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Skill Evaluation - Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, 12 pm - 3 pm
Posted Jan 26, 2017

FMYSA will be hosting a skills evaluation for all recreational baseball players in age groups 9U, 10U 1/12U  who are not already on a protected roster on February 2nd, 2019 from 12 pm - 3 pm at Bakersfield Park, 1200 Duncan Lane, in Flower Mound.

This skills evaluation is for players who are registered for the 2019 spring baseball season only.  Once again, if your player is on a coach's protected roster then you are not required to attend. 

Please print out the attached form, fill it out, and bring it with you to the skills evaluation.  We will first meet at the lower baseball pavilion (between fields 1/2/3/4). Check-in is at 11:45.

Please do not go out on the fields (until instructed) because our volunteers will be preparing those fields for the evaluations.

We will give you your initial instructions at the pavilion and then you will proceed to your assigned fields where you will be given further instructions.

All skill evaluations will be done by experienced, unbiased coaches (Rattler's coaches).  When the evaluations are complete the head coaches of all teams will meet and draft players until all players are assigned to a team.  At the completion of this process each player will receive notification of the team on which they will be playing this spring. 

Remember to dress for the weather as conditions change quickly this time of year. Please bring normal baseball equipment:

  • glove
  • cleats
  • bat
  • helmet

Please make sure to check FMYSA Facebook page or FMYSA.com for weather updates. We have a chance of rain Saturday AM. In the event we have to cancel, the makeup date is Monday February 4th from 6pm - 8pm.

Skills Evaluation Form

 
Skills Evaluations

Skills evaluations are held every spring for all participants and in the fall for premier league try-outs.

During the skills evaluation every player will be assessed by an impartial coach (usually a rattler's coach or a coach from a different age group) on various skills. Each player's skill level is then added up to achieve an overall score.

These scores are then used to determine which players make the premier league teams (if a player wishes to try our for that team).

The top 10 scores are selected from the list to form the first premier leagues team. The coach of that team may then choose the last two players from amongst the next 5 players. The coach of the premier league team must have a child playing on the team who is within the top 15 players trying out (if any of those parents has requested to be a premier coach).

If it is deemed by the VP of Recreational baseball that there are enough players with appropriate skill levels to field a second premier league team for that age group, the procedure above will be followed again choosing from the next highest scores on the list.

Players who are not chosen for a premier league team and who are not on an existing team's protected roster will then enter the draft in the spring, or be evenly distributed to an existing team in the fall based on skill levels.

To participate in the draft a parent should print out the attached form and bring it to the skills evaluation at the date and time that will be published on the website.

Players chosen for premier league teams will be posted on the website as soon as it is practical to do so. Parents with questions about why their child was chosen for a particular team (or not chosen as the case may be) may contact the VP of Recreational Baseball at vp.bb@fmysa.com.

Skills Evaluation Form