Softball Evaluations – TBD 2021 Spring Season

All players Little League Age 8 and above registered to play in KNLL Softball for the 2021 Spring Season must attend our player evaluation.  Little League Age for Softball is the age of the player back on December 31, 2020.

All players must be registered prior to participating in KNLL evaluations.

Dates are subject to change.

Evaluation Details:

Little League Age 9 and Up (player’s age on 12/31/2020)

Date:         Saturday – February 27th

Location:     Lake Washington High School Softball Field

Participants:  All girls registered for KNLL Softball Little League aged 9-14 regardless of the Division at which they are registered.

The goal is to have players evaluate with other players of their age group to help the Managers and Coaches make their assessments.  Please make your best efforts to show up at your designated time (on time) to help us conduct an efficient and effective evaluation process.

Times:      9 AM to 12 Noon  (more detailed time slots TBD)

 

Little League Age 8 (Division A or AAA)

Date:         TBD, first week of March

Location:     Big Finn Hill

Participants:  All girls registered for KNLL Softball Little League aged 8

The plan is to bring out all of the 8-year old players and do a fun group clinic with softball drills.  Players will be placed at A (Coach Pitch) or AAA (Player Pitch/Coach Pitch) based on their current skill level to put them at the proper skill level to have a productive and fun season.

Times:      TBD

 

What to Wear and Bring:

  • Softball Glove and Fielder’s Mask
  • Softball Pants (be prepared to slide!) and softball jersey or athletic Tee
  • Softball Cleats (molded rubber only) or Turf Shoes- Infield is turf, outfield is grass
  • Catchers should bring catcher’s gear if they have their own
  • Pitchers must bring someone prepared 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, attach a bib number, then take their gear to the designated dugout
  • Proceed to first evaluation station as directed
  • Rotate through each station (running, fielding, hitting, pitching, catching)
  • After completion of all stations, turn in bib, verify jersey size, then 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 by coaching or interfering with evaluations!
  • Have your daughter dress for the weather forecast with layers
  • There are not bathrooms onsite. There are public bathrooms nearby but please plan accordingly.
  • Once you have completed warming up your daughter for pitching, please exit the evaluation area
  • 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 20th, please contact our Player Agent of Softball– Barbara Trulson, playeragent.softball@kirklandnational.com, to arrange an alternate date, time, and location for an evaluation before February 20th.

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