Why does DYB hold "Player Evaluations" for recreational leagues?
Player evaluations are a successful tool used for competitive balance, to help coaches when drafting players and to determine eligibility for Recreational and Premier (Single A) divisions. For more information on Recreational and Premier programs please read our FAQ regarding "levels of play".
The format, which is both positive and informal, provides independent evaluators an opportunity to evaluate player skills prior to team selection. Players will bat, field, throw, and run during evaluations and should dress appropriately bringing a baseball glove and batting helmet. Although most players bring a personal bat, it is not required and there will be bats available.
Players are broken into groups and run through stations such as:
Evaluators are focused less on the result and more on "how" a player performs at each station.
If a player does not attend Player Evaluations:
What happens during player evaluations?
Player evaluations are not intended to be a thorough evaluation rather it is used a means to gauge basic skills in an attempt to ensure player safety and fair competition. Players are asked to:
Tips for a fun and relaxed evaluation: