Who does the evaluations?
Internal and external evaluators are used, and whenever possible, they will be independent of the age group being evaluated. The Club Head Coach will oversee the evaluation process with assistance from other Club Coaches and Club Executive Members.
What is the evaluation process?
Evaluators will have a list of players, by pinnie number, and a list of criteria they will be evaluating against. Evaluators will observe the players as they participate in drills, small-sided and in some cases full-sided games. Players are evaluated on their athletic ability, attitude, technical skills and aptitude for the game. Feedback regarding their overall performance and attitude during previous playing seasons is also taken into consideration.
Evaluations are based on the level of skills required for the different tiers of teams (Division 1, Division 2, etc.).
How are the teams selected?
At the completion of the final evaluation, a list of players will be identified to be included in the selection pool. The pool will consist of approximately 25% more players than required on the team roster. Player selections will be made by a committee comprised of the Club Head Coach, Team Coach, evaluators and, if required, members of the Club Executive. This is a discretionary process and decisions, while not always perfect, are final.
How are the players notified?
Within 48 hours of the final evaluation, successful players will be contacted by email or telephone. Each player will be required to confirm or decline their acceptance to the selected team within 48 hours. Final team lists will be posted on the website after all players have accepted.
What level of commitment is expected?
To play at a Rep or Development level will involve a greater commitment of time, travel and sometimes additional costs than Division 3 or ‘house’ level teams.
It is expected that Rep or Development Teams will train a minimum two times per week and will play one league game per week.
It will be recommended that all players who are selected onto a Rep or Development Team will register and attend the NDYSC Academy on Friday evenings from October to March. (There will be discounted fees for full team registrations). The cost for Academy is in addition to the regular registration fees and Rep fees. *Teams will not necessarily train together at Academy sessions.
Some Coaches may request that players attend additional training such as core conditioning or related skills sessions during the week or prior to the season. This may be in addition to practices.
Spring & Summer Training:
Rep and Development teams will be encouraged to train together during Spring and Summer and begin their training in mid-August, a few weeks ahead of Div 3 teams.
While NDYSC encourages players to participate in other sports and pursuits, playing at a Rep level suggests the players will make the appropriate commitment needed for the benefit of themselves and their team. If players are unable to meet the commitment of time for training once chosen to a Rep team, that player may be asked to resign from the team and play at a different level within the Club.
What are the Rep Fees?
Div 1 & 2 Teams and U11 Development Teams are required to pay a Rep fee in addition to the usual registration fees. For 2013/14 this fee is $125.
These extra fees are to offset additional costs associated with Rep teams.
The Rep fee is due no later than June 30th and is collected by the Team Manager. The Team Manager will submit the Team Rep fees immediately thereafter to the Club Administrator.
- Additional staff coaching time
- Additional fields and light allocation
- Additional referee fees (AR’s at the older ages)
- Higher quality equipment (game balls)
- Additional soccer kit (2 jerseys provided to rep teams for home and away)
- Spring and summer training (fields and coaching)
- Travel expenses for rep teams that are travelling to Provincial and Coastal cups
How long is the season?
Some coaches will expect to run training sessions throughout the Spring and Summer months. Tournaments and team-building activities are often the focus of these sessions. It is understood that players need rest time and families will have vacations, however, please be aware that as of mid-August, players are expected to participate in team training, training camps and/or tournaments organized by Team coaches and the Club, in preparation for the upcoming season. The season begins the first weekend of September (after the Labour Day long weekend). The BC Soccer season usually ends in March, but successful Cup play can extend the season into April, with Provincial Cup finals being held in early July.
What is the refund policy?
Players that accept a position on a Rep Team, and subsequently withdraw from the team more than 48 hours after providing their acceptance notice, shall not be eligible for a refund (of either the registration or rep fees) in the event such withdrawal is for the purpose of playing in a club other than the North Delta Youth Soccer Club. The only exception is a family and/or household move to another District. Decisions on such matters shall be governed by the Executive in their sole discretion.
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