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NEWINGTON LITTLE LEAGUE 
Player Skills Assessment

 
For all baseball and softball players ages 9-12 who were not on a Major Division roster in Spring 2020 a player skills assessment for baseball will be held on 
Sunday February 28, 2021 from 10:00am - 3:00pm (makeup is Monday, March 1st from 7:00pm - 8:00 pm) at ATI (Athlete Training Institute) located at 14 Alcap Ridge Cromwell, CT.  Softball assessments will be held at Swanson Baseball TBD 

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. 

All players attending must wear sneakers and bring a baseball glove and (optional) bat.  Bats and balls will be supplied by the 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) and sneakers DO NOT WEAR CLEATS

·         All players must bring a baseball glove

·         Players may bring their own helmet and/or bat.  There will be bats and helmets available to use.

Arrival Times:
The Skills Assessment will be done in groups divided by age and last name alphabetically.  Plan on spending about 1 hour for your group.

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

Group #

Age

Last Name

Arrival Time

Tryout Time

1 9 A - Z    

2

10

 A - Z 

 

 

3 11 A - Z    
4 12 A - Z    


All SOFTBALL players will be assessed at SWANSON BASEBALL 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 or Instructional Softball.