First of all not "everyone" plays on a select team.. that's why it's called select! Did their school coach tell them this or a rec. coach?? By law a school coach (if they're in an ISD) can not tell them that, they have T. allowed to try out regardless of whether or not they were on a rec. team outside of school. My son is on a select team and I am sure it is the same everywhere else (you have T. chosen or "selected" T. on a select team). Not to mention the season has already started so the boys will have to wait for Fall Ball. Call the baseball commissioner and he will be able to give you info. on how your boys can try out for select in the Fall. Now, if it was a school coach that told you that I would contact the super-intendant. Good Luck to your boys!!!