Deadline to Submit Nominations ~ 05/07/19
Manager's Meeting ~ 05/21/19 @ 6:30 (Baca Center, 301 W. Bagdad #2, Round Rock, TX 78664)
Teams cannot practice together before ~ 05/12/19
Game Location and Dates:
T&C and Georgetown ~ 06/01-06/3/19
Oak Hill and Manchaca ~ 06/08-06/10/19
CPYL and Lake Travis ~ 6/15-06/17/19
Round Rock ~ 6/22-06/24/19
Opening Ceremonies (Dell Diamond) ~ 05/31/19
Closing Ceremonies (Dell Diamond) ~ 06/29/19
Financial Commitment Players must pay a $175 registration fee that covers the cost of the All-Star jerseys, baseball caps and the Centex Tournament registration fees. In addition, most All-Star teams typically purchase other matching items such as parent shirts or player gear that also must be covered by the player/parent, or through sponsorship donations.
Time Commitment All-Star teams typically practice several days a week. This effort begins immediately at the end of the regular season and could continue to the end of June. Tournament weekends are typically every weekend in June. All tournament games are held in the local area (RRYB,Georgetown, CPYL, Lake Travis, Pflugerville, and T&C). In the interest of the entire team, players must be able to commit to attending each practice and game.
Player/Manager Selection The Baseball Committee will oversee the player and manager selection process in an effort to put the best possible teams & managers on the fields. We cannot and will not honor special requests to play for specific managers or to be on friend’s team.
Rules difference/Playing Time All-Star teams will consist of 10-12 players. All players must provide a copy of a birth certificate and sign a medical wavier. Rules for the tournament follow USSSA baseball rules with modifications made by the Centex Baseball Committee. Please understand that it is CPYL’s policy to let all players on a team play every other inning. This practice is NOT enforced by Centex Tournament rules. We instruct our All-Star team coaches to play all players whenever possible. Coaches will make every possible effort to play all players in a game but due to the competitive nature of the tournaments, they are not always able to do so. Please understand that they are doing their best to field the most appropriate team for the game conditions. This is competitive baseball and coaches will be fielding teams accordingly.
One of the more common questions asked is regarding team formation.
Per Centex Committee Rules:
Rule 5) Teams chosen from a pool of 4 teams or fewer may not have more than 5 players from any one team. Teams chosen from a pool of 5 or more teams may not have more than 4 players from any one team. No more than 6 players on the Centex roster can have played on the same team in any non-league game between March 1, 2019 and May 13, 2019.
Team formation is only from teams that are nominating players.
i.e. if your age group and division has 10 teams, but only 4 teams nominate players, the limit is 5 from each team. If your division has 100 teams, but only 4 teams nominate players, the limit is still 5 from each team. In the above examples, if 5 teams nominate players, then the limit decreases to 4 from each team.
THERE IS NO LIMIT ON NUMBER OF TEAMS.
If we have managers and assistant coaches that are willing to coach, then we will form as many teams in each age group and division necessary to help as many players as possible have the opportunity to play in Centex.
NL Managers will be selected by the regular season standings at the time of the NL mid-season tournament. AL Managers will be selected by the regular season standings at the time of the AL mid-season tournament. Managers of those teams have the first right of refusal. This may be changed per the discretion of the Baseball Committee and Board of Directors if they deem necessary or appropriate to ensure the best representation of CPYL.
If there is enough interest for more than 1 team per age group/division, then a draft will be held similar to the regular season draft following skills assessment in order to form each team. The Centex team Managers will be able to “protect” the players from their regular season team, and a snake draft will be conducted to fill the remaining spots on each roster. Managers are authorized to carry a 12 player roster, but if a manager chooses not to, that will be at their discretion.