Case Study for Youth Evaluations: Little League Team Placements
In Winter 2022, a prominent baseball training facility in British Columbia came to uHIT with the goal of using the Assessment from its uHIT Custom Training program to place little leaguers on various teams across their league. This training facility is regularly asked by little leagues in and around the Vancouver area to run skill evaluations for giving recommendations on how to distribute talent around a league. This helps little leagues have more competition within the teams, and overall it makes play more fun for the players, the parents and the coaches.
The uHIT Assessment provided point values (in XP) for players’ skills in Zone Recognition and Pitch Recognition. With these measurements from uHIT, the little leagues players were measured on skills easily tracked in a program like SkillShark’s, such as:
- Bat Speed
Combining these physical and mental measurements, this premier training facility is able to offer little leagues a precise tool for evaluating players. The end result is a league with an even distribution of talent, making hitting, pitching and overall gameplay more fun for everyone. No longer does one team dominate the league because they stacked their team with recruits. No longer does one team end up being like the Bad News Bears and get dominated by all the other teams.
Instead, integrating data evaluation across all aspects of a player’s performance allows the little leagues that come to this training facility in British Columbia to make talent equally distributed, and fun maximized for everyone. With a tool like uHIT’s Assessments for cognitive evaluation of hitting, and a tool like SkillShark for organizing uHIT and other measurements of a player’s ability, any training facility has all the tools it needs to provide an easy solution to a hard problem for any league.
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