Athletes nominated by active member coaches
Every year, the Louisiana High School Coaches Association (LHSCA) hosts the All-Star games. This special tradition allows senior student-athletes to play in their respective sports final game.
Athletes must be nominated by a coach who is an active member of the LHSCA to participate and set to graduate at the end of the academic school year. All-Star games are held for volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, football and soccer, and Louisiana Coca Cola Bottlers is the official sponsor of all games.
Originally held at Louisiana State University, the All-Star games began moving around the state in 2004 to better showcase the senior student-athletes' talents.
High school senior athletes are submitted for their individual sports and are placed on either the East or West squads depending on their schools' location. A committee of coaches selects both teams.
The Volleyball All-Star Game was held on Friday, November 18, 2011. To see a list of senior participants in this year's Volleyball All-Star Game, visit the Volleyball section of our website at www.lhsaa.org.
Boy's and Girls' Basketball All-Star games will be held on March 17, 2012 at Northwestern State University's Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, La. Nominations for both boys and girls senior players are due no later than January 9, 2012.
The Softball All-Star games will be held May 25 - 26, 2012 at Louisiana College in Pineville, La.
Nominations for senior softball players to be eligible to participate in the games must be received by March 12, 2012. It will be held at Bringhurst Field in Alexandria, La. May 25 - 26, 2012. There will be two all-star baseball squads selected on March 25, and nominations for senior players must be received by March 19, 2012.
The Football All-Star Game being held on June 9, 2012, is the only intra-state game.
The two teams, Nike Louisiana and Texas Bayou Bowl, will meet in Baytown, Texas. A group of 40 senior athletes will make up the team from Louisiana. All athlete nominations must be received by January 16, 2012.
The Boys' and Girls' Soccer All-Star games will be held July 7, 2012 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, La. Nominations for all senior student athletes wishing to participate in these games are due by April 9, 2012.
To nominate a student-athlete to participate in any All-Star game regardless of sport, visit www.lhsaa.org/sports/all-star.
Kenny Henderson is the Executive Director of the LHSAA