The VAFC assessment process is designed to ensure that young players are matched with teams made of similarly skilled players. Players who train, practice, and play games with players who are at the same level with respect to skill and gamesmanship tend to flourish when they’re matched with those who play at the same level.
The assessment process takes place over the duration of the season and is comprised of three elements:
On the date of your age group assessments, players arrive at the designated field, sign in with an administrator, and are divided into groups. Those groups then work with a designated assessment coach and play small sided games or run through a series of fun drills to determine their current skill level.
While the environment is a relatively structured one, assessment sessions are fun and give players valuable assessment experience.
Within a week of your final assessment sessions, players will receive an email offering them a spot at a level of play (e.g. gold, silver, or bronze). Players have 4 days to accept the invitation. If the spot is accepted, only then will registration fees will be charged to your credit card.
We hope to have teams finalized within 1-2 weeks of placement offers being accepted.