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Player Evaluations

about TRYOUTS player evaluations

At the player evaluation session (the term "tryout" is a misnomer) the player is asked to demonstrate a series of skills designed to show his/her ability in fielding, throwing, catching, hitting, and running the bases. 

Players do not have to wear a baseball uniform to player evaluations, but must wear baseball cleats for safety reasons. (Exception: If the session is held indoors, cleats are NOT allowed.) The baseball cleats must be plastic or rubber; metal cleats are allowed in the Juniors divisions and up.  Players must bring their own glove/helmet and also a bat and cap if they have one.

All players league age 8 and older must be evaluated - including those who played in previous years. 

Players with incomplete registration (including full payment) will not be allowed to be evaluated.  Instead, they will be placed on a wait list and entered into a supplemental draft. 

Note: Player evaluations for the 2019 Spring Season have concluded.

Balanced teams

The purpose of the player evaluations is to determine the players’ skills in order to provide balanced teams during the draft process. FNLL makes every effort to build balanced teams.  There are no “cuts” – every registered player will be assigned to a team and will play throughout the entire season. All coaches must attend player evaluations so they can determine the players’ skills and prioritize their draft preferences for their teams.