Removing the bias
Our coaches don't pick teams
Instead of a single coach choosing who they want on a team, an entire panel of coaches watch the skill based drills at the beginning of the tryout and rate player contacts on a 1-5 scale. These points are then added up and handed off to our age group directors who begin assembling groups of athletes to compete in real game like scenarios. Once pools of athletes are formed with similar skill levels, our administration begins to form rosters for each of our teams based on the scores accumulated during evaluations.
How we score
For our players age 14 and under we evaluate all the major skills. After 15, we begin to evaluate skills more specifically by position - for example a backrow player won't have to worry about having to block. Skill evaluation accounts for 50% of their score during tryouts.
The remaining 50% of their score is from an evaluation of how developed their game IQ is - like how well they understand what is going on around them.
Follow the link below to pre-register for the next seasons tryouts. Tryouts are usually held the first week of July, and the schedule and coaches are usually announced in May.
Show up early
You want to show up at least 20 minutes early to finish the paperwork, turn in your insurance card, and get your tryout number to pin to your daughters shirt.
Post tryout dates
Our major teams usually fill up in July, but there are always spots open or new teams created after tryouts. Follow the link below to find out more information.