Softball All-Star Selection Plan





            Shall be composed of the regional Softball Committee members from the Red and

            Blue sections of the state.  The Softball Committee will meet during the UIL state
            softball tournament.  A Chair will be appointed for the Red section and one

            for the Blue section of the state.  These sections will then be separated into two

            further divisions: 1A-2A-3A-4A and 5A-6A. It shall be the responsibility of each

            divisional committee to select 14 players as the team to represent their section and
            division (1A-2A-3A-4A and 5A-6A) of the state and 10 alternates for each team.  The

            positions for players to be selected are as follows:


*  2 pitchers

*  2 catchers

*  1 from each infield positions (4)

*  1 from each outfield position (3)

*  3 “at large” positions


           The Red section is made up of Regions 1, 3, 4 and 6; while the Blue section is

composed of Regions 2, 5, 7 and 8. 


The 10 alternates will be listed in order of importance from first to last and will be

designated by positions as follows:


*  3 pitchers

*  2 catchers

*  2 infield

*  2 outfield





            Their responsibility is to screen the nominations for the All-Stars from their region.


*  Nominated players must be INCOMING SENIORS.

*  Two athletes from the same school can be named to an All-Star team. Clarification: The Softball Committee will have the option of selecting two athletes from one school, and one school only, per All-Star team on a yearly basis.

*  The high school varsity head girls softball coach must be a member of TGCA by the November 1st deadline before the school is eligible to have a Softball All-Star. 

*  Any member coach in good standing may nominate as many players for All-Star as desired. The head varsity coach must be contacted before an All-Star can be selected.

*  A Softball All-Star may not be a Cheerleading, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball or Track and Field All-Star.


Coaches should be aware that the selected All-Stars must attend the first meeting of
the All-Stars with the officials of the TGCA in the host city for the Summer

Clinic as well as all workout sessions and the All-Star game. 





            Their responsibility is to submit nominations for the All-Star teams to TGCA on

            or before the deadline (Monday noon prior to state softball tournament for on-line




Will preside over committees at the state softball tournament, collect the final selections
of all committees and give them to the Executive Director for verification.



            Shall accept the final selection for All-Stars and alternates by the Red and Blue

            committees from the Chair of the Softball Committee and will verify these players

            after the state tournament.  The Executive Director will keep a list of the players

            selected until after the upcoming All-Star game.  This list may be made available

            to any member coach who may ask for a copy of same.  The Executive Director

            will contact the selected All-Stars in writing through their high school coach.



            The use of alternates will be governed as follows:


            Alternates will be contacted in the order they are selected - the first alternate will

            be asked to participate in the All-Star game; then the second alternate will be

            contacted, etc. until the list is completed - and for the position they are selected. 

            Official notification of an alternate will be made by the Executive Director ONLY.


             The Red section includes TGCA Regions 1, 3, 4 and 6.


            The Blue section includes Regions 2, 5, 7 and 8.



The standing committees for cross country, volleyball, cheerleading, basketball, track & field

and softball will review submitted nominations from their region and division

for the Legacy All-Star team selections. The selections will be made from player

nominations submitted to TGCA by member coaches on or before the Monday

noon prior to the state tournament or meet of the particular sport. Selections will

be based on the following criteria:


1.  The nominated players must be graduating seniors.


2.  The Standing Committee will select the best twenty (20) nominees in the particular sport

      in 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and the best twenty (20) nominees in the particular sport in 5A, 6A.


3.  The high school head varsity coach must be a member of TGCA in good standing before

      November 1st of that school year before the school is eligible to have an All-Star(s).


4.  A coach may nominate as many of their graduating senior players as desired.


5.  The TGCA Legacy All-Star team members in each sport will receive a certificate from the

      TGCA recognizing their achievement of being named to the team. There will be no All-Star

      game for these teams.



Revised by vote of the Board of Directors on 11-20-11.

Revised by vote of the membership at the annual business meeting on July 10, 2014.
Revised by vote of the membership at the annual business meeting July 16, 2015.

Revised by vote of the Board of Directors June 4, 2017.