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Spring Player Evaluations

Spring Evaluation Policy

Player evaluations, or tryouts, allow coaches from the AA Divisions and above to see players in action so they can better assess their skills prior to the team drafts. The evaluation process is used to help form more equal teams in each division to allow for a better experience for all players in all divisions. All players who participate in a tryout are selected for a team. 

Here is some important information to remember about tryouts:

  • Players LEAGUE AGES 5-7 do not need to tryout.
  • Players only need to try out to be considered for the AA division and above.
  • LEAGUE AGE 8 players are not required to tryout.  However, if they want to be considered for the AA Division, they must participate in one of the two scheduled tryouts. If they forego tryouts, they will be placed on a Single A team.
  • All players LEAGUE AGE 9 AND ABOVE must participate in one of the two scheduled tryouts.
  • ALL players league age 9 and above that either do not try out or register after Tryout #2 will be placed on a wait list with no guarantee of placement on a team.
  • Players that played in a previous Majors Division spring season and wish to remain on the same team do not need to try out.  These players are considered property players (see table below). Please note that property player status is designated only when a player plays in a Majors Division spring season. Play during a Majors Division fall season does not qualify a player for property player status.

Players must register prior to the last tryout date. Players required to try-out must attend at least one of the two tryout dates.  They don’t need to attend both, but are allowed to if they feel they didn’t perform as well as they could have in the first tryout.

What is the format of the evaluations?

All players participating in player evaluations will need to check in during the designated time slot. They will receive a number specific to their league age and then be grouped with other players with the same league age.  FALL Board Members will lead each group through a short warm-up session before they participate in the official evaluation.  Evaluations will consist of a series of simple drills that focus on fundamental baseball skills including catching, throwing, fielding, pop flies, pitching, and hitting.  Players can wear shorts or baseball gear and should come equipped with a glove and a USA approved bat.  If they do not have a USA approved bat, one will be provided for them. Because evaluations will be conducted on turf, NO CLEATS will be allowed.  Regular running or athletic shoes will be fine.

The player evaluation experience can be nerve wracking for players.  FALL strives to make the entire experience a positive one for each player.  We encourage parents to support their players but to refrain from cheering or coaching during the process. All players will receive a team placement in Spring 2020.

Tryout Schedule

Player Evaluation Dates

  • Tryout #1: Sunday, January 5th, 2020 at Kemp Park Upper Turf Field (Confirmed)
  • Tryout #2: Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at Kemp Park Upper Turf Field (Confirmed)
  • Rainout Tryout: Sunday, January 19th, 2020 (If needed)
  • See below for the detailed schedule for each tryout date.
  • Times and locations of tryouts are subject to change due to weather and field availability.  Be sure to watch our website, your emails, and social media for notices on updates.

Detailed Evaluations Schedule

Tryout #1 - Sunday, January 5, 2020 (Confirmed)

The following is the schedule of evaluations by player league age for Tryout #1 on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Kemp Park Upper Turf Field.  Players should arrive in baseball attire with their glove, helmet, and water. Players will be allowed to use their own USA approved bats during tryouts.  FALL will also have approved bats on site for players who do not have their own. 

League AgeRegistrationWarm Ups
(Designated area)
Tryouts StartTryouts End
8's7:30am (Last name A-L)8:00am8:30am9:15am
8's 8:15am (Last name M-Z)8:45am9:15am10:00am 
13's/14's8:00am8:30am9:00am10:00am 
9's9:00am (Last name A-L)9:30am10:00am10:45am 
9's 9:45am (Last name M-Z)10:15am10:45am11:30am 
12's9:30am10:00am10:30am11:30am 
11's10:30am11:00am11:30am1:00pm 
10's12:00pm (Last name A-L)12:30pm1:00pm1:45pm 
10's12:45pm (Last name M-Z)1:15pm1:45pm2:30pm 

All managers and coaches must be approved by the league in order to be on the field during tryouts. Parents will not be allowed on the field during tryouts.

Tryout #2 - Saturday, January 11, 2020 (Confirmed)

The following is the schedule of evaluations by player league age for Tryout #2 on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Kemp Field Upper Turf Field.  Players should arrive in baseball attire or shorts with their glove, helmet, and water. Players will be allowed to use their own USA approved bats during tryouts.  FALL will also have approved bats on site for players who do not have their own. 

League Age Registration Warm Ups
(Designated area)
Tryouts Start Tryouts End
13/14's 8:30am 8:45am 9:00am 9:30am
11/12's 9:00am 9:15am 9:30am 10:00am
10's 9:30am 9:45am 10:00am 10:30am
9's 10:15am 10:30am 10:45am 11:15am
8's 10:45am 11:00am 11:15am 11:45am

All managers and coaches must be approved by the league in order to be in the evaluation areas during tryouts. Parents will not be allowed in the evaluation areas and are asked to be respectful of players' and coaches' space.

Evaluations by League Age

The table below lists try-out requirements by league age, including what happens if the player doesn’t try out.  Please direct any questions on try-outs or the draft process to our Player Agent at [email protected]

League Age

Try Out Policy

What if Player doesn’t try-out?

8

Must try-out to be considered for AA.

Player will be placed in Single A.

9

Must try-out to be considered for AAA or AA.

If player played AA previously, player will be wait-listed and at risk of not being placed on a team.

10

Must try-out to be considered for Majors, AAA, or AA.

Player will be wait-listed and at risk of not being placed on a team.

11

Must try-out to be considered for Majors or AAA.

Player will be wait-listed and at risk of not being placed on a team.

12

Must try-out to be considered for Majors.

Player will be wait-listed and at risk of not being placed on a team, unless a property player - see PROPERTY PLAYERS below.

13/14

Must try-out to be considered for Juniors

Player will be wait-listed and at risk of not being placed on a team.

PROPERTY  PLAYERS

Property Players are players that played on a Majors or Juniors team in a previous spring season. Property Players do not need to try out and remain on the same team as the previous season. However, if a Property Player does try out, they give up their property rights to their previous team and will be open to be drafted by any Majors level team. Please note that play during a Majors fall season does not qualify a player as a property player.

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