Evaluations

This season, NSGSC will be replacing our previous try-out system with a better format and using training camps as a better environment to evaluate players. The new Training Camp system will place a heavier weight on historical data i.e. previous season review (Head Coach), Academy Staff feedback, and training camps.

Why Change?

Simply because we wanted a better process.

1. Historical data. This places the emphasis more on historical seasons data versus one-off try-out performance.

1. A better environment. Players will be playing in a familiar environment with their own team and their coach on the sidelines.

2. Promotes the fact that evaluations are always ongoing. Players who are consistently performing well will be highlighted at the end of season rankings and therefore rewarded with opportunities to progress through our system.

3. A more intimate setting. Fewer players = a closer look at new players. More opportunities for players to be on the ball during gameplay to be seen.

4. Coach mentorship can better occur as Technical Staff will now work alongside the Team Coaches during this process to help prepare the teams for the season ahead and monitor the player’s development.

2012 Born: Incoming U11

Optional Individual Open Assessments

#1: Friday, March 4th: 5:00pm-8:00pm- Fen Burdett (2 x 1HR sessions)

#2: Monday, March 7th: 5:30pm-8:30pm-Windosr (3 x 1HR sessions)

#3: Thursday, March 10th:  5:30pm-8:30pm - Kirkstone (3 x 1HR sessions)

The Details

  • Players MUST attend a minimum of 1 assessment session to be considered for a Division 1 or 2 team
  • Players will play in a 6 v 6 format
  • Players will be pre-sorted for sessions 1 & 2 (start on their current team)
  • Players will be re-sorted for session 3
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2009-2011 Born: Incoming U12-U14

Training Camp with current team

2011 Born - Incoming U12:

#1: Wednesday, March 9th: 6:00pm-9:00pm-Windsor

#2: Friday, March 11th: 6:00pm-9:00pm-Confederation

2010 Born - Incoming U13:

#1: Tuesday, March 1st: 6:00pm-9:00pm- Windsor

#2: Wednesday, March 2nd: 6:00pm-9:00pm-Windsor

2009 Born - Incoming U14:

#1: Wednesday, March 9th: 5:30pm-8:00pm-Fen Burdett

#2: Thursday, March 10th: 6:00pm-8:00pm-Windsor

 

The Details: 

  • Players will attend 1st training camp with their current team.

 If coming from a non NSGSC team, you will be placed according to your current level of play.

  • During training camp, NSGSC staff will run the session along with team coaches and monitor all players for the duration.
  • Player movement on team/tiers will occur during the session based on staff recommendations (Example: tier 2 player to train with tier 1 team) Staff will connect and discuss movements during sessions.
  • Players will attend the 2nd training camp on the team recommended by staff.
  • Please note that there is no registration process necessary for current NSGSC players.
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2007-2008 Born: Incoming U15-U16

Team Camp - ONE NIGHT ONLY

2008 Born - Incoming U15
Monday February 28th: 6:00pm-9:00pm - NSG Indoor Facility ('Bubble')

2007 Born - Incoming U16
Monday March 7th:  6:00pm-8:00pm - Confederation

The Details:

  • All players, including Renegades, will attend the one night ID camp
  • Players will start the session with their current team and may be moved withing the session - up or down based on abilities
  • During training camp, NSGSC staff will run the session along with team coaches and monitor all players for the duration.
  • Following evaluations, players will be selected based on their soccer skills and compatibility with our current teams and players and spaces available
  • Please note that there is no registration process necessary for current NSGSC players.
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2005-2006 Born: Incoming U17-U18

  • Players must complete the Play-Up Declaration Form, confirming their willingness to be assessed for a high level of play.
  • Players will be invited to participate in team training sessions during the month of February
  • Following evaluations, players will be selected based on their soccer skills and compatibility with our current teams and players and the spaces available.
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More Information

Definitions:

Divisional Select level soccer begins at the U11 year and continues through U18, this is necessary for participation in the BC Coastal Soccer League (BCCSL).  Tiering allows for player development and high-performance progression as players move towards and within full-sided competitive soccer and the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) in their U13 year. 

Divisional Select – Division 1 (2005-2008 only) and Division 2 teams, tiered based on player development and competitiveness; multiple teams within one division may be balanced for optimal playing experience.  Divisional Select teams have higher costs of operation and therefore extra fees apply. 

Renegades – Division 1 (2009-2010) and Metro (2005-2008), is the highest performing team at the Club level made up of our most advanced and competitive players in each age group.  Renegades teams have higher costs of operation, including certified professional staff coaches, and therefore extra fees apply. 

BCCSL – BC Coastal Soccer League:  facilitates game play environment for over 21,000 youth players across 8 regional Lower Mainland districts 

BCSPL – BC Soccer Premier League – the provincial level pathway supports the development and identification of players within a standards based environment; from here, players can develop and be selected into the Whitecaps Girls Elite REX program that feeds the Canadian National Women’s Team (Canada Soccer/CSA) 

Eligibility 

  • All players within the NSGSC can express interest to play at the Select Level.

  • Players must be registered for the season they are looking to be evaluated for

  • If a player cannot attend the NSGSC Assessment Training Camps, to be considered for a select team they must notify the club of their absence, ensure they are registered for NSGSC and have paid the Evaluation Fee.  

 Underage Players 

  • Any underage player may express interest and be assessed for a Select level team.

  • To make a Select team, the underage player must make the starting line-up. For example, U11 and U12 play 8v8, therefore an underage player must be evaluated as being in the top players, U13 play 11v11, therefore an underage player must be evaluated as being in the top 11. 

 In-Season Assessments of Players 

All NSGSC Club Team Head Coaches that areheading into a season with Select Levels are responsible to submit evaluations of each player at a few points during the season. Technical Staff assigned to each specific age group will work with the Head Coach throughout the season to ensure that their evaluations paint an accurate picture of the players at the time. 

Number and Level of Select Teams 

  • Prior to the end of the current 2021/22 season, the NSGSC Technical Staff will estimate the number of teams and levels of these teams for the upcoming season. These decisions will be focused on what is best for overall Club/player development and consider the number of players in each age group, league structures, early Club coach evaluations, and Club identification sessions. 

  • Following the NSGSC Assessment Camps, the Technical Staff can increase or decrease the number/level of teams, based on the registered players that attended the NSGSC Final Open Evaluations. 

  • Team formations for all of U11-U13 and all Renegades teams will be done by the Technical Staff 

  • Team formations for all other Divisional Select teams will be done through a collaboartive process involving Head Coaches AGCs and Club Technical Staff

 Coach Selection 

  • Coaches are asked to express their interest in coaching for the upcoming season 

  • Coach selection will be done by the Technical Staff, who know the coaches best 

  • Coaches will be assigned AFTER the formation of teams to ensure that all players are considered for their preferred level 

Appeal Process

Our evaluations process is ongoing and we as a club reserve the right to move our players internally at any time during the season, subject to BC Soccer movement policy. If players feel wrongly placed, they can submit their form once final rosters have been announced.

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