After reading the section below "Assigning Player Ratings", the following steps should be followed:
- Log on to WebYouthSoccer in "Coach" role and select "Evaluations".
- Assign a rating for each player relative to all the players in the division, as you have observed them through the season.
- Note problematic issues in comments if there are any. This is where you can send a message to next year to avoid a problem, such as having two players that are disruptive or don't get along on the same team. Or perhaps a player is disruptive, or not motivated. Don't feel obligated to comment, but please do if there is a problem that can be better handled next year.
You may change your evaluations at any time up until the end of the evaluation period, November 20.
Assigning Player Ratings
The purpose of the ratings is to help us balance teams in games, so it is overall game performance that is the critical measure. Speed, athletic ability and effort (hustle) are often more significant than skills and game understanding, especially at the younger ages. You must rate players relative to the whole AYSO division and not just within your team, nor to some absolute standard that would include players outside of AYSO.
Players are rated in three areas:
- Offense, especially the ability to score goals,
- Defense and
Having separate ratings for offense and defense allows us to build teams that have a balance of attackers and defenders, and avoid forming teams that while balanced numerically, have no consistent goal scorers.
However, the balancing program does not handle widely differing offensive and defensive ratings well. What we are looking for when forming teams is simply an indication that a player has better offensive or defensive skills, or vice versa.