14WS All Star Game Information

All-Star Games Details

  • The All-Star games will take place at Berliner Park and will start on Thursday, July 18th at approximately 5:30PM.  Specific field assignments will not be made until one week before the tournament.  The All Star Games will be coached by college coaches.  While college coaches will certainly be in attendance, the purpose of the All Star games is that the girls will have a more enjoyable World Series experience, and at the same time have a chance to meet and enjoy the opportunity of playing with players from other teams who love the game of softball. In the past many lifelong friendships have been formed. 
  • Because the tournament has over 180 teams, coaches of each team can nominate up to 4 players.  First nominees will be placed first, then second nominees and so on. This means your best player should be your 1st nominee, your next best player should be your 2nd nominee and so on.  If your player is selected and is not able to play, you will not replace that player with another nominee from your team.  That position goes back into the pool of applicants to be awarded. We realize that will be difficult for the travel ball coaches to select, but we have limited fields. We feel you know your players better than we do, and wanted it to be fair to every team.
  • Each All-Star team will consist of a maximum of 12 players - 3 pitchers, 2 catchers, 1 first baseman, 1 second baseman, 1 shortstop, 1 3rd baseman and 3 outfielders. Each pitcher will pitch approximately 2-3 innings, each catcher will catch approximately half the game, and each other position will play the entire game. All players will bat unless they choose not to. Players should be nominated to one of the above positions and will not switch positions during the game. 
  • Nominees will be selected based on nomination designation (1st nominees placed first, then 2nd nominees placed, etc), field position, softball accomplishments as well as school and non - school related activities, including appropriate weight given to their GPA.
  • The cost for each player involved in the All-Star games will be $50 and includes an All Star team jersey to be worn during the All Star game. Please do not send in any money with the nominations. Nominations will only be accepted by filling out the form below by June 28th. The accepted nominees will be notified by July 8th (NOT BEFORE) and will have until July 12th to accept their nominations and pay their fee, or decline the nomination. The nominees that were not accepted will also be notified by July 8th (NOT BEFORE).
  • Another advantage of the games is that it gives the girls a chance to meet and play with girls from different states and other teams. They will find out that these girls are not “the enemy” but rather just other girls that have the same interests as they do. Perhaps they will even play in college together!

All Star Game Day Instructions - Tentative Instructions.  Final instructions will be emailed out to confirmed All Stars.
  • Player registration will open at 4:00pm at Fields #10-13. Final field and dugout assignments will be given at registration. 
  • Due to City of Columbus adult leagues, the All Star Games fields will not be announced until 1 week before the tournament.
  • Please be checked in, wearing your jersey and in your dugout by 5:00pm to meet your teammates and warm up.
  • It is the players' responsibility to get warmed up.  We will provide practice balls.  There will be no warm ups on the field.  Please go to the outfield beyond the home run fences to warm up.  You will be able to identify your teammates by jersey color.  Pitchers find catchers and other positions match up to throw.  We also recommend soft toss to get warmed up.  We do not want parents or travel ball coaches participating in these warm ups.  The college coaches will be watching all of this.  Show your initiative, teamwork and leadership by getting yourself and your teammates warmed up as necessary.
  • All Star coaches will be given lineups and will meet you in your dugout 10 minutes before your game start time.  Please be warmed up and ready to go by this time.
  • The purpose of these games is to display your skills, play with the best athletes in the tournament, and have fun!  Winning the game is irrelevant.  Your All Star Coach will have a roster.  Players will not be allowed to switch positions.  Batting order will remain the same.  Pitchers can chose if they want to bat or not.  For pitchers and catchers, if there are 2 of you on a team, each will play 3 innings.  Pitchers if there are 3 of you on a team, you will each pitch 2 innings.
  • Talk with your All Star Coach before your game to let him/her know what skills you would like to demonstrate.  For example, if you are a slap bunter, you may slap regardless of the situation.

  • Have fun!  You are not just displaying your skills as an athlete.  You are demonstrating to college coaches your attitude, sportsmanship and heart.