The Bossier All-Stars are Working Their Way Toward the Playoffs 

By Kimberly Shelton

As the sun begins to set on a humid June night, the ballpark lights illuminate the fields at Clifford Almond Park where a group of sweaty four to six-year-old boys are chugging sports drinks, running happily to their moms and dads to ask, “How’d I do?” after another exciting All-Star practice.

Bossier Little League is currently amid its All-Star season. For all boys and girls in the major divisions (those competing ages 10 to 16), this summer season could lead to a trip to the Little League World Series. For younger competitors, such as this group of dedicated tee-ball players, this could lead to being named best in the state, to be decided after a regional tournament later this month, followed by a culmination tournament in Lafayette.

All-Star team members are nominated by their coaches at the completion of the spring season, and the final team is selected after a tryout. Coaches are chosen through a board vote. 

Stephanie Gobert, coach of the 6U Biscuits during the spring season, assists with the All-Stars. “I like working with them because they are all just excited to be there; they all love baseball, all want to learn, and they never want to stop! They are all a lot of fun, and they really do listen to what the coaches are saying to them. I know they are going to have a great time together this season!” Gobert said.

Gobert’s son, six-year-old Houston, plays on the team. When asked what he enjoyed most about being an All-Star, he replied, “I think it’s the greatest team. I meet new people and make new friends. Baseball is the most fun sport in the whole entire world.” 

The 6U All-Stars will participate in upcoming tournaments in Benton and Minden before setting their sights on winning regionals in Sterlington, which will advance them to the state playoffs.

For more information or to inquire about registering your son or daughter for the upcoming fall season, visit www.bossierlittleleague.com or email [email protected].