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SKILLS ASSESSMENT

Equipment

Please bring a glove and batting helmet.  A USA Baseball bat will be provided.  If your child does not have a glove or helmet, a glove or helmet will be provided for the assessment.  Do not bring a bat.  Players must wear tennis shoes.  No cleats are allowed inside TSI.

Registration

Report to the registration table inside TSI before your child’s scheduled assessment time.  Your child will be provided a number that will need to be safety pinned to the front of his or her shirt.  

Assessment

  • Players will line up along the TSI indoor field first base line fence.
  • Player will first receive five front toss pitches to hit.  Players should swing at every pitch.  Only five pitches will be provided.  Players must wear a helmet while hitting.
  • After fifth pitch, the player drops the bat and runs from home to second base. Player will receive three ground balls to field and throw to first base from the shortstop position
  • Player then moves to center field, fields two fly balls and places them in a bucket.  No throw.
  • Player then exits through the center field fence and proceeds to a designated batting cage where the player's throwing speed will be measured with a radar gun.  
  • Player’s assessment is complete.

Any major baseball or softball eligible player player who missed his or her first assessment or attended his or her first assessment but would like to do the assessment again, for any reason, may attend a second assessment.  See the schedule for available dates.

Majors Team Notification

Every Majors manager will view the assessment.  Managers will draft Majors teams on Sunday, February 17th.  Managers will try to notify all Majors players of their teams by Monday evening, February 18.  Major League practices begin on February 25.  All 12 year old baseball players, and all 11 and 12 year old softball players, will be drafted to a Majors team.  

Any 12 year old baseball player, and any 11 or 12 year old softball player, who does not attend at least one assessment will be randomly placed on a Majors team.

Minors Team Notification

Any 10 or 11 year old player who does not get drafted to a Majors team will be drafted to a Minors team.  Information from the Majors assessments will be used by the Minors managers to draft their teams on Sunday, March 3rd.  Managers will try to notify all Minors players of their teams by Monday evening, March 4th. Minor League practices begin on March 5th.

Any 10 or 11 year old baseball player, or 10 year old softball player, who does not attend at least one assessment will be randomly placed on a Minors team.  

8/9 Team Notification

Every 8/9 manager will view the assessment.  Managers will draft teams on Sunday, March 17.  Managers will try to notify all 8/9 players of their teams by Monday evening, March 18.  8/9 practices begin on March 25.

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