Every league has to do these...they suck, but we've gotta do 'em. Kids who've not picked up a bat or a glove since July go into a gym in March and stumble through a few stations while a handful of dads with clipboards give 'em hopefully not too random scores. I'm the lucky fool tasked with running ours this year - so I'm fishing for ideas that can improve the process. We actually seem to do a fairly good job w/ the logistics of shuffling the kids through the various stations - but if we can we'd like to improve the rating system since the ratings do get used fairly heavily in the draft and last year we ended up with a clusterfuck of mismatched teams because each level had one coach who actually knew all the kids - while the rest went off the ratings and/or who their kid was friends with. So we'd get each level w/ one super team and the rest ranging from not completely awful to truly dreadful. We presently have a fielding station - which consists of a coach playing catch with each kid - then rolling them some grounders and lobbing some flyballs in crappy gymnasium light, a batting station, and a pitching station. I could probably find room to add one more station (the batting cage splits the gym in two, so there's not a ton of room) - I'm thinking we could have one end set aside to time kids running since we don't presently rate speed. Anyway, like I say I'm fishing for ideas. So what genius ideas do I need to know about to run a decent (and hopefully more useful) evaluation day?