It is not appropriate for recreational youth sports leagues to choose all-stars for children ages 10 and under. NAYS believes that the exclusionary nature of selecting all-stars will inevitably cause feelings of inadequacy and negative self-esteem for children in that age group who are not chosen for these teams.
While NAYS does not discourage all-star games for children ages 11 and older, it does not advocate all-star leagues or tournaments that infringe on a recreational league’s regular season (such as community that fails to offer a summer recreational league in lieu of all-star or travel leagues), regardless of age.
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