BANTAM

Bantam Evaluations Information

Sep. 06 - 2018

Hello All,

     I'd like to thank those of you who attended the Town Hall meeting last night. We were able to discuss a number of the topics and explain the process as openly and clearly as possible. Below is a summary of the items that were discussed. Additionally, some of the schedule information discussed in previous posts have been shored up after coordinating with the Ice Allocator, Bar Down Education, and our VP of Hockey Operations. 

 

Evaluation Details

Goalie Skill Skate counts for 50% of their overall grade and is used for tiering in scrimmage skates.

Goalie scrimmages are worth 50% and are equally weighted between the scrimmage sessions.

Skater Skill Skates count for 10% of their overall grade from Bar Down Education and are used, primarily, for tiering in the scrimmage skates.

Skater Skill Skate drills, of which there are 3, are weighted equally.

For Skaters, each scrimmage is equally weighted (30% each) for Co-Ed Checking scrimmages. Each scrimmage is weighted at 45% for each of the Co-Ed Non-Checking and Bantam Female scrimmages as there are only two scrimmages for each.

Scrimmage shifts will be 75 seconds in length. This may change for scrimmages beyond Scrimmage 1, but we will start with this.

A minor penalty will result in a player being sent to their player's bench and the team remaining short-handed for the remainder of the shift.

A major penalty will result in a player being removed for the remainder of the session and will be written up by the referee and may be subject to supplemental discipline.

 

During Scrimmages, players will be evaluated on:

  1. Skating
    • Quickness
    • Agility
    • Transitions
    • Pivots
    • Gap control for angling in contact situations (checking only)
  2. Puck Skills
    • Passing accuracy
    • range of motion with the puck
    • creativity
    • dekes
  3. Compete Level
    • back checking
    • fore checking
    • second effort attempts
    • engagement in the corners and front of the net
    • Willingness to engage in contact (checking only)
    • Confidence in playing contact hockey (checking only)
  4. Positional Play
    • general positional play
    • maintaining lanes
    • offensive tactics
    • defensive tactics
    • Awareness of position to maximize successful hitting tactics (checking only)
  5. Hockey Smarts
    • spacing
    • read and react
    • coverage
    • team-mate spatial awareness
    • Knowing when separation of man and puck is best suited for contact or successful stick check (checking only)

For Co-Ed Checking Scrimmages, players will move from A, B C levels based on merit.

 

There will be 4 evaluators watching the first two Co-Ed Checking scrimmage sessions and only 3 watching the final scrimmage session to ensure that unique evaluation values are given.

There will be 4 evaluators watching each of the Co-Ed Non-Checking and Bantam Female scrimmages.

 

Evaluation and Draft Schedule

As before, if you decide to opt out of checking, please inform the registrar and myself and we'll make sure you are switched to the non-checking stream.

 

September 18 - Bantam Goalies Skill Evaluation

Note for Goalie Evaluations:

We have ATC confirmed for the goalie skills evaluation. Due to the late confirmation of the schedule, Bar Down was not able to give ATC the dates of the scrimmages to arrange for them to be there for the scrimmage dates and times. They are still working on trying to get this to happen and this is both Bar Down and SAMHA's preferred option. In the case that ATC is unavailable to provide a person to evaluate the scrimmage times, Bar Down is looking to Ian Gordon Goaltending to perform only the scrimmage portion of the goalie evaluations. ATC would still be performing the skills evaluation in this case. This is Bar Down and SAMHA's second choice. In the situation where neither company is able to commit to performing the goalie evaluation for the scrimmage portion, Bar Down will conduct the goalie evaluations themselves. In all cases, barring unforeseen circumstances, there will be goalie evaluators at all sessions.

Regardless of the option we end up having to go with, 50% of the final rank attained through the Skill Evaluation will be ranked to the standard of one company (ATC for the Skills Evaluation) and the final 50% of the final rank will be attained through evaluation to the a standard of one company. Ideally we all wish to be the performed by the same company. Even if this turns out not to be the case, the goalies will be evaluated for each component of their final rank to standards consistently applied to each goalie by professional, contracted, independent, third-party evaluators for all sessions.
 

     PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget Goalie Skill Evaluation Drills

     19:00-20:00 - Akinsdale Arena

     20:15-21:15 - Akinsdale Arena

 

September 22 - Bantam Skater Skills Evaluation 

      Skater Drill Diagrams

      14:15-15:15 - Go Auto Arena - Bantam Female Skater Skills Evaluation

      15:30-16:30 - Go Auto Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Skater Skills Evaluation

      16:45-17:45 - Go Auto Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Skater Skills Evaluation

      18:00-19:00 - Go Auto Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Skater Skills Evaluation

 

Following the  Bantam Female Skater Skills Evaluations, the Female skaters will be placed into 3 equal (based on skills evaluation) teams. The Bantam Female scrimmages will consist of two scrimmages over the 3 slots, Team A vs. Team B, Team B vs. Team C, and Team A vs. Team C.

 

September 23 - Bantam Co-Ed Checking and Bantam Female Scrimmage #1

     14:45-15:45 - Mark Messier Arena - Bantam Female Scrimmage #1

     16:00-17:00  - Mark Messier Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Checking Scrimmage #1

     17:15-18:15  - Mark Messier Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Checking Scrimmage #1

     18:30-19:30  - Mark Messier Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Checking Scrimmage #1

 

September 24 - Bantam Co-Ed Checking and Bantam Female Scrimmage #2

     17:45-18:45 - Mark Messier Arena - Bantam Female Scrimmage #2

     19:00-20:00  - Mark Messier Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Checking Scrimmage #2

     20:15-21:15  - Mark Messier Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Checking Scrimmage #2

     21:30-22:30  - Mark Messier Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Checking Scrimmage #2

 

September 25 - Bantam Co-Ed Checking Scrimmage #3

     18:45-19:45 - Mark Messier Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Checking Scrimmage #3

     20:00-21:00  - Mark Messier Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Checking Scrimmage #3

     21:15-22:15  - Mark Messier Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Checking Scrimmage #3

 

September 26 - Bantam Co-Ed Checking Draft

 

September 28 - Bantam Female Scrimmage#3 & Bantam Co-Ed Non-Checking Scrimmage #1

Note for Co-Ed Non-Checking: If a player goes undrafted from Co-Ed Checking, they will be automatically entered into the Co-Ed Non-Checking Scrimmage series. Their scrimmage scores from Co-Ed checking will not carry over to Co-Ed Non-Checking and they will be freshly evaluated within the group of players competing in the Non-Checking scrimmages as if it was their first scrimmage session. For the draft, "Must pick" players are determined from the rank assigned only at the Skills Skate (10%) and Non-Checking scrimmages (45% each).

 

     18:30-19:30 - Troy Murray Arena - Bantam Female Scrimmage #3

     19:45-20:45  - Troy Murray Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Non-Checking Scrimmage #1

     21:00-22:00  - Troy Murray Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Non-Checking Scrimmage #1

 

September 29 - Bantam Female Draft & Bantam Co-Ed Non-Checking Scrimmage #2

     17:15-18:15  - Go Auto Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Non-Checking Scrimmage #2

     18:30-19:30  - Go Auto Arena - Bantam Co-Ed Non-Checking Scrimmage #2

 

September 30 - Bantam Co-Ed Non-Checking Draft

 

October 4 - Coaches Meeting

 

Draft Information

As per our policy changes, enacted this year, each coach will be presented with a draft list, based on the evaluation ranking. 1.5X the number of players required for the position will be available for the coach to select from.

e.g. In a tier with one team, if a team has 6 defencemen, the list of players available to be drafted will be 9 (6 x 1.5).

 

Of the players listed who are available to be drafted, the top 1/3 of ranked players (based on evaluation rankings) are "must pick", meaning they must be selected before selecting from the remainder of the players available at that position.

e.g. Continuing the example from above, in a tier with one team, of the 9 defencemen presented on the list to the coach to draft, the top 2 defencemen (6 x 1/3) must be selected prior to selecting from the remainder of the pool of available players.

 

  

 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me and I'll do what I can to answer.

Thanks,

Jason

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