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2014 MLL Player Evaluations
 

Monarch Little League will be holding its player evaluations on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Impact Sports (11575 Main St., Ste. 100, Broomfield 80020).  Player evaluations are for MLL players who are evaluating for the following divisions:

  • AAA
  • Intermediate
  • Majors

All players interested in participating in AAA, Intermediate, or Majors MUST attend evaluations.   Please make every effort to attend in your designated time slot; however, if that is not possible notify Carmen Brown to be placed in another time slot.

Baseball Player Evaluation Schedule
Age Group Last Name Begins With Start Time
Majors A-L 8:00 AM
Majors M-Z 8:30 AM
Intermediate A-Z 9:00 AM
AAA A-E 9:20 AM
AAA F-L 9:40 AM
AAA M-P 10:00 AM
AAA Q-Z 10:20 AM

 

 

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding evaluations, please contact Carmen Brown .

 

Please plan on arriving about 15 minutes before your player's scheduled evaluation time to sign in and warm up. Bring your mitt, bat/helmet (if you have your own), wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes (NO cleats).   You will see our registration table as you enter the facility and you must sign in before you can evaluate.


MLL Player Evaluation Criteria



I.  FIELDING:
Mechanics – demonstration of proper technique in fielding ground balls and/or pop flies
Quickness – demonstration of speed without sacrificing proper fielding technique
DEMONSTRATES:
  • Set or Ready position (knees slightly bent, weight on balls of feet, glove out front)
  • Responds quickly to a ground ball or pop fly
  • Bends knees, “takes a seat”, but stays balanced
  • Stays low when moving left or right, can get in front of it, also backhand
  • Uses top-hand when fielding, brings ball into body, sets feet to make a good throw

II.  THROWING:
Mechanics – demonstration of proper technique in throwing across the infield
Strength – demonstration of arm strength in throwing across the infield
Accuracy – demonstration of accurate throwing with throws across the infield
DEMONSTRATES:
  • Throws from a balanced position
  • Throws over the top – not side-arm
  • Extends arm – does not throw from his/her ear
  • Strides, does not throw off back foot, follows through
  • Ball does not “lollipop” across the diamond, but travels in a straight line or with slight arc
  • Throws mostly hit their target – preferably above the belt, they are not overly wild.
 
III.  HITTING:

Mechanics – demonstration of fundamental hitting technique, balance and weight shift
Bat Speed – demonstration of bat speed without sacrificing proper hitting technique
Contact – demonstration of ability to make contact with the ball.
DEMONSTRATES:
  • Good overall, stance, balanced, knees slightly bent, bat up, eyes on target
  • Loads, waits on slower pitch, level swing, head doesn’t move much, short, hard swing, short-stride, weight shift
  • Good batting eye (doesn’t swing at pitches in dirt or that are way out of the strike zone and generates good bat speed
  • Can make contact
 
IV.   PITCHING:

Not every kid will be a pitcher however the coaches like to determine which kids have the interest and potential to become pitchers.  This score will not heavily impact a player’s evaluation score but rather is used for purposes of league drafts in order to identify who may be able to pitch effectively at a given level.
 
Mechanics – demonstration of proper technique in throwing from the mound to the plate
Strength – demonstration of arm strength in throwing across the plate
Accuracy – demonstration the ability to throw strikes
DEMONSTRATES:
  • Throws from a balanced position
  • Throws over the top – not side-arm
  • Extends arm – does not throw from his/her ear
  • Strides, does not throw off back foot, follows through
  • Ball does not “lollipop” across the diamond, but travels in a straight line or with slight arc
  • Throws hit their target – 3 strikes in 8 pitches
 
V.   RUNNING:

Kids will be timed running the length between bases.