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Skill Evaluations

What are Skill Evaluations?

Skill Evaluations are the tool we use to rank all players. SYA strives to develop basketball players in a competitive environment. Our philosophy is to form teams of comparable strength to ensure fun, fair, competitive games. To meet this objective SYA uses a three-step process.

  1. The first step is a relatively brief skill evaluation – where coaches can measure the skills of all the players.
  2. The second step is to compile the skill evaluations, rank the players, and publish the results to the coaches.
  3. The third step is an open draft, where our coaches, guided by their notes and the overall rankings, select players in a round-robin manner.

While not perfect, this method creates relatively balanced teams. It is imperative that all players attend their skill evaluation. We have included one make-up night per league in an attempt to ease schedule conflicts.

Who Must Attend Skill Evaluations?
All players from 4th Grade up must participate in a skill evaluation. If you know you cannot attend the skill evaluations – please contact your League Commissioners to discuss your situation. WARNING – If you do not attend a skill evaluation or its make-up – you may not be placed on a team. For Summer 2017 only 5th Grade and higher will have a Skill Evaluation.

Skill Evaluations Schedule

Skill Evaluations (for draft leagues only) will be held on Saturday, November 11th at Stone MS. Below is the schedule.

Boys 7th grade             9:00am

Boys 6th grade             10:00am

Boys 5th grade             11:00am

Boys 8th grade             12:00pm

Boys 4th grade             1:00pm

Girls 3-4th grade          2:00pm

Girls 5-6th grade          3:00pm

Attend the Evaluation for the grade you will be in September 2017

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