Our Annual All Stars Classic returns after a two year COVID hiatus.
As we have many new coaches and teams who are unfamiliar with All-Stars and how it works. Thus, we're communicating early to make sure we're all aligned.
What is All-Stars?
All-Stars is not mandatory. It is optional.
The point and goal of All-Stars is to:
Reward Excellence and the kids that have worked hard to set themselves apart from their peers.
Enable kids to meet and play with kids from different communities and environments.
Provide the kids with some insight on what it means to be a leader.
Our League President typically gives each team a talk regarding the "Three Things That All Great Leaders Must Learn and Do."
When is All-Stars?
All-Stars Monday, February 20, 2023 (President's Day)
Where is All-Stars?
All-Stars will take place either at the Connecticut Sports Center in Wallingford or Boys & Girls Club in Bristol (and will be confirmed in the next two weeks).
How is a player selected for All-Stars?
Parents are not permitted to sign their kids up for All-Stars without going through the All-Star selection process.
Only your Club can approve and nominate your son or daugther for All-Stars (the nomination deadline is Monday, Feburary 6, 2023 at 5:00p.m.), you will then go to the CTBBALL website to "register" your child for the All-Star Classic.
The League will not--under any circumstances--comment, judge or review a town's selections. However, the recommended selection process--which is only guidance--is as follows:
a. Have each coach read the selection criteria to their team and vote on candidates:
Demonstrates a consistent drive to develop (and has developed) superior basketball skills;
Consistently demonstrates leadership ability on and off the court; and
Always committed to the team and supporting the shared goal of making the team better each and every practice and game.
b. Have the team’s coaches review the vote tally. If unanimous, submit the names to the Club President or Board.
c. Have the Club President or Board vote on the selections.
Please note that this is a very exclusive and difficult process. While we have given each team/coach the option to nominate two All-Stars from each team, very few teams will likely have two players worthy of this honor.
How do I stay abreast of All-Star Updates and Developments?
As with all Connecticut Basketball Events, the website is the mechanism that will ensure we stay organized and all players are able to be assigned to their team, receive important game information and get connected with their All-Stars coach.
Thank you for all you do for our kids and our League!
Tentative All Stars Schedule (Subject to Change)
ARRIVAL TIME: 45 minutes prior to game for: (1) photos; and (2) coaches' chalk talk.
Court 1: 4th Grade Boys
Court 2: 4th Grade Girls
Court 1: 5th Grade Boys
Court 2: 5th Grade Boys
Court 3: 5th Grade Girls
Court 1: 6th Grade Boys
Court 2: 6th Grade Boys
Court 3: 6th Grade Girls
Court 1: 7th Grade Boys
Court 2: 7th Grade Boys
Court 3: 7th Grade Girls
Court 1: 8th Grade Boys
Court 2: 8th Grade Boys
Court 3: 8th Grade Girls
FINISH TIME: 3:30P.M.
Friday, Feb 24, 2023
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