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Player Evaluations

The Who, What, When, Where, How, and What Happens Afterwards of NALL Player Evaluations is below:

:  All baseball players whose Little League age is 8-12 and who did not play on a NALL majors team in the 2022 spring season.  There are 2 player evaluation sessions for baseball players.  For baseball players younger than 8 and older than 12, there are no evaluations. They are assigned to teams.  

What: Each age level of kids will engage in a sample of these activities:

•    Field ground balls and pop ups

•    Pitch a few balls

•    Run the bases

•    Hit in the cage

All skills will be performed in front of our managers and coaches.  They will evaluate the skill sets for the purpose of preparing balanced teams in all of our divisions and placing your player in the division where they will grow and flourish the most.

When your player arrives, they will get a sticker with a unique number combination to wear on the front of their shirts when they check in. The times for each Little League age are below.  Players should arrive 15-20 minutes before the session start time to sign in and warm up.

When - Baseball Player EvaluationsBaseball players aged 8-12 who did not play on a Majors team in the 2022 season must attend one of the two player evaluation sessions.  We recommend that players attend both sessions if possible, but it is not mandatory they do so.  The baseball player evaluations are scheduled on:

1. Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 5 to 9 PM

2. Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 5 to 9 PM

Little League Age Session Start TimeSession End Time
8 year olds5:00 PM5:45 PM
9 year olds6:00 PM6:45 PM
10 year olds7:00 PM7:45 PM
11 & 12 year olds8:00 PM8:45 PM

Please know your player's correct Little League age and you appear at the correct session.


Cruz Hitting and Fielding

62 Albe Drive, Suite A

Newark, DE, 19708


How To Be Prepared

We recognize that players will not be in mid-season form, but would suggest the following to prepare for evaluations:

Prior to evaluations:

•    Have a catch and practice basic throwing motion.

•    Practice taking a few ground balls and fly balls.

•    Go to the batting cages or hit off a tee just to get in a few swings.

At evaluations:

•    Please arrive at Cruz Hitting and Fielding 15-20 minutes ahead of your session start time.  This will provide time for your player to get signed in and warmed up for their session.

•    Come prepared with gloves, bats, and helmets (we will have extra helmets and bats available)

•    Have your player wear sneakers and workout clothing they are comfortable in.  Players can not wear cleats during evaluations.

•    Remind your player to pay attention, try their best, relax, and have fun.  The player who catches every ball, hits the target on every throw, and smashes his batting practice may score low if he also pushes the other players, doesn’t follow instructions, and displays a bad attitude. Conversely, the player who drops every ball, but chases them down like the game depends on it, will likely score higher than you might think.

What Happens After Evaluations:

After the evaluations have been completed, the Majors and Minor AAA managers and coaches will rank the players and develop a list of players they would like to draft for their teams.  Players that will play in non-draft divisions are also ranked to assist in assignment to teams and teams are formed after the drafts for Majors and Minor AAA.


Communications of team assignments for players ages 8-12 will be made between March 5 and March 15.



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Mailing Address:PO Box 7766 
Newark, Delaware 19714

Email: [email protected]

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