All-League Voting Procedures (Revised August 2019)
Sports coordinators will remind coaches about the criteria for All League nomination, Rookie of the Year nomination, Coach of the Year, and Team Sportsmanship prior to the post-season meeting so as to help coaches to mindfully and coherently process what they are assessing when casting votes for Coach of the Year and Sportsmanship.
The definition of an all-league representative is someone who:
Demonstrates skills and ability through performance in league contests;
Is both a leader to the team and demonstrates the attributes of sportsmanship;
Has played in at least 60% of all league games;
Has had nomination vetted by both coach and athletic director
Rookie of the Year: Nominees may be 9th-12th grades who have no previous high school varsity experience (and typically no previous high school club-level experience). Athletic Directors will confer with their coaches to vet their nominees. Note: The fastest new varsity male and female in Cross Country will be named Rookie of the Year. For other sports the Rookie of the Year will be voted upon by league coaches.
Coach of the Year criteria:
- Team achievement factors (in no particular order):
Improvement from last year and/or during the season
What a team has done with the talent they have
Growth of student participation in the program
- Personal factors (how a coach presents themselves and represents their team)
Cultivation of relationships/collegiality with coaches in the league
Management of scores, especially in blowout situations
Modeling respect with officials
Promotion of sportsmanship with one’s athletes
Poise and self control regardless of situation or outcome
Respectful communication with opponents; intensity of effort does not detract from respect for others
Avoid excessive/unnecessary contact
Interact respectfully with officials
Coach of the Year and Sportsmanship Voting:
- Coaches will vote for their top 3
- 5-3-1 scoring (5 for top votes…) to avoid ties
Athletic Directors are required to meet a nomination submission date prior to the all-league coaches' meeting.
All Head Coaches must attend (or have representation at) the post season coaches’ meeting. At that meeting:
Coaches will be given time to discuss each of their all-league nominations as well as Rookie-of-the-Year nominations.
League sportsmanship reports will be distributed (card, technical reports) to each coach.
2 AD’s will be present at All-League meetings: Sport Coordinator + another AD
Open Voting in all team sports. No counting of votes. Rookie and MVP Open Voting (MVP is also a member of the 1st Team All League).
Coach of the Year and Sportsmanship will be voted via closed ballots
If in Divisions, 70% will come from Division 1, 30% will come from Division 2
The size of some teams has been increased to try to make consistent 1st and 2nd teams. The percentage of players recognized will be kept consistent so girls’ sports aren’t penalized for extra teams
Honorable Mentions are not position specific.
ADs will confirm spellings, positions, etc., with the sport coordinator. Any discrepancies and/or possible issues will be discussed with the AD of the school involved. If needed, the league appeals committee will convene to any resolve issues.
All-League teams will be distributed to ADs via email and posted on the league website, (cc’d to Seattle Times) the same day by the sport coordinator.
All-League Team Sizes
Volleyball – 7 (1st Team)/ 7 (2nd Team)
Boys Soccer - 11 (1st team)/ 9 (2nd team)
Girls’ Soccer – 11 (1st team)/ 9 (2nd team)
Boys’ Basketball – 5 (1st team)/ 5 (2nd team):
Girls’ Basketball – 5 (1st team)/ 5 (2nd team) + 2 (Honorable Mention)
Baseball – 5
Softball – 5
Boys' Ultimate - 7 (1st team) + 4 (Honorable Mention)
Girls' Ultimate - 7 (1st team) + 4 (Honorable Mention)
Individual Sports’ Qualifications
· Cross Country – Top 13 boys and 14 girls awarded (25% of the 7 "starters"/team).
· Golf – top 25% of the league by regular season scoring average are 1st team All-League.
· Tennis – top 4 Singles & Doubles players will be considered 1st Team All-League.
· Track and Field – awards league honors by meeting standard(s).
· Athlete ejected for sportsmanship reasons is not eligible for all-league honors of any kind.
· If a coach is ejected, or receives two cards/two technical fouls for sportsmanship reasons, he/she is ineligible for Coach-of-the-Year and the team will not qualify for the Sportsmanship Award.