VUFC is committed to ongoing in-season evaluations. Rather than base team formation strictly on end of season "tryouts", we strive, particularly for U11 to U14 teams, to evaluate players throughout the season in four phases.
Phase 1 consists of VUFC staff coach feedback in the form of written reports and conversations with the Technical Director.
Phase 2 consists of team coaches filling out end of season Player Assessment Forms for their players.
Phase 3 consists of on-field, post-season sessions where the players are evaluated by independent evaluators (VUFC staff coaches). Registration will open for these sessions shortly. All players who want to play at any level of Gold/Div 1, Silver, Silver A or Div 2 (these are the Division names for the leagues our U11-18 Boys and Girls play in) must register for Phase 3.
Phase 4 allows for the coaches who have been picked to run the team the next season to have a say in team selection based on their knowledge of the players and/or notes they have taken at Phase 3. This is the last part of the process and occurs at Team Formation Meetings once Phase 3 is completed.
Every year several players are unable to attend some or all of the Phase 3 sessions due to being out of town, illness or injury. If this applies to you, here's what to do:
1. Register for the Phase 3 sessions anyways. Registering for Phase 3 is how players tell us they want to be considered for one of the teams we are evaluating for and it puts you on our communications lists for information related to the Evaluations, including changes to session dates, times and fields. It also ensures your name is on the list of players we take to Team Formation Meetings to form teams. Emails related to Evaluations are only sent to those who register as they are sent using the registration database. The only players who should not register for Phase 3 are those who have decided to play at Bronze on the boys side or Division 3 and lower on the girls side (Silver B for girls playing U11 or U12).
Because we have four phases for evaluating players, missing Phase 3 is not the end of the world. While it is of course better to be available for this phase we are still able to use other information we have to place players on teams.
We have finalized our parent, coach and AGC meeting schedule for the 2017 Evaluations. Please see below:
|Date||Information Meeting Topic/Age Group|
|Monday, January 30, 6:00 pm||2016-17 U10-13 AGC's and coaches|
|Monday, January 30, 7:30 pm||Parents of 2005 born players (entering U13)|
|Monday, February 6, 6:00 pm||Parents of 2007 born players (entering U11)|
|Monday, February 6, 7:30 pm||Parents of 2004-06 born players|
|Monday, February 20, 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm||Parents of current U10 Players|
|Monday, February 20, 6:30 pm||Final Evaluation Info Meeting and Q&A (open to all)|
*** As weather limited the ability of many to attend the Evaluations Info Mtg for current U10 parents, we have added a second date for this meeting that will take place on Monday, February 20th from 5:15pm to 6:30pm at the Dunbar Lawn Bowling Clubhouse. ***
* VENUE: All meetings will be held at the Dunbar Lawn Bowling Clubhouse, located at 3850 W 31st Ave. A small parking lot is available on West 31st, one block west of Dunbar.