Team Selection and Drafts

 

Are there Tryouts for the Teams and what is Involved?

·         Tryouts imply there will be players who do not make a team.  At Orwall, all players will be assigned a team, regardless of experience and therefore we refer to it          as a skill assessment.
·         Skill assessment format will include (4) Stations... Ground Balls, Catching a throw from a player, pop flies and batting.  All Players will be given (3) opportunities               at each position to display their talent level for the Managers/Coaches.
·         All players are required to tryout in order to qualify for PREMIER drafts. 
·         There are no try-outs for Kball or Tball (League ages 4-6).  Kball and Tball teams are formed based on neighborhood and elementary school.  Due to the                         extremely large number of kids playing Kball and Tball, ORWALL does not honor "friend requests" for team placement.

How Does the Draft Work?
·         The draft for each division will be held on separate days. All managers will draw numbers to determine their position in the draft.
·         The draft will be conducted in a snake format, i.e. 1-2-3-4, 4-3-2-1, then 1-2-3-4, etc.
·         The only "player freezes" are the Managers son(s) and are determined by the Little League "Green Book". 
·         In the event there is a player who is registered but cannot attend one of the designated try-outs, that player will then be eligible ONLY for a AA team. The player          will be assigned to a AA team via a "hat pick" after all players who have tried out have been selected.
·         Trades between teams will be allowed immediately after the draft, during a specified time period, with both Coaches' agreement and the approval of the                Division Director.

What if my Child ends up on a team without a Coach?
·         ORWALL is a 100% Volunteer Organization. 
·         As an organization we do our best to recruit the best that the area has to offer in volunteer coaches. In some instances, we do end up with teams without               volunteer coaches.  When this does occur, ORWALL does not want to take away the chance for players to get in the game.  Instead, the Division Director will          schedule a meeting with the team and either has one of the parents step up and offer to coach the team or find a way for the Parents to assume the duties of         coaching the team.  In most cases, 2-3 parents on the team take the opportunity and the results have been very positive.

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