Evaluations and Player Placement (player evaluation and selection website)
2012 Player Placement Process and Policies
See the technical section at the Aurora Website for details of why we have divisions as well as player profiles for each age group.
Commencing with the 2012 Outdoor season, the Club has implemented several changes to the Evaluation and Placement process. HUSA Consulting (and its director Bryce Chapman) will contunue serving as the technical support for all player and coach development programs. HUSA has selected a group of evaluators and will continue to work and train with. HUSA will be responsible for player evaluation and placement through the evaluation processes set forward by the Aurora Soccer Club and HUSA.
Due to time constraints and the fact that this is only a transition from Indoor to Outdoor there is no age change, so therefore the Jamboree will be conducted in the Fall of 2012 for the Indoor season again.
U12, U14 and U16 player will be preplaced on the basis of coaching evaluations for previous seasons, and the player's previous playing history with the Club. Where a player joins the club for the first time, the player will be placed at the lowest level of evaluation, unless the preplacement committee is familiar with the player's ability level.
Upon registration, each player will be given notice of his or her first evaluation session(s). In addition, times and locations will be posted on the Aurora website.
Due to time constraints, the evaluations will not be able to be conducted from bottom up for U14 and U16 age groups. Each player will be evaluated during his or her first evaluation session (in some cases, players will be asked to attend two initial evaluations). Evaluation scores are then tabulated and the Placement Committee will meet to review scores and to determine which players will be evaluated for the next highest division. Phone calls will not be made. Results will be posted on the Aurora website.
Viewings and Final Placements
All players are required to attend a divisional viewing, for the purpose of permitting prospective coaches to view the players for the purposes of team selection. Once all viewings are complete, final placements will be made. Players placed in Divisions 2-4 will be placed on a team on the basis of a draft conducted by the team coaches. Team selections will be posted in the same manner as evaluations and viewings.
Conduct of Evaluation Sessions
Many of the evaluators employed by the Club will have no children currently playing U12-U16 soccer. In some cases, they will have children in the Club, but no evaluator will conduct an evaluation or participate in deliberations where that evaluator has a son or daughter playing the age/gender group in question.
Coaches and other volunteers will be called upon to assist with organizing and running evaluation sessions, and in some cases those volunteers will have a son or daughter in the age/gender group being evaluated. They will not, however, participate in the evaluation. Where a parent is a candidate to coach a Premier Division team (or a Division 2 team where only one team will be formed), the coach will be permitted to participate in team selection only where their son or daughter has been evaluated and placed in the division by the placement committee prior to their selection as coach.
Injured or Ill Players
If a player is injured or ill at the time of evaluation, but is able to proceed, he or she should inform person taking registration at the commencement of an evaluation or viewing session. Details should be provided, to permit the evaluators to take the difficulty into account.
The Club has made every effort to avoid conflicts with other commitments when assigning evaluation and viewing times. Where a player must miss a scheduled time by reason of a conflict , injury or illness, advance notice should be emailed to the club at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with details. Where a player is unable to attend an evaluation session, he or she will be given a preliminary placement on the basis of playing history and prior evaluations. Players and parents should understand that missing an evaluation session may result in the player missing an opportunity to remain in a higher division. Missing an evaluation may be a distinct disadvantage where a player seeks to advance a division.
Where a player misses evaluations due to late registration, a returning player will be placed as if they were a player who missed their evaluation session. New players will be evaluated at the discretion of HUSA and will be placed on that basis.
Commencing April 15, any player wishing to receive the results of his or her evaluation and placement process may request the information by emailing a request to email@example.com no later than April 30. Upon receipt, a report detailing the players preplacement and evaluation scores, together with a general report on the score ranges for each division will provided as time permits.