Spring Evaluations – October 14th and October 28th
Scarsdale Little League is pleased to announce evaluations for the Spring 2018 season at the Supply Field and Batting Cages.
IMPORTANT BASEBALL AGE INFO:
"Baseball" age 9 – all players born between 9/1/2008-8/31/2009
"Baseball" age 10/10u – all players born between 9/1/2007-8/31/2008
"Baseball" age 11/11u – all players born between 9/1/2006-8/31/2007
"Baseball" age 12-14/12u-14u – a player's age for LL purposes is the age on 8/31/18*
*Little League Baseball changed the age calculation date beginning with the 2018 Spring LL Season to 8/31/18 with the exception that children born between 5/1/05 to 8/31/05 will be grandfathered as 12-year olds for the 2018 season.
For more details and the reason for the change, please go to the following link:
PLEASE NOTE THE EASIEST WAY TO INTERPRET THE "BASEBALL AGE" FOR THE SPRING 2018 SEASON IS TO LOOK AT THE SIMPLE CHART BELOW:
Players with "baseball" ages of 13 and 14 (see above) who wish to be evaluated to play on the 13U and 14U travel teams. Those wishing to play SLL in-house Junior League only do NOT need to be evaluated.
All players with "baseball" ages of 10-12 (see above) must be evaluated. The evaluations are necessary for placement in the Atlantic and Pacific Divisions, for forming balanced teams in both Atlantic and Pacific, and for those who wish to be considered for travel teams. The Atlantic Division is SLL's premier league for players with "baseball" ages of 10-12 and offers a more competitive and challenging experience than the Pacific Division.
Players with a "baseball" age of 9 (see above) AND IN 4TH GRADE must be evaluated. Players in this group will play in Pacific, and the evaluations are necessary for forming balanced teams.
Players with a "baseball" age of 9 (see above) AND IN 3RD GRADE are optional for evaluations. Please note that only a very few 9-year olds, if any, will be invited to play in the Pacific League which is comprised primarily of 10 and 11-year olds. Those who have traditionally played have tended to be older 9-year olds in 3rd grade.
We are planning to have 10u – 14u Travel Teams
EVALUATION SCHEDULE (all ages are "baseball" ages):
Saturday, Oct 14 at 12:30-1:45pm, and Saturday, Oct 28 at 12:30-1:45pm
·13 & 14 yr olds interested in playing 13U/14U Travel
Please note that if you are 13 or 14 and wish to play Junior League but not travel, you do not need to attend any evaluation session.
Saturday, Oct 14 at 2:00-3:30pm, and Saturday, Oct 28 at 3:45-5:15pm
·9/10/11/12 year olds with last names A-M
Saturday, Oct 14 at 3:45-5:15pm, and Saturday, Oct 28 at 2:00-3:30pm
·9/10/11/12 year olds with last names N-Z
Players are required to attend BOTH sessions on October 14 and October 28.
Rain Date is tentatively scheduled for November 4th.
Players will be asked to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the tryout session to allow for proper warmup and registration.
Players will be evaluated on several skills—including hitting, fielding, throwing and speed by third-party professionals. Additionally, players may be voluntarily evaluated on either pitching or catching. The evaluators are members of Hardball NY. Many of these professionals have played professional and/or college baseball and are skilled with evaluation criteria.
Travel teams and Atlantic teams will be selected based on a combination of the Evaluation results and prior coach ratings.
A reminder to not wear any baseball gear or uniforms with your last name on it or any clothing from any Scarsdale travel program (no travel baseball hats, travel jerseys or hoodies) as we would like to maintain anonymity of players and fairness for all players being evaluated.
Scarsdale Swag and Food Items will be available for sale with all proceeds benefitting SLL and league programming
Further details will follow regarding the Evaluations but if you have any questions or conflicts with any of the dates and times, please contact