Evaluations

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Club Vision - The NSGSC Club Evaluation Process is an inclusive evaluation process to find the level each player is capable and willing to play at in a fair, transparent manner.

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 U14 year.

NSGSC Selects for the following Divisions: (specific divisions are based on BCCSL League structure which is subject to change)

BCCSL – BC Coastal Soccer League - facilitates gameplay 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) 

Evaluations For 2024/25 Are Now Finished

The evaluation process for the 2024/25 season is now over. Good luck to all players who participated in this year's evaluations!

Below is an invite tracker designed to outline the status of our evaluation invitations.

U11-U14 - Division 1 invites will be sent out by March 31st. Division 2 invites will be sent out by April 8th. An email to all players who participated in evaluations will be out by April 15th.

U11 (2014)
Division 1 - Completed
Division 2 - Completed

U12 (2013)
Division 1 - Completed
Division 2 - Completed

U13 (2012)
Division 1 - Completed
Division 2 - Completed

U14 (2011)
Division 1 - Completed
Division 2 - Completed

U15 (2010)
Division 1 - Completed
Division 2 - Pending

U16 (2009)
Division 1 - Completed
Division 2 - Pending

U17 (2008)
Metro - Completed
Division 1 - Pending
Division 2 - Pending

U18 (2007)
Metro - Completed
Division 1 - Pending
Division 2 - Pending

If you are an Out of Club player looking to get evaluated for the 2024/25 season, please contact Amelia (amelian@nsgsc.com) if you are a 2012-2014 born player OR Lee-Ann (leeannd@nsgsc.com) if you are a 2007-2011 born player.

Pending: Invitations have not yet been sent. We are in the process of preparing.
In Progress: This indicates invitations have been sent, and the acceptance window is still open. We're actively in the process of receiving and compiling responses.
Complete: We've received all necessary responses, and the evaluation process for this age group has finished.

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Evaluation Process

NSGSC Player Eligibility

  • All players within the NSGSC can express interest to play at the Select Level (Metro, Division 1, Division 2).
  • Anyone is eligible to attend the NSGSC Final Open Evaluations (entering U11-U13).
  • Players must be registered for the season they are looking to be evaluated for.
  • Players must pay the NSGSC Club Evaluation Fee to attend the NSGSC Final Open Evaluations (entering U11-U13).
  • If a player cannot attend the NSGSC Final Open Evaluations, to be considered for a select team they must notify the club of their absence, ensure they are registered for the NSGSC and has paid the Evaluation Fee.

Underage Players

  • Any underage player may express interest to be assessed for a Select level team.
  • To make a select team, the underage player must make the starting line up of the top team in the age group. For example, U11 and U12 play 8v8, therefore an underage player must be evaluated as being in the top 8 players of the age group, U13 play 9v9, therefore an underage player must be evaluated as being in the top 9.

New to NSGSC players

  • Any player new to NSGSC may express interest in being assessed for a Select level team using the “Out of Club Request for Assessment” form available above.
  • Players will be contacted by the technical staff to arrange for an assessment.

Number and level of select teams

  • Prior to the end of the current 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 Evaluations process, the Technical Staff can increase or decrease the number/level of teams, based on the registered players that attended the NSGSC Evaluations.

In-Season Assessments of Players

  • All NSGSC Club Team Head Coaches moving into a season with Select Levels are responsible to submit evaluations of each player at a few points during the season. The evaluations use a four-corner approach: Technical, Tactical, Physical, and Psycho-social considerations. The 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.

Team Formation

  • The NSGSC Technical Staff will oversee the entire team formation process.
  • For U11-U13, the NSGSC Technical Staff will complete the team formation process based off the In-Season Assessments and the Final Open Evaluation.
  • For U14-U18, the NSGSC Technical Staff will complete the team formation process based off the In-Season Assessments and the designated additional on field assessments.
  • Goalkeepers will be recommended by the NSGSC Technical Staff, based off an on-field evaluation and the best fit for the player.

NSGSC Final Open Evaluation Process (U11-U13)

  • All Paid Registered Players entering the U11-U13 age group are grouped into Evaluation Groups based off the In-Season Assessments by the NSGSC Technical Staff and Club Coaches.
  • Number of players in each group will be based off the number of players in the age group and the ability of that age group/year.
  • Each Group is assigned 2-3 time slots to attend, as determined by the Technical Staff (depending on age and number of attending players)
  • During evaluations, goalkeepers will be assessed for possible placement during team formation.
  • During their assigned time, players will be assessed by the NSGSC Technical Staff who will be responsible for the team formations.
  • Players may be asked to move groups and therefore, should be flexible to attend the clubs designated evaluation time slots.
  • The NSGSC Final Open Evaluation On-Field Team will consist of:
    • NSGSC Technical Staff
    • Registrar – independent to all age groups and will be responsible for all evaluations registration and sign in.
    • Optional – pre-selected coaches as determined by the Technical Staff

