Standardized Player Evaluations
Player evaluations are conducted to balance teams and ensure players are playing in a level commensurate with their ability. The kids will be rusty, nervous, and anxious.
This is not a tryout with the Toronto Blue Jays or New York Yankees. Please remind them of that, support your child, and be positive.
Criteria for a successful evaluation system and why it is important
- Is the same PROCESS:
- All players have the same evaluation
- Allows a player to be properly evaluated against their peers.
- Is DATA DRIVEN:
- Quantifies evaluation and streamlines varying opinions of evaluators (good, ok, great, bad) to a single number.
- It’s easier to explain and is harder to argue with numbers.
- It MINIMIZES SUBJECTIVITY:
- Allows for opinions but from the same language.
- A comprehensive evaluation makes the difficult conversations easier to have.
- It is CLEARLY COMMUNICATED:
- Everyone knows what to expect.
- Permits zone to properly communicate with players and their parents.
- It is EASILY ACCESSIBLE:
- Able to quickly and privately be shared with others.
- Provides coaches with the best insights.
- Registration fees must be paid in full BEFORE evaluations in order to be evaluated.
- Baseball evaluations are limited to those divisions that have live (player pitch) pitching.
- Players are not permitted to wear previous years traveling team uniforms or any clothing with their name printed on it.
- Player must wear proper footwear, turf shoes or runners are acceptable. NO CLEATS AND NO OUTDOOR FOOTWEAR ALLOWED.
- Players must have their own glove.
- Players should bring their own bat/batting helmet, there will be limited equipment available.
- Parents are not allowed in the evaluation area during the evaluation process.
- Players will be assigned a number and will be required to wear this number throughout all evaluation sessions.
- All players requesting to play up a division must attend the evaluations – no exceptions.
Evaluations primarily are based upon the 5 Tools:
- Hitting for Average
- Hitting with Power
- Arm Strength (including pitching accuracy)
- Fielding Ability