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What to expect at Skill Evaluations

East County Little League will host Skills Evaluations to evaluate all baseball and softball players (ages 7 and up) participating in the Upper Divisions (A, AA, AAA, and Majors). These assessments assist our managers in creating balanced and competitive teams each year. ECLL does not have property players. Attendance at one of the Skills Evaluation sessions is REQUIRED. There will be no Skills Evaluation for T-Ball or Farm. Note that the ECLL Board only oversees the evaluations and the draft. The managers choose their own teams.

All players must attend at least 1 of our 2 offered tryout dates in January. Specific tryout dates TBA. Competitive baseball rosters are drafted by managers the end of January/early February. ECLL intentionally has league age overlap across the competitive divisions so that players are drafted more to their skill level as evaluated by the managers at tryouts rather than strictly based on league age.

GEAR TO BRING:

Players must provide their own glove/mitt. Close toe shoes REQUIRED. Long pants recommended, but not required.
ECLL will have batting helmets to share and bats to share.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Players will arrive by age group and will rotate through stations performing different drills. The stations include:

  • Running after their hit
  • Batting off coach pitch and/or machine
  • Fielding - ground balls and pop flys
  • Pitching evaluation - optional

Expect each session to last approximately 1 hour (depends on number of players in attendance). Parents are encouraged to wait for players being evaluated rather than leaving and coming back. Depending on when the player is evaluated, they could be through the process in as little as 20 - 30 minutes. Please note that parents will not be allowed on the field or inside the assessment area.

Please direct any questions about the Skills Evaluation to [email protected] (Baseball) or [email protected](Softball).

If your player is unable to make the evaluations, you must notify the league ([email protected] for Baseball or [email protected] for Softball). Players who do not attend one of the assessment days will be placed in a blind draw in the lowest possible division that player is eligible for based on their league age. This is to avoid "RINGERS" skipping evaluations in an attempt to be drafted to a specific team. Please contact the appropriate Player Agent if you have any questions.

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