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Westwood All Stars This Year

It's All Star time! We have these teams playing:
- Little Major (8-10) Baseball - Head Coach Mike Hillman
- Major (10-12) Baseball - Head Coach Dave Schramm
- 50/70 (11-13) Baseball (part of the Alamo team)
- Junior (12-14) Baseball - Head Coach Justin Crawford
- Senior (14-16) Baseball - Head Coach Denney Green

- 9-10-11 Softball - Head Coach Chris Nower

Games Hosted by Westwood

We are not currently scheduled to host any games this year. However. the host leagues are looking for volunteers, so check out West Portage, South Portage, and Gull Lake to see if you can offer any help. We know they would appreciate it.

Schedules and Results for Westwood All Star Teams

District 2 tournament schedules and results for all divisions are available through the D2 website.  Look for the 20243 SB All-Star Bracket and 2024 BB All-Star Bracket links.

We'll post results and updates on our Facebook page.

All Stars

Following the regular season, every division above Tee Ball has a chance to form a team to represent the league in a tournament. This is commonly referred to as All Stars. Divisions from Little Majors and up play in a double-elimination bracket against other leagues in District 2. (NB: Minors will not be part of a tournament in 2024) Minors typically play in a tournament hosted by District 15 and that tournament generally begins at almost the same time as the end of the regular season and runs approximately 10 days.

The Little League tournaments are based off of league age, not what division you played in regular season.  It does not happen often, but a ten-year-old who played in Little Majors in regular season could try out for the Majors division team.  More common is a player who "played up" in a higher division could try out for a lower division; that same ten-year-old could have played in Majors for the regular season but would be eligible for the Little Majors All Star team.

Our All-Star process starts in early May. We will communicate details as we learn them. 

From past experience, dates are finalized and published very close to the start of the tournament because there are many "moving parts" for the district to organize, including:
- There are up to 7 division tournaments to plan and anywhere from 2 to 12 teams in each division.
- Schedules depend on field availability, umpire availability, and the number of days required to complete the games for the teams in a division. They must also allow for 5 days between the end of the district games and the start of the state games for travel and in case of weather delays during the district games.
- Leagues add and remove their teams very late, which impacts the bracket draw and can impact game dates.
- Leagues will agree to host games but then back out when they are unable to get volunteer staff.
- There are limited umpires to cover the games, even with D2 and D15 cooperating on staffing and scheduling tournaments in time to be completed for the state tournaments.

Also remember that at this level, all those involved in the planning are volunteers, meaning they may have jobs and other responsibilities to handle during this time. They prioritize Little League as much as possible but are not paid staff of Little League.

This information is from Little League Michigan District 2, who organizes and sponsors the tournaments.

All Stars is the tournament season that follows the regular season.  In each age division, each league selects their best players to form a team to compete against the other leagues for the District Championship for that age division.  The District Champion will then advance to the State Tournament for that age division.  For the age division of 10-12 (Majors) and up, the winner of the State Tournament then advances to a Regional Tournament.  Winners of a Regional Tournament would then advance to the World Series for that age Division.

If your player is selected to be on the All Star team, it is expected that practices will start in mid-June and most tournament games will be in July.  Your player’s presence will be required.  If your team continues to win, your player may need to continue to play into August.

As you plan your family’s summer events, please be aware of the Little League All Star schedule.  It is a great opportunity for your player to play All Stars.  The time to play All Stars is limited so keep in mind there will be plenty of other times in your life for vacations.

Below is a time line of age divisions.  These are only estimated dates.  Final dates can’t be set till mid-June when the district has a final count of the number of teams participating and knows umpire availability.

NOTE: All dates are approximate (not specific); "may start" means it might and it might not; "week of" means any time in that 7-day period.

Division"May start week of"
(2023)
Must end by
(2024) 
State tournament start date and
location (2024) 
2023 District Actual dates
8-10 (Little Major) Baseball7/127/207/25 - Ishpeming (D11)7/12-21 (10 teams) 
9-1 0-11 Baseball  7/207/25 - Ypsi National (D3) 
Little League (Major) Baseball7/57/137/18 - Grosse Pointe Farms/City (D6)7/5-14 (11 teams)
50/70 Baseball6/266/307/5 - Grandville  (D9)6/28-30 (2 teams)
Junior Baseball7/5 (sectional 7/13-15)7/67/11 - Southern (D9)7/5-10 (3 teams)
Senior BaseballSectional 6/28-30 6/30 7/5 - Southern (D9) 
     
8-10 (Little Major) Softball7/107/217/26 - Sparta (D9)7/10-18 (8 teams)
9-10-11 Softball  7/147/19 - St. Clair (D7) 
Little League (Major) Softball6/236/307/5 - Marquette (D11)6/23-30 (6 teams)
Junior Softball
7/3 7/8 - West Branch (D3) 
 Senior Softnall  7/3 7/9 - Taylor North (D5) 

All Stars Registration

Please register your All Star for the proper program (baseball or softball) listed below.

Also be sure to complete the Player Commitment Form as it contains many of the details you need to understand All Star season.

In the registration system, you can add the documents we need to establish eligibility either by residency or school attendance within our boundary. You can also pay by credit card through the system or choose to pay by check but we must have your full payment by June 18.

Medical Release Form - although you would have completed one for regular season, we ask that you complete a second one and give it to your All Star coach

Registration Listing

2024 All Stars

Register here and pay for the 2024 All Star tournament season.

All Star Softball

Registration closes on 07/18/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 06/16/2024 to 07/31/2024
$65.00

All Star Baseball

Registration closes on 07/18/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 06/16/2024 to 07/31/2024
$65.00
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