U18 division is for those born in the calendar years 2006-2008.
For those new to U18 or to our Zone, we wish you a special welcome. The following is an information package that will help you understand the process that has been adopted for your daughter in the upcoming hockey season. Please take the time to thoroughly read through this entire letter as well as the dates below for evaluations. Please follow the evaluation link on our website to find groups and ice times. It will provide information on the evaluation process, and your daughter’s placement on a team.
Coaching: If you are interested in coaching this hockey season, please apply online. All people interested in Head Coach or Assistant Coach must fill out an application. All interested coaches are invited to watch the evaluations.
Program Information: Our U18 division for this year will consist of one U18 AA team and four U18 A teams. These teams will be playing in the Saskatchewan Female Hockey League.
Evaluation: To begin the evaluation process, the players will be placed in groups to try and make equal numbers for each session. This means there will be players of different levels and abilities on the ice at the same time. Please check which group your daughter is in on the website at www.cometshockey.ca. All players must have their registration fees paid in full prior to their first skate, or they will not be able to participate in the evaluation process.
Prior to the first evaluation skate, your daughter will be assigned a jersey number and color. This will be their evaluation number for BOTH skill skates. This will be the only tool used to identify the players. When you arrive at your first skate, you will receive a jersey and wear that for the second skills session. You MUST report to our Comet desk before the second session to register. This is very important to ensure you are being evaluated correctly. If your daughter is unable to attend an evaluation session, please email the coordinator.
Please turn in evaluation jerseys after the second skills tryout session!
The evaluations for U18 will consist of two skills and two scrimmages, 5 on 5. Evaluators will be looking at, but are not limited to, skating, passing, puck control, and shooting in addition to team tactics and work ethic.
Players’ ratings will take place during the evaluation sessions by off-ice, independent evaluators.
The coordinator will observe the evaluation ice times. We will need people to work the gates for the girls during the games, so please contact the coordinator if you are interested in helping. At your daughter’s scrimmage, there will be a sign up sheet for positions that will need to be filled to help out with the scrimmage, so please check in at the registration table to sign up.
As parents, one area you can be of assistance during the evaluation process is to continually encourage your daughter and the other players. It would also be helpful to remind your daughter to try their best on each and every drill and each shift in the scrimmage. Stay positive and remind them to have FUN!!! Additional tips for reducing the stress of evaluations can be found on the Hockey Canada webpage.
Please check the Comet website for your daughter’s next ice time.
Please have the player ready to go 10 minutes before the ice time.
If you have any questions about the evaluation process or the season in general, feel free to contact me.
Comets U18 Coordinator