Whitney LL: Welcome

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Thu 2/5 star Ice Cream Social 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Whitney School Gym
Registration for Spring 2015 is open!
 
Player Assessment Session Info
Minor A
Who: 9-10 year olds plus any 8 year olds that would like to challenge to play up at the Minor A level
Where: Whitney LL ball fields
When: 1/17 or 1/24 9am - 11am
 
Majors
Who: 11-12 year olds plus any 10 year olds that would like to challenge to play up at the Majors level
Where: Whitney LL ball fields
When: 1/17 or 1/24 11am - 1pm
 
*** If you have not already provided, bring birth certificate & residency documents to Player Assessments! District rep will be on hand to certify birth certificates.
 
*** If your child goes to school within Whitney's boundaries, bring his/her latest report card. This will serve as permanent residency proof for the remainder of your child's Whitney LL career!
 
FAQ
Why do we do Player Assessments?
Player assessments occur for two primary reasons:
1) To ensure we have competitive balance at our Minor A and Majors levels
2) For the safety of your child and others. If a child is not quite ready to play within their appropriate age division, the last thing we want to do is put them and/or other players at risk. Most kids playing for the first time acclimate pretty quickly at their appropriate age level, but there can be exceptions which the assessments give us an initial feel for.
 
What should I expect from Player Assessments?
When you arrive, you should plan to check in your child. There will be a station setup for this where they will be assigned a number and then can start warming up. It's great if you can arrive a little early for check in. :)
 
Players will be run through a series of simple drills to help assess their current hitting, throwing, fielding and baserunning abilities. There is no success or failure with any of these drills. Giving their best effort is all we expect. Again, we simply want to make sure we have competitive balance and safety within each division.
 
What should I bring?
Plan to have your child bring at least his/her glove and a hat. Cleats are recommended, but not required at this time. They can also use their own bat and helmet if they'd like during the hitting drill.
 
Be sure they dress comfortably - baseball pants are great, but if they've out grown or don't have, sweat pants or shorts work great, too. Might be a little chilly, so long sleeves or light jacket might be good, too.
 
What if it rains/we can't make the 1/17 assessment?
If the weather prevents us from conducting the assessments, or you're unable to make this Saturday's (1/17) session, we will be having a 2nd session next Saturday 1/24. Simply come on out to that one.
 
Does my child need to attend both assessment sessions?
Nope, we just need them to come to one.
 
 

 

Whitney Little League is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization and has been a member of Little League International, Inc. for over 40 years. Our goal is to not only promote an understanding and appreciation for the sport of baseball, but to also instill a sense of teamwork, sportsmanship, courage and community in our young players.