FAQ

Softball Skill Evaluations FAQ

What should my player bring?

Players should dress for a February day in the northwest. Baseball attire with warm and dry layers. We have had the range of weather on evaluation day – from snow to sun. Players should be ready and comfortable for spending an hour or more outside. Players should wear softball cleats, baseball hat and warm top layers with long sleeves. Players only need to bring their glove and water bottle. Bats and helmets will be provided, but players may choose to bring their own helmet and bat in a sports bag or pack.

What will happen during the evaluations?

How long will it take?

After checking in, players will enter the field and do some brief warm-ups before moving through a series of skill stations including running bases, ground balls, fly balls and hitting. Coaches will be observing at each station taking notes. Each player will have a number of chances at each station. Our goal is to make it a positive experience so we try to balance moving one hundred or so players through the stations. All of the coaches understand it’s pre-season, it’s often cold out there, and most kids have not picked up a ball since last spring. The evaluations process should last about an hour.

Are there make-ups if my player can’t attend evaluations?

No. Magnolia Little League does not have a make-up evaluation day due to scheduling and drafting teams. Please make every effort to attend the evaluations. Every player must go through one of our Magnolia Little League evaluations to be eligible to be drafted and placed on a competitive baseball team. If your player is sick or injured during our evaluation days please contact our Player Agent.

When will my player find out which team he or she is on?

You will hear from your Manager our the Player Agent within 1 week of evaluations.

If my 9 year-old participates in the evaluation process, will he or she be placed on a Minors team?

Maybe. If your player is NOT league age 9 years old, they are required to register for 89er Softball. 9 year-olds will only be drafted to a AAA team if there is room on a team; after all 10 year-olds have been placed. In the past, there have been years when there was not space for any 9 year-olds at AAA and there have been years where there has been space. If you would like your 9 year-old to participate in the evaluations, please let our player agent know via e-mail: [email protected].

When are evaluations?

Date is to be determined. Evaulations are held on a Saturday in early/mid-February.

What if I have other questions?

Please let our player agent know via e-mail: [email protected].

 

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