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Little League All Stars - New to 2023

Fargo Youth Baseball would like to announce that our organization will be growing our Little League Tournament teams from just 12-year-olds and adding a 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old All-Star Team.

Little League International has made a rule change of removing the date a tournament teams can be selected. With the rule change Fargo Youth Baseball will conduct Little League Tournament Team tryouts in February for the 12- and 13-year-old program with player registration ending January 31. For the 14- & 15-year-old program tryouts will be in June with Red River Valley League (RRVL) registration closing March 1. 

In order to be selected for one of the Little League tournament teams, players must adhere to the Little League age chart and participate in the Red River Valley League for the upcoming season. The players that participate Red River Valley League team MUST attend at least 80% of all RRVL activities. The Little League Age Chart can be found at Little League Age Chart - Click Here

Upon Little League tournament team selections, when it comes to playing in the Red River Valley League no more that 4 players from the tournament team can play on a Red River Valley League team. In the event a 5th player is added to a league team roster, it must be approved by the Little League International Charter Committee. All players selected for the tournament team ARE still eligible to play with their Red River Valley League team for the End of Season NIT Tournament

With the 13 – 15-year-old Little League program new to the state of North Dakota. In the event there are not enough teams for a state tournament. North Dakota would have to complete a waiver for advancing to regional tournament. That waiver is reviewed by the Little League Charter Committee. If approved our teams will compete in the regional tournament. In the event the waiver is denied, a year end tournament at a different location will be scheduled. 

Below is a tentative plan for each Little League tournament team by age group.


12-Year-Old Little League All-Stars

  • Tryout Dates: February 6, 13, & 20: 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the ATTIC (1892 17th Ave S)
  • Field Dimensions: 46’ mound 60’ bases
  • Practices: 1 – 2 practices/week in addition to RRVL league team practices
  • All Star Games: 10 DH (20 Games)
  • Tentative Tournaments:
    • Brandon Valley:  April 28 – 30
    • Fargo Invite: May 12 – 14
    • West Fargo: June 2 – 4
    • Roger Maris Invite – June 23 – 25
    • TBD -- Additional Tournament in May or July
    • Little League State: July 18 - 20
    • Little League Midwest Regional (if qualify): Aug 5 - 12
  • Cost: $350 (League Registration) + All Star ($450) = $800 Total Cost

13-Year-Old Intermediate League All-Stars

  • Tryout Dates: February 6, 13, & 20 5:00 – 6:30 PM at the ATTIC (1892 17th Ave S)
  • Field Dimensions: Hybrid of 50’ mound, 70’ bases (LL Advancing Route) & 54’ mound, 80’ bases (Tournaments).
  • Practices: 1 – 2 practices/week in addition to RRVL league team practices
  • All-Star Games: 5 DH (10 games)
  • Tentative Tournaments:
    • Brandon Valley: April 28 – 30
    • TBD: May Tournament
    • Liam G Medd Tournament, Fargo: June 9 – 11
    • Sioux Falls Mid-Summer Classic or State: July 6 – 9
    • Intermediate Regional Tournament (if qualify/Approved); Ankeny, Iowa: July 17 - 25
  • Cost:  $370 (League Registration) + All Star ($420) = $790 Total Cost

14-Year-Old Junior League All-Stars

  • Tryout Dates: June TBD
  • Field Dimensions: 60’ mound, 90’ bases
  • Practices: 1 – 2 practices/week in addition to RRVL league team practices
  • All-Star Games: 5 DH (10 games)
  • Tentative Tournaments:
    • Fargo Invite: June 2 – 4
    • Liam G Medd, Fargo: June 9 – 11
    • Sioux Falls Mid-Summer Classic: July 6 – 9
    • Junior League State Tournament: July TBD
    • Junior League Central Regional; Midland, Michigan: August 6 - 12
  • Cost: $370 (League Registration) + All Star ($400) = $770 Total Cost

