Competitive Soccer: Mad River United teams are formed based on the following:
Teams will be formed based on the Mad River Evaluation System and the recommendations from the Director of Coaching to the Competitive Committee. The Mad River Evaluation system is effective in determining which soccer level each player should be playing at (D4, D3, and D1) and how each player compares to one another.
Using the MR Evaluation provides coaches an objective score in which to select players for the team they are assigned.
The situation becomes more complex when more players qualify for either D3 or D1 soccer than the roster will allow.
Generic Example: 23 players qualify for D3 soccer. Clearly this is not enough to form two teams so the question is:
How is the final roster selected?
In these particular circumstances the coach that was hired to coach this group of players will hold a Final Team Formation Tryout. Relating back to the example above, the hired coach will have all 23 players to the Final Team Formation Tryout and select a team based on the MR Evaulation System Scores and their own observations. The Director of Coaching will be present to aid in the selection of teams. The Final Team Formation Tryout does not consist of the same drills that are used during the MR System; rather each individual coach is given the freedom to choose the drills that they believe will aid them in picking a proper squad. In addition to skill and evaluation scores, coaches will be looking for positive attitude, commitment, determination, and coachability. Parents can help their players to have a better chance of making a final roster by encouraging those qualities.
In the case that there are enough players to form two D3 teams at one age level, a fair and equal draft will be used to create the two teams. The Director of Coaching must be present to oversee and approve the final draft.
Essentially, the MR Evaluation System is a way for Mad River United to objectively determine how many players are interested in playing soccer, what skills level they are, and what level different teams should be playing at. After determining this information the DOC and CC can select coaches for particular teams and move forward with Final Team Formation Tryouts if necessary.