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SOFTBALL SKILLS EVALUATION

If your child plans to play Softball AAA, Coast, or Majors 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.


Each year players must attend skill evaluations in order to be assigned to a AAA, Coast, or Majors team this yearIf 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.

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

Schedule

Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm to 3 pm -  Time slots are by your player's Little League Age (not by Division).
Location: Bellevue College | 3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, WA 98007


Little League Age Check-In Time
12 12:45-12:55pm 1:00-1:30pm
 111:15-1:25pm 1:30-2:00pm 
10 1:45-1:55pm 2:00-2:30pm
9 (and 8*) 2:15-2:25pm 2:30-3:00pm

*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, bat, helmet, tennis shoes (NO CLEATS), and a fast pitch softball protective face mask (Face masks are recommended to be worn at all times).

WHAT TO EXPECT: Players will be divided into several groups and will rotate through stations performing different drills including infield, outfield, hitting, and pitching. Expect each session to last approximately 30-45 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. This means that you will not be placed by school, you will be drafted.

Players will be evaluated at 5 different skills stations by Evaluators including: Pitching, Hitting, Infield, Outfield and Speed. Each player will receive 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.

Please direct any questions about the Skills Evaluation to the Player Agent.

Managers and Coaches

Managers for the Competitive Divisions will be allowed to observe the skills evaluation.  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 tothe Player Agent.

Softball Skills and Development

SOFTBALL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT clinics are open for players to attend to either polish up skills or learn new ones. Go to the Softball Skills development page to learn more.

Contact

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

Email: [email protected]

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