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Baseball Player Evaluations

2022 Baseball Evaluation Information for AA, AAA and Majors

Player evaluations are REQUIRED for ALL players, regardless of how long you have played in our league. 

AA: Saturday, March 5, 2022

AAA: Sunday, March 6, 2022
 
Majors: Sunday, February 27, 2022


Bradley Baseball Academia Indoor Baseball Facility
11440 Commerce Park Drive
LL-1
Reston, VA 20191

Great Falls Little League conducts player evaluations for all AA, AAA and Majors participants in the spring season for the purposes of creating fair and balanced teams and ensuring player readiness for the division they would like to play.

Player evaluations will be conducted indoors at the Bradley Baseball Academia facility located in Reston VA.  In order to ensure we have a smooth flow of participants, we are allowing players to select an evaluation time that works for you and your family.  Please use the following links to select a time slot for your player's evaluation and plan to attend at that time ONLY.  



REQUIRED DOCUMENT
In order to participate in player evaluations, each family must complete the following online form prior to arrival:

Facility Waiver


LOGISTICS

CLICK HERE for details regarding Directions, Parking and Check-in Procedures for player evaluations
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Player evaluations will generally take 1 hour from the arrival time to the end of the evaluation.  Players will be asked to bat, field and pitch.  Please tell your players not to stress out about their performance.  Every child will be placed on a team at the appropriate division.  Players should bring a bat, fielding glove and batting helmet, in addition to their own water (optional), mask and hand sanitizer.  Player should wear sneakers or tennis shoes (NO CLEATS ALLOWED).  

Parents or a guardian will be asked to accompany their child to the check-in desk and confirm that they have completed the facility waiver.  Once your child is checked in, you can wait in your car until the evaluation is done.

Spring team assignments will be announced after the player evaluation, draft selection, and team assignment process is completed.  This process ensures that players are evaluated for safely playing at the right level, and all teams are fairly balanced to maintain appropriate competition.  Team rosters will be communicated within 2 weeks of the evaluations. 

Covid Protocol
BBA Mask Policy: BBA has moved to optional masks at their facility. Although the facility is based in Northern VA, we have a heavy contingency coming from DC and MD and have always done our best to err on the side of caution when it comes to this matter. All individuals entering the facility still have the option to wear masks if they feel more comfortable. BBA respects everyone's personal decisions and feelings as it relates to the pandemic.


If you are unable to attend the skills evaluation or have any questions regarding the process, please contact Rachel Troy at 
[email protected].


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who should attend the player evaluations?
All players who registered for AA, AAA and Majors MUST attend the scheduled evaluation session in order to be placed in a division.
  Evaluations are organized by the division you registered for.

What to bring?
Each player should bring their fielder's glove, not a catcher's mitt or first baseman's mitt. They should also bring a bat and batting helmet.  Due to COVID-19, we highly discourage the sharing of equipment, sp each player should have their own.  Please remember that every Little League player must use an approved USA Bat this season, including at player evaluations.  

**All personal equipment should be labeled.

Why are there player evaluations?
The purpose of the player evaluation is to assist the Player Agent and League Commissioners in properly placing players at the level most appropriate level for their skills and experience. Little League regulations require every player playing AA or 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 is expected of the players during the evaluations?
Players will be evaluated on their fielding, throwing and hitting skills. Players may be asked to demonstrate pitching skills, if desired. 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 since last spring or last fall.  The evaluation process may take an hour.

How can my child be prepared for the evaluation?
Arrive no earlier than 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!

Where will the evaluations take place?
Player evaluations are being held at the Bradley Baseball Academia Indoor Facility.  The address of the facility is 11440 Commerce Park Drive, Reston VA 20191.  

What time are the evaluations?
In order to decrease wait times and make the sessions move faster, we are allowing players to select the time slot that works best for their family.  Please do not attend a slot other than the one you sign up for.  Remember, there are no tryouts for Tee-Ball and Coach Pitch.  Links to sign up for a time slot are at the top of the page.  

Can parents watch the evaluations?
No. We limit the evaluations to as few people as possible (especially during COVID-19) – 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 this busy day.  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 registered? 
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!  A late fee will be assessed at the time of registration.

When will my player find out what team he/she is on?
You will hear from your child’s manager within two weeks of the evaluations.


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