Hollandia uses a Player-centric Developmental Philosophy in line with the Canadian Soccer Association's recommended Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model, rather than a Results-based Philosophy. While we recognize that winning is important, it is not THE most important part of our philosophy. Our philosophy puts the development of the individual player at the forefront, until players reach the Training to Compete Stage (U15-U19 Female/U16-U20 Male) at which time team development takes precedence. The following policies and procedures are designed to promote compliance with LTPD philosophy.
Hollandia's technical staff evaluates and monitors all club players consistently and continuously during the indoor season, and as much as feasibly possible during the outdoor season. Continuous evaluation of players during the indoor season allows for seamless transition to the outdoor season and is beneficial to players who are observed in familiar environments, rather than in short evaluation sessions.
Technical staff conduct these evaluations by watching games, talking with coaches, and being present on team benches during games where players may be discussed with coaches. Technical staff shall also make use of skills sessions and academy training to evaluate players.
Formal Player Evaluations
Towards the end of each season, every team coach shall provide a formal appraisal of each player using the Hollandia player evaluation form. At this time team coaches are asked to recommend any players who they think should be elevated to a higher division.
Each team coach shall also provide each player a written evaluation of their performance in the following areas: Technical Ability, Tactical Ability, Physical Attributes, and Psychological Attributes. The Director of Coaching and the Club Head Coach shall train team coaches in the proper delivery of such evaluations and feedback. Team coaches shall use a simple form provided by Hollandia to deliver player evaluations.
Evaluations - Formation of Teams
The Hollandia evaluation prior to the start of the season is used to place players in a situation where they will thrive and learn. We don't spend a lot of time on drills, but observe skills in enjoyable games. Once evaluations are done, our technical staff and liaisons work together to create teams. You will receive an email advising you on which team players have been placed.
Indoor Team Formation
In or around September of each year, complete formal player evaluations are conducted by placing players in game situations. The technical staff are in charge of the process and shall select coaches to assist in the process. Coaches who have children in the age group being evaluated are required to excuse themselves from discussions involving their child or children.
Team placements are typically sent out around late-September.
Outdoor Team Formation
In or around March of each year, a smaller player evaluation is held by placing players in game situations. The main purpose of the mini-evaluation is to identify the placement of new players and players who have been recommended by team coaches to be moved to a different division. A full evaluation at this time is not necessary because of the continual evaluation process.
Team placements are typically sent out around early-April.
The Outdoor 2020 evaluation schedule is tentative and subject to change once regular registration closes on March 5.
All evaluations will take place at SaskTel Sports Centre and will last one hour. Check-in will take place in the north lobby. Players are to arrive at least 25 minutes early for their session. Uniform sizing (not pickup), deposit dropoff, and our shoe/practice shirt exchange will run at all evaluation sessions.
Which group do I attend?
For players in U11-U15:
- If you played during Indoor 2019-20 or Outdoor 2019 seasons, attend the session for the division you played.
- If you did not play with Hollandia during the seasons listed above, attend the Division 3 + New Players session.
All U7, U9, & U19 players attend the same session.
|Sunday March 15||5:30pm||U7 Boys & Girls|
|6:30pm||U11 Boys - Division 3 + New Players|
|7:30pm||U11 Boys - Premier & Division 2 + Callbacks|
|Tuesday March 17||5:15pm||U11 Girls - Division 3 + New Players|
|5:30pm||U15 Boys - Division 3 + New Players|
|6:15pm||U11 Girls - Premier & Division 2 + Callbacks|
|6:30pm||U15 Boys - Premier & Division 2 + Callbacks|
|7:15pm||U13 Boys - Division 3 + New Players|
|7:30pm||U15 Girls - Division 3 + New Players|
|8:15pm||U13 Boys - Premier & Division 2 + Callbacks|
|8:30pm||U15 Girls - Premier & Division 2 + Callbacks|
|Wednesday March 18||5:30pm||U13 Girls - Division 3 + New Players|
|6:30pm||U13 Girls - Premier & Division 2 + Callbacks|
|Sunday March 22||4:00pm||U9 Boys|