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The Select program was developed to allow high-performing girls to practice and/or play games together, once a week during the recreational season.

If your daughter will be registered to play in the upcoming 2023 Spring season, she is eligible to tryout for Select.

Participation on the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U Select teams requires an additional player fee of $195. Additional costs may incur and are dependent upon tournaments entered and games played. Select teams may travel to tournaments out of county.  Initial fees and registration for the CSA 2022 Spring season are due upon acceptance on the final team rosters.

PLEase click the link below to submit The online Select Interest Form. 

2023 Select Interest Form

Please click here to fill out the Select Interest Form no later than Tuesday, November 29th.

Although we will accept interest forms up to the morning of tryouts, we will be determining the number of teams per division on November 30th, based upon the number of interested players and manager applications at that time.

Select Team Tryouts for the 2023 Season

Scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd at
Calavera Hills Community Park

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check-in

8U Tryouts: 8:30 am

10U Tryouts: 9:30 am

12U Tryouts: 11:00 am

14U Tryouts: 12:30 pm

What is "Select"?

Select” is a program developed by USA Softball designed to allow high-performing girls to practice and/or play games together, once a week, prior to/and during the recreational season. 

Carlsbad 12U Gold — 2023 Select SSD Tournament Champions!

Carlsbad 12U Gold — 2023 Select SSD Tournament Champions!

If chosen to join a Select team, it will be IN ADDITION TO your player's respective recreational commitment during the spring season. Currently, Select teams are available for 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U player divisions. To be considered for Select team participation, players and parents must commit to the requirements outlined below:

  • Select teams require an additional day of practice or game(s) per week from late fall/early winter through April 2nd (the last day of Select program activities). The additional day of play will usually be on Sundays. (USA Softball SoCal Select events in January may occur over two days since leagues normally have not started league play. There may also be more than one day of play per week before January 1st.)
  • A select team may not have more than four travel ball players on a team.
  • A player must participate in no less than 75% of her recreational games to maintain eligibility for the select program.
  • Participation in the select program DOES NOT GUARANTEE your daughter will be selected and/or play on an all-star team. 
  • Additional costs, beyond the select fees, may be incurred with this player commitment.
  • Select players may play in tournaments out of San Diego County.

Select Managers

All coaches who are interested in managing a Select team must submit an application (see link below) by Sunday, November 27th, 2022.  Questions regarding this application can be directed to the Manager Coordinator.

Manager Application (Online)

Complete the online form if you wish to be considered for a manager position within the Carlsbad Softball Association.

USA Softball Select Rules

Select team programs come with some stringent rules imposed by USA Softball. To be eligible for key seasons like the summer All-Stars, it is important to understand all the rules and restrictions.

USA Softball has implemented guidelines for all leagues to follow regarding the creation and running of Select teams. This information is outlined in the USA Softball of Southern California Rules & Regulations (Yellow Book) below.

Select Roster Process

Players who wish to be on a select team MUST participate in tryouts.

Upon conclusion of tryouts, the board approved manager(s) will choose the select teams for each age division. First and second year player designation within a division is considered when forming the select team rosters.

The Players Agent will announce the select teams.

The Board of Directors must ratify the select team rosters that are approved by the coaches. The board must also ratify the coaches. NO ONE MAY ALTER the final rosters without prior Board of Director approval. The roster limit must meet the USA Softball guidelines of no more than 20 girls.

Being chosen for a select team does not guarantee a spot on any All-Star team for any player. Select managers will not necessarily be All-Star managers.

Managing Expectations

Select teams are not for everyone. The formation of this program is to teach, demonstrate, and practice the higher-level strategies and situations of the game.

Since our foundational mission as an association is developing young athletes, we believe in providing an opportunity and the fair assessment for all to show what they can do on the field. If your daughter is committed and willing to work hard while sacrificing early Sunday mornings and/or afternoons, she will be considered to develop and hone her player skills as a Select player.