EVALUATIONS

Every year the TCFIHA needs to assign players to teams in all divisions. Team assignment is based on skill level.

This is done through the process of evaluations. At the "A" (Rep) level, evaluations are called Tryouts.

  • U7/U9 - teams are balanced
  • "C" (House) - U11, U13, U15, U18 - teams are tiered
  • U11C1 - in female hockey there is not "A" level at U11. Our U11C1 is considered "Pre-Rep"
  • Tier 1 - U13A1, U15A1, U18A1
  • Tier 2 - depending on registrations TCFIHA may have U13A2, U15A2 teams

Evaluations General FAQ's

Player evaluations is one of the most difficult tasks for any hockey association.

There is no such thing as a perfect evaluation process because different people have different views of a hockey player’s ability.

TCFIHA makes every effort to provide objective and fair evaluation process so your player has the best opportunities to develop at an appropriate level of competition and play on a team that is appropriate for her abilities and objectives.

Who are the Evaluators?

The evaluators may be from outside our Association (hired or volunteers) or from within our Association.

If evaluators from within our Association are being used, they MUST NOT have an athlete in the division they are evaluating.

All evaluators are selected and approved by the Board of Directors prior to evaluations.

When are Rep Tryouts? What if my player can't attend?

Rep Tryouts are the last week of August.

Our Rep teams are determined before the Labor Day weekend.

You must be registered for Rep Tryouts in order to attend.  

There is an additional fee for Rep tryouts.

  • U11C1 - $150
  • U13/U15/U18 - $200

ATTENDANCE

  • Players registered for Rep Tryouts must attend every Tryout session. There may extenuating circumstances that may affect your player's attendance, TCFIHA will review these situations on a case-by-case basis.
  • When a player cannot attend a Tryout session, or needs to arrive late or leave early, she should contact the Division Coordinator or Coaching Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to the session. 
  • Any health or other issues that may impact the player’s evaluation must be discussed with the Division Coordinator or Coaching Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to the session.
When are House Evaluations

House evaluations begin after Labor Day weekend.

 

What if my player doesn't want to be evaluated?

Players have the option not to be evaluated and placed on the lowest level team in their age category.

Please advise your Division Coordinator or the Coaching Coordinator if your player do not wish to be evaluated.

EVALUATION PROCESS

The evaluation process for both Rep and House is similar.

Tryouts/evaluations consist of two phases. Players are ranked at the end of each phase.

 

PHASE 1

  • one skills session
  • two game/scrimmage sessions
  • evaluatation by 2-3 independent evaluators
  • Some players will be released at the end of Phase 1. Players moving on to Phase 2 will be notified by the Division Manager.
  • The number of players moving onto Phase 2 is based on our Team Size Policy.

PHASE 2

  • one Coach session
  • Based on our Team Size Policy the Coach session will consists of players "confirmed" and "proposed" for the final roster
  • The interim Head Coach will evaluate the "proposed group of players and select, based on the team size, the number of proposed players for the final roster.
  • The interim Head Coach submits proposed roster to the Team Selection Committee for approval
  • Team Selection Committee will notify the players on the final roster

GOALIES

  • one “goalie only” skills session and two game/scrimmage sessions
  • evaluation by independent outside goalie instructor

 

RELEASES AT EACH PHASE AND FINAL TEAM ROSTERS ARE APPROVED BY THE TEAM SELECTION COMMITTEE.

The Team Selection Committee consists of members of the Board of Directors EXCLUDING any member of the Board with an athlete in the division of the team seeking approvals.

REP TRYOUTS

Rep Tryouts follow the above Evaluation process.

In addition the following apply to Rep Tryouts. (U11C1 is considered Pre-Rep and is included in this section)

 

  • Our Tier 1 teams are usually formed by the Labour Day Weekend
  • For Tier 1 & Tier 2 evaluations, each player must specify their preferred position: forward, defense or goalie.
  • Players are selected for teams based on their overall skill, not positional preference. However, their preference will be taken into consideration in the final selection decision.
  • If a player joins the association during the season prior to the cut-off date for carding and wishes to be considered for a Tier 1 team, they must apply to the TCFIHA Board of Directors, and a decision will be made on an individual basis.

 

TRYOUTS ATTENDANCE

  • To be considered for a Tier 1 or Tier 2 team, each player must attend all evaluation sessions.
  • If a player misses an evaluation session, the player will receive a score of zero for that session.
  • If a player is unable to attend an evaluation session(s) due to sickness or injury your Division Coordinator will review with the Team Selection Committee and the Interim Head Coach. The Team Selection Committee will decide on the individual situation.

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR PLAYING REP

  • The goal of our U13A1, U15A1 and U18A1 is to strive for an opportunity to compete in the BC Hockey Provincials in March.
  • A player that is successful in their Rep tryouts will have their tryout fees provided to the team as part of the team fees.
  • Additional practices or dryland are normal for Rep teams, the extra training is paid for by the team fees, not the Association.

 

COMMITMENT

  • We believe good athletes play multiple sports. TCFIHA do not prohibit players from playing other sports during the hockey season.
  • At the Rep level we expect that players support team success by committing to attend a majority of team practices, games, out-of-town tournaments and other team functions.
  • If a player cannot make the required time commitment, regardless of her abilities and skills, this may affect a player’s placement on a Rep team.
  • Players may be expected to sign a letter to acknowledge and agree to the level of commitment required