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Player Evaluations

Player Evaluations

2019 evaluation date

Travel evaluations are scheduled for Feb 24th, 2019 @ Hamiline University. Participants are required to attend their scheduled session. 

Evaluation overview

Welcome to the Inver Grove Heights Baseball Assoc. travel program. We are very aware that this is an exciting and stressful time for both the ballplayers and the parents. For that reason, we have prepared an outline that explains the evaluation process in detail.

We are very confident that we have created a system that gives everyone an equal chance to compete for a spot on these teams.

There will be at least one team formed at each age level. Most age levels will have a A and possibly a AA team formed, however this is dependent on numbers and ability.

This year’s evaluations will be held on February 24th, 2019 at Hamline University in St. Paul. Prospective players are expected to participate in the session for their age group. A make up evaluation will be available at a later date for those unable to make it to the originally scheduled date. Prospective players are STRONGLY encouraged to attend their evaluation for proper team placement.

Thank you for your commitment to our program. We look forward to seeing you at the ballpark!

Evaluation process

The players will be evaluated on the following areas:

Ground Balls
Fielding Form
Throwing Form
Hitting
Swing Form
Bat Speed
Contact

Plate Discipline
Running
Time 1
Time 2
Fly Balls
Catching Form
Throwing Form
  Pitching
Pitching Form
Pitch Accuracy
Pitch Speed

 

Team Selection

Our travel team selections are based off of a two part system:

1.  The top players (based on their scores from the evaluation judges) are locked in each age group, and are automatically placed on the highest level team.  The amount of locked players varies per age group.  

2.  The remaining players are also based off tryout scores as well as coach input, and travel director approval.  

While no system of selecting teams will result in all players and parents agreeing, this system has proven to work well.  Our goal is ultimately to place the correct players on each travel team based on ability.

Any questions regarding this process can be sent to IGHBA Board of Directors.

evaluators

None of the evaluators used are affiliated in any way with Inver Grove Heights Baseball and they do not live or have children playing baseball in the district.

Only the evaluators will score the players, no other input from any other sources will be used.

Some qualifications of our evaluators are as follows:

  • Professional baseball players
  • Collegiate baseball players
  • Professional baseball instructor
  • Tryout judges for other communities
  • Coaches from various levels

SPECTATORS

Due to the small amount of room in the facility and for the overall benefit for the participants, NO SPECTATORS will be allowed to view evaluations. This rule will be strictly enforced and we ask that you all respect this request

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