International, District, and Local All Star GamesUpdated Saturday April 22, 2017 by McKinney Little League.
The Little League International Tournament (commonly referred to as "All-Stars") is the tournament that most people see, and is the one that is televised by the ESPN family of networks. There are very strict age and residential requirements, and these are set and controlled by the Tournament Committee in Williamsport, PA. The requirements are outlined in the back of the rule book. Teams advanced to Sectional, State (9-10 and 10-11 stop here), Regional and World Series play.
In 1994, Texas District 8 started a local kid-pitch tournament for 7-8 year old players. Beginning in 2012, that tournament was expanded to include 9-10, Majors, Intermediate and Junior League divisions, and was named the Texas District 8 Classic Tournament. The main reason for expanding this was to allow more players to get the Tournament experience. To achieve that goal, no player that participates on an International Tournament team is allowed to play on a Classic Tournament team.
Although the Classic Tournament has to get approval from Little League, it is operated and controlled by the District Staff only. Although the District still goes by the same Little League age requirements, the residential requirements are relaxed to where players with approved "Regular Season Waivers" are allowed to participate. The Classic Tournament uses modified Little League regular season rules and usually begins a week after the International Tournament starts. Teams do not advance.
McKinney Little League All Star Coach Pitch Game
This is a single game between the All-Stars in coach pitch. ALL Coach Pitch players are eligible for selection. Non-residents do not need a waiver.