Assessment Process

How do we assess players?

Assessment of players takes place during the season  

West Van FC Player Assessment

West Van FC’s technical department is comprised of Technical Leads in 5 areas.  The club has a Girls GU8-U18 Tech Lead, Boys BU8-U10 Tech Lead, Boys BU11-U18 Tech Lead, Grassroots Tech Lead for U5-U7 and a Goalkeeper Tech Lead for U10-U18. In addition to the Technical Leads, WVFC runs an Age Group Technical Coordinator (AGTC) Program. AGTC’s are responsible for attending team practices and games throughout the season. Between the Tech Leads and AGTC’s, the tech staff has a good read on all of the players, coaches and teams in the age groups they are responsible for.

U8-U10 – These teams typically role over from one season to the next (unless a specific request is made by a parent at the time of registration from one season to the next). We do not have select levels at BU8, BU9, GU8, GU9, GU10.  Players are placed based on the schools they attend, friend requests, and what date they registered. Priority is given to those that registered before the teams are announced. U8-U10 teams are announced in early to mid July.

BU10 and U11-U13 – WVFC do not hold tryouts at these age groups. