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Player Evaluations

Player evaluations are used to aid in the drafting of teams with the objective of creating parity among teams. The evaluations consist of a timed sprint, fielding and throwing, pitching (age appropriate) and hitting. It takes approximately 30-45 minutes.  Please wear sneakers, bring a glove, bat and batting helmet.

Player Evaluations are indoors held at Montgomery College Germantown Campus, Building PG.  See map.

Montgomery College Germantown 20200 Observation Dr, Germantown, MD 20876

Tee-Ball

Players requiring evaluation:  
  • None
NO evaluations are required for Tee-Ball. There is no draft for Tee-Ball.  Tee-ball teams are formed primarily by geographic clusters. 

Coach Pitch

The evaluations will cover running, fielding, throwing, and hitting.  Please bring a bat and batting helmet; baseball glove; and wear sneakers.  We will not be evaluating catching so catchers gear is not required.  Evaluations will take about 45 minutes.

Players requiring evaluation:  
  • You will receive an email if you need to be evaluated
    • All players new to MCLL since last Spring
    • All players moving up from Tee-Ball since last Spring
    • Returning players whose team is not returning (need a new team)
Players exempt from evaluation:
  • Players returning to same Coach Pitch team as last Spring
Location

Player Evaluations are held at Montgomery College Germantown Campus, Building PG.  See map.

Schedule - 2017

Your evaluation date and time are based on your division and your LAST NAME. Please try to make the time slot you have been scheduled for. We understand that other commitments may interfere. If you cannot make your specific time slot, please email evaluations@mclittleleague.org with the alternate time slot for your age group that you can attend.
  • A-C: Saturday 2/25; 10:00
  • D-G: Saturday 2/25; 11:00
  • H-L: Saturday 2/25; 12:00
  • M-O: Sunday 2/26; 10:00
  • P-S: Sunday 2/26; 11:00
  • T-Z: Sunday 2/26; 12:00

 Minors, Majors

The evaluations will cover running, fielding, throwing, hitting and pitching.  Please bring a bat and batting helmet; baseball glove; and wear sneakers.  We will not be evaluating catching so catchers gear is not required.  Evaluations will take about 45 minutes.

Players requiring evaluation:  
  • You will receive an email if you need to be evaluated
    • All players new to MCLL since last Spring
    • All players moving up from Coach Pitch since last Spring
    • Minors players who wish to be considered as a candidate for the Majors draft.
    • Returning players whose team is not returning (need a new team)
Players exempt from evaluation:
  • Players returning to same Minors/Majors team as last Spring
Location

Player Evaluations are held at Montgomery College Germantown Campus, Building PG.  See map.

Schedule - 2017

Your evaluation date and time are based on your division and your LAST NAME. Please try to make the time slot you have been scheduled for. We understand that other commitments may interfere. If you cannot make your specific time slot, please email evaluations@mclittleleague.org with the alternate time slot for your age group that you can attend.

Minors/Majors
  • A-C: Saturday 2/25; 1:30
  • D-G: Saturday 2/25; 2:30
  • H-L: Saturday 2/25; 3:30
  • M-O: Sunday 2/26; 1:30
  • P-S: Sunday 2/26; 2:30
  • T-Z: Sunday 2/26; 3:30

    Intermediate, Juniors

    The evaluations will cover running, fielding, throwing, hitting and pitching.  Please bring a bat and batting helmet; baseball glove; and wear sneakers.  We will not be evaluating catching so catchers gear is not required.  Evaluations will take about 45 minutes.

    Players requiring evaluation:
    • All players
    Location

    Player Evaluations are held at Montgomery College Germantown Campus, Building PG.  See map.

    Schedule - 2017

    Your evaluation date and time are based on your division and your LAST NAME. Please try to make the time slot you have been scheduled for. We understand that other commitments may interfere. If you cannot make your specific time slot, please email evaluations@mclittleleague.org with the alternate time slot for your age group that you can attend.
    • A-K: Saturday 2/25; 9:00 AM
    • L-Z: Sunday 2/26; 9:00 AM


    FAQ

    Here is a sample of inquiries and responses:

    Scenario 1: My son played in the majors last Spring.  His coach from the Spring is not returning and he played with a different coach last Fall.  Does he need to be evaluated?

    Answer: Yes.  Your son is guaranteed to play in the majors as he was drafted to this level last Spring.  Since his team is not returning, the evaluation is needed to inform the draft process for his placement on a team this Spring.

    Scenario 2: My son was new to MCLL last Fall when he played majors.  Does he need to be evaluated?

    Answer: Yes.  Fall baseball is developmental in nature and a great opportunity for kids to “play up”, but players are officially drafted to the majors in the Spring. 

    Scenario 3: My son played for the major league Pirates last Spring, but did NOT play Fall baseball.  Does he have to be evaluated?

    Answer: No.  He is returning to the same level and team from the prior Spring.

    Scenario 4: My son is 10 and has played in the minors for two Spring seasons.  His minors coach and team is returning, but he is interested in “playing up”.  What should we do?

    Answer: Attend the evaluation.  If the evaluation results are not high enough to be drafted to majors, your son will be a returning player to his minor league team.

    Scenario 5: My son and his best friend played minors in last Spring. The boys are both 11, but their skill levels are significantly different.  They want to play on the same team, but we are concerned that they won’t both make majors.

    Answer: Attend the evaluation.  A child whose evaluation results are sufficient to “move up”  to the majors may be permitted to “play down” to the minors as long as the child is under the age of 12.  We do NOT recommend having children “play up” just to keep them with friends or to keep them with their group.  Similarly, we do NOT recommend having children “play down” unless there are safety concerns.
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    Darren Petrie,
    Feb 25, 2016, 1:57 PM