Location: New Hope Community Gym (adjacent to Cooper HS)
Dates and Times (by Baseball Age):
Thursday, March 12, 8-10pm (arrive 7:45pm) - all 12 year olds
Saturday, March 14 (arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time):
Group 1—8:15-9:30 AM - All 11 and 10 year olds
Group 2—9:45-11:00 AM - 9 and 8 year olds with Last Name A-L
Group 3—11:15 AM-12:30 PM - 9 and 8 year olds with Last Name M-Z
Group 4—12:45-1:45 PM - All 7 year olds
Group 5—2:00- 3:00 PM - All 6 year olds
To calculate baseball age, click here.
If you child has a major conflict (such as another sport), please contact the following no later than March 10th:
WHAT TO BRING: Glove, bat, batting helmet, athletic shoes (cleats are not allowed in the gym)
**Uniform fittings will take place at evals. Please plan on a few extra minutes to ensure correct sizing.
DIBS checks, medical release forms, and any outstanding payments are required at evaluations.
Evaluations are a skills standard that we use to determine which PNHLL division best serves your child in the upcoming season. We use our evaluations to create division break downs, which we feel gives your child the best opportunity to enhance their baseball skills.
Your child's skill is shown in stations such as Hitting, Fielding, Pitching, and Speed. These same skill stations are tested equally for each age group and the score standards do not change based on age. Your child's score is reflected appropriately next to their peers to give our Coordinators the best opportunity to place your child in the appropriate division.
It is important to know that no one is cut during evaluations, they are solely a skill assessment to help coaches and league coordinators properly place kids within the differing PNHLL divisions and create even teams.
See more about PNHLL Divisions here
Evaluations are important because they are the only time we can see current skill levels before we make divisions and teams for the upcoming season. We place kids in division based on skill, not age.
Skill assessments, past experience, age, and last year's coaching feedback (when available) are the combining factors we use to create the divisions for the entire league in the upcoming Spring Season, and it is important we have a fair and equal assessment of each child.
Evaluations and skill assessments help us determine the children who can safely move up a playing division. These skill assessments also gives our Coaches the best opportunity to create even teams in each division when it comes to team drafts
If you do not make it to evaluations then it is impossible for us to know if your child is qualified to move up to the next division.
Our evaluators are (chosen) volunteers. The same evaluators stay at every station throughout the day to give the most accurate scoring. With multiple evaluators at every station their scores are then compared amongst the other evaluators to be sure they are fair & unbiased.
The evaluators do not change stations, and are at their stations for the entirety of the day. Those same evaluators watch every single child in the PNH League to keep scoring fair and consistent.
The evaluator's main goal is simple, to give your child the best experience for their skill level and to help our Coaches and Coordinators create fair teams for the league.
Yes, it is very important you try your best to make your assigned time. Your child's evaluation results will definitely be most accurate if they are seen amongst their peers.
If you absolutely must switch times please know that their skill might appear different to the evaluators who are seeing a different age category. We are run solely on volunteers who are trying their best to keep everything fair and consistent but we need your help. With limited gym time we are only allowed to have a certain amount of kids in the gym at a time, that is also why changing times can be very difficult during evaluations.
Rookies are the only division that can take late registrations.
Majors, Minor-A, and Minor-B do not take registrations after Evaluations take place. However, children can be placed on a wait list in the case that a registered participant drops out before the season begins.
Why? After Evals our Coordinators and members of the Board meet to review the skill assessments and the number of participants. It is then determined, after much review, how many teams and players will be in each division based on evaluations and coaches feedback. The goal is to create divisions with similar skill level, equal players per team and allow quality playing time for the players that registered. Once this happens divisions are then slotted and teams begin drafting.
By making exception for one late registration, we would have to continue to make an exception, and thus further complicating our goal of fair play for the larger group of our participants.