SKILLS EVALUATION

2018 Skills Evaluations for competitive divisions have been completed. Registration is still open, however. If your players was unable to attend the skills evaluation, please complete your registratiom and contact us at registration@issaquahlittleleague.org to help us place your player on an appropriate team.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2087 AT BELLEVUE COLLEGE

All players have been released from last year's teams. Players must attend skill evaluations in order to be drafted to a AAA, Coast, or Majors team this year. AA Players with a *PENDING* Petitions to Play Up to AAA must also attend. Watch your email for your invitation and further information in the week prior. AAA players petioning to play down to AA do not need to attend.

Skill evaluations for all AAA, Coast, and Majors baseball players will be held at:

Bellevue College (main campus gym)
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

Directions: The BCC main gym is located in the north end of the main campus, just north of I-90 in the Eastgate area of Bellevue. The detailed directions are found on the BCC directions page, follow the directions to the North Entrance. The gym is located next to the ballfield. Look for the Issaquah Little League signs.

The Skills Evaluation is from 1:00 pm thru 5:30 pm and will be broken up into multiple sessions based on your players' League Age.

The following is the schedule based upon the player's Little League Age for baseball.

Program Little League Age Check-In Time
Baseball 12 12:45pm 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Baseball 11 1:30pm 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Baseball 10 2:45pm 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Baseball 9 and 8 4:00pm 4:15pm - 5:30pm

Please arrive on-time at your Check-In time to sign in. Players should attend their Evaluation at the assigned time slot for their age. If you cannot arrive during your timeslot, please come at the next closest age group's assigned time.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring your glove, helmet, bat and tennis shoes. NO CLEATS. If you don't a have a bat or helmet there will be extras available.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Players will be divided into several groups and will rotate through stations performing different drills including infield, outfield, running, throwing, and hitting. Expect each session to last approximately 60 minutes. Please note that parents will not be allowed inside the Evaluation area.

WHAT IS SKILL EVALUATION: Skills Evaluation results are used by Issaquah Little League to help the Managers draft balanced teams at the AAA, Coast and Majors level. Skills Evaluation results are also used to determine any pending Petition to Play Up or Down, based on our Petition Policy. Around 300 players will be evaluated at 5 different skills stations by 16 Evaluators including: Pitching, Hitting, Infield, Outfield and Speed. Each player will receive a total of 22 scores which are weighted to create an overall composite score for the player. These scores are used to rank players and prepare draft information to help the Managers draft balanced teams. The scores are kept completely confidential and players will not be told their scores or final results.

Players should do their best at each station to allow a fair evaluation heading into the draft.

MANAGERS: Managers for the Competitive Divisions will be allowed to observe the session with one adult (Coach). Anyone attending must complete the Little League Background Check prior to being allowed inside the Evaluation area. To do this, register online. This registration process includes the volunteer application form with instructions. NO EXCEPTIONS! You must Check-In and receive their ID badge before being allowed inside the Skills Evaluation session.

Please direct any questions about the Skills Evaluation to playeragent@issaquahlittleleague.org.