A LOT OF COMMON ALL-STAR INFO
ALL-STAR MANAGERS - If you want to manager an all-star team, you must complete the application form (CLICK HERE) by the stated deadline to be considered. This info will be shared among those voting for the manager position, so don't blow it off. The All-Star Manager Selection Committee consists of the President, Vice-President, Player Agent and Division Director for each division. This process is subject to change as decided by the MPB Executive Board. NOTE that managers selected their own coaches and other volunteers.
PLAYER NOMINATIONS - Up to three for each league-age age-group. League-age is what they will be exactly on April 30. ALL rosters with league-ages included will be posted ON THIS PAGE once updated. If you are in Mustang or higher, you have two age-groups to nominate for. You can still nominate up to three for each age-group, but don't do it just to do it. Most divisions have 10-12 teams, it's very unlikely anyones 5th best player is going to be an all-star. For the 'extra player' nomination field, you can go over three but those players will need to be approved, so make sure to give some explanation why you feel he should be considered. If you are nominating over 3 for one age-group though, you probably shouldn't have 3 for the other age-group, it's just not realistic. Important, if you are nominating three or less in your age-group, notify the parents ASAP of the agreement form (on website) and tryout date so they can make plans to be there. If you nominate an extra player, we need to approve that player before you notify them. However, if you just nominate one extra and are still at 5 or less total nominations (Mustang & up), consider them approved and go ahead and send out word.
- Can I nominate a player to the next age-group up if I feel he's good enough? NO. If he hasn't played in that division then he's not eligible (these are Pony rules, not ours). If he has played in that division, still just nominate him for his age-group. The board will decide on the process and possibility of "playing up" in all-stars.
- If a player is "playing up" this season, is he eligible for the all-star team of the age-group he falls under still? NO, one requirement for all-stars (these are Pony rules, not ours) is that the player must play in the division to be on an all-star team of that division ages. For example, Mustang is officially for league-age 9 & 10 year olds. If a 10 year old is playing in Bronco then he's not eligible for Mustang all-stars. He is, however, eligible for Bronco 11u or 12u all-stars.
PARENTAL AGREEMENT FORM - There is a form on the MPB website, under the 'Rules & Forms' tab, for the parents to read more information on all-stars, and then agree to all terms if they are still interested. This is required to be done before All-Star Tryouts day. Send them THIS LINK if they have questions.
PLAYER SELECTION - The selection of the all-star players will be made by the managers who were at the entire tryouts for that division, did scoring for that entire division, and also participate in the draft process. If you miss either, you're disqualified. The board will also include some of it's own representatives to this process and vote as well. Our goal is to see the best possible team formed, without any "daddy ball" type of decisions, and without a small group of managers plotting something to control the whole selection process. For this reason the board will ultimately retain the control to overrule and override if it feels necessary.
TOURNAMENTS - Exact dates and locations may not be known until around the end of the season, sometimes not till 3-4 weeks before the tournament. Our district needs to know how many teams are participating first, before they can decide on how many brackets to form. You can find info ON THIS PAGE, which will be updating while more information is being figured out and posted.