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Summer Season 2000
Placement and Preseason Sessions
WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE OF PLACEMENTS?
The objective of Placements is to use the Skills Criteria to evaluate each skater's current skill level and place them in the appropriate division for the season.

ALL NCWHL members will be placed during these sessions as we have  restructured the league.

WHAT IS THE FORMAT FOR THESE SESSIONS?
First, there are three distinct placement sessions (1, 2 and 3), and each which will focus on different skills.  So, it is important for each skater to attend one of each session for their division.  I have reprinted the scheduled or placements here:

Green
Session 1: Sunday, March 26  4:15 Fremont
Session 2: Sunday, April 2   6:00 Belmont
Session 3: Sunday, April 9   6:00 Belmont

Red
Session 1: Tuesday, March 21 10:15 Oakland  (P-Z)
           Sunday, March 26  6:00 Belmont   (A-F)
           Sunday, March 26  7:35 Belmont   (G-O)

Session 2: Saturday, April 1  5:45 Belmont (G-O)
           Sunday, April 2    4:15 Fremont (A-F)
           Sunday, April 2    7:35 Belmont (P-Z)

Session 3: Tuesday, April 4   10:15 Oakland (A-F)
           Saturday, April 8   5:45 Belmont (G-O)
           Sunday, April 9     7:35 Belmont (P-Z)

Red session skaters:  Your recommended session will listed by the first letter of your last name.  If you are unable to attend that session, please choose another.

Blue
Session 1: Saturday, March 25  10:15 Belmont
Session 2: Tuesday, March 28   10:15 Oakland
Session 3: Sunday, April 9      4:15 Fremont

Session 1:  Focus on skating and stick skills.  This will be in drill format -
similar to prior placement sessions.

Session 2: Focus on shooting skills in drill and game knowledge in
scrimmage.

Session 3:  Focus on game knowledge and experience in full session
scrimmage.

We have included the portion of placement time spent in game environments to give a more complete picture of each skater's skill level.

HOW WILL MY SKILLS BE EVALUATED?
Off-ice assessor will be present at each session to observe you.  They will use the Skills Criteria to evaluate each skater.

WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND SOME PLACEMENT SESSIONS?
First, the placement process doesn't work well with poor attendance.  We have
significant amount of ice dedicated to this process.  So attendance is
critical.

Having said that, if you can't attend a session 1, 2, or 3, please send me an e-mail and let me know.  The placement committee will then go obtain information regarding your skills for the missed session from coaches and players from your previous season.

WHAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN, AND WHEN?
All placement feedback will be collected by me and given to the players. Since we are evaluating different skills each session, typically the information from all three sessions will be compiled before you receive placement at the end of the process.

However, if the initial division chosen by a skater is in question, the Placement Committee may ask you to attend a second division session as well.  For instance, this may mean you would attend both a blue and red session.  The Board has approved this to give skaters the maximum ice time to demonstrate their skills.

Only those skaters requested by the Placement Committee should attend multiple sessions per week.  There will be no additional charge for these sessions.

WHEN WILL I BE EVALUATED AGAIN?
Each skater is subject to placement once every 12 months.  (This one time it
is mandatory for everyone due to restructuring).  So skater placed now will be
evaluated again in Spring 2001 unless they request placement in the fall.

I know there is some stress built into the Placement process, but I hope this
information helps.  Our mutual league goal is the appropriate placement of all
skaters for improved opportunity for player development and excellent games.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at paulariley@usa.net
I also plan to attend all the red and blue sessions and you can speak with me there.

Thank you for your support and patience.
Paula Riley
Placement Coordinator

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