Player Evaluation and Rostering Process
The goal of the placement process is to maintain a fair, objective and thorough process for assessing a player’s abilities and skills in order to place each player on a team that will best match and challenge their current level of play. Players in U8-U19 will be placed on teams in accordance with the USYS and WSA birth year matrix. If player numbers are large enough to roster more than one team, LVYS, under the direction of the Board of Directors and its DOC and Coaches, will hold a skills assessment/tryout for players U8-U19 to place individual players on a team that will allow the greatest opportunity for development & skill growth.
Executive board makes the final vote on each team. The remaining board is welcome to give input throughout the meeting. Previous season’s coaches are invited to advise on player abilities and skills when prompted about their previous season. This is closed to stakeholders.
The intent of Lander Strikers team rostering is to build teams to best abide by WSA rules, improve players, retain players and provide a safe environment for each player.
Each player should be first placed on an age appropriate team.
Each player, once designated by age, should then be placed on their gender appropriate team.
Once a player is placed on an age and gender appropriate team, they can then be adjusted based upon roster size and skill of the player. Skill will be based upon an evaluation process including tangible skills (evaluations) and intangible skills (coach input, DOC input, etc)