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For players looking to continue playing in a more competitive environment after the spring season ends, FLLGS forms All-Star and Tournament teams for girls age 8-14.  Representing Fairfield on one of these teams against other towns (and states) is an honor, and an incredible experience that players will remember for the rest of their lives.

All-Stars (ages 9-14)

  • Organization:  Little League International runs All-Star tournaments in the Juniors (softball age 13-14), 12U/Majors (softball age 11-12), 11U (softball age 11), and 10U (softball age 9-10) divisions.
    • ​11 year olds not selected to the 12U/Majors All-Star team may be selected for the 11U All-Star team
    • 9 year olds not selected to the 10U All-Star team may be selected for the 9U Tournament team (see below)
  • Progression: Teams start with a District Tournament (FLLGS is in District 2).  The winner of District 2 progresses to a Sectional Tournament.  The winner of the Sectional Tournament progresses to a State Tournament.  The winner of the State Tournament progresses to a Regional Tournament.  The winner of the Regional Tournament progresses to the Little League World Series.
    • Based on the number of teams registered, some divisions skip Districts and/or Sectionals.
    • The 10U division typically ends at the Regional level; the 11U division typically ends at the State level.
  • All-Star Clinic:  Shortly after the end of the spring season - typically the Sunday following the last games - FLLGS conducts an All-Star clinic for each division.  Note: All players are welcome to attend the clinic, even if they do not intend to play for an All-Star team.
  • Eligibility: To be eligible for selection to an All-Star team, players must 1) play during the spring season, 2) play in at least 60% of their team's games (for high school players in Juniors, 60% of their team's games for which they are eligible), and 3) participate in the All-Star clinic.
  • SelectionTo ensure impartiality and fairness, All-Star managers are not involved in the selection process.  Players are selected for All-Star teams based on their performance during the Spring season and at the All-Star clinic.  Assessments are made by Spring season managers.  If a Spring season manager is also the All-Star manager, a delegate (assistant coach from their Spring team) will make the assessment in their place.  
  • Proof of Age and Residency:  ​Little League International requires that every player on an All-Star team provide documentation proving their age (i.e. birth certificate) and residency/eligibility.  Click here for an overview of what's required to establish residency.
  • Commitment: Daily practices begin a day or two after teams are announced, and continue until games begin at the end of June or early July.  Depending on how far the team progresses, tournaments can extend to the end of July and even into early August.
    • ​Given the daily practice schedule, and the fact that Little League International sets the game/tournament schedules, vacations and other conflicts cannot be accommodated or scheduled around by FLLGS. 
    • Family travel and other conflicts do not necessarily preclude selection to a team, but are a factor for consideration and can result in an otherwise qualified player not being selected to a team.  
  • Fees: The actual cost will be determined around the time of the clinics, but are typically in the range of $150-$200.

Tournament Teams (ages 8-9)

  • Organization: FLLGS works with other little leagues throughout Fairfield County to run 9U (softball age 9) and 8U (softball age 8) tournaments.
  • Progression: Tournaments are "pool play to single elimination."  Each team will play 3 pool play games, after which time all teams will be seeded into a "March Madness-style" bracket based on pool play results.  Teams then play a series of single-elimination games - win and play on, lose and go home - until a champion is declared. 
  • All-Star Clinic:
    • All 9 year old players interested in post-season play should attend the 10U All-Star clinic.  Players not selected for the 10U All-Star team may be selected for the 9U Tournament team.
    • Historically, all interested 8 year olds have been placed on an 8U team, with Fairfield forming 2 teams if necessary.  However, depending on the level of interest, there may be an 8U clinic shortly after the last day of Spring season games.
  • EligibilityTo be eligible for selection to a Tournament team, players must 1) play during the spring season, 2) play in at least 60% of their team's games, and 3) participate in the All-Star clinic.
    • Participation for ​8 year olds is only required if there is an 8U clinic.
  • SelectionTo ensure impartiality and fairness, Tournament team managers are not involved in the selection process.
    • 9 year olds are selected for the 9U Tournament team based on their performance during the spring season and at the 10U All-Star clinic.  Assessments are made by Spring season managers.  If a Spring season manager is also the All-Star manager, a delegate (assistant coach from their Spring team) will make the assessment in their place.
    • Depending on the level of interest, 8 year olds are either placed on an 8U Tournament team automatically, or selected for a team based on their performance during the spring season and at the 8U clinic.
  • Proof of Age and Residency:  Requirements may vary year-to-year depending on which town is hosting the tournaments, but players selected to a Tournament team may need to provide documentation proving age (i.e. birth certificate) and residency (i.e. recent utility bill).
  • Commitment: Daily practices for each team begin a day or two after teams are announced, and continue until their respective tournaments end.   All tournament games conclude by the end of June or very early July at the latest.
    • Given the daily practice schedule, and the fact that all participating towns agree to the schedule well in advance, vacations and other conflicts cannot be accommodated or scheduled around by FLLGS.
    • ​Family travel and other conflicts do not necessarily preclude selection to a team, but are a factor for consideration and can result in an otherwise qualified player not being selected to a team.  
  • Fees: The actual cost will be determined around the time the teams are formed, but are typically in the range of $50-$100.