Player Evaluations for Balanced Teams - Schedule, News (CYO Minor Hockey)

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Sep 20, 2022 | CYO President | 1375 views
Player Evaluations for Balanced Teams - Schedule
Schedules have been posted for the balanced team player evaluations for all divisions U9 to U18. Note that each group is done by year of birth to make it easier (no need for names lists). Players are asked to please attend the session they are assigned.


Balanced teams is key to a successful season. The evaluation process allows our coaches and administrators to review where players are at in their skating and hockey skill level. This not only helps us to balance skills between teams, it also shows us where players may need to improve, and helps us track our additional development sessions for each age group. 

This season, all house league divisions will be following the Pathways Evaluation process. The younger divisions (U9, U11) will be used to this setup as it has been used in the past. This year it has been extended up to the remaining age divisions.

For older divisions (U13, U15, U18) we have grandfathered in the old program of program/team request which will be taken into consideration, but is not a guarantee as we cannot have one team with 18 players and other with only 6. Clearly some from the 18 will need to move to the team of 6 to even the numbers out, and in doing so, we would be moving players that would create parity between both teams.


Evaluation Schedule


Group  Year Born  Sun Sept 25  Mon Sept 26  Fri Sept 30  Sat Oct 1  Sun Oct 2
 U9  2015s with last names A-K  8am - 9am        12pm - 1pm  9am - 10am
 U9  2015s with last names L-Z  9am - 10am        1pm - 2pm  10am - 11am
 U9  all 2014s  10am - 11am        2pm - 3pm  11am - 12pm
 U11  all 2013s  11am - 12pm        3pm - 4pm  12pm - 1pm
 U11  all 2012s  12pm - 1pm        4pm - 5pm  1pm - 2pm
 U13  all 2011s  1pm - 2pm        5pm - 6pm  2pm - 3pm
 U13  all 2010s  2pm - 3pm        6pm - 7pm  3pm - 4pm
 U15  all 2009s     6pm - 7pm  8pm - 9pm     4pm - 5pm
 U15  all 2008s     7pm - 8pm  9pm - 10pm     5pm - 6pm
 U18  all 2007s
 & 2006s with last names A-K
 4pm - 5pm  8pm - 9pm     7pm - 8pm   
 U18  all 2005s
& 2006s with last names L-Z
 5pm - 6pm  9pm - 10pm     8pm - 9pm   

Only registered players are able to participate, and players must be paid in full before stepping on the ice. Players who do not attend evaluation will not be rostered to a team until after they can be evaluated. 

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