Player Evaluation Process
Realistic, unbiased player evaluations designed to help players improve their game so they can play at the next level are one of the most important aspects of our clinics.
Our coaches use a customized “Player Evaluation Card” to provide a realistic written evaluation for each player and to write brief comments on the player’s performance and suggestions for improvement. Each player, in the clinic, will be evaluated by one of the college coaches.
At the conclusion of Day 1 players will meet with their evaluating coach and spend a few minutes with him reviewing the evaluation. Parents are welcome to “listen” to this evaluation.
Pitchers will be evaluated on game day. One of our coaches will evaluate each game day pitcher by observing his warm-up session and one inning on the mound. The coach will prepare a written evaluation and review it with the pitcher after he finishes his inning of pitching.
Our coaches rate players on a scale of 1-5 with 3 being the average high school player that can play in college at some level.
Coaches begin the evaluation process assuming that a player’s skill level is “3” and looks for things in his mechanics to move the rating up or down.
Coaches also focus much more on the player’s mechanics than on the results. For example, when evaluating a hitter a coach could see mechanics in a players swing that translate to the college level even if the result of the swing is a ground ball.