Player EvaluationsUpdated Wednesday January 15, 2020 by Willington Little League.
Everyone who meets the age and residency requirements can play in Willington Little League (WLL). Player evaluations are used as part of the team assignment process in order to establish balanced teams at each level and to place players in appropriate divisions.
Player evaluations are applicable to all little league players that are registered or are waitlisted for the Spring WLL season that are little league age (LL) 9-12. Also any little league player who is LL 8 that wants to play minors may evaluate. We ask that little league players who are LL 8 play 2 years of farm before advancing to minors. If a little league player who is LL 6 wants to play farm we do not evaluate them, the same rule applies. We ask that they have completed 2 years of instructional before moving up to farm. Players LL ages 9-12 who are registered will be contacted with their evaluation date/time. Players looking to play up will need to reach out to the WLL Player Agent for their evaluation time slot.
What happens if players don’t attend? Players who miss evaluations will be assigned to a team based on previous year’s play and/or at the discretion of the WLL Board Player Agent.
● Who MUST attend?
All players of League Age 9-12 and any player League Age 8 that want to play up a level in the Spring Willington Little League baseball season.
● Who are Strongly Encouraged to attend?
Players of League Age 8 that want to play in Spring Willington Little League baseball season, as part of the team assignment process in order to establish balanced teams.
● Who should NOT attend?
All players of League Age 4-7 who are registered for T-Ball or Farm and all players of League Age 13-18 who are registered for Senior or Big League should not attend the Player Evaluation Session.
What to Bring**
● Each player should bring their fielder's glove, not a catcher's mitt or first baseman's mitt.
● Bats are optional, and will be provided if a player doesn’t bring their own. If a player has his own batting helmet they can bring that, too, otherwise one will be provided.
**All personal equipment should be labeled.
What to Wear
● (OUTSIDE) Dress for the weather, the same as you would for an outdoor baseball practice: cleats, t-shirt or sweatshirt/jacket, baseball pants or sweatpants. No jewelry.
● (INSIDE) Dress the same as you would for an indoor baseball practice: sneakers (no cleats), t-shirt or sweatshirt, baseball pants or sweatpants. No jewelry.
How the Evaluation Process Works
● The players will be evaluated in five baseball skills; running, throwing, hitting, fielding ground balls, and fielding fly balls. Evaluations are conducted by a group of neutral volunteers. Scores are kept confidential.