NSGSC Evaluation Process (U14-U18)

  • All Players interested in playing Selects or interested in moving a level (e.g. Division 3 to Division 2 or Division 2 to Division 1) can independently fill in a “NSGSC Player Play Up Request Form” so the Technical Staff can arrange for the appropriate assessment to be completed.
  • Players identified by NSGSC Technical Staff or Team Head Coaches to move a level may also be approached to arrange for the appropriate assessment to be completed.
  • The NSGSC Technical Staff will work closely with the NSGSC Team Head Coaches to ensure that all players have been assessed and are playing at the best level for player development.
  • An additional player assessment could be one of the following:
    • Invitation to train with the level you are interested in playing in
    • An open identification session, should there be a large number of interested players
    • Alternate evaluation session as determined by the Technical Staff

Select Coaches

  • All current and potential new Select Coach must apply to coach each year expressing their interest to coach, outlining their current certification, and previous coaching experience.
    • Volunteer Coach Application registration HERE
  • Coaches will be selected by the Technical Staff.
  • Coaches are selected AFTER the assessments are made, to ensure the players are assigned to their designated level first.

Acceptance of Offers/Payment of the Select Fee

  • Once the Team Formation has been completed, notification of placement will begin.
  • The NSGSC will communicate the timeline that the players should receive notification.
  • Final acceptance for a Select team will be considered complete when the Select Fee is paid within the set timeline window.
  • Any exceptional circumstances that may result in failure of acceptance, will be handled by the NSGSC Technical Staff.

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.
  • We value all of our players and understand that it can be difficult to accept placement decisions, so we take every appeal seriously and strive to provide the best possible outcome for all. Parents/guardians of players who wish to appeal their child’s placement on a team can do so by completing the Appeal Form:
    • Appeal must be received within 3 days of the determination of placement/offer letter being sent
    • Appeal results will either be refused or granted with further comment provided by email within 3 business days of receipt of appeal form. No appeals will be discussed over phone, in person or otherwise.
    • There are no further appeals of these decisions.

FAQ's

Q: When does divisional select level soccer start?

A: Divisional select level soccer begins at the U11 year and continues through U18. This helps tier for participation in the BC Coastal Soccer League (BCCSL).

 

Q: Who is eligible to express interest in playing at the select level?

A: All players within the NSGSC can express interest to play at the select level (Metro, Division 1, Division 2).

 

Q: Can underage players be assessed for a select level team?

A: Yes, underage players may express interest and be assessed for a select level team. However, they must make the starting lineup of the top team in their age group to be considered.

 

Q: What if I am new to NSGSC? Can I still be assessed for a select level team?

A: Yes, they can fill out the "Out of Club Evaluation Registration" form available above.

 

Q: Are there any fees associated with the evaluation process?

A: Yes, current NSGSC players must pay the NSGSC Club Evaluation Fee to attend the NSGSC Final Open Evaluations (entering U11). Out of club players must pay the fee associated with being assessed.

 

Q: I have been a part of the NSGSC in the past but didn't play last year, how can I be assessed for the upcoming season?

A: You will be considered as a non-NSGSC member and can fill out the "Out of Club Evaluation Registration" form available above.

 

Q: If my player is currently playing Division 2 but does not want to play Division 1, do we have to register for evaluations?

A: Yes. All U11 & U12 Select players (Division 1 & 2), are required to register for evaluations. Only players who wish to play at the next tier will be required to fill out the "play up request" form.

 

Q: How are goalkeepers selected?

A: Goalkeepers are recommended by the NSGSC Technical Staff based on an on-field evaluation and finding the best fit for the player. Please note that part-time goalkeepers are assessed both on-field and in-goal to ensure their abilities match.

 

Q: I'm interested in coaching, how do I apply?

A: All interested coaches can apply by filling out the following form: HERE

 

Q: How are teams formed?

A: The NSGSC Technical Staff oversees the team formation process. For U11-U13, the team formation process is based on in-season assessments and the final open evaluation. For U14-U18, team formations are based on in-season assessments and designated additional on-field assessments.

 

Q: How will I be notified of my placement?

A: Once the team formation process is completed, notification of placement will begin. The NSGSC will communicate the timeline for receiving notifications.

 

Q: Is there an appeal process if I feel wrongly placed?

A: Yes, players can submit an appeal form once final rosters have been announced. The club reserves the right to move players internally during the season, subject to BC Soccer movement policy.

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