Is a local league allowed to prohibit a 9yo from being eligible for the 9-10 Little League Tournament Team?
This league has a 9yo team that participates in the Special Games tournament (up through Sectionals) and is forcing all 9's to this team.
The Local League BOD decides on the process for selecting players to "The Tournament" teams.
If the league, district and section have set up a Special Games Tournament for 9 year olds it seems reasonable to me for the league not to put any 9 year olds on the 9-10 Tournament Team.
Agree with Lou....
But looking at it from another perspective----depending upon how many 9's are actively engaged in regular season play. If plentiful, why not open up both rosters to 9 year olds, allowing more players of that league age the opportunity to play post regular season. Just a thought!
We run a post-season, competitive, Jimmy Fund Tournament for the purpose of raising money for kids with cancer; and we also participate in the Williamsport tournament games.
Our policy: the Jimmy Fund teams, by league age, are made up of kids, who were not selected to play on a Williamsport team.
One or the other, not both--allowing more kids a chance to play baseball whose season would ordinarily be over.
BTW---we average about $20.000 every year for the Jimmy Fund kids----with the players and their families coming up with some innovative ways to raise money.
All in conjunction with the Dana-Farber Cancer Research Institute here in Boston. Ted Williams, among others, fully involved.
Guess I better clarify----Ted Williams, when alive!
I remember the Jimmy Fund Games against the Braves, including the Home Run Derbys.
I have an old give-away from one of those games, a photo (with printed autographs) of Ted Williams, Curt Gowdy and Big Brother Bob Emery.
I had "donated it" to the Ted Williams Museum when it was up the street from my house.
After Ted passed and they moved most of the stuff from the Museum down to Tampa (now housed inside "The Trop" - where the Rays play), I got the photo back an put it back on the wall in my den!