star and Select Team Information

All-Star teams represent Jericho Little League in the sanctioned Little League District 1 and provincial tournaments. Selects teams promote player development in preparation for the following year’s All-Star tournament teams.  See below for further details on each team:

11/12 ALL-STARS

Players must be baseball age 11 or 12.  Up to 13 players will be selected.

Practices and exhibition games will begin immediately after the regular season concludes.  The team will compete in various exhibition games in advance of the District 1 Tournament (Dunbar, Kerrisdale, Jericho, & Little Mountain). 

A very high commitment level is required.  Between practices, exhibition games, and tournaments, players can expect to be at the ballpark 6 – 7 times a week.  The District championships generally run through mid/late July. If Jericho continues to advance, the Provincial tournament usually runs from late July into early August followed by the National Championships and the Little League World Series in mid/late August.  This is a competitive level of play and may not involve equal playing time. 

Any 11-year-old selected for the team will be eligible to play on the 11 Selects upon conclusion of Jericho’s participation in the tournaments above.

9/10 ALL-STARS

Players must be baseball age 9 or 10.  Up to 13 players will be selected.

Practices and exhibition games will begin immediately after the regular season concludes.   A very high commitment level is required.   Players can expect to practice or play most days Between practices, exhibition games, and tournaments, players can expect to be at the ballpark 6 times a week from mid June through to the end of tournament play (middle to late July depending on results). 

The team will compete in various exhibition games in advance of the District 1 Tournament (Dunbar, Kerrisdale, Jericho, & Little Mountain).  The winner of the District 1 Tournament will advance to the Provincial Tournament (middle to late July).  This is a competitive level of play and may not involve equal playing time. 

Any 9-year-old selected for the team will be eligible to play on the 9 Selects upon conclusion of Jericho’s participation in the tournaments above.

11 SELECTS

Players must be baseball age 11.  Roster size will vary (11 – 14 players).

Practices, exhibition games and tournaments will begin shortly after the regular season concludes.  Commitment is about 3 - 5 days per week.  Tournaments for these teams tend to run through July and possibly into early August. While the availability of players will be a contributing factor for team selection, there is more flexibility to substitute players between tournaments that is not available under the rules for All-Star teams so if you are unable to commit for the full period accommodations will be considered. 

9 SELECTS

Players must be baseball age 9, but strong Baseball 8-year old’s will be considered, subject to such player committing to also participating with the 8 Selects. Roster size will vary (11 – 14 players).

Practices, exhibition games and tournaments will begin shortly after the regular season concludes.  Commitment is about 3 - 5 days per week.  Tournaments for these teams tend to run through July and possibly into early August. While the availability of players will be a contributing factor for team selection, there is more flexibility to substitute players between tournaments that is not available under the rules for All-Star teams so if you are unable to commit for the full period accommodations will be considered. 

May Long Weekend Jericho 9 Selects Tournament

In addition to the Summer Tournament season, Jericho will host a 9 Selects Tournament on the May Long Weekend.  This team will be selected on basis of the Majors assessment done prior to the Season for those interested.  This May team is NOT the 9 summer selects team and participation is not a requirement for selection to the 9 Selects, nor is participation in the May Tournament a guarantee for selection for the Summer Selects. 

8 SELECTS

Players must be baseball age 8, but baseball 7s players can be considered.  Roster size will vary (11 – 14 players).

Format of play for this level is pitching machine.  Practices, exhibition games and tournaments will begin shortly after the regular season concludes.  Commitment is about 3 - 5 days per week.  Tournaments for these teams tend to run through July and possibly into August. While the availability of players will be a contributing factor for team selection, there is more flexibility to substitute players between tournaments that is not available under the rules for All-Star teams so if you are unable to commit for the full period accommodations will be considered. 

 

May Long Weekend Dunbar Dairy Queen 8 Selects Tournament

In addition to the Summer Tournament season, Jericho will participate in the Dunbar hosted Dairy Queen 8 Selects Tournament on the May Long Weekend.  This team will be selected on basis of an April 22 assessment and notes from Minor coaches.  This May team is NOT the 8 summer selects team and participation is not a requirement for selection to the 8 Summer Selects, nor is participation in the May Tournament a guarantee for selection for the Summer Selects. 

7 SELECTS 

Players must be baseball age 7.

This age group is more focused on training and fun, as opposed to competitive tournaments.  A larger roster will be utilized for all interested players, as opposed to a selection based on an assessment.  Commitment is about 1-2 days per week through until end of July with accommodations for any travel plans or conflicts.

MAJORS SUNDAY IN-SEASON TRAVEL TEAM

The Majors Sunday In-Season Travel Series is designed to provide extra competition for kids who are keen
on baseball and to help prepare them for tournament team play by participating in a weekly
game versus other Little League organizations throughout the Lower Mainland. Two groups will
be formed: a 11 / 12 age group and 9 / 10 age group. The program will run from April 16 to
June 4. Based on the pre-season assessment, 18 to 20 players for each age group will receive an
“invitation”. This will ensure players of similar skills level are playing with and against each
other. Click HERE for more details.

All-Star and Select Team Fees

Players that are placed on a team will be required to pay an additional fee.  These fees will be based on any additional costs for the team such as customized caps, jerseys, merchandise, umpires, etc.  The range for these fees will likely be between $150-$250 depending on the specific team.  No player will be denied the opportunity to play on any of these teams if the fee might prevent them from doing so - please be in touch with the League Administrator.

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