Player Evaluations
Posted Mar 2, 2016

2017 Player Evaluations

Player Evaluation Sat, Feb,18th and Sun. 19th @ Crossroad Alternitive HS, All 8yo and 10yo, that wish to move up to next level, are required to attend at least one of the Evaluation!

Sat. 18th: Baseball ages 8-16, 9:30am -11:30am / Softball ages 8-16, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Sun. 19th: Both Baseball and Softball together, all ages (8-16), 5pm - 7pm

Player Draft (coaches) Feb. 21st @ Alfy's, 7:00pm

Practice Start March 1st. Coaches will contact you With times and fields.

Season games will start for Juniors (12-14yo) the last week of March, ALL others will start after spring break.

 

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**RAIN or SHINE or SNOW
**Tryout sessions will begin within 20 minutes of the check in time.
**Wear baseball/softball attire and bring a glove.
**Bats & Batting helmets will be available for use, or players may bring their own.

If you are unable to attend your assigned tryout time, please contact the Player Agent immediately at PlayerAgent@granitefallslittleleague.org.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING TRYOUTS
What ages are required to try out for the Baseball and Softball?
Granite Falls Little League requires all league age 8, 9, and 10 year old players to participate in at least one session of try outs for play in the Minor and above divisions of baseball and softball.
What are the players asked to do as part of the tryouts?
The purpose of the tryouts is to provide the managers the opportunity to assess the player’s ability to successfully play at the Minor and Major division level. This is best accomplished by asking the players to each participate in a series of fielding, and hitting drills. At a minimum, each player will have an opportunity to field a series of ground balls, fly balls, demonstrate their throwing and batting skills. Base running may also be incorporated as time and field conditions permit.
When will by Son/Daughter know if they have been drafted?
The baseball and softball drafts will be completed by February 20th and all players drafted will be notified by their manager no later than March 1st.
How does the tryouts and draft work?
Tryouts asses the skill level of the player and based on the skills shown at tryouts some players may move up a division some will remain in their age division and some may be moved down. The draft is carried out as set forth in the GFLL By-Laws for each division.

How will the new Age rule for BASEBALL affect my player?   This new rule applies only to baseball and not softball players.

Players born prior to September 1st, 2005 will continue to utilize the current age determination date of April 30th for the 2016 Season.

Players born on or after September 1st, 2005 will utilize the new age determination date.

For players born on or before April 30, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born between May 1, 2005 and August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2019 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016, 2017, 2018 season, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The August 31 age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.

http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/September-December/llb-age-determination-date.htm


If I still have questions whom may I contact?
Please contact the player agent at playeragent@granitefallslittleleague.org