These questions and answers do not explain the entire evaluation process, only some frequently asked items. For more information please refer to the evaluation & team formation process by division that are listed at www.hockeyregina.ca
Players will be evaluated on a scale of 1 to 6 based on their skating and puck handling skills, individual tactics and hockey sense, and body contact where applicable. Players will be evaluated during a combination of skills sessions and / or scrimmages. Note: Bantam and midget divisions do not have skills sessions.
HRI uses independent evaluators and short listed coaches to evaluate all the players. The coaches do not evaluate their own child or any other coaches’ child. Only the independent evaluators will evaluate the coaches’ children. To assist with the team selection process the evaluators are provided with a list of the players by name and jersey number. For each stage all players are given a new jersey and number.
All communication will be done via e mail to notify you of your child’s initial ice session and subsequent sessions. In most cases you will receive an e mail within 24 hours of completing a stage as to when your child’s next session will be. Some divisions are a multiple stage process where some players move on to the next stage and the remaining players move to the next tier. Please see the specific evaluation procedure for the division your child is registered in.
It is always a challenge to make the teams equal for evaluations due to the large number of players involved. Unfortunately, it does not work out as planned. For the initial stage of each division each evaluation team will receive similar number of players from the divisions the players were registered in for the previous season. The list is further sorted by position. For example, the pee wee tier 1 evaluation teams would have similar number of returning Pee Wee 1, 2 & 3 players and atom 1,2 & 3 players. For each subsequent evaluation stage the teams are formed using the evaluations scores and subsequent rank order from the previous stage. These teams are also sorted by position.
HRI teams are determined by a draft process. Only the head coaches are available to attend the draft and there is no protecting of players, assistant coaches or team officials. Coaches will be given a list of players and the ranking order to select from during the draft. To ensure that players are selected to play where there skills dictate the HRI team selection process requires that the top ranked* players must be selected to a HRI team. *Note: for each division and tier the actual number of top ranked players that must be selected differs. Please see the specific team selection process for the specific division and tier your child plays in.