Skills Evaluations Details
Registration for the RHLL Spring 2019 Baseball Season is open, click here to REGISTER Registration closes early this year for AA, AAA and Majors divisions at 11:59 PM on Saturday, February 23rd. 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:
Reston-Herndon Little League will be holding its annual skills evaluations on: Sunday, February 3 and Sunday, February 24 in the South Lakes High School gymnasium. Players should wear sneakers (no cleats!) and comfortable clothes, bring their gloves, and their favorite bat (if they have their own) and helmet. Helmets and bats will also be available at the gym for those who do not have either. If there is a weather cancellation, an adjusted schedule for skills evaluations will be announced.
All players born between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2011 are required to attend one of the scheduled evaluation sessions in order to be placed in a division. Advanced players born between 9/1/2011 and 8/31/2012 (League Age 7) may opt to participate in evaluations if they wish to be considered for the AA level of play.
Note that the Little League “league age” definition can be determined here.
The purpose of the evaluation is to assist the Player Agent and League Commissioners in properly placing players at the level most appropriate for their skills and experience. Little League regulations require every player playing AA Minors and higher to be assessed prior to placement. 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 for their teams through a draft process by the managers.
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. It is probably a good idea to spend some time working on these skills prior to the evaluation. It may not be a good idea for the evaluation to be the first time the player has picked up a baseball or glove since last spring or last fall.
HOW CAN MY CHILD DO WELL AT THE EVALUATION?
Arrive 15 minutes before your evaluations window. Wear appropriate baseball or exercise 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 Evaluation Dates – Sunday, February 3 and Sunday, February 24 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 evaluation entrance.
CAN I OBSERVE THE EVALUATION PROCESS?
We limit the evaluations to as few people as possible – League Officials, Managers (or their proxy), and volunteers assisting with evaluations. Not only does this provide a less stressful environment for the players, it helps keep the flow of the process moving along during two very busy days. It also helps keep the number of distractions at an absolute minimum.
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 2019 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.
We will have two dates for your player to be evaluated. We strongly suggest making the first date (2/3) if possible. Here are the timeslots:
Week 1 February 3rd
Time Birthday Last Names
League Age 12
10:00 AM 9/1/2006 to 8/31/2007 A-L
10:30 AM 9/1/2006 to 8/31/2007 M-Z
League Age 11
11:00 AM 9/1/2007 to 8/31/2008 A-L
11:30 AM 9/1/2007 to 8/31/2008 M-Z
League Age 10
12:00 PM 9/1/2008 to 8/31/2009 A-L
12:30 PM 9/1/2008 to 8/31/2009 M-Z
League Age 9
1:00 PM 9/1/2009 to 8/31/2010 A-L
1:30 PM 9/1/2009 to 8/31/2010 M-Z
League Age 8
2:00 PM 9/1/2010 to 8/31/2011 A-L
2:30 PM 9/1/2010 to 8/31/2011 M-Z
Week 2 February 24th (Time slots TBD)
PLEASE DO YOUR BEST TO COME TO THE ASSIGNED TIME SLOT.
Your wait time will be shortest if you come as close to your assigned time as possible. That said, if your schedule prevents you from coming on the time assigned, please come when you can. If you are unable to attend the skills evaluation on the 3rd of 24th or have any questions regarding the process, please contact Ian Smith or Bob Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 sign up here: