Player Assessments for Spring 2021

Overview

Lower Loudoun Little League uses a draft process each season to determine team rosters.  To aid in this, in the Spring, players go through assessments to give managers an idea of player skill.  This helps lead to well balanced teams.

Assessments are not mandatory this season.  Due to COVID we are recommending only those players who have not assessed previously to come, as well as players who who like to update their assessment or players who are playing up a division (i.e. 6 year old in mp).
We will be requiring everyone to sign up for a time slot this year in order to attend assessments.  This will allow us manage the number of players at the facility at a given time.  See below for the appropriate sign up.

Schedule

When:

  • Saturday 2/27/21 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 3/6/21 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Where:  Replay Sports – 21670 Red Rum Dr, Unit 113, Ashburn, VA

Schedule is based upon two factors:

  • Player League Age: this is not the same as player’s actual age.  To determine player’s league ague, please see: What is League Age?
  • Last Name

PLEASE ARRIVE 10-15 minutes before your time slot to register.  We have limited time in the facility and it is very important that players tryout during their scheduled time slot.

COVID-19 Protocols

Please ensure your player is wearing a mask at all times.

Our pre-tryout discussion will be held outdoors. Players will then be permitted to register. Please ensure appropriate social distancing while you are going through the registration process.

Once players are registered, we will be bringing 10 players into the facility at a time for assessment. The facility is limited in the number of people that can be indoors. This means some players will be waiting outside for their turn. Once the next group of players is eligible to enter the facility, one of the registration coordinators will come outside to call the names of the next group of players.

Time Slots

Please use the links below to sign up for a time slot.  You will see the league age noted in the available slot section.  Please sign up for one slot within your league age group.

Saturday 2/27/21

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0549ABA628A3F94-2021

  • Juniors
  • League Age 9-12

Saturday 3/6/21

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549aba628a3f94-2021

  • League Age 6-8

What to bring?

No cleats.

Bring a glove, bat, and helmet.  If you do not have a bat/helmet, we will have some to borrow.

Little League has a bat standard.  Non-approved will not be allowed at assessments.  We will have approved bats to borrow at for assessments.

Note for managers

Managers: you may come to assessments to evaluate players to prepare for the draft.  You may choose when you would like to be present based upon the time frames listed in the schedule.

As described above, the logistics will be different this year in order to accommodate the new facility.  Players will come out in small batches, giving you the opportunity to first evaluate on fielding, throwing, and catching.  Next, you will see that batch of players hit.  After that, the next batch will come out.

If you are unable to make it to any particular assessment, use the independent assessor’s information to prepare for the draft. Please, managers only.  Do not send assistant coaches to assessments.

Volunteers

We will need volunteers to help with assessments, including:

  • Sign-in desk
  • Herders (help shuffle kids to the correct spot)
  • Independent assessors (evaluate the players)
  • Pitching coach (throw pitches to players)
  • Fielding coach (hit ground balls to players)

Please register to be a volunteer!

T-Ball

There are no drafts / assessments for T-Ball players

Middle School Tryouts

Due to inclement whether, Middle School Tryouts have moved indoors at Replay Sports on 2/21.  See below for details.

All players should:

  1. Print, fill out and bring this survey.
  2. Arrive 15 minutes early for registration.

The roster size is expected to be between 12-14 players at the Manager’s discretion.  Unlike the rest of the assessments, this is a tryout and not every player will make the teams.  Players who do not make the rosters will be asked to attend the Juniors’ Assessment.

Players will be evaluated on the following skills:
  • Fielding
  • Throwing
  • Ability to hit with a -3 BBCOR Bat
  • Pitching Ability (If applicable)
  • Catching Ability (If applicable)

Please ensure that you have registered prior to coming to the tryouts.  More information on Middle School Baseball is available here.

Seneca Ridge & River Bend Middle Schools

When: Sunday February 21, 2021 4:00PM – 5:30PM (please arrive 15 minutes early)
Where: Replay Sports – 21670 Red Rum Dr, Unit 113, Ashburn, VA
Parents: There will be a quick parents meeting in the parking lot during the tryouts to provide information and to set expectations regarding the Middle School Program.

Questions

Please contact the player agent for any questions.