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2023 Newcastle Baseball - Player Skills Assessment

Operated by the Bellevue College Baseball Team

The 2023 Newcastle Baseball player skills assessment event is operated by the Bellevue College Baseball Team and must follow all 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 areas include fielding, throwing, running, pitching, and hitting.

Newcastle Baseball starting in 2021 started using the Bellevue College Baseball Team operate player skills assessments instead of running it ourselves.

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

When: Saturday, February 4th from 9am to 1pm:

  • Detailed assessment schedule will be updated in January 2023

Bellevue College Baseball Staff's role:

  • About 30 staff will be running the event on Saturday
  • Run all skills assessment stations
  • Provide baseball field, batting cages, and bullpens 
  • Score all players at each station  

Newcastle Baseball’s role:

  • Run check-in and provide pennies for players to wear during assessments
  • Provide clipboards for scoring by coaches, Bellevue College scorers
  • Provide score sheets for each division

Newcastle Coaches role:

  • Attend and score players skills for your division

Parent’s role:

  • Ensure players has their own baseball glove, bat, and batting helmet; cleats are recommended as well since we will be on turf field. Bring sneakers in case the assessments are shifted to gym due to weather conditions.

Assessment Process:

  • 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
    • players leave with parents

Newcastle Baseball Coaches:

  • All coaching staffs of 3 (head coach, 2 assistants) should be provided to Sean Weller ([email protected]) by 2/2 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 fields
  • Coaches should attend skills assessment for their divisions and score players
  • 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 be turned in at the check-in table at the end of assessments by that coach/college player. The scores will be recorded by the Newcastle Baseball Registrar (Cal Jacobsen) who will use the information to start building the draft boards by division for the February draft nights by division.
  • 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)

If you have any questions, please contact:

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Newcastle Baseball

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