The 15U (Bantam) AA/AAA Evaluations will be held on the following dates and times:
1st Evaluation Date:
Date: Monday, February 19, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
2nd Evaluation Date:
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Note: your evaluation date and time slot will be emailed directly to you.
Location: Inside Performance
** If your child is unable to attend, they will be placed into the “A” draft without a score. However, rest assured, they will still be placed on a team. **
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time. Proceed to check-in your child and collect a numbered pinnie. Players will be called when it is their turn to take the field. We will be processing and evaluating a high number of players and would appreciate your assistance in making the process run as quickly and efficiently as possible. Parking at Inside Performance can be a challenge with this many people participating so please give a few extra minutes for that.
- baseball hat
- shirt (no names on shirt)
- baseball pants (no shorts)
- runners (no spikes or soccer shoes)
Equipment: glove, helmet and bat (we will also have NSBA bats on-site)
** Please note that 15U (Bantam) AAA rules say that only wood bats may be used. If your player wishes to be considered for AAA, they must bring their own wood bat. **
The indoor evaluation day will consist of three different stations for the players:
- Fielding (ground balls/fly balls)
Each station will last 10 minutes, for a total evaluation time per group of 30 minutes. Upon completion of all three evaluation stations, please ensure your child returns the pinnie and leaves the baseball surface immediately and is free to go. The next group of players will immediately be getting ready to enter as we are very tight for time.
Unfortunately, based on gym time and the number of players registered, we must assign times. The 15U Coordinator will send an email to you letting you know what time your child is scheduled to be evaluated. If you are unsure of your child’s evaluation time, please contact the 15U Coordinator. We will not be able to accommodate any change requests. If your child is unable to attend this session, they will be placed into the “A” draft without a score. However, rest assured, they will still be placed on a team.
Following The Evaluations:
Following the AA/AAA indoor evaluations, approximately 40 players will be invited to outdoor tryouts on March 3rd and 4th at Eldon Park. The list of players to be invited to Eldon Park will be based on the indoor evaluation scores. Those not invited to Eldon Park will be placed in the pool of players who will play in the A division.
Following the outdoor tryouts, the AAA team will be selected first using the outdoor evaluation scores and giving consideration to positional requirements.
After the AAA team is selected, one or two AA teams (to be determined by the NSBA Executive following outdoor tryouts) will be selected by way of a player draft using the remaining pool of players not selected to the AAA team.
Players selected to either the AAA team or the AA team(s) will be notified by email and players will have 24 hours to accept their selection. Failure to respond within that time will result in the spot being offered to another player.
Players who attend the outdoor tryouts and who are not selected to the AAA or AA teams will be placed in the pool of players who will play in the A division.
As a reminder, players who accept a spot on either the AAA or AA teams will be asked to acknowledge in writing their commitment to full participation to this single season team, April – August.
Please direct any questions or if you need any further information to:
15U (Bantam) Coordinator
North Shore Baseball Association