For player evaluations, Hingham Youth Soccer is using independent, professional soccer organizations servicing both town and club soccer programs. Professional coaches will conduct evaluations of the current 4th and 5th (Grade 5/6) and 6th and 7th (Grade 7/8) grade soccer players who have registered to participate in Hingham Youth Soccer for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 season.
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What are the age groupings for Grade 5/6 (U12) and Grade 7/8 (U14) travel divisions?
· Grade 5/6 (U12) age group = born after 1/1/05 (current 4th and 5th graders)
· Grade 7/8 (U14) age group = born after 1/1/03 (current 6th and 7th graders)
What to wear and bring to evaluations?
- Shin guards are required for all players participating in evaluations. Soccer cleats are highly recommended. Shirts, shorts, and socks should not be club related. Bringing water is also highly recommended.
- Each player will be assigned a number when s/he checks in at the first session; this number should be pinned on the back of the player’s shirt at each session.
What are the coaches evaluating at the evaluations?
- Fundamental soccer skills are evaluated in 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, 4 vs 4 and 8 vs 8 formats.
- The fundamental soccer skills evaluated include
- Technical skills (ball control, ball handling, offensive and defensive skills)
- Tactical and spatial skills
- Attitude and effort
Who should go to evaluations?
- Every player should attend all sessions that are allocated to his/her age group so that s/he can be most fairly and accurately evaluated. This includes players that do not believe their abilities will get them placed on the first or second teams. Having an evaluation of all abilities will help HYS assemble the balanced teams.
- The age groups will be split alphabetically by last name for both evaluation sessions. Players should try to attend the designated session for their last name, but can switch sessions if necessary.
- Goalkeepers. There will be a separate goalkeeper evaluation for players interested in playing goalie for 50% of the game. Interested players should attend both the goalkeeper tryout session and the field tryout sessions.
- For players that attend both sessions, the highest average score from the two sessions will be used for placement. This allows players a second chance if they have a single bad session.
- HYS recognizes that some players, especially in the spring, give higher priority to other sports. For these players we ask that you consider not taking a place on the first or second team. Players who do not wish to be placed on the first or second team due to other sports should note this at evaluation check-in, but should still attend. Again, this will allow HYS to have an accurate assessment of the player’s ability when the balanced teams are assembled.
- Parents and coaches are welcome to stay for the sessions, but will not be allowed to be on the playing fields during the evaluation sessions.
- If any player cannot attend evaluations due to an injury, they must contact the Registrar prior to their allotted tryout dates/times. If the player is a returning registered player of HYS, a placement decision will be made based on their past performances and evaluations. If the player has not previously played with HYS, the Division Director with the backing of the HYS Board will determine the appropriate placement for that player and for the league as a whole.
- Players who go to evaluations but decide not to play in HYS should notify HYS prior to July 1st in order to receive a partial refund. There are no refunds for players who opt out of HYS after July 1st. HYS appreciates your cooperation in notifying the registrar in a timely manner; by doing so, you are enabling HYS to make the necessary roster adjustments, insuring that each team has enough players for a successful fall and spring season.
If you have any questions, please contact Hingham Youth Soccer, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org