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Baseball Skills Evaluation

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

If for some reason your player is unable to attend the skills evaluation, please contact the Player Agent ([email protected]issaquahlittleleague.org).


Each year players must attend skill evaluations in order to be drafted to a AAA, Coast, or Majors teams for that year. Please read the below so that you and your player have an idea of what to expect during the evaluation procress. 

AA Players with a *PENDING* Petitions to Play Up to AAA must also attend. AAA players petitioning to play down to AA do not need to attend. You'll receive an email with additional information approximately one week prior to the skills evaluation date. 

Schedule

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Time: TBD broken up by your player's Little League Age.
Location: Bellevue College | 3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, WA 98007 (main gym)


Little League Age Check-In Time
 Upper Divisions (Intermediate/Jr/Sr)No Skills Evaluation N/A 
12 TBD TBD
11 TBD TBD
10 TBD TBD
9 (and 8*) TBD TBD

*for the 8 year old players that have petitioned to play up.

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 and Expect

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. Players will be evaluated at 5 different skills stations by experienced 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 scoring in top tier of the Skills Evaluation of next age level may be contacted and/or asked to consider the next level up, depending on circumstances. The Player Agent may opt to bring up players from younger divisions to fill a roster to ensure balanced teams for competitive play.

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

Please direct any questions about the Skills Evaluation to the Baseball Player Agent ([email protected]issaquahlittleleague.org).

Managers/Coaches

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 volunteer, 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 the Player Agent.

Contact

ISSAQUAH LITTLE LEAGUE
P.O. Box 488 
Issaquah, Washington 98027

Email: [email protected]

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