What are the qualities of an All-Star player?
MMGS All Star is a player who exhibits exemplary qualities throughout the recreational softball season. She has a high skill level, outstanding ability and knows the game of softball for her age group. MMGS All Star is respectful, has good sportsmanship and leads by example. She understands the importance of team first and maintains a positive supportive attitude. All Stars represent Mira Mesa Girls Softball with pride and dignity.
How can my daughter sign up for All-Star consideration?
Families can make their daughter eligible for All Star consideration be completing all required forms, which includes parent expectations. This opportunity is available to any player who has participated on one of our Spring recreational season teams.
Who selects the teams?
The managers at each division assess the players during league play and assessments, and then vote to determine the top 12 players.
What kind of time commitment is involved?
Teams practice significantly more than regular season teams in the weeks leading up to the first tournament and then as time always in week up to the next tournament. Once tournaments start, games could begin as early as Friday evenings and extend to Sunday, depending on whether the team advances to semifinals and finals. Tournaments could be anywhere in San Diego County, and 1-2 travel tournaments are possible (Irvine, Lake Elsinore, etc). Teams who advance to the state championships will travel to Lancaster.
How is the play different from the regular season?
All Stars is a much more intense level of play. We will be playing teams from all over San Diego and Southern California who are made up of talented players. Each game is challenging, with excellent pitching and fielding as the norm. While all girls are guaranteed play time during the regular season, the same promise does not extend to All Stars. The managers and coaches will play the best player at each position most of the time, so some girls might not get the same playing time as they were accustomed to during regular season.
What are the benefits for my daughter?
First, your daughter will experience a high-intensity season with the same group of girls. The camaraderie and team spirit this foster is second to none. Second, your daughter’s skills will greatly improve. The amount of time she will spend practicing and playing will quickly yield results in her overall softball abilities. With high-level coaching and a higher caliber of playing, each girl can expect to see major improvements in her abilities.