Jump to content


Photo

First year of redraft, returning players try out?


6 replies to this topic

#1 johnny-baseball

johnny-baseball

    New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 01 February 2018 - 04:30 PM

Our league is shifting to an annual redraft for the boys, and I'm wondering if returning majors players need to tryout?
Is it optional to be seen again by the managers, or mandatory?
I can't find where it says it is mandatory in the book.

Thanks for your help.

#2 Lou Barbieri

Lou Barbieri

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • 3,024 posts
  • LocationThe Villages, Florida

Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:26 PM

You can't find anything because when LL incorporated the Operating Manual into the Operating Policies in the back of the rulebook one of the things they "left out" was the stuff about Tryouts.

We redraft every year and we have all returners and all new player tryout.
That gives the "new managers" the opportunity to see all of the players.
If the returners do not attend tryouts then the returning managers have an advantage at the draft.
  • amutz and Plesh like this

#3 Guest_Guest_*

Guest_Guest_*
  • Guests

Posted 01 February 2018 - 06:10 PM

We redraft every year and we have all returners and all new player tryout.
That gives the "new managers" the opportunity to see all of the players.

Just to be clear though, that is a local rule, correct?
I don't see a place in the book that mandates it per Little League rules?

#4 amutz

amutz

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 874 posts
  • LocationNorCal

Posted 01 February 2018 - 08:12 PM

National Rule does mandate attending tryouts for any 'candidate' and in a redraft no player has a team yet.... so I think this can apply since they are all candidates for the draft.

Reg. IV(f)

Any candidate failing to attend at least 50 percent of the spring tryout sessions, shall forfeit league eligibility unless an excuse is presented which is accepted by a majority of the board of directors.


  • Plesh likes this

#5 Plesh

Plesh

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 991 posts
  • LocationNorthern New Jersey

Posted 03 February 2018 - 12:26 AM

I always wondered why it said 50 percent and not just one session.
Because holding 3 or 4 evals (not uncommon) forces people to go multiple times.
It's hard enough getting everyone to go to one.
  • amutz and rsnyder6 like this

#6 Lou Barbieri

Lou Barbieri

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • 3,024 posts
  • LocationThe Villages, Florida

Posted 03 February 2018 - 01:58 AM

If you have 3 or 4 tryout sessions and a player only attends 1 have the parent/guardian write a note/letter saying the player did not feel well during the other sessions.
Have the BOD approve this "justification" and the player is then eligible to be drafted.

Now, if the player misses all 3-4, there better be a real good reason !!!

#7 Robin Barradio

Robin Barradio

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 144 posts

Posted 03 February 2018 - 04:57 AM

It shouldn't matter if it is in the book or not.
Make all players tryout.
Make sure your BOD has this policy in place.

All managers need to see the talent level each time.
You could have new managers that don't know all the kids, or quite often, a player's skill level will change from one year to the next.

One of the primary jobs of a LL is to ensure a competitive balance among teams.
All parties involved should do their utmost to make sure this happens.



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users