Player Evaluations


Who Gets Evaluated?


This spring we will only be conducting limited/targeted player evaluations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your player DOES NOT NEED TO EVALUATE if any of the following situations apply:

  1. The player participated during the Fall 2020 season in the Minors AA, Minors AAA, or Majors division.

  2. The player participated in the Spring 2020 evaluations prior to the Spring 2020 season being cancelled.

  3. The player is in Tee-Ball, Rookie Ball, is a baseball Minors AA player that is League Age 8 or younger.

  4. The player is in the Intermediates, Juniors, or Seniors baseball Divisions

  5. The player is in any Softball Division.

Player evaluations are an important part of the team formation/draft process to help us achieve MCLL’s objectives regarding team parity, including compliance with Little League International rules and creating a memorable, fun, and fair playing environment for all players. To be clear, evaluations are not a tryout. All players are placed on a team regardless of skill level.


If your player needs to be evaluated and you have not yet signed them up, you will receive an e-mail noting that an evaluation is needed.

All federal, state, and local COVID-19 requirements and best practices will be followed.



2021 Evaluation Schedule/Locations


There will be multiple player evaluation sessions to choose from throughout the month of February. While we prefer players sign-up for the days/time slots designated for their Division, please sign-up for the day/time slot that works best for your child.


  • Monday, February 15, 2021 - 5pm - 7pm

Wheaton Sports Pavilion, 11751 Orebaugh Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902ive, Rockville, MD 20850

This is a covered outdoor venue, so, please ensure your child is dressed appropriately.


  • Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 4pm to 6pm

D-Bat - Gaithersburg, 8777 Snouffer School Rd, Gaithersburg MD 20879.


  • Monday, February 22 - 5pm - 7pm

Wheaton Sports Pavilion, 11751 Orebaugh Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902ive, Rockville, MD 20850

This is a covered outdoor venue, so, please ensure your child is dressed appropriately.

To Sign-Up

The sign-up genius link was e-mailed to all players that require an evaluation. If you did not receive one, but believe your player needs to be evaluated please send an e-mail to playeragent@mclittleleague.org.


All participants are required to bring with them a completed Montgomery County COVID-19 Waiver


What Parents/Players Should Know


  • What should my son/daughter bring to evaluations?

    • Players should bring a baseball glove, bat, batting helmet, and water bottle.

    • Sneakers only, NO CLEATS!!

    • We will not be evaluating catchers, so no need to bring catcher's gear.

    • Face coverings are required for all players and guardians.


  • Why do you hold player evaluations?

  • To ensure players are placed at the appropriate level and to create parity among the teams. Occasionally we have parents request a level of play for their son or daughter. Although we understand the many different reasons for the request, we encourage parents to trust this process and the value of skill evaluation. Over the years what we have discovered is in using the evaluation data for placement, the player benefits, has higher success and a better overall experience.


  • What does the evaluation entail?

  • The evaluation will cover fielding, catching pop-ups, throwing, hitting and pitching.


  • How long will the evaluation take?

  • The evaluation should not take longer than 30 minutes

  • We ask that players arrive no sooner than 10 minutes early to sign-in. Players should bring a baseball glove, bat, helmet, water bottle, and turf appropriate shoes (no cleats).


  • What do I do if my child cannot attend an evaluation or I am not comfortable having them attend due to the pandemic?

    • Contact the league's Player Agent via e-mail at playeragent@mclittleleague.org.

    • We will offer you the options available in order to be placed on a team.