Viper evaluations are starting next week. This time of year, players and parents start to build anxiety with the uncertainty of how the evaluation process works and trying to plan so your player is at his/her best for evaluation night. Here is a quick breakdown so you can best prepare as well as tips for your player on evaluation night.

Evaluation Dates and Times

Travel Squirt 10U (2010 & 2011 Birth Years):

  • Monday, July 6th:  6:15 – 7:15pm
  • Friday, July 10th:  6:00 – 7:00pm

 Travel Peewee 12U (2008 & 2009 Birth Years):

  • Tuesday, July 7th:  6:00 – 7:00pm
  • Saturday, July 11th: 12:30 – 1:30pm

 Travel Bantam 14U (2006 & 2007 Birth Years):

  • Monday, July 6th: 7:30 – 8:30pm
  • Thursday July 9th:  8:30 – 9:30pm

 Travel Midget 16U (2004 & 2005 Birth Years):

  • Wednesday, July 8th:  8:30 – 9:30pm
  • Friday, July 10th:  8:45 – 9:45pm

Tips as you prepare for Evaluations

  1. Make sure your player arrives at the rink on time.  Nothing can knock a player off their game more than having to rush to get dressed.
  2. Make sure your player is well rested and hydrated.
  3. Talk to your player about the two things within their control, effort and attitude.
  4. Effort and enthusiasm are two key attributes of high-level hockey players.  Challenge your player to display their highest effort level on the ice during evaluations.
  5. Remind your player to pay attention to the coaches on the ice as they explain the drill as well as the players who go before them.  The attentiveness will assure they perform the drills correctly.
  6. Be a leader.  Lead by example in each drill.  Call for the pass during the game play.

COVID-19 Precautions/Procedures:

  • Each player/family should do a Daily Health Screening before coming to the rink.
  • No more than 8 players per locker room to allow for social distancing.  If your player prefers to get dressed in the parking lot that is fine too.
  • 2 Parents per player are allowed to watch during evaluations, and can go inside right at the time the ice session starts and must leave right after it ends, no congregating in the lobby is allowed.
  • Masks must be worn while inside the building (except while on the ice).

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