9 Selects



The 9 Selects is not an official Little League All Star team. Instead this team is intended to provide competitive post season tournament experience for players baseball age 9 or 8. This teams competes in tournaments and potentially exhibition games against other leagues in the lower mainland.

Player Eligibility

Players on this team must be baseball age 9 or 8 and have played a minimum of one year in Minors.

Team Selection

Head Coach and Assistant Coaches are invited to apply for the 9 Selects Head Coach or Assistant Coach position. Once applications are received the MSLL Executive Committee votes to appoint the Head Coach.  The Head Coach is responsible for selecting the Assistant Coaches subject to Executive Committee approval.

Player tryouts are held late May or early June.  Players must attend tryouts to be considered for the team. The Head Coach will contact all players who attend the tryouts to inform them whether they were successful in making the team.

The child of a Head Coach or Assistant coach is not guaranteed placement on the team.

Post Season Fee

Players who are selected for the team are required to pay a $150 post season fee to participate (please contact the MSLL executive committee in case of hardship).

This fee covers the additional costs associated with the post season such as: hats, uniforms, t-shirts, pins, tournament entry fees, umpire fees, baseballs and equipment.  There is no cost to attend team tryouts.

2023 Official Tournament Dates

Canada Day Lynn Valley Little League Invitational – June 28 – July 2 (Lynn Valley)
Abercromby & Summer Fun Tournament – July 14 – 16 (Burnaby)

Playing Time

The 9 Selects team does not guarantee equal playing time to all players. The playing rules will be as specified by the individual tournament rules, but typically some players will play more than others. Post season teams are intended to be a competitive experience, and coaches may use their players in order to provide the best chance to win.

Line up decisions are fully at the discretion of the Head Coach.  All parents must sign the post season protocol and are expected to be supportive of the coaches.

Additional Tournaments/Games

The 9 Selects team may participate in additional exhibition games and tournaments if available.