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NEWINGTON LITTLE LEAGUE
Player Skills Assessment

 
For all baseball and softball players ages 9-12 who were not on a Major Division roster in Spring 2016, a player skills assessment will be held on Sunday February 25, 2018 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm will be softball) at ATI (Athlete Training Institute) located at 14 Alcap Ridge Cromwell, CT


All players will be evaluated in hitting, throwing and fielding drills by Major and Intermediate Division coaches.  Regardless of the division of play a child intends on playing all players MUST take part in the skills assessment.  The process allows each coach to assess the basic skills of each eligible player to aid in the player selection process.  This process is designed to promote equity and competitive balance across each league.  All players attending must wear sneakers and bring a baseball glove and (optional) bat.  Bats and balls will be supplied by the league.

Baseball Players not selected for the Majors division will be assigned to the Intermediate division. 

Baseball Players who do not attend the Skills Assessment are not eligible for the Majors draft or to be brought up to Majors during the season if a roster spot opens up.

Please read the below information carefully and thoroughly:

Structure of Skills Assessment:
All players will be assessed by the Major Division coaches on their fielding, throwing, catching, and hitting skills.  The assessment will be used to identify players to play in the Major Division and to create balanced teams in the Intermediate Division. 

What to wear/bring:

  • All players should wear comfortable clothes (e.g., sweatpants, baseball pants) and sneakers
  • All players must bring a baseball glove
  • Players may bring their own helmet and/or bat.  There will be bats and helmets available to use.

Arrival Times:
The Skills Assessment will be done in groups divided by age and last name alphabetically.  Plan on spending about 1 hour for your group.

Please see the groupings and arrival times below for all BASEBALL players:

Group # Age Last Name Arrival Time Tryout Time
1 12 and 11 A - Z 9:30 am 10:00 am
2 10 A - Z 10:00 am 10:30pm
3 8-9  A-Z  10:30 am 11:00 am
         
         


All SOFTBALL players will be assessed for a one hour time slot from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.  Please arrive at 11:30 am

If you cannot make the assigned time or you cannot make the tryout at all, please contact our President - Jim Trommer (860-839-1634) or Player Agent - Daniella Bukowski.  Players who do not attend a tryout will not be eligible for the Majors Draft.

8 year olds who have played two years of Minors and are interested in playing at the Intermediate level must attend a supplemental assessment date on Monday February 26th from 6 pm- 7 pm at ATI in Cromwell

There will be no tryouts for any other age group.  4-6 year olds will be assigned to Tee Ball teams.  7 & 8 year olds will be assigned to Minors or Instructional Softball.