SAMHA EVALUATIONS

U7 (2016-2017)

U15 (2009-2008)

CHECKING - SEPTEMBER 23nd 

U15 CHECKING

Players have been assigned to an assessment group based on their tier from the previous season. Players in U15 are evaluated by position. All U15 players will participate in three scrimmage skates. Player groupings will be reshuffled between all evaluation scrimmages. Skate times will be posted as soon as they are available.

IMPORTANT: The U15 checking program has an imbalance of players this season, and to align with our League (EFHL) and Hockey Alberta's requirements, we have developed the following structure. There will be a limited number of places within the checking program, and players must evaluate to qualify. Players not selected for the checking program will be allowed to play U15 checking with another association or to play within the SAMHA Non-checking program. There are currently 156 players registered in the SAMHA checking program; there are 152 places available. These numbers may vary as players move through the AA tryout process. 

To learn more about the evaluation process please review the Evaluation and Placement Handbook.

TierTeamsForwardDefenceGoalie
1220144
2330216
3330213
*All numbers a subject to change throughout the evaluation process.
U15 SCHEDULE

IMPORTANT: Due to the high volume of players being evaluated we are unable to accommodate change requests. If you are unable to attend an assigned scrimmage please complete this form stating the reason why. 

PLAYER SCRIMMAGE -Absence Reporting Form 

U18 (2005-2007)

IMPORTANT: Due to the high volume of players being evaluated we are unable to accommodate change requests. If you are unable to attend an assigned scrimmage please complete this form stating the reason why. 

PLAYER SCRIMMAGE -Absence Reporting Form 

U7

Skill Assessment: September 25th

Players at this age can anticipate moving through a series of stations to evaluate their fundamental skills. The session is 30 minutes long.

Parents will receive an email the week of September 19th with your assigned skate time.  

U11 AA JR RAIDERS

Thank you to all players for participating in the U11 AA tryouts. The Head Coach(s) will contact players selected for the team before September 6th.

Players not selected for the team will be transferred to the SAMHA U11 program and assigned a scrimmage skate time. Scrimmage skate times will be posted on September 8th. A full schedule is available below. 

SAMHA PLAYER PLACEMENT AND EVALUATIONS

PLAYER EVALUATION APPEAL POLICY

An internal appeal mechanism is hereby established for the limited purpose of whether player selection was not made according to the rules or process.

Dissatisfaction with the selection of head coach or assistant coach are not grounds for appeal.

Any appeal shall be made via email to the Evaluations Director (evaluationsdirector@samha.ca).

The Evaluations Committee shall evaluate whether the appellant has valid grounds for appeal. There is a $100 fee to initiate the appeal process; should the Committee determine that there are grounds for appeal this amount is refunded.

If no valid grounds for appeal exist, the Evaluation Director shall notify the appellant in writing that the appeal will not be heard.

If valid grounds for appeal exist, the Evaluation Director shall then convene an appeal hearing before the Executive Board of Directors within 7 days.

The appellant shall present evidence and testimony to the Board. Following testimony, the Executive Board of Directors shall close the hearing, begin deliberations and render a written decision via email within 24 hours. An internal appeal mechanism is hereby established for the limited purpose of whether player selection was not made according to the rules or process.

 

VOLUNTEERS 

SAMHA relies on dedicated volunteers to support our evaluation process and we truly value your time and commitment. Please complete the following to participate in player evaluations.

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TEAM GENIUS 

SAMHA is committed to supporting more coach involvement throughout the evaluation process and we intend to provide coaches with the tools needed to succeed. This season we are excited to introduce Team Genius to help support this process. SAMHA feels that coaches and parents will see immense value in this robust online evaluation tool. Learn more...Team Genius


SAMHA COMMITMENT 

SAMHA remains committed to supporting the following objectives: 

  • Provide an impartial, consistent and comprehensive evaluation of a player’s total hockey skills, resulting in the best chance to develop.
  • To form teams that maintain a skill balance where players can develop, participate and have fun playing hockey.

  • To develop an evaluation process that is transparent and trusted by players, parents, and coaches. 

  • To provide coaches with the opportunity and flexibility to build a team based in part on their own coaching philosophy and knowledge of player skills and attitude.