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noobman 10-01-2008 11:10 AM

Hockey Evaluation Camp?!
 
So I got a friendly "reminder" that, according to new league policy, my minor hockey league will be running an evaluation camp before the house league coaches draft teams.

I mean come on this is freekin' house league :laugh::laugh: but if they want to put us through the run then fine, I'm game.

So, my real question is... what kind of stuff do they normally make you do at evaluation camps for lower level hockey? I've never actually been to one, and I haven't been to a formal hockey practice in over four years. The camp lasts for 2 and a half hours per group (age division is spit up into four groups).

Crosbyfan 10-01-2008 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by noobman (Post 15644604)
So I got a friendly "reminder" that, according to new league policy, my minor hockey league will be running an evaluation camp before the house league coaches draft teams.

I mean come on this is freekin' house league :laugh::laugh: but if they want to put us through the run then fine, I'm game.

So, my real question is... what kind of stuff do they normally make you do at evaluation camps for lower level hockey? I've never actually been to one, and I haven't been to a formal hockey practice in over four years. The camp lasts for 2 and a half hours per group (age division is spit up into four groups).

Drills followed by scrimmage from my experience. It is low key and they just want to balance the teams.

Blueshirt24 10-01-2008 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by noobman (Post 15644604)
So I got a friendly "reminder" that, according to new league policy, my minor hockey league will be running an evaluation camp before the house league coaches draft teams.

I mean come on this is freekin' house league :laugh::laugh: but if they want to put us through the run then fine, I'm game.

So, my real question is... what kind of stuff do they normally make you do at evaluation camps for lower level hockey? I've never actually been to one, and I haven't been to a formal hockey practice in over four years. The camp lasts for 2 and a half hours per group (age division is spit up into four groups).


Never had to do anything like it for a rec-league. If it's like any other kind of evaluation, they'll have you do a lot of skating and they'll have you scrimmage. Specific drills really depends on who's running it, but you can probably count on Russian circles (forwards and backwards, with the puck?) as that always seems to be a constant. I doubt you'll do anything like break outs or what not, because you're not playing with teammates, so think of most of the things you already know like corners and expect that it won't be much different.

frito 10-02-2008 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Crosbyfan (Post 15646340)
Drills followed by scrimmage from my experience. It is low key and they just want to balance the teams.

That's exactly what we do here as well. The goal is to build parity into the house teams. Our commissioner actually doles out the teams based upon the scores of the kids vs. the coaches drafting.

RobertKron 10-03-2008 12:08 AM

It's usually just basic drills, and then some scrimmaging. It's done to get a read on the players so that they can make the teams balanced. I don't see how this could be considered a bad thing.

Redden Hogalot* 10-03-2008 06:28 AM

Don't try. You'll get put on a good team.

Blueshirt24 10-03-2008 11:56 AM

If you're a good player and you dog it during the evaluation, it pretty much ruins the evaluation.

noobman 10-03-2008 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Blueshirt24 (Post 15674931)
If you're a good player and you dog it during the evaluation, it pretty much ruins the evaluation.

:laugh: :laugh:

Well first of all, I'm expecting to be amongst the worst players in the league... so no worries there.

Secondly... I don't really plan on dogging it, but on the other hand I'm not going to go all-out. In all honesty I wish they would just carry over my D+ rating from four years ago so that I don't have to spend 2 and a half hours at an arena after work.

edit: To the person who said this isn't a bad thing.... keep in mind that they also took out the buddy system, because they were getting too many ex-AAA guys signing up together. What this means for me and my crappy friends is that we might not get to play together. I'd honestly rather get slaughtered with guys I like than win a championship with guys I don't talk to a lot...

TheOtter 10-03-2008 01:58 PM

Too bad they won't make exceptions for the buddy thing. The league I play in, the commissioner is reasonable about things like that. She generally lets people sign up in groups or even whole teams, but she reserves the right to move people to keep things somewhat balanced. It works out pretty well.

Crosbyfan 10-04-2008 03:46 AM

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Originally Posted by noobman (Post 15675694)
:laugh: :laugh:

Well first of all, I'm expecting to be amongst the worst players in the league... so no worries there.

Secondly... I don't really plan on dogging it, but on the other hand I'm not going to go all-out. In all honesty I wish they would just carry over my D+ rating from four years ago so that I don't have to spend 2 and a half hours at an arena after work.

edit: To the person who said this isn't a bad thing.... keep in mind that they also took out the buddy system, because they were getting too many ex-AAA guys signing up together. What this means for me and my crappy friends is that we might not get to play together. I'd honestly rather get slaughtered with guys I like than win a championship with guys I don't talk to a lot...

It's icetime, the players like to scrimmage, and from what I've seen most players do there best.

noobman 10-04-2008 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Crosbyfan (Post 15684827)
It's icetime, the players like to scrimmage, and from what I've seen most players do there best.

Oh... so they won't make you do pushups and running and all of that stuff?

fielder 10-04-2008 12:55 PM

noobman,

I think "The Otter" is on the right track. I would seriously consider finding another league/division where they will accomodate you and your friends. My experience has been that no matter how "balanced" the teams are, once the season starts most leagues rarely move anyone to create parity.

I agree with you. Since no one seems to be in contention to get their name "carved on the cup", I would rather have a great time with a good team and lose than win every game with guys that still act like there are NHL scouts in the stands.


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