Player Evaluation Process
Players who are currently registered to play Little League Baseball will be given a date and time to arrive for their scheduled evaluation. This is done by their registered league age. There will be two evaluation days, players MUST attend 50% of the evaluation process (one day).
Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to ensure that you are ready to go when it is your turn to be evaluated. When players arrive for evaluations they should head straight to the check in table that will be located outside of the Field 2 snack bar. If a player has yet to register as a player, they can go to the registration table instead of the check in table.
Once players arrive to the check in table they will be given an identification number to attach to their shirt. Once the players have their identification number they will be directed to the staging area which is the visiting side of Field 2. The stands located just outside of right field will be used to stage players who are next up in the evaluation process.
The players will be evaluated on the following baseball activities:
1. Batting - 3 balls thrown by a coach
2. Running from home to 2nd base after their final hit at bat
3. Fielding 3 ground balls and throwing to first base
4. Catching 3 fly balls and throwing the last ball caught to home
During each activity, the players are evaluated by the Managers from each division. Each Manager has his own style and preference, but they are all evaluating skill, results, and effort.
Coaches are also evaluating the mannerisms and attitude of the players during the evaluation process. Even though a player may hit all of the balls that are thrown to him or make all the throws on target may score low because of how he was observed interacting with other players.
After the tryouts have been completed the Managers will apply their own science and process to ranking the players they have observed. With their rankings they will develop a list of players they would like to draft to their team. During the evaluations players are only designated and known by their assigned number.
All League age 9-12 players attending the evaluations are eligible to be drafted into the Major Division. As per Little League rules, all LEAGUE AGE 12 year olds are to be placed in the Major Division unless a waiver is applied for with the District Administrator. (These are normally not granted).
WHAT IF IT RAINS OR I CAN'T MAKE THE SCHEDULED PLAYER TRYOUTS?
If are evaluations are cancelled due to rain or inclement weather, make up sessions will be scheduled for all. If League age 7-12 players schedule prevents him/her from attending any of the scheduled tryouts, he/she, pending board approval, will be placed in a pool to be selected at his/her lowest eligibility level. He/she will not be eligible for call up during the season, nor will he/she be eligible for all-star or post season play if applicable.
WHAT IF A PLAYER DOES NOT ATTEND TRYOUTS?
For League Age 7-13 players. Any candidate failing to attend at least 50 % of the spring evaluation shall forfeit league eligibility unless an excuse is presented which is accepted by a majority of the Board of Directors. The player also forfeits their chance to play on a post season team (All Stars).
WHAT IF A PLAYER CAN'T PARTICIPATE IN THE EVALUATION PROCESS DUE TO AN INJURY?
A Player who is physically unable to perform at his/her evaluation time should still attend at his/her scheduled time. By registering they maintain their eligibility to be drafted to a higher division and their eligibility for All Star Teams. They will be excused from physical activity after check in.
HOW ARE PLAYERS ASSIGNED AFTER EVALUATIONS?
Tee-Ball and Minor A Teams are formed by the Player Agent and Board of Directors based on providing the best fun and instructional experience for the players. Prior requests are granted as practical and possible. Primary considerations for team placement are:
1. Manager and Coach Volunteers
4. School Mates
We will do our best to build teams and make them enjoyable for all families. Regretfully, sometimes we cannot accommodate all special requests and situations.