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League Boundaries & Player Selection

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Policy Taylor Little League

Summary:

Taylor Little League strives to be consistent but fair regarding decisions affecting participants and volunteers. This policy defines the League’s policy regarding league location and player selection.

Reference:

  • Current Little League player selection methods may be found athttps://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/player-selection-approved-draft-methods/

  • The Taylor Little League is based in Taylor, TX. Home games are played on fields in the Taylor, TX, area.

    League Boundaries

    Taylor Little League encompasses most of eastern Williamson County, east of the Interstate Highway 35 corridor and most of the Thorndale and Rockdale I.S.D. areas. See image below. Participants may determine league eligibility by looking up their home address using the League Finder page. https://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/league-finder/

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Taylor Little League

Program Selection

Program

Age

Tee-Ball

3-6

Coach Pitch

7-8

Minors

9 - 10

Majors

11 - 12

Juniors

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13 - 14

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Player Selection:

Little League Player Selection Rules

Little League rules for player selection may be found at

 https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/player-selection-approved-draft-methods/
• https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/the-player-draft-what-parents-need-to-know/

Player Selection Guidelines

Tee-Ball

The number of teams is determined based on the total number of players registered for this program. Minimum number of players on a team is ten (10).1

Players in Teeball are selected by one or more of the listed methods.

  1. Parents/Guardians may request a specific coach or team

  2. Players in their second year of the division may return to their team/coach from the previous spring season.

  3. Random drawing or assignment

  4. Coaches may trade players to accommodate scheduling or player requests. (This requires board and/or coach approval.)

Taylor Little League utilizes this method to help participants

  • Feel more comfortable on a team with participants they know to learn team participation and sportsmanship

  • Efficiently utilize volunteers in the League

  • Arrange practices that fit parent/guardian work or transportation schedule

Coach Pitch

The number of teams is determined based on the total number of players registered for this program. Minimum number of players on a team is twelve (12).2

Players in this division are placed on teams using the listed methods.

Spring Season

  1. All players in Coach Pitch must attend the skills assessment.

  2. Draft

o Players in their first year of the division are drafted.
o Players in their second year of the division may return to their team/coach from the

previous spring season.
o Coaches may bring their participant(s) onto their team without drafting. o RefertoDraftMethodfororderofselection

3. Team rosters may be filled based on a participant’s school district. (Example, participants enrolled in Thrall I.S.D. may pool participants into a team(s).)

o A team must include a minimum of seven participants from their school district.
o If a team cannot fill a twelve-player roster, the remaining roster spots are filled by draft.

o The positions in the draft will begin in the later rounds according to the number of players already included on the roster. For example, if Team A has seven kids, the coach/team will pick in the eighth round of the draft. Total skill assessment scores of the players on the team determine draft round position. The higher the total skill assessment score means the team will be placed in a lower pick position for each round.

  1. Coaches may trade players to accommodate scheduling or player requests. (This requires board and/or coach approval.)

  2. Parents/Guardians may request a specific coach or team. A coach will forfeit a draft position according to the participant’s skills assessment rating if that request is granted.

Fall Season

  1. Parents/Guardians may request a specific coach or team

  2. Random drawing or assignment

  3. Coaches may trade players to accommodate scheduling or player requests. (This requires

    board and/or coach approval.)

Taylor Little League utilizes these methods to

  • Create parity in the division

  • Encourage team participation and sportsmanship

  • Efficiently utilize volunteers in the League

  • Arrange practices that fit parent/guardian work or transportation schedules

    Taylor Little League reserves the right to modify these guidelines as needed.

     

Minors Little League Baseball/Softball

The number of teams is determined based on the total number of players registered for this program. Minimum number of players on a team is twelve (12).3

Players in this division are placed on teams using the listed methods.

