Evaluations for 2021 are currently booked April 5-10, pending government restrictions on gatherings and sports.
NWLL DOES NOT HAVE TRYOUTS for Regular Season, JUST EVALUATIONS! We need to determine what level the players are at to place them for success.
T-ball and Coach Pitch players do not evaluate. These teams are built based on information collected during the registration process.
Coach Pitch age players wishing to evaluate for Minors may attend the Minors sessions. Please email the NWLL Registrar if a Coach Pitch age player wishes to be evaluated for Minors. At evaluations, Coach Pitch age players must present a cheque for $55, the difference in fees between Coach Pitch and Minors. The cheque will only be cashed if the player is assigned to a Minors team.
Minors age players wishing to play up into the Majors division must attend the Minors evaluation sessions first. Please email the NWLL Registrar if a Minor age player wishes to play up into the Majors division. Based on their 2021 Minors evaluation rating (must be in the top one third), a player may be offered the opportunity to attend the evaluation sessions for the Majors age division. Minor age players invited to participate in the Majors age division's evaluation sessions must present a cheque for $10, the difference in fees between Minors and Majors. The cheque will only be cashed if the player is assigned to a Majors team.
There is no guarantee that Coach Pitch and Minors players that wish to play up a division will be assigned to a team in the division they wish to play up into as it depends on if there are spaces available and if the player is successfully drafted.
Evaluators assess the player's competencies in various areas, including hitting, fielding and pitching.
Once the evaluations and division drafts are completed, players will be contacted by the team's head coach.
Evaluation Session Information
All evaluations will be conducted at Absolute Baseball Academy @ 2221 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, AB T2M 4S7.
- All players must sign in at the field house (north of the main dome)
- At sign-in, each player will be given an identification tag number tag.
- Players announce their identification tag number to the evaluators before beginning the drill to ensure they are on the evaluators' list.
All players will rotate through (4) evaluation stations. The same drills will be performed at each session.
- Hitting (performed in Dome A) in a batting cage via a coach pitching
- Pitching (performed in Dome A) in a pitching lane with a mound (catcher will be provided)
- Infield (performed in Dome B) in the main area
- Outfield (performed in Dome B) in the main area
Each station will have an evaluation volunteers assigned to facilitate each group of kids.
Each station will have 1 evaluator assigned.
Players are to be dressed in appropriate baseball gear. Baseball hat, glove, groin protection, running shoes (no cleats), helmet, batting gloves, bat. Helmets and bats will be available for players that may not have their own.
There will be no parent viewing of evaluations. We are following all AHS rules with regards to grouping and distancing.
Parents, please note that the scheduled evaluation session may end early; therefore, please ensure that you do not leave the facility or if you do, please ensure that you are back at least 30 minutes before the scheduled end time.
You will be contacted directly by your child(ren)'s head coach once teams are formed. Practices are scheduled at the coach's discretion. League schedules will be loaded onto TeamSnap when they are ready.
More questions? Contact the Registrar or Player Agent.
For 2021, all divisions will be created by NWLL board members based on evaluations and information provided at the time of registration.