15-Year-Old Senior League All-Stars

  • Tryout Dates: June TBD
  • Field Dimensions: 60’ mound, 90’ bases
  • Practices: 1 – 2 practices/week in addition to RRVL league team practices
  • All-Star Games: 5 DH (10 games)
  • Tentative Tournaments:
    • Liam G Medd, Fargo: June 9 – 11
    • Sioux Falls Mid-Summer Classic: July 6 – 9
    • Senior League State Tournament: July TBD
    • Senior League Central Regional; Peru, Illinois: July 23 - 27
  • Cost: :  $370 (League Registration) + All Star ($400) = $770 Total Cost

To Register for the 2023 season please click the following link. 2023 Summer Registration - Click Here During the registration process, you will be asked if you are interested in trying out for the Little League tournament team. Thank you for your continued support of Fargo Youth Baseball. We are looking forward to the 2023 summer season. 

Additional Info

(Age Chart)

Tournament All-Star Selection Process:

When it comes to All-Star teams, it is the intent of Fargo Youth Baseball to field a team that will best represent our league in competition and character. All of the baseball players need to have an opportunity to make the team regardless of popularity, school affiliations, or parental influence. For those that are not selected for the team, the details regarding their candidacy shall be held in the strictest of confidence and remain private.

All Selection decisions regarding All-Star teams need to be made with these Board and District approved ideals in mind. Several characteristics permeate our selection process for players and managers for the All-Star teams.

-       Skill-level and ability to compete

-       Attitude, hustle, team spirit, team leadership, and

-       Overall character, integrity, and sportsmanship

Winning is fun, but it is very important that we remember that Fargo Youth Baseball is a child development program and that we are about teaching life lessons, building and demonstrating the positive ideals and characteristics that we hope for all our children.

Timing:

The all-star practices typically begin around the second or third week in June. Practices begin immediately upon team selection and can run up to 2 hours per day and can be up to 2 – 3 days a week up to the time of the All-Star tournaments.

All Star Player Selection Process:

The All-Star team selection process will consist of a committee selected by the Fargo Youth Baseball staff and board of directors. The committee will consist of staff, board members, and selected league coaches.

At the start of the process coaches will nominate players that they feel meet the needs of Fargo Youth Baseball that will best represent the league. If a player is not nominated by a coach, this does not exclude him from the All-Star process. The committee throughout the season will keep notes of each player per age group. These notes are strictly confidential.

The showcase is TBD. Selected players, and players that show interest, will be evaluated at a showcase hosted by committee members. During the showcase, players will be evaluated based on the board approved characteristics. There will be two dates for the showcase. The dates of the showcase are TBD based on the number of players who register.

· Day 1: All players that show interest will be evaluated.

· Day 2: 15 – 20 players will be called back for a second and final evaluation.

*** Parents and spectators are not allowed at the showcase.

If you are unable to attend the showcase dates, this does not exclude you from being selected. The committee will then choose a roster of 12-13 players per age group that best fit the qualifications assigned by the league and will be finalized by the committee.

12-Year-Old division only – Only 4 players from one team can be selected for the all-star team if we're sanctioned by Little League. 

If you are selected for the All-Star team, the head coach or manager will send an email with a tentative schedule, additional costs (minimum of $100), and expectations. If accepting the roster spot, players and parents will have to sign a code of conduct and must be fully committed to the All-Star team.

If selected, this does not mean you leave your league roster. You are required to play on both teams.  

Manager & Coach Selection Process:

All-Star Managers shall be a Manager or a coach during the regular season. A manager or coach that has participated in another youth baseball league may be eliminated from the All-Star participation if their participation in the other league is deemed “detrimental” to league operations.

After the Manager vote and other input are received, the Fargo Youth Baseball board/all-star executive committee shall hold a meeting to discuss the manager candidates and discuss the findings and act upon the President/CEO’s recommendation to the board/all-star committee. The Fargo Youth Baseball staff, board, and executive committee will choose a head coach for each team. The head coach will then provide input on which coaches should be selected as assistants. Assistants must be FYB coaches for the 2023 season. All coaches chosen have to be a rostered manager or coach during the regular season and meet all other eligibility requirements.

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