Spring Season

  1. All players in Coach Pitch must attend the skills assessment.

  2. Draft

o Players in their first year of the division are drafted.
o Players in their second year of the division may return to their team/coach from the previous spring season.

o Coaches may bring their participant(s) onto their team without drafting. o RefertoDraftMethodfororderofselection

3. Team rosters may be filled based on a participant’s school district. (Example, participants enrolled in Thrall I.S.D. may pool participants into a team(s).)

o A team must include a minimum of seven participants from their school district.
o If a team cannot fill a twelve-player roster, the remaining roster spots are filled by draft.

o The positions in the draft will begin in the later rounds according to the number of

players already included on the roster. For example, if Team A has seven kids, the coach/team will pick in the eighth round of the draft. Total skill assessment scores of the players on the team determine draft round position. The higher the total skill assessment score means the team will be placed in a lower pick position for each round.

  1. Coaches may trade players to accommodate scheduling or player requests. (This requires board and/or coach approval.)

  2. Parents/Guardians may request a specific coach or team. A coach will forfeit a draft position according to the participant’s skills assessment rating if that request is granted.

Fall Season

  1. Parents/Guardians may request a specific coach or team

  2. Random drawing or assignment

  3. Coaches may trade players to accommodate scheduling or player requests. (This requires

    board and/or coach approval.)

Taylor Little League utilizes these methods to

  • Create parity in the division

  • Encourage team participation and sportsmanship

  • Efficiently utilize volunteers in the League

  • Arrange practices that fit parent/guardian work or transportation schedules

    Taylor Little League reserves the right to modify these guidelines as needed.

    3 Some exceptions apply

Majors and Junior Little League Baseball/Softball

The number of teams is determined based on the total number of players registered for this program. Minimum number of players on a team is twelve (12).4

Players in this division are placed on teams using the listed methods.

Spring Season

  1. All players should attend the skills assessment.

  2. Draft

    o Players are drafted according to the Draft Order methodology (below).

o Sons/Daughters may be drafted by their parent coach using this guidance,

https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/the-draft-manager-and-coach-options/.

  1. Coaches may trade players to accommodate scheduling or player requests. (This requires

    board and/or coach approval.)

  2. Parents/Guardians may request a specific coach or team. A coach will utilize the draft to

    grant the request.

Fall Season

  1. Parents/Guardians may request a specific coach or team

  2. Random drawing or assignment

  3. Coaches may trade players to accommodate scheduling or player requests. (This requires

    board and/or coach approval.)

Taylor Little League utilizes these methods to

  • Create parity in the division

  • Encourage team participation and sportsmanship

  • Efficiently utilize volunteers in the League

  • Arrange practices that fit parent/guardian work or transportation schedules

    Taylor Little League reserves the right to modify these guidelines as needed

4 Some exceptions apply

Draft Order

Players are selected by one or more of the listed draft methods.

1. Team Draft Positions
o Scores are totaled from Skills Assessment.
o A score is assigned to each returning player for experience.

o Total skill assessment score is Experience score plus skills assessment score.
o The team with the highest score would be positioned last in a draft round. The team with the next highest score would be positioned second to last in a draft round. 


Draft Selection

o FirstRound
▪ Fourth Place Skills Assessment Team selects first player
▪ Third Place Skills Assessment Team selects second player ▪ Second Place Skills Assessment Team selects third player ▪ First Place Skills Assessment Team selects fourth player

o SecondRound
▪ Fourth Place Skills Assessment Team selects fifth player
▪ Third Place Skills Assessment Team selects sixth player
▪ Second Place Skills Assessment Team selects seventh player ▪ First Place Skills Assessment Team selects eighth player

o Additional Rounds follow same methodology
o Coaches may trade players to accommodate scheduling or player requests. (This requires board and/or coach approval.)

Taylor Little League utilizes this method to help participants

  • Feel more comfortable on a team with participants they know to learn team participation and sportsmanship

  • Learn the game from a continuous head coach/assistant coach(es)

  • Efficiently utilize volunteers in the League

  • Arrange practices that fit parent/guardian work or transportation schedules

    The Taylor Little League reserves the right to modify or change this process at any time.

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Division

Points

Coach Pitch

1

Minors

3

Majors

7

Juniors

9

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