EVALUATION INFO


Tryouts will be conducted for the CMSA U8 to U17 players.

Team formation is completed twice annually in March-April and September-October.

Team formation

Team formation will be based on:

  • Tryout evaluations
  • Ongoing assessment at the level of play in which players compete

**Players who have registered but who have NOT paid for, or made alternate arrangements to pay their registration fees, will NOT be allowed to try out.

Principles

Five main principles underpin the tryout and team formation format:

  • Unbiased evaluations for all players.
  • Team coach input into the evaluation process – coaches are very familiar with player skills, attitudes and experience. Sufficient quantity, and quality, of evaluations.
  • Variety of skills sets evaluated - players will be evaluated on a combination of both technical skills and tactical ability. The execution of technical skills will be evaluated under pressure, in game situations.
  • Balance of random and pre determined grouping of players – players will be placed randomly for skills assessment and then will be grouped for all following sessions, based on the skills assessment.

The tryout format will balance all of the above principles to ensure fair assessments of player abilities.

Process

Team Coaches submit team/player evaluations.
Head coaches assess players on ongoing basis at the level the player is playing.
Session 1
Skills Assessment:

Independent Evaluators and Head Coaches assess players with random groupings.  Players are grouped according to Session 1 results.

Session 2
Small sided games:
Independent Evaluators and Head Coaches evaluate players. Players are regrouped according to Session 2 results.

Session 3
Full sided games:

Independent Evaluators and Head Coaches evaluate players.

If there are 4 assessment sessions, players are regrouped for the final assessment. If there are only 3 assessments sessions, players are placed on tentative team rosters and coaches are selected for those teams.

Final assessment
Head Coaches and Independent Evaluators evaluate players and make tentative final assessment or team rosters. Players are placed on tentative team rosters. Coaches are appointed. Players are contacted to practice.

Team Coaches are asked to assess their team rosters and request changes if players do not fit into the general level of the team. Head Coaches will be contacted to support the assessment.

Parents and players may request a re-assessment if they disagree with their placement. Players will be reassessed by Head Coaches and Team Coaches and a decision communicated to the parents/players. This reassessment is final.

The Club reserves an undetermined period of time to adjust team rosters to ensure the proper placement of players. CMSA allows Clubs to move players between teams even after the season games commence. The Club will minimize any such movement and endeavor to limit the time period of roster adjustment; however, this time frame depends on the time between try outs, team formation and the commencement of league games for any particular season.

Note: Team Coaches will no longer be on the field evaluating players for Session 3 or 4. Team Coach input will be facilitated by submission of detailed Team/Player Evaluations on a seasonal basis. Team Coach input will also be facilitated through the placement of players on tentative rosters after try out sessions are completed, and teams practice together in the pre-season, as per # 11.

Understanding the Evaluation Process

Team Coaches submit team/player evaluations.
Head coaches assess players on ongoing basis at the level the player is playing.

Skills:

Players will be evaluated on the following skills which may be combined in any given skill session:

  • Passing and receiving/trapping at the various heights of the body
  • Dribbling and ball mastery
  • Shooting
  • 1v1 offensive and defensive
  • Agility and Speed
  • Conditioning

Players will be evaluated by independent evaluators and receive marks for each skill. The marks will be added up and an average skills mark will be computed. Players will be sorted based on the average score. Players will be placed in groups for Session 2, based on these scores. 

If there are 4 assessment sessions, players are regrouped for the final assessment. If there are only 3 assessments sessions, players are placed on tentative team rosters and coaches are selected for those teams.

Small sided games:
Players will play 3v3-4v4-5v5-6v6 depending on the facility and total number of players in the age/gender group. Games will be 5-10 minutes duration. At the end of each game, players will be moved between groups and fields. 

Note: Evaluators will cease movement between fields when the same players are being moved up and down between fields and between groups.
The Evaluators will take the names of all players in the groups and fields they finish the session in. It is very important that players do not leave before their name is recorded.
Players will be placed in groups for another small sided games session. The process followed in Session 2 will be repeated. Note U14-U18 categories do not participate in a second session. Players will be placed on tentative team rosters for full sided games. 

Full sided games:

Players will play with their tentative rosters until the Pre-Season is completed in full sided games for indoor (6v6), and 6v6-8v8 games for outdoor, depending on the age group and field/facility availability.

Teams will participate in a round robin schedule. For example: 1v2 3v4 1v3 2v4 1v4 2v3. Players will only be moved between teams playing against each other if Evaluators feel a change between rosters is indicated.

Players will not be moved between fields, only between teams. For example, when1 vs 2, players on 1 may move down to 2 and players on 2 may move up to 1.

The same procedure will be followed for games between 2 and 3, etc. Evaluators will move players as necessary but players will not be moved by default. 

Click on the links below to view training videos on evaluation criteria.