Softball Evaluations - 2024 Spring Season

All players Little League Age 9 and above registered to play in KNLL Softball for the 2024 Spring Season must attend a player evaluation prior to our season. This includes advanced 8-year-old players wishing to evaluate up for Coast Division.

Please see below for the detailed schedule on when to arrive and what to bring.  Also, as a reminder, all players must be registered prior to participating in KNLL evaluations.

Evaluation Details:

Date:         Sunday - February 11, 2024

Location:  The Natural Ballplayer – 13424 NE 126th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034

Time:      8:30 am to 11:30 am

Specific times per age group will be emailed to registered participants in February prior to the evaluations.

What to Wear and Bring:

  • Softball Glove and Fielder’s Mask
  • Softball Pants (be prepared to slide!) and softball jersey or athletic Tee
  • Tennis Shoes or Turf Shoes
  • Pitchers may bring someone to catch them for warm-ups as needed
  • Any additional SB equipment of their own, as desired (i.e. bat, batting helmet, batting gloves, etc.)

KNLL will have bats, helmets, and catcher’s gear available for players to use but players are typically more comfortable using their own.

What to Expect at the Evaluations:

  • Players check-in, verify jersey size, receive a numbered ball, then take their gear to the designated area
  • Proceed to first evaluation station as directed
  • Rotate through each station (running, fielding, hitting, pitching, catching)
  • After completion of all stations, you get to keep your numbered ball and you are free to go!

For the Parents:

  • The players may be under a great deal of self-imposed pressure to perform – Please do not add to it!
  • Please do not coach or interfere with evaluations in any way.
  • Please help us maintain a safe environment by staying outside of the enclosed playing areas, including any of your children not participating in the evaluations.

What if my child is unavailable / sick / injured and cannot attend any of the evaluation sessions?

If you have a conflict with your scheduled time slot, come at whatever time works for you.
If you know that you cannot attend on February 11, please contact our Player Agent of Softball, Courtney Klein,, to arrange an alternate date, time, and location for an evaluation before February 11.

**Please note that Little League Rules allow KNLL to rescind registration and refund a player’s fees for not attending an Evaluation at Coast, Majors, and Juniors.