USA Softball "Select" Program
“Select” is a USA Softball-sanctioned program that provides the option for more advanced players to play softball at a more challenging level during the Spring recreational season.
Each year, the recreational leagues lose players and volunteers (coaches, board members, etc.) to travel ball due to a desire to play softball at a more competitive level. USA Softball “Select” allows more advanced players to practice with each other and to play against All-Star caliber teams from local leagues within the Los Angeles/South Bay District to get a higher level of competition without compromising the integrity of the primary recreational league.
“Select” activities are limited by USA Softball rules to one day per week. The “Select” season ends on April 2nd. A player is ineligible for “Select” if they have participated in any travel ball activity on after January 1, 2023.
“Select” players also play in the recreational league, and they must participate in a minimum of 75% of all recreational league practices and games to remain eligible for “Select.”
Following the conclusion of the Select season, players will continue to play on the spring recreation team, or they will not be considered for All Stars.
To be eligible for “Select,” a player must be registered with the league and on the active roster of one of the recreational league teams. Playing on a select team is a privilege. Final selection of players will be made based on evaluations, previous coach’s input (including intangibles like coachability), player attitude, and commitment level.
To be eligible to manage a “Select” team, the volunteer must have managed or coached at Redondo Sunset the prior year, and must have at least one year of experience managing or coaching (i.e., a dugout coach) at the All Star or Select level in any division.
Applicants must email the Softball Commissioner () no later than January 6, 2023. Assuming the existence of qualified candidates, the Executive Board will choose Managers for each team, excluding Executive Board Members that are candidates. Executive Board Members that submit applications to be Select managers will not be included in the voting process. The Manager may choose his/her coaching staff as long as the coach has not been denied a team for disciplinary reasons.
The Manager must be ACE Certified and concussion certified. This is an additional time commitment separate and above the background check and SafeSport requirements.
SELECT PROGRAM FEES
An additional registration fee is required. Cost will include umpire fees and uniforms. Any tournament fees will be at an additional cost per participant.