Tryout Process





1) This Appendix will outline the tryout process for the selection of players for all Competitive

 teams within DDMBA


2) There will be a Competitive Tryout Committee established by the Competitive Coordinator in

 concert with Board. This committee will be responsible to:

a) Review and update where necessary each age levels evaluation criteria. There may

 be different criteria required at each age level. The Committee will also review the

 player selection process to make any changes/amendments as required.

b) Select personnel needed to fill the required positions to complete the evaluations.

 In situations where teams Head Coach and Non-player coaching staff is already

 in place, that coaching group will be permitted to conduct their own team/player

 evaluations. If required, that coaching group will also find people to run any

 required drills. There must also be an impartial observer appointed by the

 Committee to oversee that teams process and the observer will report to the



3) All players wishing to participate in the selection process must be registered through the

 DDMBA website with at minimum tryout fees paid. The DDMBA treasurer or his Arrows

 treasurer designate will confirm eligible players prior to the start of tryouts.


4) The tryout process may be broken down into three phases.

a) Initial Evaluation:

i) All players attending the evaluations will be evaluated on an impartial and blind” process. This means players will be evaluated in a process which does not use their

name. The player will be assigned a number to keep for the duration of the tryouts.

All players trying out will not be permitted to wear any Arrows swag or previous Arrows team apparel so as not to unduly influence evaluators.

ii) In this phase all players will be evaluated on basic skills. The Tryout Committee

 will determine the basic skills and the assessment drills for each level. This phase

 may be done indoors with the purpose of obtaining a basic understanding of the

 skill levels present. After this phase players may be broken down into comparable

 groups for the start of on field evaluations.

b) Secondary Evaluation:

i) During this phase all players will be further assessed on their skills as determined

 by the Committee. This phase will normally be completed on the field but may be

 done indoors if weather is a factor. Players may be reassigned after this phase. (i.e.

 the AAA coach(es) may decide to shorten the list of players they are interested in

 looking at.

c) Game Play:

i) Inter-squad games are played at this phase to see and assess the players in-game


ii) No teams will be finalized without completing this phase.


5) Coaches from the levels below AAA (AA and A) are highly encouraged to participate/observe

 the higher-level evaluations. This coaching participation will allow more observation of

 players who may be released to a lower level to better obtain an understanding of these players

 skills and abilities.


6) Final team selection must be completed with the impartial observer present. Notes must be

 kept by the evaluators and/or coaching staff regarding evaluation data used to determine

 selection of players. Evaluators and/or coaching staff may be required to justify player

 selection to the Competitive Tryout Committee and/or the Competitive Coordinator.


7) After completion of the tryout process and teams have been finalized, any player may request

 feedback on their tryout, strengths and/or areas to improve. Only information about the

 individual players own evaluation may be given. The individual players tryout ranking will not

 be stated nor will any other player’s tryout information be given.


8) All evaluation sheets and information ie spreadsheets are to be held/saved for at least one year

 but must not be used for any future tryout evaluations.

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