Evaluations 2021 VAN U FC Evaluation Phase


Evaluation Registration OPEN

VanU FC 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 VanU FC 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 (VanU FC staff coaches). All players who want to play at any level of Div 1 or Div 2 (these are the Division names for the leagues of our U11-U18 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 Div 3 level (formerly Bronze).
  2. Email the Technical Director to let him know your situation. You only need to email if you are unable to attend Phase 3 but would like to be considered for Metro, Div 1 or 2 (boys and girls).
    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.

For players who would like to play Division 3 (recreational) soccer, there is no need to attend an evaluation. You are able to register within your age group for the season. Click here for more information.

Evaluation Info Meetings for Parents

Here are the dates for our parent, coach and AGC Evaluation Info Meetings for the 2021 Evaluations. Please see below:

Date: Meeting topic / age group
Mon Feb 1, 7:30 pm
U10-U17 Age Group Coordinators, Managers and coaches MEETING COMPLETE
Thurs Feb 4, 8:30 pm
Parents of 2008, 2009 & 2010 born players (entering U12-U14)MEETING COMPLETE
Thurs Feb 4, 7:00 pm
Parents of 2011 born players (entering U11)MEETING COMPLETE

VENUE: All meetings will be held via a zoom meeting. To register for the event, please click on the relevant link next to the event.

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