Skill Assessments

So, my son/daughter is registered. Now what?
For players in T-Ball and Coach Pitch - We are hard at work creating your teams and assigning managers. Please be patient, once this task is complete you will receive a call from your team manager. You can expect contact by March 31st. You will not go through Skill Assessments.  

The 2024 Spring Skill Assessments will be held on Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd @ NW Athletic Center.

All enrolled participants in the following divisions should be also be enrolled in ONE of the Skills Assessment sessions offered for the upcoming season.

For Major Baseball - click here
For Minor Baseball - click here
For Minor and Major Softball - click here

Have you player dressed in athletic clothing and bring a glove, helmet, and bat (optional). There will be a minimal warm up period, so we recommend having your player warmed up before arrival. Check in no more than 10 minutes before your start time.

Please assure your son or daughter there is no "failing" in the Skill Assessments. We use Skill Assessments to evaluate the best level of play for your child so they are participating with players with similar abilities and similar ages. Since an assessment can be more nerve-racking for parents than the Little Leaguer, here’s some info to ease you through the process. 

To get ready for the Skill Assessment, we certainly encourage you to play catch with them in the days leading up to it. On the day of the assessment, it is probably a good idea to throw the ball with them to get their arms loose prior to coming. At the assessment, we will have bats and helmets available for players to use during their tryout. Players should bring their own glove.

Players registered to play in a Minor Division or higher are required to go through the draft process. To support the draft process, team managers will evaluate each player's basic skills by watching them "tryout" in a set of skill activities.

The assessment will involve five basic skills:

  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Fielding
  • Running
  • Hitting


Each player who is league age-eligible for the draft must attend 50 percent (or half) of the scheduled Skill Assessments to be eligible for any of our All-Star teams. What this means is if a league has two different tryout dates, the player must attend at least one tryout. It is not necessary to attend both. 

Once Skill Assessments are complete, the drafts will be held for team selections. The Majors draft will be held prior to the Minors draft and the following should be noted:

All returning players who played at the Major division last spring will be selected to a Major team.  

All league age 12-year olds will be selected to a Major team.  

Remaining 10-11-year-olds are available to be drafted to a Major team until the teams are full.

Players not drafted to a Major team are put into the Minor draft pool to be selected in that draft.

We hope this helps you better understand the Little League tryout process.  We look forward to seeing you at tryouts.  If you have any questions not answered here, please send an email to our Player Agent, Bryan Liudahl @ [email protected].

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