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WHAT ARE EVALUATIONS?

For our spring season, all Minors/Majors players participate in evaluations, followed by a draft. This affords our coaches the opportunity to preview all players' skills and allows for more balanced, competitive teams.

We will be holding our annual player evaluations + residency and age verification for Spring 2023 Minors/Majors players on January 28 and 31 @ Cocopah Middle School, Field 2.

January 28 Schedule
10:00 a.m. - league age 12s
11:00 a.m. - league age 11s
12:00 p.m. - league age 10s
1:00 p.m. - league ages 9s (and 8s wishing to be evaluated for potential consideration for Minors)
*Please arrive 20 minutes prior to time slot to check in and warm up.

January 31 Schedule
6:00 p.m. - league ages 9-10 (and 8s wishing to be evaluated for potential consideration in Minors)
7:00 p.m. - league ages 11-12
*Please arrive 20 minutes prior to time slot to check in and warm up.

ALL MINORS/MAJORS players must participate in ONE of the two evaluation events. Yes, even if your player was a player last year, he/she must be evaluated again to ensure parity amongst the teams at the Minors and Majors levels. Everyone makes a team, but player evaluations ensure the drafting of players is fair and even. Tee Ball and Farm players are not evaluated; rather, they are placed on teams (and we do our best to honor teammate and coach requests; however, these are never guaranteed).

Please sign up here to let us know what day your Minors/Majors player will attend evaluations. If you are unable to attend during an age-appropriate time slot, please sign up for an alternative time slot that is as close to your player's league age as possible (e.g. LL 10-year-old player comes to an 11-year-old time slot).

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FAQs


What is my child's league age?
Confirm your child's league age here.

My child is league age 8. Can they try out for Minors?
If your league age 8-year-old player is registered for Farm but wishes to try out for Minors, they may do so using the sign-up form above. The number of league age 8 players who are placed on a team will be dependent on how many roster spaces are available after all 9-11-year-olds are placed.  Therefore, league age 8 players are not guaranteed to be placed on an upper division team, in which case, they will be placed on a Farm team.  

What happens at evaluations?
Evaluations are a fun activity where coaches match names and faces. All players league ages 9-12 are selected to teams no matter what. Players will participate in the following drills: field ground balls from the shortstop position and throw to first base, field fly balls, baserunning, and hitting. Your child's age group will take approximately 1 hour and parents are encouraged to finish the required residency paperwork during this time. In-person residency verification is REQUIRED for all Minors/Majors players.

How can my child prepare for evaluations? 
Please join us for a FREE pre-evaluation clinic on January 24 @ Chaparral Park from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Register here!

When are the Majors and Minors drafts? 
Drafts will take place in early February. Majors teams will be drafted first. League ages 10, 11, and 12 are eligible. All 12s, no matter skill level, are drafted to Majors. Higher skill level 10s and 11s are also drafted to this division, although the number of 10s is usually very small, if any. All remaining 9-11-year-old players (and possibly high-level 8s) will be drafted to a Minors team. Coaches will notify parents with their child's roster.

When will Tee Ball and Farm rosters be available?
We are looking to finish forming teams in these divisions by mid-February. 

Contact

McCORMICK RANCH LITTLE LEAGUE
Jackie Witzke, President 
Scottsdale, Arizona  

Email: [email protected]

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