2024 Player Evaluations
Raptors Baseball will host a player evaluation in mid-January. The evaluation is for players in 8U to 13/14U age groups.
The evaluation is necessary so that balanced teams can be created and your child can experience a balanced, enjoyable, and competitive environment.
This evaluation is required for all new players, 2023 AA National (intermediate) level players wanting to move up to AA American (advanced) and players who do not know what team they will participate on in 2024. All evaluations will be ran by a collective group of Raptors coaches from the age level being evaluated and older age groups.
Exception - The only way a returning player does not have to participate in the evaluations is if their coach has already informed the Raptors Baseball Executive Board of the intention to roster said player.
The evaluation will take place in the Miller Athletic Complex and will take approximately two hours per age group. The evaluation will cover Hitting, Pitching, Infield Skill, Outfield Skill and Quickness.
THE EVALUATION WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR PARENTS TO OBSERVE. THIS EVALUATION IS FOR COACHES TO ASSESS PLAYERS ABILITIES AND SKILLS AND SEEING PLAYERS ABILITY TO FOCUS ON THE TASK AT HAND, AND NOT THE ONLOOKING PARENTS.
The evaluation will be mandatory and will not have an alternate day or make up time. Every player should only participate with their appropriate age group and no exceptions will be made to be evaluated with other age groups. We cannot get clear evaluation data on kids if they do not participate with their age groups.
Any player who does not attend the evaluation will be placed on a National (intermediate) level team, unless they meet the exception stated above.