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 Congratulations to the EALL 2016 All Stars!


2016 10/11/12-Year-Old All Stars

 Manager: Steve Elkins


 Ezekiel Cervantes
Jacob Daniel 
Kaishu Detwiler
Shane Elkins
Daniel Felix
Aidan Garris
Graden Griffin
Luke Hilton
Michael Moody
Nick Mora
Ethan Seneres
Xavier Terrazas
Jack Turner-Perkins 


2016 9/10/11-Year-Old All Stars

Manager: Mitch Ludwig


Nathaniel Benson

Isac Borja

Gavin Elkins

Matthew Giese

Maikah Gonzalez

Kaden Hermsen

Matthew Ludwig

Gavin Monroe

Nathan Morikawa

Erick Robles

Robert Rodriguez

Lars Thorogood

Daniel Valadez III

Nicholas Womack 


2016 8/9/10-Year-Old All Stars

Manager: David Martinez


Liam Baker
Dylan Beane
Glenn Christensen
Jake Fleming
Mason Garris
Colt Gaudet
Jason Hernandez
Logan Jackson
Kevin Kelly
Elijah Martinez
Ethan Martinez
Evan Seneres
Devin Williams






The All Star experience is a unique opportunity for baseball players and their families to build new friendships in the context of a competitive baseball experience. Here are some highlights of the features of this once in a lifetime opportunity.


The uniqueness of All Stars

All Stars is often a series of “firsts.” All Stars is the first experience of truly competitive athletics for many. It is the first time to play before large crowds (several hundred at the district level, as many as ten thousand at the regional finals). It is the first time many children feel the pressure to perform and win. All Stars is also the first time many players are not the best player on the team. They must learn to sit on the bench, contribute when given a limited opportunity, and share the success the team achieves. These “firsts” are challenging for every player, and their parents. This can create a significant learning experience.


The goals of All Stars

There are three unique goals for All Stars in EALL.

1.      To provide a great team/friend building experience. As one boy said, “All Stars is not about baseball. It’s about friends.” Well said! The game is simply the context in which players and their families bond in unique ways and develop significant friendships. The intensity of All Stars, coupled with the competitive environment, deepens the bonds of those who share the experience.  

2.      To build lifelong positive memories. Many people who play in Little League All Stars remember it fondly, have memorabilia which they save into adulthood, and remember the experience as a focal point of family life during the late childhood years.  

3.      Finally, while EALL promotes equal play/participation throughout its regular season program, All Stars is different. The third goal of All Stars for EALL is to win tournaments and advance a team as far a possible each year toward the Little League World Series.


Parents make the difference

The most influential people in All Stars are the parents of the players. By their attitude, effort, cooperation, and contributions, the team is able to succeed. Here are five brief suggestions for parents in All Stars, followed by a section on volunteering as a parent helper.

1.      Do not coach your child – particularly during the games. Do not sit in the bleachers and shout instructions, comments, or suggestions. Leave all of this to the coaching staff. If you struggle with this, sit in the outfield out of earshot of your child.

2.      Do not criticize the coaches or any teammates. Be careful about playing time comments or casual remarks. Remember, playing time is the crucial and controversial issue in All Stars. The manager is staying awake late at night stressing about who, when, and how to play all his players. These are never easy decisions. Give them the benefit of the doubt on their decisions and help your child do the same.

3.      Be flexible. All Stars is a very complex process. It is seldom a smooth process. Despite intense efforts to make detailed plans, things sometimes change quickly. Be patient and contribute to solutions to problems as they arise.

4.      Provide unyielding support for your child and the team. Root them on during the game and give a hug when it’s done – win or lose, hero or goat. In the long run, your support will be more meaningful to them than the results of any baseball game.

5.      Finally, be sure your child eats and sleeps properly during All Stars. As they develop new friendships, sleepovers and team activities happen frequently. Encourage these, except on the night before a game. On those nights, have your child home in bed at the proper time.


Volunteering as a parent helper

Parents are the staff of the All Star team. The following jobs are needed to make the All Star experience all it can be. Two or more volunteers can share some of these jobs.  Here are some ideas for volunteers:

1.      Information coordinator – This person assists the manager with practice and game coordination.

2.      Phone coordinator – This person assists the manager by making phone calls to players and their families.

3.      Party coordinator – This person arranges at least three parties – a family party after the first week of practice, a “spontaneous” party if the team wins a tournament, and an end of All Stars team party to celebrate the end of the All Star season.

4.      Spirit coordinator – This person coordinates making spirit items (banner, signs, pompoms, pennants, balloons, etc.) and builds spirit among the crowd during the games.