Before you know it, one of the main topics of discussion will be the selection of your league's tournament team players, managers and coaches.
The selection process comes entirely under the jurisdiction of the local league. You will want to make sure that the selection criteria you use are as fair and impartial as possible and that it reflects a player's performance from the season, and his or her potential during the tournament trail.
In order to avoid controversy, you will want to eliminate "political" selections or the appearance of "political" selections. Babe Ruth League, Inc. can provide your league with several suggestions on selecting tournament managers, coaches and teams, as well as with a host of tips to make sure your participants' tournament experience is a positive one. Simply contact your Headquarters Service Representative.
Babe Ruth League is also proud to endorse The Baseball Assessment Tool, developed and designed by Marv LeRoy, a former Division I baseball player at Siena College, and longtime youth baseball coach and skill development advisor. Mr. LeRoy has taught a number of college-level courses on the sociology of sports and youth leagues.
To obtain a copy of this special assessment tool, please click here.