Snoqualmie Valley Little League

Skills Assessment

Skills Assessment 2018: Get Ready for Baseball & Softball!

KEY DATES COMING UP SOON:

  1. Skills Assessment: Jan 27th (Saturday)

SKILLS ASSESSMENT

All Snoqualmie Valley Little League players registered for Upper Division baseball and softball are required to attend the mandatory Skills Assessment on Saturday, January 27th at the Mt. Si High School upper gymnasium. The assessment is not a try-out as there are no "cuts" in Little League. Instead, these assessments assist our managers in creating balanced and competitive teams during the player draft.*

Players petitioning to "play up" or "play down" to a different level (Double-A, Triple-A, Coast, Majors) with in the Upper Division must attend both the session for the level they are supposed to play in AND the one they are requesting. For example, a player petitioning to play up from Double-A to Triple-A, must attend both the Double-A assessment and the Triple-A assessment.

Unsure which division your child is in? Check out the age/division table on the league web site to determine league age and division level. There will not be a Skills Assessment for players in the Farm League Division (Tee Ball, Sluggers and Single-A).

SCHEDULE

Softball

9:30-10 a.m. - AA Assessment

10-10:30 a.m. - AAA Assessment

10:30-11 a.m. - Coast Assessment

11-11:30 a.m. - Majors Assessment

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - Juniors Assessment

Baseball

12:30-1:30 p.m. - Majors Assessment

1:30-2:30 p.m. - Coast Assessment

2:30-3:30 p.m. - AAA Assessment

3:30-4 p.m. - AA Assessment

There is no Skills Assessment for baseball players at the Intermediate level and above.

WHERE:

Mt. Si High School

8651 Meadowbrook Way SE

Snoqualmie, WA 98065

With the high school renovations underway, park in the back of the school off Schusman Ave SE in staff or student parking. Enter at the main doors by the outdoor gazebo (see red circle on map).

WHAT TO BRING:

Please bring a glove and have your child wear tennis shoes. Bats and helmets will be provided on-site but personal gear is allowed too. Every year several kids and their gear get separated-please have their names on items, especially gloves.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Players will be divided into several groups based on arrival time and will rotate through stations performing different drills. The stations include:

  • Athleticism/Speed/Agility (timed shuttle run)
  • Fielding, catching and throwing
  • Hitting

Parents are encouraged to wait for players being evaluated rather than leaving and coming back. Depending on when the player is evaluated, they could be through the process in as little as 20 - 30 minutes. Please note that parents will not be allowed inside the assessment area.

Please direct any questions about the Skills Assessment to coaching@svll.net (Baseball) or softballcoaching@svll.net (Softball).

* If your player is unable to make the Skills Assessment at the designated time, you must notify the league Player Agent in advance. A score will be given to your child based on Manager/Coach experience from previous years and these players will still be drafted as normal.

  • Baseball: playeragent@svll.net (Kirby Corder)
  • Softball: softballplayeragent@svll.net (Marianne Olson)

This email is going to families who have already registered with SVLL.

After Jan 20th, players are waitlisted and not guaranteed a spot on a team. There is also a $75 late registration fee. Register Here

We don't want kids to be disappointed-thanks for helping us get the word out!