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Baseball Evaluation Process & Times

Baseball Evaluations

Ages 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and those 5, 6 or others wanting to "Play Up" Please Read the below in entirety. 

Baseball evaluations are limited to those divisions that have "Kid Pitchers"(Minor and Majors) except those players requesting to "Play Up".  This is why ages 7 through 12 need to go to evaluations.  It is to also ensure the player is placed in the Division they will best succeed in as there is age overlap between Divisions.  Evaluations are used to attempt to evenly split up teams at the divisional team drafts.  Nominated Managers, some invited coaches from other divisions, and RLL Board members all evaluate players and provide ratings.  We now also average out all the individual ratings for each player to provide a better and clearer overall rating.  These are shared to all Managers at the team drafts to promote even teams.  They are also returned to the Player Agent and not circulated.  The kids will be rusty, nervous, (doing something in front of a bunch of adults lined up along a wall) and anxious.  This is not a tryout with the Phillies, Yankees or Trenton Thunder.  Please remind them of that and do not coach from behind the nets.  Just support your child, and be positive.

Evaluations are also used to decide if a player can "Play Up" and is not a safety risk playing up or sometimes playing down in their league age determination division.  ALL PLAYERS REQUESTING TO PLAY UP IN A DIVISION MUST ATTEND THE EVALUATIONS - NO EXCEPTIONS.  Otherwise the player cannot be considered to "Play Up".   Because a player wants to play up, they must go to the oldest age group of that upper Division's Evaluation (except 7-year old's), since they will be playing with that age group, not just the those one year older.  This will help the child and parent ultimately make the correct decision for the player to continue to pursue "Playing Up".  There are no guarantees that a player will be rated capable to play up or the division may not have the space for a player to "Play Up" due to division player numbers. 

9-year old's requesting to play Majors and played AAA (Minors) last spring must attend the 12-year old evaluations.
6-year old's requesting to play Minor and played Rookie Ball last spring must attend the Minor League evaluations.

PLEASE SEE EVALUATION TIMES at the following link Evaluation Dates & Times  (see CLINICS Page Evaluations)

NOTE: Baseball age is determined by your birthday as of August 31, 2021

Player Evaluation Times



DATE

TIMES

DIVISION & LEAGUE AGE

Saturday, February 27, 2021

9:30am - 10:00am

Minor: League Age 7

Saturday, February 27, 2021

10:00am - 10:45am

Minor: League Age 8

Saturday, February 27, 2021

10:45am - 11:30am

Minor: League Age 9

Saturday, February 27, 2021

11:30am - 12:15pm

Major: League Age 10 with Last Name between A through M

Saturday, February 27, 2021

12:15pm – 1:00pm

Major: League Age 10 with Last Name between N through Z

Saturday, February 27, 2021

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Major: League Age 11

Saturday, February 27, 2021

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Major: League Age 12




Please review the RLL Baseball Rules about each division at this link   

At the evaluation your child must have all their proper equipment, cup, sneakers, helmet, glove, and bat.  Suggest long sleeve shirts and pants due to temperature.  When it is your child's turn, they will be called out into the practice area and will warm up and play catch with a volunteer or adult.  Then will be thrown some grounders, line drives and then lobs to evaluate how they 1) Throw 2) Catch 3) Field grounders.  Then they will have an opportunity to pitch from a mound which is encouraged.  They will also go into a batting cage and hit off a live pitcher.  Then additionally they will be evaluated for 4) Hitting 5) Pitching and then players will be observed for how well they follow directions and listen.  No bats will be swung outside the batting tunnel.





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