Proposed Evaluation Criteria

Skating
  • Forward
  • Backward
  • Turns
  • Balance
  • Starts
  • Speed
  • Quickness
Puck Skills
  • Stick handling
  • Forehand
  • Backhand
  • Dekes
  • Protection
  • Creativity
  • Use of toe
  • Use of feet
Shooting
  • Sweep
  • Snap shot
  • Slap shot
  • Toe drag
  • Backhand
  • Release
  • Accuracy
  • In-stride
  • Power
  • Fall back shots
  • One-timers
  • Shot selection
  • Tip-ins / deflections
  • Off balance shots
  • Push away shots
  • Shooting off pass
  • Point shots (sliding)
Passing
  • Sweep
  • Snap
  • Saucer
  • Drop
  • Chip
  • Receiving
  • Consistency
  • Accuracy
  • Lateral pass
  • Back pass
  • Receiving (use of feet, knock downs, reaches, opening up)
  • Creativity
  • Decisions
Checking
  • Angling
  • Gap control
  • Steering
  • Containing
  • Stick checking
  • Pinning
  • Hit and re-establish
  • Aggressiveness
  • Tapping stick
  • Blade on blade
  • Receiving check
  • Soft shoulder
Offensive Tactics
  • Net drive
  • Attack triangle
  • Delays
  • Cycling
  • Walkout
  • Screening
  • Timing
  • Support
  • Pinching
  • 1vs1
  • 2vs1
Defensive Tactics
  • Positioning
  • Back-checking
  • Tracking
  • Counter-pinching
  • Shot blocking
  • Entries
  • Net zone
  • Support
  • 1vs1
  • 2vs1
Intangibles
  • Work ethic
  • Battle
  • Communication
  • Unselfish play
  • System play
  • Involved play
  • Anticipation
  • Hockey sense

Evaluation Scale

8-9

An excellent elite level performance. Player executes effectively at position and within role on team. Clearly outperforms counterparts at same position on opposing team. This player had a lasting dominant effect throughout the game. Player can definitely play and impact at this level.

6-7

An above average performance. Good plays and decisions clearly outnumber poor ones. Factors not allowing performance with rating above 4 might include: inconsistently in terms of effort, grittiness lapse in discipline or emotional control as examples. Player can definitely play at this level with the only limitation being depth at a similar position.

4-5

An average performance requires more observation. Player made their share of mistakes / poor decisions, but they were countered by a similar number of good plays / decisions. Player warrants consideration as a candidate for this level.

2-3

A below average performance. Bad plays / decisions outnumber good ones. Player may have lacked effort and hustle and made errors costly to the team. Attitude, behaviours and performance questionable. Physical and mental components were deficient and below average. This player shows some potential but has definite limitations which would not allow them to play at this level.

1

Very weak. Well below acceptable standards within age category. Not approaching level of contribution required or expected. Significant, blatant deficiencies in all areas. The potential to play and contribute consistently at this level is questionable.