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Assessments & Levels of Play

2023 Baseball Assessment Dates

Softball assessment dates TBD

Softball assessment dates TBD

Assessments

Baseball assessments begin at the Minor level (3rd/4th grade) through the Senior level (7th/8th grade). Assessments are only held to determine the best placement for your child. EYBSA’s goal is for all kids to play! Player’s attendance at assessment does not determine if they play or do not play, simply what level they would compete at. Players that are interested in playing on a advanced, competitive team should attend assessments. Players that are not interested in playing on a advanced team are not required to attend assessments. All players that do not attend assessments will be selected for a team following assessments.

Softball assessments begin at the 10u level (3rd/4th grade) through the 14u level (7th/8th grade). Assessments are only held to determine the best placement for your child. EYBSA’s goal is for all kids to play! Players attendance at assessment does not determine if they play or do not play, simply what level they would compete at. Players that are interested in playing on a advanced, competitive team should attend assessments. Players that are not interested in playing on a advanced team are not required to attend assessments. All players that do not attend assessments will be selected for a team following assessments.

Players are assessed on their skills and abilities, including but not limited to, throwing, catching, fielding, batting, and hustle. Players that do not attend assessments are automatically placed on the entry level team (Softball = Recreation Level & Baseball = National Level). Players should come to assessments with the proper baseball/softball attire & gear (mitt, helmet & bat). Cleats are never allowed in the gym. Parents are not allowed to stay and watch assessments. If you would like to volunteer to run a station (soft toss, fielding, escorting players from station to station, etc.) please contact us via email @ eybsajbo@gmail.com.

Medical make up assessment requests need to be in writing to eybsajbo@gmail.com prior to the assessment date. The request must detail the reason why the request is being made. These requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Levels of Play - Baseball

Co-Ed T-Ball - Ages 5-Kindergarten

EYBSA T-ball is all about fun! The volunteer coaches will guide players through the fundamental basics of player positions, offense vs defense, hitting, throwing, & catching.  Through mountains of positive encouragement and exhausting fun! There are no assessments for this level.

Rookies – Boys, Grades 1st & 2nd

EYBSA Rookies learn the essential skills of throwing, fielding, batting. Combined with introductions to coach pitch/player pitch/pitching machine, sliding, base running and basic mechanics for every position. There are no assessments for this level.

Minors, Juniors & Seniors – Boys, Grades 3rd - 8th

From 3rd grade through 8th grade we hold assessments before the season begins and place the players on teams according to ability. EYBSA's goal is for all kids will get to play! The Minor, Junior and Senior divisions are divided into three levels of play; Federal, American and National. Federal is the most challenging and competitive level. American is mid-level competition between Federal and National. National is the entry level of competitive play.

Levels of Play - Softball

Co-Ed T-Ball - Ages 5-Kindergarten

EYBSA T-ball is all about fun! The volunteer coaches will guide players through the fundamental basics of player positions, offense vs defense, hitting, throwing, & catching.  Through mountains of positive encouragement and exhausting fun! There are no assessments for this level.

8u Softball – Girls, Grades 1st & 2nd

EYBSA 8u learn the essential skills of throwing, fielding, batting. Combined with introductions to coach pitch/player pitch/pitching machine, sliding, base running and basic mechanics for every position. There are no assessments for this level.

10u, 12u & 14u Softball – Girls, Grades 3rd - 8th

From 3rd grade through 8th grade we hold assessments before the season begins and place the players on teams according to ability. EYBSA goal is not to cut players and for all kids will get to play! EYBSA’s 10u, 12u and 14u divisions are divided into two levels of play; Silver and Recreation. Silver is the most challenging and competitive level. Recreation level is the entry level of competitive play.