Website Manager

Santa Cruz Little League

Santa Cruz Little League

Player Evaluations

What are player evaluations?

Santa Cruz Little League holds player evaluations so that managers and coaches can evaluate the skill level and potential of all players. Even though some people call this event "tryouts," every child is already guaranteed a spot on a team. Evaluations are held to make sure teams are evenly balanced. 

All players who wish to play in the AA, AAA and Majors Divisions need to attend evaluations so they can be drafted onto a team. Managers' and coaches' children are not exempt. Your children should attend evaluations regardless if you will be managing or coaching their team. 

When are evaluations?

SCLL typically holds evaluations during a weekend in early January. There is usually a make-up session a week later for those unable to attend the regular evaluations. Check out the news feed and event listings on the SCLL home page for more specific details. 

How long does it take? 

Evaluations are conducted by age group, as recommended by Little League International. You will be given a time slot and should expect to spend about two hours. 

What happens at evaluations?

Players will check in at the registration table (even if you've registered online), and will be assigned a number. Players will be sorted into small groups and asked to field grounders and pop-ups, make throws, and bat against a pitching machine or coach pitch. Players are also timed running the bases. Managers and coaches watch each group. 

What should we bring?

A glove, baseball shoes or sneakers, and a hat are recommended. If possible, bring a batting helmet and bat and have your player wear baseball pants.

Copyright © 2021 Santa Cruz Little League  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Log In