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Assessments

 

BASEBALL

 

. Beginning at age nine, NESLL assigns baseball players to teams via a player selection draft. Before the season starts, players participate in a skills evaluation day.  That day is known in the NESLL world as “assessments.” (2016 Info Sheet.)  American-, National- and Majors level coaches observe players at evaluation day, then “draft” them onto teams in their appropriate divisions. The draft is intended to promote competitive balance between teams.  Only coaches know the order in which players are drafted: per little league rules, NESLL is not permitted to disclose this information to players and/or parents/guardians.

2016 assessments for baseball are scheduled for January 31 and February 6 at “The Mick” (Field 9). Assessments are largely a “must” for twelve year olds: players who do not attend one of the assessment sessions and do not have a prior written waiver from NESLL’s president will not be eligible for the Majors draft.

SOFTBALL

 

.  Softball players also participate in assessments.  And like Majors baseball, assessments are a “must” for softball players ages 11-12.  Players who do not participate in assessments are not eligible for the Majors softball draft.  2016 softball assessments are scheduled for February 13th at 10:00 am and will be held at Magnuson Park Field #9 (aka The Mick).

 

2017 NESLL Baseball Player Assessment Information – Rain or Shine



 

NESLL will hold player assessments for Baseball’s Major, National, and American Divisions at Magnuson Park Field #9 (aka The Mick) on Sunday, January 31st and Saturday, February 6th– Players only need to attend one of the two sessions.  The assessment will include running, throwing, fielding ground balls, catching fly balls, pitching, and hitting.

CHECK-IN TIME:  Please arrive 15 minutes before assigned time to register and warm up.

EQUIPMENT:  Wear appropriate clothing to fit the weather that day and bring your glove, wear cleats, and bring your own bat and helmet.  If you do not have your own bat and/or helmet, extras will be available.

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT:  All players MUST be assessed to be eligible for ANY draft.  Any player that does not attend an assessment will be randomly assigned to a team based on their League Age1 as follows: 9-year-olds to an American League team and 10-11 year-olds to a National League team.  Players 10 or 11 years old who do not attend tryouts will not be eligible for the Major Division draft.  12-year-olds who do not attend one of the assessment sessions will be ineligible to play.

NOTE:  Players that want to “play-up” in a higher division must attend the appropriate assessment (i.e. 10 year-old players that want to play in Majors must attend the Age 11 assessment.  9 year-old players that want to play in Nationals must attend the Age 10assessment).

IMPORTANT RULES FOR 12-YEAR-OLDS:  Little League International rules mandate that all 12-year-olds must play in the Major Division and must attend one of the player assessments. If a 12-year-old player’s parents believe that the player truly lacks the skills to play in the Major Division, contact the Player Agent (majoragent@nesll.net) to determine alternative allowable options. Failure to attend player assessments could result in the player not being allowed to play in any division of NESLL. Should a 12-year-old player be unable to attend one of the two scheduled player assessments, the player must deliver a written notification either by letter or email to the NESLL President (president@nesll.net) no later than Friday, January 29th citing the reason(s) for missing player assessments. Participation in another sport or activity does not automatically allow a player to be assigned to a team. The NESLL President will review all letters and approve or disapprove each request. Under Little League International rules, if the President disallows an excuse for missing player assessments, such player will not be allowed to play in any division of Little League whatsoever during the 2016 season. MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND AN ASSESSMENT!

PLAYER ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

Division League

Age[1]

First Letter of Last Name

Date

Time

Major / National

12

A to Z

Sunday, January 31st

9:00 AM

11

A to M

10:30 AM

N to Z

11:15 AM

10

A to M

12:00 PM

N to Z

12:45 PM

American

9

A to M

1:30 PM

N to Z

2:15 PM

OR

Division League

Age 1

First Letter of Last Name

Date

Time

Major / National

12

A to Z

Saturday, February 6th

9:00 AM

11

A to M

10:30 AM

N to Z

11:15 AM

10

A to M

12:00 PM

N to Z

12:45 PM

American

9

A to M

1:30 PM

N to Z

2:15 PM

 

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