SOFTBALL SKILLS EVALUATION

If your child plans to play Softball AAA, Coast, Majors or Juniors division you must attend the Softball Skills Evaluation. This is necessary so that balanced teams can be created and your child can experience a balanced, enjoyable, competitive environment.

AAA Division is the beginning level that the girls pitch on their own, steal bases and are allowed to bunt. Coast & Majors gets quicker and more competitive at all aspects of the game.


If this is your first time playing AAA or are have a softballer that is currently in AA and would like to petition up, please read below so you have an idea of what to expect during the evaluation process.

All players have been released from last year's teams. Players must attend skill evaluations in order to be assigned to a AAA, Coast, Majors or Juniors 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.

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

Sunset Elementary Gymnasium, Sunday, February 18th
Players will be evaluated in groups according to their little league age. Please arrive on-time at your Check-In time to sign in. If you cannot arrive during your timeslot, please come at the next closest age group's assigned time.

Little League Age 9
(or Age 7 or 8 petitioning to play up to AAA)
birthdays on or after
Jan 1, 2008

9:30am

Little League Age 10
birthdays between
Jan 1, 2007 and Dec 31, 2007

10:30am

Little League Age 11 or 12
birthdays between
Jan 1, 2005 and Dec 31, 2006

12:00pm

If you are unable to attend this session please come on February 11th 9:30-11:00 for all ages as this is our make up since the 18th is Presidents Day weekend. This will also be at Sunset Elementary.

please contact us at softball@issaquahlittleleague.org, to arrange participation at our make-up session. Note, this session is being held BEFORE the Feb 18 main session, so contact us ASAP to make arrangements.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring only your glove and tennis shoes. NO CLEATS (Bats will be supplied at the hitting station).

WHAT TO EXPECT: Players will be divided into several groups and will rotate through stations performing different drills including infield, outfield, base running, pitching, catching, 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 establish balanced teams at the AAA, Coast, Major and Junior levels. Skills Evaluation results are also used to determine any pending Petition to Play Up or Down, based on our Petition Policy. This means that you will not be placed by school, you will be drafted. No buddy requests will be honored.

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

SOFTBALL SKILLS & DIAMOND DRILLS clinics are open for players to attend to either polish up skills or learn new ones. Go to the Softball Skills & Diamond Drills web page to register and find out more specific info.

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