News and Announcements
Just a reminder of all the ice breakers and back to the box activities we have coming up in the next few weeks.
8:00pm-9:00pm Midget Ice Breaker Pearkes Fieldhouse
Feb 4th All Events are at Pearkes Fieldhouse
12:00-2:00pm Gear Swap
1:00-2:30pm Novice and First year PeeWee (Goalies in full gear)
2:30-4:00pm 2nd Year PeeWee and Bantam ( Goalies in full gear)
4:00-5:30pm Midget Ice Breaker (Goalies in full gear)
6:00-7:00pm Tyke Ice Breaker (Players in full gear please)
5:30pm-7:00 pm Bantam Tryouts Eagle Ridge Community Center
Saanich Minor Lacrosse Evaluation Schedule for 2018
All tryouts to be held at Eagle Ridge Centre @ 1089 Langford Parkway
All players need to arrive 30 minutes early to sign in/register
Mon Feb 5th
Bantam 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Friday Feb 16th
Novice 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Saturday Feb 17th
Midget 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Monday Feb 19th
PeeWee 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Saturday Feb 24th
Midget 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Saturday March 3rd
Novice 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
PeeWee 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Bantam 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Midget 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday March 10thNovice 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
PeeWee 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Bantam 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saanich Minor Lacrosse Assessment Guidelines
The key to having a quality player evaluation experience and player placement is to have the process be transparent, and to have excellent communication amongst all involved.
Players must attend a minimum of one, but may attend all of the scheduled assessment sessions for their division (if they want to try out for the ‘A’ team). All attempts will be made to create a schedule that accommodates age/group sport events, school events, etc. but ultimately the schedule will be set collaboratively by the executive. If the number of players in the division (ie. only enough players for one team) does not warrant the need for an assessment session one will not be held.
Evaluators will be provided forms to rate players on various skills, abilities, attributes and finally if the player should be rated A or B. The data will be complied after each session, attention will be given to insure that all players are being observed, assessed, and provided some feedback. This data will be provided to the coaches to compare with their assessment of the players to identify areas of discrepancy and focus observation on these players at the following assessments. The end result will be a list of players that have been rated as A or B with “bubble” players being noted. Players released from other associations will be given the opportunity to try out for ‘A’ teams and final rosters will not be completed until afterwards.
In some situations, a coach may request additional coach-led practices to finalize their roster.
If numbers warrant the need for a separate goalie assessments, sessions will be conducted to create opportunities to evaluate goalies in controlled environments
The evaluators selected should have the following backgrounds:
● Have no direct connection to the division they are assessing
● Have knowledge of the game
● Ideally have coached or played at a high level
● Be able to observe and provide detailed feedback on players
Evaluators should be consistent and ideally able to attend all of the evaluation sessions for the age division.
Role of the Coach
Following the completion of the evaluation process the coach will select their team. The coach will do this using the data provided. Players not selected to the ‘A’ team may request feedback which would include the data collected by evaluators and any coach observations.
Injury and Illness
If a player is unable to attend any of the scheduled assessments due to injury or illness and is able to provide a doctor’s note which confirms this, they will be provided an opportunity to attend three practices. Following this a decision will be made as to the players placement at A or B.
‘A’ Team Expectations
The following provides a general idea of the level of commitment expected for A teams.
● Two to Three practices per week
● One to Two games per week
● Provincial Championship if team qualifies will be held in mid to late July
● 2 or more out-of-town Tournaments
Novice A – Rob Shahi
Peewee A – Fred Jenner
Bantam A – Ken Passfield
Midget A – Adam Gow
Anyone wanting to register for Peewee will now be placed on a wait list. To be put on this list please contact Sharon Allan.
It is almost that time of year again…. Saanich Lacrosse 2018 is gearing up, and with that so are player assessments!
Our competitive divisions (Novice, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget) will hold player assessments between Feb 5th and March 10th at Eagle Ridge Recreation Center.
Players MUST be registered to participate.
More information to follow in the next week.
Pearkes field house
Do you have some lacrosse gear laying around you would like to sell? Come to our gear swap! This is a great opportunity to meet some other players and sell some used gear.
A registration table will be set up as well as Tigers clothing sales.
All four Victoria Minor Lacrosse Associations will be there!
Come on by and check it out.
Fun Days-Back to the box are being held on the same day:
1:00-2:30 Novice and 1st year PeeWee
2:30-4:00 2nd year PeeWee and Bantam
On a related note:
Early bird deadline is Jan 15th. Register now and save!