The Association recognizes outstanding achievement among the athletes of our sport. Each year our member coaches are given the opportunity to nominate players for All-District and All-State awards. If you are not a current member, you may join the association and submit your nominees.
These awards originate locally as selection committees across the state use their knowledge of area players and teams to make selections based on specific information submitted by the players’ coaches. Coach participation is vital to this process. The number of participants in high school softball in North Carolina number in the thousands each year. If the coach does not participate, adequate recognition of worthy players becomes an impossible task.
The selection committees consist of Association members from all four classifications who demonstrate superior knowledge of the game and its participants.
Timeline for the process.
April 1: District committees are established prior to this date.
Standard application for all-district/all-state nominations is made available on website with instructions.
Application submission deadline: Applications for all-district/all-state must be received by our district chairpersons by the same date set each year by NCHSAA for playoff reporting.
Prior to the state finals weekend: All-District teams are finalized by each individual district. Applications to be considered for all-state are then forwarded to the all-state selection committee with recommendations from the districts. District information must be turned in by State Finals weekend. A listing will be assembled by the Association and released to the public during the month of June.
The week following the State Games: The All-State Selection Committee will meet during the week of the Powerade State Games softball showcase. A list of All-State recipients will be released to the public as soon as practical after selections are finalized. State games week is used only for convenience in scheduling the selection committee meeting. Participation in the State Games is not related to whether or not a player is selected.