Saturday, August 20, 2011

Peewee Sort-out Process

This post is aimed at providing some general information regarding the upcoming peewee house sort-out process.
  • Peewee house consists of three levels, A, B and C.
  • Peewee A is body checking. Peewee B and C are not body checking.
  • Body contact will occur as a natural element of the game of hockey at any level. It is important that parents understand the difference between body contact and body checking as the terms are applied in hockey.
  • There are currently players sufficient for fourteen teams in peewee house. Sort-outs are used to balance the players into the fourteen teams.
  • Players will each receive four one-hour sort-out times and will be assessed over the course of two weeks.
  • Players will be assessed on their demonstrated skating abilities (technique as well as speed), general hockey skills (passing, shooting, puck handling), and overall hockey sense (hunger for the puck, attitude, team play, instinct, etc.).
  • Goalies will have a separate "goalies only" assessment.
  • You will receive an email from the convenor indicating your sons's first two assigned times.
  • After the first two assigned times, there will be an initial sorting and the second two assigned times will determine the final sorting.
  • Players assessed as peewee A after the first two times will be further assessed on their willingness to engage in the physical part of the game. This body checking clinic is mandatory for those players who wish to play at the peewee A level.
  • Evaluators will have currently 231 players to assess. To help us do the best job possible, it is critical that every player attends all four assigned sessions.
  • Sort-outs will likely be the over the nine days between Sat Sept 10 and Sun Sept 18, including some weeknights scheduled. I do not have a schedule or ice times yet to be sure though.
Sort-out Volunteers

The sort-outs will not be successful without volunteers. I am looking for the following:
  • Sign in table: during sort-outs, we have a sign in table to greet players, hand out pinnies, mark players attendance and receive pinnies back at the end of the hour. Students can volunteer for the sign in table for their volunteer hours.
  • Evaluators: score the players during skills and game sessions.
  • On Ice: run the skills session, keep the skills session going and "referee" the scrimmage games.

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