Assessments for all players intending to play Minors AA, Minors AAA or Majors will take place on the weekend of February 17-18. The assessments are held in the main gym at Windsor Secondary School. All players will receive an email approximately one week before the assessments with their assigned time slot. We will not be running a make-up date this year, so if you are unable to attend your assigned time slot, please contact the player agent to try and change your time. If you are unable to attend at any point during the weekend your score will be estimated based on feedback from previous coaches.

Assessments are used to evaluate each player in a number of skill areas in order to form the draft lists with the ultimate goal of building balanced teams in each division. Players should try their best at each station, but should not feel pressure about the result of the assessment. All scores will be kept confidential and players/parents will not be told the scores or final rankings.

Each player attends one assessment session only. The assessments are divided into 3 sessions: Minor AA on Saturday morning, Minor AAA on Saturday afternoon, and Majors (including those players trying out for Majors) on Sunday. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your assessment time so that we can stay on schedule. The assessment will take approximately 30 minutes. Please ensure that your player brings their glove, helmet and bat (if they have one), and note that a protective cup must be worn.

Coaching Help

If you signed up to coach or assistant coach this season we would love to have your help at the assessments. We need coaches to run each of the skills stations and to evaluate the players. Please try to attend the assessment for the division in which you have volunteered to coach. If you would like to volunteer at further sessions we would welcome the extra help!

Pants Sale

Players in Minors AA and higher divisions are required to provide their own baseball pants. All teams wear grey pants with belt as part of their uniform. The league will supply the team jersey, belt and cap. At the assessments weekend, there will be a booth run by Pro Stock selling baseball pants. This is a great opportunity to purchase pants for your player at a significant discount compared to regular retail prices.

Gently Used Equipment Donations

Last year we started a gently used equipment exchange. The goal of this program is to collect items that families have outgrown and pass them along at no cost to players in younger divisions. We will accept gloves, bats, cleats, bags and any other baseball items in good condition. Please bring any items you have donate to your assessment session.

Questions?

If you have any questions about assessments, please contact playeragent@msll.ca