PLAYER EVALUATION AND ONGOING REVIEW
Player evaluations and coach recommendations are an ongoing process. Each season, player's are evaluated by their coach/trainer as they have the best knowledge of the players. This comes in the form of session evaluation's and how player's have done within them, game analysis reports and their successes/areas of improvement as well as end of season player report's which give detailed feedback over the duration of the season.
With this in mind, coaches will communicate with each other on player movement and formulate teams based on the following factors:
· Fall season development
· Winter season development (where applicable)
During the spring season every trainer in the club is instructed to provide feedback on player’s development level as the season progresses. Trainers are constantly evaluating players in the teams above and below, as well as their own. Professional staff members are expected to be in constant dialogue regarding player's development and should have a knowledge of all players in the current pool as well as players from above and below age groups.
Tryouts are also called upon in order to give players the chance to be compared with their peers as well as give external candidates a chance to be seen up against players of similar ability levels in order to be placed on teams. While tryouts are used, they are a very small factor in the decision making process, (but in most cases playing ability does not lie).
Upon completion of the try outs further discussions about players and placement can be conducted between the training staff (where needed).
As you can see from the process listed above, it is an extensive process. However, children grow and devlop at different rates both physically and emotionally and it is important to ensure this is an ongoing process. There are many factors we cannot control but having a process that takes into account a current players development from day one to present hopefully reduces errors.