The Select Program was established to provide an additional opportunity for players who wish to improve their softball skills beyond the regular league season but who have not yet reached the Junior Olympic “A” Classification skill level. This program is for 10U through 14U players who wish to improve their softball skills and thereby benefit themselves as well as their league. When Select teams are formed, they become the primary tournament team for the league in their respective division.
When Select teams are formed, they replace what has been commonly known as the “Gold” Summer All Star team, and become the primary tournament team for the league in their respective division. SMGF will continue to support as many summer all star teams as is reasonably possible in each division.
Select is an option for the 10U through 14U divisions only; only one Select team per division is permitted. The Select team is restricted to playing in USA Softball “B” championship events (District, State, Nationals), and must be entered in any other tournaments as a “Gold” caliber team. Other All Star teams in a division with a Select team will continue to participate in their District, State and Regional competitions.