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The aim of the Darien Junior Field Hockey program is to improve individual and team skills in a competitive environment, while fostering a love for the game. 

 

Evaluation Process

Objective:  To provide a fair and impartial assessment of a player's skills.

Evaluation Highlights:

  1. Players are strongly encouraged to attend all 3 Evaluation Sessions.  If a player does not attend 2 of the 3 sessions, they will continue to be evaluated and will be placed on an appropriate team no later than the end of the second week of play.  If a player is unable to attend any of the sessions, please inform DJFH.
  2. Each grade will be evaluated separately.
  3. Each player will be assigned a tryout number to ensure evaluators score players objectively by number as opposed to by their names.
  4. Every reasonable effort will be made to place siblings on the same team.
  5. The following criteria will be considered when evaluating athletes: 
  • ‚Äč‚ÄčTechnical Skills (dribbling, passing, receiving, dodges, shooting, defensive tackles)
  • Game Sense/Tactical Awareness
  • Fitness
  • Coachability
  • Attitude 

 

We ask that you please wait at least 24 hours after rosters are released to contact DJFH or the coaches.  We strongly encourage you to have your child reach out about their placement decision if they have questions.  We recognize this can be an emotional time, and will work with you after the waiting period to address any questions you may have. 

 

We appreciate your cooperation as we strive to place each athlete on a team where they will thrive.