Softball Player evaluations

You should receive an e-mail with a specific time slot for your player evaluation near the end of January.  If you do not receive an e-mail, please contact us at Woodinvillelittleleague@gmail.com

Players must provide their own softball glove and should come dressed in athletic clothes and in accordance with the weather.

  • Player evaluations are required for all softball players Little League age 9 through Little League age 12 .  Little League age can be determined from the Little League age chart found HERE.
  • The evaluations enable us to place players in a division where they will have the most chance of success and have fun, and also help us to form more evenly balanced teams.
  • 11 and 12 year olds (Players eligible for Majors) will be evaluated together and will take approximately 1 hour.  9 and 10 year olds (Players eligible for Minors) will be evaluated together and will take approximately 1 hour.
  • Players should bring their gloves and, optionally, bats or batting helmets. Helmets and bats will be available for players that don't have their own.   Players should be dressed appropriately for the weather. Softball cleats and pants are optional.
  • If you didn't pay the registration fee when you registered, please do so now. You can pay online or send a check.

We understand that player reviews can be nerve-wracking for these young players.  We will make every effort to make the process fun and feel more like a practice then a "tryout".  Please help your players remember that the reviews are used to aid our coaches in selecting teams to make teams even and put players at their appropriate level.  Everyone will make a team.

Why do we have player evaluations?  To ensure players are placed at the appropriate level.   Occasionally we have parents request a level of play for their son or daughter.  Although we understand the many different reasons for the request, we encourage parents to trust this process and the value of skill evaluation.  Over the years what we have discovered is in using the evaluation data for placement, the player benefits, has higher success and better overall experience.