FGNHA Player Evaluation Objectives and Format

Player evaluations are one of the most difficult tasks for our association to complete. Our objectives throughout the Player Evaluation Process reflect those outlined by Hockey Canada.

Objectives of Player Evaluation

  • -To provide a fair and impartial assessment of a player's total hockey skills during the skill, compete and scrimmage sessions
  • -To ensure that players have a reasonable opportunity of being selected to a team appropriate to their skill levels as determined during the on-ice evaluations of the current year.
  • -To provide uniformity and consistency in the evaluation process such that a player and parent expectations are consistent from year to year as players move through the various levels of our programs 
  • -To form teams which maintain balanced and competitive play where the athletes can develop and participate equitably and have fun playing hockey during the season.

Top 10 Questions on Player Evaluation

I. When are the player evaluation sessions?
A set schedule will be posted on our website along with direct email messages from your volunteer age convenor. 
We will inform parents and players of when the initial ice session is and when further ice sessions may occur pending the results of initial assessments.

II. How many evaluation sessions will there be?

Each player at the 8A1 

– Atom levels will have a minimum of 2 evaluation sessions before being released from a given program or level. 
The first 2 sessions will focus on skill and individual ability within competitive drills.
Players will then participate in a leveled scrimmage based on our independent evaluators assessment from the initial 2 sessions.


III. What is being evaluated?

Session 1: Individual skills focusing on skating, puck control, shooting and passing.

Session 2: Small area games and competitive drills focusing on Hockey IQ and individual compete levels 
Sessions 3 (and 4 if needed): Scrimmage focusing on involvement, compete, work ethic and level of in-game skill.

* As players increase in age, greater importance and time will be devoted towards scrimmage play.

IV. Who will do the evaluations? 

All evaluations will be conducted by independent evaluators and FGNHA volunteers including:

-On-ice coaches to take players through the session
-Off-ice evaluators who will be responsible to evaluate every player on the ice during the time allotted.
-Off-ice administrators who will be responsible for tracking evaluations, contacting parents and players and scheduling sessions.

V. What should my son/daughter wear to the evaluation?

Full equipment is always mandatory. This includes:

  • -Protective cup
  • -Shin pads
  • -Hockey pants
  • -Shoulder pads
  • -Elbow pads
  • -Skates
  • -Hockey gloves
  • -Hockey stick
  • -CSA approved helmet and full shield
  • -Neck guard and mouth guard
  • -Jersey and socks

Players will be assigned a piney upon their arrival at the rink. The evaluators will only know the players piney number - not their name.

VI. How are the players notified of their standing within the process?

Players will be informed by the Off-ice administrators who are responsible for tracking evaluations, contacting parents and players and scheduling sessions. 
Players will not be informed at the rink but by the off-ice administrator via email.

VII. Will the player be evaluated in a skill and game environment?

In order to give each and every player a fair opportunity to exhibit the range of skills that they possess they will be evaluated in a game and skill environment. At the younger age levels a greater emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of skills - as the players get older the game or scrimmage sessions will have a greater overall impact on the players placement.

VIII. What happens after the evaluation sessions?

Upon the completion of evaluations players will be contacted by the coach of their team. The coach will outline:
-An Initial Practice schedule
-Introduction of other coaches
-Setting of first meeting with parents and players

We wish all of our players the best of luck in preparing for and participating within our evaluation sessions. 
We count on our community’s support in understanding that the decisions made are never easy for our evaluators and are made only with the best intentions to provide each player with an enjoyable season filled with growth and success.

2019 FGNHA Pre-Season Skates

 and Evaluation Schedule


 

AGE (2013 and 2014):

5 and 6 year olds (each participant will get 3 power skating sessions and 3 evaluation skates before team formation) There will be no separate goalie evaluation, everyone is dressed as a skater.

7-Sep-19

Saturday

10:00 AM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 power skating

7-Sep-19

Saturday

11:15 AM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 power skating

7-Sep-19

Saturday

12:30 PM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 power skating

8-Sep-19

Sunday

10:00 AM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 power skating

8-Sep-19

Sunday

11:15 AM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 power skating

8-Sep-19

Sunday

12:30 PM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 power skating

14-Sep-19

Saturday

10:00 AM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 power skating

14-Sep-19

Saturday

11:15 AM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 power skating

14-Sep-19

Saturday

12:30 PM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 power skating

15-Sep-19

Sunday

9:30 AM

Dutton

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 Evals

15-Sep-19

Sunday

10:45 AM

Dutton

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 Evals

15-Sep-19

Sunday

12:00 PM

Dutton

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 Evals

21-Sep-19

Saturday

10:00 AM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 Evals

21-Sep-19

Saturday

11:15 AM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 Evals

21-Sep-19

Saturday

12:30 PM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 Evals

22-Sep-19

Sunday

2:30 PM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 Evals

22-Sep-19

Sunday

3:45 PM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 Evals

22-Sep-19

Sunday

5:00 PM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA 5/6 Evals 

AGE (2011 and 2012):

7 and 8 year olds (each participant will get a minimum of 3 evaluation skates, 2 skill sessions and 1 scrimmage) You will be notified by Max Analytics when your child’s skate will be.  You will also be notified by Max Analytics if a 4th skate is required before team formation. There will be no separate goalie evaluation, everyone is dressed as a skater. Please be prepared to skate on any of the times below.


