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NEWINGTON LITTLE LEAGUE 
Player Skills Assessment

 
For all baseball players ages 9-12 who were not on a Major Division roster in Spring 2021 
(if your child was not drafted to a majors team in the regular season they must attend the assessment) a player skills assessment for baseball will be held on Sunday February 27, 2022 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (makeup is Monday, February 28, 2022 from 7:00pm - 8:00 pm) aSwanson Baseball located at 598 Deming Rd., Berlin, CT.

Softball Assessments will be held in March.  More information will follow.

All players will be evaluated in hitting, throwing and fielding drills by Major and Intermediate Division coaches.  Regardless of the division of play a child intends on playing all players MUST ATTEND the Skills Assessment.  The process allows each coach to assess the basic skills of each eligible player to aid in the player selection process. This process is designed to promote equity and competitive balance across each league. 

Baseball Players not selected for the Majors division will be assigned to the Intermediate division. 

Please read the below information carefully and thoroughly:


Structure of Skills Assessment:
All players will be assessed by the Major Division coaches on their fielding, throwing, catching, and hitting skills.  The assessment will be used to identify players to play in the Major Division and to create balanced teams in the Intermediate Division. 

What to wear/bring:

·         All players should wear comfortable clothes (e.g., sweatpants, baseball pants (no shorts) and sneakers. DO NOT WEAR CLEATS

·         All players must bring a baseball glove, their own helmet and a little league approved bat.  Due to COVID players are not allowed to share equipment.  ALL PLAYERS MUST WEAR A FACE MASK AT ALL TIMES

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE FACILITY. 

WE ASK THAT YOU DROP YOUR PLAYER OFF AND KINDLY WAIT OUTSIDE

Arrival Times:  
The Skills Assessment will be done in groups divided by baseball age.  Plan on spending 30-45 minutes for your group.

Please see the groupings and arrival times below for all 
BASEBALL players:

Group #

Baseball Age

Last Name

Arrival Time

Tryout Time

1

9

A - Z

TBD

   TBD    

2

10

 A - Z 

TBD

TBD

3

11

A - Z

TBD

TBD

4

12

A - Z

TBD

TBD


If you cannot make the assigned time or you cannot make the tryout at all, please contact our President - Jim Trommer (860-839-1634) or Registration Coordinator - Daniela James (860-550-0949).  Players who do not attend a tryout will not be eligible to play.

There will be no tryouts for any other age group.  4-6 year olds will be assigned to Tee Ball teams.  7 & 8 year olds will be assigned to Minors.