Player Evaluations

2020 Evaluation Dates Now Posted!

Player Evaluation Sign-ups Now Open!

What are player evaluations?

  • Player evaluations consist of assessing players in their ability to catch, throw, field, hit and pitch. Player evaluations are NOT tryouts. All players that register are assigned to a team regardless of skill or baseball/softball experience. Players must be registered for the Spring 2020 season in order to be evaluated.

Who gets evaluated?

  • Evaluations ARE REQUIRED for:
    • Baseball Minors & Majors players (including returning Majors players unless otherwise provided an exemption); and
    • League Age 8 Baseball Coach Pitch players (subject to evaluation slots and minors/majors registration numbers. At this time we ask that Coach Pitch League Age 8 players wait to sign-up.)
  • Evaluations ARE NOT REQUIRED for:
    • Tee-Ball players;
    • Baseball Coach Pitch players League Age 7 and below;
    • Baseball Intermediates, Juniors, and Seniors players; and
    • Softball players.

Why does MCLL hold player evaluations?

  • To ensure players are placed at the appropriate level and to create parity among the teams. Although players register for a specific level of play, sometimes a player may not be ready for that level or they may be ready for a higher level of play. Through the data we collect during evaluations we are able to work with parents to adjust division placement to better match a player's skill level and also use that data to inform team formation to ensure team parity. The evaluation process is conducted for the benefit of players in order to maximize their growth potential and overall experience.

What if my child cannot attend any of the evaluation dates?

  • If your child is required to be evaluated and unable to make any of the evaluation dates you must notify the Player Agent: playeragent@mclittleleague.org. Players that are required to be evaluated must attend one of the evaluation dates in order to be placed on a team or make alternative arrangements with the Player Agent.

2020 Evaluation Schedule/Locations

  • Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm (Training HQ- 850 E Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850) (Majors) (Sign-Up Here)
  • Monday, February 3, 2020- 7:00pm- 8:30pm (MCLL Training Facility- 8341 Beechcraft Avenue, Gaithersburg MD 20879) (Minors and Majors) (Sign-Up Here)
  • Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm (Training HQ- 850 E Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850) (Minors) (Sign-Up Here)
  • Monday, February 10, 2020- 7:00pm-8:30pm (MCLL Training Facility- 8341 Beechcraft Avenue, Gaithersburg MD 20879) (Minors and Majors) (Sign-Up Here)
  • Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 9:00am - 12:30pm (Training HQ- 850 E Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850) (Minors and Majors) (Sign-Up Here)

*Additional dates may be added, but we encourage you once sign-up to be evaluated as soon as possible.

What Parents/Players Should Know

  • What should my son/daughter bring to evaluations?
    • Players should bring a baseball glove, bat, helmet, and wear sneakers
    • NO Cleats!! All evaluations are indoors.
    • NO Catchers gear! We will NOT be evaluating catchers.
  • How are evaluations run?
    • All registered players that are required to be evaluated will receive an e-mail with a sign-up genius link to sign-up for an evaluation date/time slot. The number of spots per time slot is limited to six players.
    • MCLL uses an assessment scoring system for all players and provides scores for players with regards to specific skill sets (batting, catching (the skill, not the position), throwing, fielding, and pitching), as well as an overall score for each player.
    • During the Player Evaluations, MCLL will utilize multiple volunteers at each station that have been trained in the scoring system in advance to obtain a fair scores for each player.
    • All scores are kept confidential and only revealed to those involved in the team formation/draft process.
  • How long will the evaluation take?
    • The evaluation process will take approximately 30-45 minutes.