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01-28-2010, 07:17 PM
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Dream cometrue: I get to scout my own team!

So we're starting up a new team composed of four of us:

Two forwards(one's a great center)
Myself prefer D but might go up this time
and our goalie(really good).

There is a draft for this league for filler players. We'll get to sit, watch and evaluate talent to be on our team. This should be fun, I've never done it before(it's adult rec league D level hockey).

Any tips or pointers? Basically we get to watch a drop-in session and have to figure it out from there.

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I've had to do this for my league/team a few times. Basically, take a ton of notes, like more than you think. Maybe try to give players a rating on a one-ten scale, ie the best player out there is a ten, and so on.

Go down your list of players, and make sure you see each guy for at least two shifts.

At that level, there should be a lot of easy ways to ID different skills. And watch for guys who think right, but maybe don't have the physical skills.

Oh, and sometimes you might have a guy who used to be really good, but hasn't skated in 10 years or something (I'm assuming D level is pretty low, like some guys who can't do backwards crossovers and the like), those guys look bad, but there's usually clues that they know what they're doing but just need to remember how to skate or get their timing down.

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I've had to do this for my league/team a few times. Basically, take a ton of notes, like more than you think. Maybe try to give players a rating on a one-ten scale, ie the best player out there is a ten, and so on.

Go down your list of players, and make sure you see each guy for at least two shifts.

At that level, there should be a lot of easy ways to ID different skills. And watch for guys who think right, but maybe don't have the physical skills.

Oh, and sometimes you might have a guy who used to be really good, but hasn't skated in 10 years or something (I'm assuming D level is pretty low, like some guys who can't do backwards crossovers and the like), those guys look bad, but there's usually clues that they know what they're doing but just need to remember how to skate or get their timing down.
D is beginner adult. Just take the guys who you think you will enjoy playing with.

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I think this will be somewhat of a challenge in the fact that I'll basically be assessing players once.

It should be interesting though, and looking forward to it as I think it will be a fun experience.

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how strict is the league about having players in their proper level? my league is super-strict about this. anytime I see someone that can do a flawless backwards crossover I mark them off the beginner list.

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