Player evaluations for AA and above divisions were held on January 12, 2019. A makeup session for those who were unable to attend and those who registered after January 12th is currently scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Lake Forest Sports Park baseball fields. Your player's specific time slot will be assigned by the LFLL President and you will be notified via email. Click here to check the schedule and view your player's assigned slot. If your player does not have an assigned slot, is assigned in the wrong age bracket, or you would like to change to a different/available slot, please contact the LFLL President at email@example.com.
Players will be evaluated on their baseball skills by the team managers who will draft players onto their teams shortly after evaluations are complete. Skills to be evaluated will include hitting, throwing, catching, fielding, and running abilities. Attitude and effort are considered as well. Sample evaluation drills to be conducted:
- 3 pop flies: using a machine, pop flies will be hit into left field and player will catch and make a throw to 2nd base. He/she will then become the 2nd base player to catch the throw.
- 3 ground balls: ground balls will be hit to short stop and player will field and throw to 1st base. He/she will then become the 1st base player to catch the throw.
- Batting: 4-5 swings off of the machine. On the last swing, batter will run to 2nd base.
- Pitching (if applicable): players that stay for pitcher evaluation will throw ~5 pitches.
Please remember that player evaluations are not "tryouts" - no one is "cut" and everyone will make a team! The purpose of the player evaluations is to ensure that players play in a division that will allow them to develop their skills at the appropriate level and that teams are formed evenly, so all can enjoy a fun and competitive season of baseball. If you have any questions or concerns about the player evaluation process, please contact the LFLL President at firstname.lastname@example.org.