Q: What do families need to do to participate in evaluations?
A: Players must all register online before being evaluated.
Q: Are evaluations mandatory?
A: Yes, for all players except tee ball! Our coaches must evaluate players for proper team placement.
Q: What day, and what time, will my player be evaluated?
A: Players will be evaluated by age group, and will only come on one day/one time (with 30 minutes between sessions for sanitation):
- 8:30-11am: 13 – 14 y.o.’s
- 11:30-2pm: 11 – 12 y.o.’s
- 2:30-4:30: 9 – 10 y.o.’s
- 1-2:30pm: 8 y.o.’s
- 3-4:30pm: 6 – 7 y.o.’s
- Tee Ball players do not need to attend. Only 6-year-old players who want to try out for a Rookie Team need be evaluated.
Q: Where are evaluations being held?
Q: What should my player wear to their evaluation?
A: Players should wear baseball attire/athletic clothing. Baseball hats are recommended. Players should wear running / athletic shoes, but no cleats, as we’ll be on turf.
Q: Will evaluations be indoors, or outdoors?
A: Evaluations will take place outside, rain or shine. Players should dress weather appropriately.
Q: Do tee-ball players need to be evaluated?
A: No, however, families who wish to have their 6-year-old(s) evaluated for a Rookies team are welcome to be evaluated. Evaluations do not guarantee a position on a Rookie team. Tee ballers who are evaluated, but not placed on a Rookie team, can still play tee ball.
Q: What precautions are being taken to protect families from COVID-19?
A: The Willamette Valley Babe Ruth league, including NEBR, is required to follow city and state social distancing and sanitation requirements. These include:
- Players must wear masks throughout the entire event, as 100% social distancing will not be possible.
- Spectators are not allowed at evaluations given capacity restrictions due to COVID-19.
- Note: If evaluations are at Maxwell fields, spectators will be allowed, but must remain in their cars
- The number of coaches, volunteers, and participants is limited to 30 people per session. Depending on the number of registrants, we may extend registration by a 3rd day (March 13th)
- There will be 30 minute gaps between evaluation groups for proper cleaning & disinfecting
- Additional requirements will be added as needed, based on city & state guidelines on March 6th & 7th
Q: When will we know what team our player(s) will be playing for?
A: This year’s evaluations are different from prior years, and so timeline for finalizing rosters is to be determined. The NEBR coaches and board will communicate teams as soon as possible.
Q: When do we pay our player(s) fees?
A: Once players are placed on a team, invoices will be emailed to parents. All fees must be paid within 1 week of being assigned to a team/rostered.
Q: What are this year’s NEBR fees?
A: Fees for 2021 are as follows:
- T-ball: $110
- Rookies: $255
- AA: $275
- AAA: $285
- Majors: $310
- Preps: $325
Q: How do we pay our player(s) fees?
A: Invoices can be easily & securely paid online, through TeamSnap:
- Families paying online can split fees into two payments if desired (the 2nd payment will be charged to your card automatically, 1 month after initial payment)
- Families paying online can choose to purchase Registration Fee Insurance from a 3rd party at the time of registration
- Please note, invoices paid online will incur a small processing fee by TeamSnap
Invoices can also be paid with cash and checks to avoid extra fees, should families wish. Email us at NEBRbaseball@gmail.com to make arrangements.
Q: What does the player(s) fees cover?
A: Each player’s fees cover:
- Uniforms (jersey, hat, pants, belt, socks)
- Practice jersey
- 25 raffle tickets for a NEBR-only Raffle (tee ball fees do not include this. Find more info on this year’s Raffle here)
- Willamette Valley Babe Ruth charter fees