2016 Player Skills Evaluations

Registration closes at 12:01 AM on Sunday, January 31. Families who register their player after that date and time will pay a $35 late fee in addition to registration fees.

Please read this information about RHLL skills evaluations.

WHAT?

Reston-Herndon Little League will be holding its annual skills evaluations on Sunday, January 31, and Sunday, February 14, in the South Lakes High School gym. Players should wear sneakers (no cleats), bring their gloves and favorite bats (if they have their own). Helmets and bats will also be available at the gym. If there is a weather cancellation, an adjusted schedule for skills evaluations will be sent.

 WHO?

 All players born before 9/1/2008 are required to attend one of the scheduled evaluation sessions in order to be placed on a team. 

Advanced players born between 9/1/2008 and 8/31/2009 may opt to participate in evals if they wish to be considered for AA.

 For simplicity, eval windows are organized by birth year and first letter of last name.  Note that the Little League "league age" definition has changed for all leagues worldwide:  http://bit.ly/1SGefny

 WHY?

 The purpose of the evaluation is to assist the Player Agent, League Commissioners, and Team Managers in properly placing players at the level most appropriate for their skills and experience. The skills evaluation also helps the team managers' plan for the AA, AAA, and Major league drafts. All players at AA, AAA, and Majors are selected through a draft process.

 WHAT DO THE EVALUATIONS CONSIST OF?

Players will be evaluated on their fielding, throwing and hitting skills.

Players may be asked to demonstrate pitching skills if they indicate that they are pitcher. It is probably a good idea to spend some time working on these skills prior to the eval. It may not be a good idea for the evaluation to be the first time the player has picked up a baseball since last spring.

 HOW CAN MY CHILD DO WELL AT THE EVALUATION?

 Wear appropriate baseball attire, arrive with plenty of time to sign in and do some light stretching. Relax, have fun, and do your best.

 WHEN AND WHERE?

 Skills Eval Dates - Sunday, January 31, and Sunday, February 14, in the South Lakes High School Gym, South Lakes HS, 11400 S Lakes Dr, Reston, VA 20191.  Please park in the west parking lot on the football field side, and follow the signs to the eval entrance.

WHAT IF I KNOW SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO PLAY BASEBALL, BUT HAS NOT YET REGISTERED? CAN THEY ATTEND THE SKILLS EVALUATION?

Yes, walk-in registration will be available for players who have not yet registered - but pre-registration is much preferred. Be sure to tell all your friends and neighbors!

Players must be registered for the RHLL Spring 2016 Baseball Season at the time of skills evaluations. 

Registration fees must be paid at the time of the skills evaluation.

RHLL understands that families in our community have financial needs. If your family needs assistance with payment of registration fees, please reply to this email. RHLL will provide families assistance with registration fees.

TIMESLOTS 

In order to decrease wait times and make the sessions move faster, we are splitting the player pool into two relatively equal parts with the top half of the alphabet assigned to come on January 31, and the bottom half of the alphabet assigned to come on February 14. Because the evals will begin on Sunday mornings, we have reversed the age order between the two weeks to give families flexibility. Our primary interest is keeping players of the same age group in the same eval groups.

Week 1—January 31st

Time Birth Years Last Names

10:00 AM 2003 A-E

10:25 AM 2003 F-L

10:50 AM 2004 A-E

11:15 AM 2004 F-L

11:40 AM 2005 A-E

12:05 PM 2005 F-L

12:30 PM 2006 A-E

12:55 PM 2006 F-L

1:20 PM 2007 A-E

1:55 PM 2007 F-L

2:20 PM 2008 A-E 

2:35 PM 2008 F-L

3:10 PM 2009 A-L

Week 2—February 14th

Time Birth Years Last Names

10:00 AM 2009 M-Z

10: 25 AM 2008 M-R

10: 50 AM 2008 S-Z

11: 15 AM 2007 M-R

11:40 AM 2007 S-Z

12:05 PM 2006 M-R

12:30 PM 2006 S-Z

12:55 PM 2005 M-R

1:20 PM 2005 S-Z

1:55 PM 2004 M-R

2:20 PM 2004 S-Z 

2:45 PM 2003 M-R

3:10 PM 2003 S-Z

PLEASE DO YOUR BEST TO COME TO THE ASSIGNED TIME SLOT.

That said, if your schedule prevents you from coming on the day (or the time) assigned, please come when you can.

If you are unable to attend the skills evaluation on the 31st and 14th or have any questions regarding the process, please contact Sean Dooley and Jeff Olson at rll.player.agents@gmail.com.

Reston-Herndon Little League depends upon the generosity of parent volunteers who give their time and effort to manage teams, maintain fields, run the concession stand, run a station at practice, raise funds, and many other jobs. If you are available to help with skills evaluations, please email us at rll.player.agents@gmail.com.