The evaluation of goaltenders is made difficult due to the specialized nature of the position and the unique abilities and experience required of the evaluators. To assess goalies, Whitemud West has engaged a third-party goalie evaluator. Goalies will be evaluated by a dedicated third-party goalie evaluator at both the goalie tech session as well as during the scrimmages.
Those players wishing to be evaluated as a goalie in the U11 and U13 categories must commit to playing goal on a full-time basis throughout the season. Since the evaluation of goaltenders requires specific attention outside of the regular player evaluation sessions, a goaltender technical skill skate will be held for all goalies. Attendance is mandatory for all players that wish to evaluate as goaltenders. At this skill skate, all goaltenders will be evaluated by independent, non-parent evaluators and subsequently seeded into one of the groupings for the remaining scrimmage sessions.
Goalie evaluations will focus on the following skills: