SMHA Player Evaluation Policy


SMHA Evaluation Policy 2018/2019

  

Skill Evaluation Sessions

 

·         Skating: (1 to 5 scale)

·         Passing & Receiving: (1 to 5 scale)

·         Shooting: (1 to 5 scale)

·         Puck Handling: (1 to 5 scale)

·         Work Ethic/Compete: (1 to 5 scale)

·         General: (comments)

  • Does the player rank in the Top, Middle or Bottom

 

Game Evaluations: (To Include the above and the following)

 

·         Positional Play/IQ: (1 to 5 scale)

 

 Break down of ice time required per level.

 

  • Skill sessions will be approximately25 to 1.5 hrs. There will be 4 x 20 minute intervals, with each interval being made up of a 5 minute instructional component and practice time and a 15 minute evaluation component. There will be a maximum of 30 players per session.

 

  • The number of skill sessions will be based on the number of players Additional fees are charged for Rep tryouts and Rep tryouts will be allotted extra ice.

 

  • Scrimmages will be scheduled in 1 to 5 hour game slots depending on the level and whether they are internal scrimmages or exhibition games against other associations.

 

 

Goalies

  • Atom, Peewee, Bantam & Midget will have their own separate on ice skill sessions with Independent Evaluators who will rank them
  • They will also be evaluated during scrimmages by the coaches in respect of AA and Tier 1 and by dedicated IndependentEvaluator(s)fortheremainingtiers to determine an overall ranking and placement.

 

Specific Level Evaluation Breakdowns

Please Refer to SMHA Policies and Procedures: 5.6 (Team Placements) for more information

 

Initiation - All registered players will be divided into teams of equal numbers with a view to teams being of equal strength. Player movement will be looked at by the affected coaches with the input of the level director on a case by case basis.  Team sizes will be determined based on registration numbers.

 

Tom Thumb - Following 1 skill session and 1 scrimmage, teams will be selected by the Level Director with the input of the coaches with a view to all teams being of equal strength.

 


 

NOVICE:

 There will be 1 skill session in which all Novice registered players will participate and which will be set up and run by the level director. The skill session will consist of 3 timed drills.

 

  • Novice Birth years(Major/Minor) will be split up for all Evaluation ice
  • Following the Skills session all players will be assigned a game evaluation slot based on the rankings from the skills session.
  • All playerswillparticipateinoneormorescrimmagesand/orskillsessionsasdeterminedbytheleveldirectorinconsultationwithevaluatorsfromthe
  • The players will then be placed into the appropriate
  • All Novice team rosters will be finalized by Level Director with input from Head Coach

 


 

 ATOM:

 

 There will be 1 skill session in which all Atom registered players will participate and be evaluated by independent evaluators hired by the Association to complete the skill evaluation.

 

Tier 1

  • The players who pay the rep try-out fee will participate in 1 or more evaluation scrimmage(s).
  • The top players from the skill session and scrimmage(s), to a maximum of 30 players and 4 goalies will be selected to participate in 1 more If requested by the Coach, there will be 1 coach practice.
  • The Coach will select the team with the input from the level Director or designate.

 

Tier 2

  • Those players who paid the Rep tryout fee who were not selected for the Tier 1 team will participate in one or more
  • The top players from the scrimmage(s), to a maximum of 30 players and 4 goalies will be selected to participate in 1 more If requested by the Coach, there will be 1 coach practice.
  • The Coach will select the team with the input from the level Director or designate.

 

Tiers 3-6

  • Remaining players following the selection of the Tier 1 and Tier 2 teams plus those players who did not pay the Rep tryout fee will participate in one or more scrimmages and evaluated by independent
  • The players will be placed into tiers using the scrimmages and the skill session ratings by the Independent Evaluators in consultation with the level
  • If there are multiple teams at any tiering level, teams will be drafted by the Level Director using a ‘snake draft ‘ process based on evaluation rankings along with the input of the Head Coaches with a view that all teams in a tier being of equal
  • There will be 1 or more leveling games to ensure blended and balanced teams within the same tier

 


 

 PEEWEE:

 

 There will be 1 skill session in which all Peewee registered players will participate and be evaluated by independent evaluators hired by the Association to complete the skill evaluation.

 

AA

  • There will be 1 or more scrimmages in which the players who pay the Rep tryout fee will
  • The top players from the scrimmage(s), to a maximum of 30 players and 4 goalies will be selected to participate in 1 more scrimmage.
  • A maximum of 20 players including goalies will be invited to participate in the Ice Breaker
  • During the tournament the coach may release players and subsequently following the tournament
  • The Coach will select the team with the input from the level Director or designate.

 

SMHA will be following the Hockey Alberta AA model, a copy of this is available on the SMHA webpage.

 

Tier 1

  • Those players who paid the Rep tryout fee who were notselectedfortheAAteamwillparticipateinoneormorescrimmage(s).
  • The top players from the scrimmage(s), to a maximum of 30 players and 4 goalies will be selected to participate in 1 more If requested by the Coach, there will be 1 coach practice.
  • The Coach will select the team with the input from the level Director or designate.

 

Tiers 2-6

  • Remaining players following the selection of the AA and Tier 1 teams plus those players who did not pay the Rep tryout fee will participate in one or more scrimmages as evaluated by the Independent
  • The players will be placed into tiers using the scrimmages and the skill session ratings by the independent evaluators in consultation with the level
  • If there are multiple teams at any tiering level, teams will be drafted by the Level Director using a ‘snake draft ‘ process based on evaluation rankings along with the input of the Head Coaches with a view that all teams in a tier being of equal
  • There will be 1 or more leveling games to ensure blended and balanced teams within the same tier

 

BANTAM:

 

There will be 1 skill session in which all Bantam registered players will participate and be evaluated by independent evaluators hired by the Association to complete the skill evaluation.

 

AA

  • Players who have paid the Rep tryout fee will participate in one or more practice sessions as determined by the
  • The Coach will select a maximum of 30 players including goalies who will be invited to participate in the Ice Breaker
  • During the tournament the coach may release players and subsequently following the tournament,
  • The Coach will select the team with the input from the level Director or designate.

 

SMHA will be following the Hockey Alberta AA model, a copy of this is available on the SMHA webpage.

 

Tier 1

  • Those players who paid the Rep tryout fee who were not selected for the AA team will participate in one or more If requested by the Coach, there will be 1 coach practice.
  • The Coach will select the team with the input from the level Director or designate.

 

Tiers 2-6

  • Remaining players following the selection of the AA and Tier 1 teams plus those players who did not pay the Rep tryout fee will participate one or more scrimmages as determined by the Independent Independent Evaluators will be used if our numbers warrant it.
  • The players will be placed into tiers using the scrimmages and the skill session ratings by the Independent Evaluators in consultation with the level
  • If there are multiple teams at any tiering level, teams will be drafted by the Level Director using a ‘snake draft ‘ process based on evaluation rankings along with the input of the Head Coaches with a view that all teams in a tier being of equal
  • There will be 1 or more leveling games to ensure blended and balanced teams within the same tier

 

MIDGET:

 

15AA Midget

  • Players who have paid the Rep tryout fee will participate in one or more practice sessions as determined by the
  • The Coach will select a maximum of 30 players including goalies who will be invited to participate in the Ice Breaker During the tournament the coach may release players and subsequently following the tournament
  • The Coach will select the team with the input from the level Director or designate.

 

Midget AA

  • There will be up to 4 practice sessions with the Coach in which the players who pay the Rep tryout fee will
  • A maximum of 30 players including goalies will be invited to participate in the Ice Breaker During the tournament the coach may release players and subsequently following the tournament
  • The Coach will select the team with the input from the level Director or designate.

 

 SMHA will be following the Hockey Alberta AA model, a copy of this is available on the SMHA webpage.

 

 

Tier 1

  • Those players who paid the Rep tryout fee who were not selected for the 15AA or Midget AA team will participate in one or more If requested by the Coach, there will be 1 coach practice.
  • The Coach will select the team with the input from the level Director or designate.

  

Tiers 2-6

  • Remaining players following the selection of the 15AA , Midget AA and Tier 1 teams plus those players who did not pay the Rep tryout fee will participate in 1 skill session and 2 scrimmages as determined by the Independent Independent Evaluators will be used if our numbers warrant it.
  • The players will be placed into tiers by the Independent Evaluators in consultation with the level
  • If there are multiple teams at any tiering level, teams will be drafted by the Level Director using a ‘snake draft ‘ process based on evaluation rankings along with the input of the Head Coaches with a view that all teams in a tier being of equal
  • There will be 1 or more leveling games to ensure blended and balanced teams within the same tier

 

 

Underage Players

  • Underage player movement is outlined in section 5.3 of the Policy and Procedures manual.
  • UnderageplayersmustadvisetheleveldirectorsoftheirintentionstotryoutforahigherlevelnolaterthanAugust

 

AA Model

  • SMHA will be following the Hockey Alberta AA model, a copy of this is available on the SMHA
  • In the Peewee/Bantam/Midget levels SMHA must form teams in a timely manner for league play at all levels.
  • Should a player miss the Tier 1 evaluation session it will be at the discretion of the head coach and level director to decide if a spot will be held for that player.

 

Bantam/Midget

  • Due to the timing of team selection and start of league play it is at the discretion of the level director in consultation with coaches to decide if players may be moved after the start of league play for evaluation purposes and eventual placement.

 

 

 

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