WHAT TO BRING: Bring your glove, bat, helmet, tennis shoes (NO CLEATS), and a fast pitch softball protective face mask (Optional at Skills Evaluations and good to have once practice begins).
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 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 Softball Player Agent (SB_PlayerAgent@issaquahlittleleague.org).