North Delta Soccer Club
Rep Team Evaluation Process 2014/2015
The tentative schedule for Rep Team Evaluations is posted on the NDSC website, please continue to review the schedule for changes, since there are many situations that arise to interfere with the schedule. We will try to keep changes to a minimum.
Rep teams within the North Delta Soccer Club would include U – 11 Development teams and Div 1(Gold) and Div 2 (Silver) teams from U – 12 to U – 18. In most cases we will try to field a competitive team in both Div 1 and in Div 2.
Where possible, the coaches for the various Div 1 and Div 2 teams will be posted prior to the start of the evaluation process.
For those of you who are new to the process, please be aware that there are two higher levels within the Delta District for ages U – 13 to U - 18. First being the BC Soccer Premiere League (BCSPL) and secondly the Delta Coastal Selects (DCS). Both of these teams run independently from North Delta Soccer Club although we are a partner within the group of clubs participating. Information regarding both of these levels can be found on the links within the Delta Youth Soccer Association or Coastal FC websites.
The player evaluation process starts with the submission by coaches of team/players evaluations. All coaches should have submitted these evaluations. Besides using these for Rep evaluations they are also used in trying to balance teams within the Div 3 and Div 4 House level team selections.
The next step would be the scheduled evaluation sessions. The evaluators are made up of the one coach who has been selected as Head Coach of the team. Two paid technical staff and one club representative. Although there are sessions for Div 1 and then Div 2, I urge all boys to attend both of the group sessions. It allows the evaluators to see the boys more often and the evaluations from Div 1 will also be used for Div 2.Boys will have good nights and bad nights, so the more times they are evaluated the better the result. There will be a lot of soccer within a short time frame.
Player performance in training and games during the regular season (September – March) is the most significant evaluation period.
It is the responsibility of the club that evaluations are fair, transparent and an honest process in final player selections.
Boys attending evaluations must first be registered for the coming season, by registering on line. If for some reason you are not able to pay the registrations fee at the present time select the check option, and we will receive payment at a later date. But we want boys registered in order that we have all the necessary information needed to communicate to the boys. There is a $10 evaluation fee to be paid one time for all club evaluations at the first session sign in. This $10 is to offset some of the costs of the paid staff and field usage fees. If you did attend DCS evaluations that fee is separate from our evaluations so yes you have to pay twice.
Communication regarding the selections will be done by e mail, for both boys selected and boys not selected. If you are selected to a Div 1 or Div 2 team, registration fees must be paid immediately. If you are selected you will have 24 hours to respond that you accept the selection or you reject selection. If you accept, and for some reason at a later date decide you are not playing your registration fee may not be reimbursed.
There are club and team expectations of players and parents at the rep level:
- The expected commitment to practices and games, including good attitude, are much higher.
- There are additional costs to be considered over and above registration fees. Rep fees average $125, plus any cost of kits, etc that the team agrees to. These will be collected by the team managers and submitted to the club by June 30.
- It is not compulsory for Rep players to attend Academy but it is highly recommended, but again there is a cost. Some players attend private coaching sessions at a much higher cost. Our Academy is not intended to duplicate these private sessions, but should be at a level to help boys attain a higher level of soccer ability.
Players and parents need to remember that boys will develop and grow at many different times in their soccer career. And they will go through stages of not being able to compete at the level of previous years.
There are many reasons for boys to not be able to play at the rep level and players and parents should not get discouraged. There is nothing wrong with being the best player on a Div 3 or Div 4 team. In many cases it will be more fun and have much more playing time than playing on a rep team.
Some people may determine that rep teams are already decided based on the previous year of playing Prospect, Development or Rep. To some extent many of the boys playing at those levels will make the Rep teams, but there are always changes, and boys sometimes are overlooked and as mentioned previous boys go through growing spurts and totally change even over the summer period.
We want all boys to play soccer, and to play at their highest level.