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SARA Evaluation Policy

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  1. How do I know which evaluation session to go to? 

    The list of players that are assigned to each of the evaluation sessions will be posted as a news article on the respective division page. 
  2. How many evaluation skates are there? 

    At the beginning of the ringette season, athletes from all divisions (U10-U19) will be given the opportunity to attend a minimum of two or three evaluation ice times, depending on the division.

  3. Why do we need to go to all the evaluations?

    It is important that athletes attend all of their designated ice times, as absences from evaluation skates may have a significant impact on their final placement.  Exceptions, such as illness, may be taken into consideration.

  4. Who evaluates the players? 

    SARA uses independent evaluators such as an NRL team or the University team. 

  5. What do I need to know if my daughter wants to try out for an A team?

    Players wishing to try out for an A team are asked to make the appropriate selection during the registration process. This information will be used to inform the evaluation and team selection process.  There is no separate evaluation process for A teams; there is a separate evaluation process (and fee) for AA evaluations.  Please see the AA information page for more details.

    What is the purpose of the evaluations?

  6. The primary goal of the SARA Player Evaluation Policy is to fairly and consistently evaluate athletes for the purpose of placing them on teams with athletes of similar ability.
  7. I see the schedule for evaluations but no player breakdown is listed under the teams/divisions. Where can I access this?

    We often have players registering at the last minute so usually we have the information posted approximately one week prior to the skates (but it can be posted earlier). 

    As our evaluation dates are staggered, the posting of this information will depend on the evaluation start date for your daughters division.

    The evaluation components include a conditioning skate, the UAA assessment (U10-U14) and then the scrimmage skates. The players will be divided for the conditioning skate and then assigned to a specific evaluation ice slot following each skate.

    Please feel free to contact your division coordinator with any additional questions you may have.

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