Player Evaluation FAQ's

This is my first child’s evaluation, what do I do when I arrive at the rink?

Once arriving at the rink please sign in at the table located in the lobby. Once you have checked in, handed in your volunteer cheque and your jersey deposit you will be given a pinnie for your child to wear for this evaluation only. Please proceed to the dressing room and assist your child if needed. 

Will my child have the same pinnie number throughout all of the evaluations?

No. Pinnies are to be handed in at the end of each ice time. They are randomly re-assigned a new number or color for every evaluation. Please note that pinnie numbers have no bearing on where your child may be charting throughout evaluations.

Am I allowed to watch the evaluations?

Yes. Parents are allowed to view evaluations from the stands. We do not permit parents on the bench or on the catwalk upstairs. Parents are to remain respectful to every other player, parent, coach, CMHA volunteer and evaluator at all times. Any negative or disruptive behaviour will result in removal from evaluations and possible disciplinary action with CMHA.

If I have a question about my child’s evaluations who should I contact?

We ask that you email your CMHA Division Coordinators with any questions you may have. Coordinators are not able to discuss any scores, movement or evaluation results at any time.

How does the evaluation process work at CMHA?

We have posted our Evaluation Policies and Procedure manual on the website, please refer to it for any questions.

When will I know when my child’s next ice time and what group they are going to be placed in?

Once all evaluation scores have been entered and movements are made the results will be posted on the CMHA website. Please refer to the website for all current evaluation information.

If I disagree with where my child has been placed, or where they are charting what are my options?

If you disagree with your child’s placement you need to wait until after the 4th evaluation to send an email to your coordinators and request a formal appeal. The cost for an appeal is $100 per player.

If I pay $100 for a formal appeal what can I expect?

A formal appeal is a meeting with members of our evaluation team to discuss your child’s placement. You are able to see where you child placed within their group, any movement options that occurred, and how the evaluation process lead to where your child landed. We do not disclose any comments that evaluators have noted on your player. You are not able to see any other player’s placements or discuss any other player within the meeting.

The evaluation team will do their best  within our guidelines to help you understand the process and what lead to your child’s placement.

Once my child has completed their evaluations what happens next?

Once your child has been placed on a team you will receive an email from the team’s head coach instructing you on their next practice time and other details to get the season started.