 

14-Sep-19

Saturday

8:15 AM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA Novice Evals (combined)

14-Sep-19

Saturday

9:30 AM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA Novice Evals (combined)

14-Sep-19

Saturday

10:45 AM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA Novice Evals (combined)

15-Sep-19

Sunday

8:00 AM

RRCO

1.00

FGNHA Novice Evals (combined)

15-Sep-19

Sunday

9:10 AM

RRCO

1.00

FGNHA Novice Evals (combined)

15-Sep-19

Sunday

10:20 AM

RRCO

1.00

FGNHA Novice Evals (combined)

21-Sep-19

Saturday

8:15 AM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA Novice 

21-Sep-19

Saturday

9:30 AM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA Novice 

21-Sep-19

Saturday

10:45 AM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA Novice 

28-Sep-19

Saturday

12:40 PM

Re Max

1.00

FGNHA Novice 

28-Sep-19

Saturday

1:50 PM

Re Max

1.00

FGNHA Novice 

RRCO: Iceplex - Red River Coop

Re Max: Iceplex - Re Max

AGE (Minor Atom, 2010):

Each participant will get a minimum of 3 evaluation skates: (2 skill sessions and 1 scrimmage). You will be notified by Max Analytics when your child’s skate will be.  You will also be notified by Max Analytics if a 4th skate is required before team formation. Note of a separate goalie evaluation skate. Please be prepared to skate on any of the times below.


 

14-Sep-19

Saturday

12:00 PM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA 9 Evals

14-Sep-19

Saturday

1:15 PM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA 9 Evals

14-Sep-19

Saturday

2:30 PM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA 9 Evals

15-Sep-19

Sunday

11:30 AM

RRCO

1.00

FGNHA 9 Evals

15-Sep-19

Sunday

12:45 PM

RRCO

1.00

FGNHA 9 Evals

15-Sep-19

Sunday

2:00 PM

RRCO

1.00

FGNHA 9 Evals

19-Sep-19

Thursday

7:00 PM

Century

1.00

FGNHA 9/10 goalie evals

21-Sep-19

Saturday

12:00 PM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA 9 Evals

21-Sep-19

Saturday

1:15 PM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA 9 Evals

21-Sep-19

Saturday

2:30 PM

Keith Bodley

1.00

FGNHA 9 Evals

24-Sep-19

Tuesday

6:00 PM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 9 (bubble)

24-Sep-19

Tuesday

7:15 PM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 9 (bubble)

RRCO: Iceplex - Red River Coop

AGE (Atom, 2009)

Each participant will get a minimum of 3 evaluation skates: (2 skill sessions and 1 scrimmage). You will be notified by Max Analytics when your child’s skate will be. You will also be notified by Max Analytics if a 4th skate is required before team formation. Note of a separate goalie evaluation skate. Please be prepared to skate on any of the times below.

15-Sep-19

Sunday

3:10 PM

RRCO

1.00

FGNHA 10 Evals

15-Sep-19

Sunday

4:20 PM

RRCO

1.00

FGNHA 10 Evals

15-Sep-19

Sunday

5:30 PM

RRCO

1.00

FGNHA 10 Evals

16-Sep-19

Monday

6:00 PM

Century

1.00

FGNHA 10 Evals

16-Sep-19

Monday

7:15 PM

Century

1.00

FGNHA 10 Evals

17-Sep-19

Tuesday

7:15 PM

Sam Southern

1.00

FGNHA 10 Evals

19-Sep-19

Thursday

7:00 PM

Century

1.00

FGNHA 9/10 goalie evals

22-Sep-19

Sunday

8:15 AM

Dutton

1.00

FGNHA 10 Evals

22-Sep-19

Sunday

9:30 AM

Dutton

1.00

FGNHA 10 Evals

22-Sep-19

Sunday

10:45 AM

Dutton

1.00

FGNHA 10 Evals

28-Sep-19

Saturday

3:00 PM

Re Max

1.00

FGNHA 10 Evals (bubble)

28-Sep-19

Saturday

4:15 PM

Re Max

1.00

FGNHA 10 Evals (bubble)

RRCO: Iceplex - Red River Coop Re Max: Iceplex - Re Max


 

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