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2021 Newcastle Baseball - Player Skills Assessment

Operated by the Bellevue College Baseball Team

The 2021 Newcastle Baseball player skills assessment event is operated by the Bellevue College Baseball Team and must follow all COVID rules as defined by Bellevue College. The skills assessment is a mandatory event for all players in Pinto, Mustang, Bronco and Pony divisions. Skills assessments include: fielding, throwing, running, pitching and hitting.

Newcastle Baseball starting in 2021 is following the 10+ year approach utilized by Issaquah Little League, Bellevue Thunderbirds Little League, Bellevue East Little League and Bellevue West Little League in using the Bellevue College Baseball Team operate player skills assessments.

Bellevue College Baseball Staff's role:

  • About 30 staff will be running the event on Saturday
  • They will be running check-in, escort Newcastle Baseball players back and forth to assessments
  • They will be running each of the skills assessment stations
  • They will be scoring Newcastle Baseball player's skills at each station (Newcastle Baseball coaches will also be scoring)
  • Provide a field for the assessments including batting cages for hitting, bullpens for pitching and baseballs

Where: Bellevue College turf softball field just west of the baseball field

When: Saturday, February 27th from 9am to 1pm:

  • Pony division: check-in @ 8:40am; assessments start @ 9:00am
  • Bronco division: check-in @ 9:20am; assessments start @ 9:40am
  • Mustang division: check-in @ 10:00am; assessments start @ 10:20am
  • Pinto division: check-in @ 11:10am; assessments start @ 11:30am
  • Shetland division: no assessments
  • If you cannot make your division's allotted time window, please attend sometime during the 9am-12:30pm window. We have a hard stop at 1pm for assessments.


  • All players must bring their own baseball glove, bat and batting helmet; none of these items are available to be shared due to COVID safety rules.
  • All parents and players must wear masks; if someone shows up without a mask, one will be issued
  • Stay 6' away from the next group or player during check-in and during lines at assessment stations
  • Parent will drop off player(s) at check-in table:
    • player checks in, parent provides/verifies their mobile phone number
    • player has temperature taken, answers health questions and sanitizes their hands
    • player is issued a mesh penny specific to their division to wear during the assessment event (penny must be returned after event)
    • No spectators are allowed (no hanging out near the baseball, soccer or softball fields is allowed)! Parents must return to their vehicle for the next 30-60 minutes awaiting a phone call/text message (Bellevue College President's rules)
      • Event will be stopped if Newcastle families do not comply
    • Checked-in players:
      • will be escorted to the warm-up area by one of the Bellevue College Baseball Staff
      • players warm up their arms and legs
      • once players are ready for their skills assessment, they move to assessment station #1
    • Skills Assessment:
      • all skills assessment stations are operated by Bellevue College Baseball Staff
      • players start at station #1 and the move to station #2, #3, etc…until they are done with all stations
    • After Skills Assessment:
      • players return their pennies to check-in table
      • parents are contacted by Bellevue College Baseball Staff at check-in table via a phone call or text message to pick up their player and leave the event

Newcastle Baseball Coaches:

  • All coaching staffs of 3 (head coach, 2 assistants) should be provided to Ryan Crumpacker ([email protected]) by 2/26 to enable assessment attendance
  • All coaches must check-in at the check-in table and will be issued a wrist band to designate their ability to be in the assessment area and on the turf softball and soccer fields
  • Coaches should attend skills assessment for their division and score players to enhance their knowledge for the forthcoming player draft in March.
    • Pony division: check-in @ 8:40am; assessments from about 9:00am - 9:40am
    • Bronco division: check-in @ 9:20am; assessments from about 9:40am - 10:20am
    • Mustang division: check-in @ 10:00am; assessments from about 10:20am - 11:30am
    • Pinto division: check-in @ 11:10am; assessments from about 11:30am - 12:30pm
    • 12:30pm - 1:00pm is a buffer we have in the schedule currently
  • All score sheets shall be turned at the end of the assessments at the check-in table; take a picture of the assessment sheet for your personal use.

Assessment Scoring:

  • Scores from Newcastle Baseball coaches and Bellevue College Baseball Staff will turned in at the check-in table at the end of assessments for the individual. The scores will be recorded by the Newcastle Baseball Registrar (Dan Rickert) who will use the information to start building the draft boards by division for mid-March draft nights.
  • Note: analysis of submitted scores will be performed to reduce/eliminate manipulation of the draft order that we've seen in the past (e.g. underscoring of one's players, overscoring of other's players)

Any changes to skills assessment plans will be shared on and announced via Newcastle Baseball Facebook page.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Newcastle Baseball

6947 Coal Creek Parkway SE #211  Newcastle Washington 98059
Email : [email protected]
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