To comply with the Canadian Soccer Association National Youth Club License criteria, player selections and team placement methods will be adapted to a preferred Canada Soccer assessment model for all CBSC players.

U10-U12 Player Placement Process

To comply with the Canadian Soccer Association National Youth Club License criteria, player selections and teams will be formed using a Canada Soccer Skills Center for all players process.

CMSA has previously grouped each program stream into 2-3 groups dependent on skill and development. Skill Center sessions will be organized with a focus on 2 registration streams: Development and Recreational.

The Skill Centre sessions will allow CBSC Technical Staff to better assess and group players together that have similar levels of development, interest, desire, and motivation at the beginning of the season. This will ensure more meaningful matches on game day. These sessions will mirror the structure and delivery of our Indoor Skills Centre Sessions.

Throughout the season, players will be continuously assessed. Any players requiring alternate placements will be contacted directly by our technical staff. Players who wish to be considered for selection into this season’s program must register online no later than the registration deadline as noted on the website.

Whats next? All registered U10-U12 players will attend a Player Placement Skill Center Session:

Player Placement Metrics:

  1. Technical staff observation and assessment from the previous season
  2. Individual Player Competencies (IPC’S) observed during the season technical sessions, games and team training
  3. Team Coach assessment and feedback from previous season
  4. Skill Centre Session performance for both new and returning players

Team Placement Process:

  1. After the Player Placement Process is complete, teams will be formed and players will be notified of team placements accordingly.
  2. Players will be notified by email with placement details, including coach, team name and tier (if applicable).

As always, we will ensure that the honesty and integrity of the team placement process remains intact. Calgary Blizzard SC reserves the right to combine age groups if deemed appropriate in order to place like minded players together.

U13-U17 Player Placement Process

To comply with the Canadian Soccer Association National Youth Club License criteria, player selections and teams will be formed using a season-long assessment process. Therefore, we will no longer be holding traditional “Evaluations”. This will be a change, but also a continuation of the processes in place CBSC staff use during a season currently. This consists of the following:

  • Technical staff observation and assesment from the previous season
  • Individual Player Competencies (IPC’S) observed during the season technical sessions, games and team training
  • Team Coach assessment and feedback from previous season

Moving forward, CBSC will operate a 6-7 month assessment period starting during registration intake (September/October) and ending in February/March, depending on the age group. Player performance in all training and games between September and February/March is the most significant assessment period. This period is the main opportunity for players to showcase their abilities and earn selection for the team for the following season. 

Players who wish to be considered for selection into this season’s program must register online no later than deadline specified on the website. 

  1. For existing players registered, CBSC technical staff will review and consider feedback with each player’s previous head coach, technical staff, and support staff to discuss the roster selections for the following season.
  2. For new players registered, the player placement process will include combined training sessions through the weeks of October 11-24th, 2022. These sessions will allow coaches and technical staff an opportunity to observe new players in comparison to multiple tiers at the same time.

Team Placement Process

  1. After player assessment is complete, players will be placed on teams accordingly.
    • Players will be notified by email with placement details, including coach, team name and tier (if applicable).
    • Players will continue to be assessed by coaches and technical staff throughout the season as it is an ongoing process; any players that the technical staff feel have been initially misplaced will be moved to the appropriate team.

As always, we will ensure that the honesty and integrity of the team placement process remains intact. Calgary Blizzard SC reserves the right to combine age groups if deemed appropriate in order to place like minded players together.

Appeals Process

In the event a player feels that they have been misplaced, after the conclusion of pre-season, an appeal form can be completed and sent to info@calgaryblizzard.com

Download the Player Placement Appeal Form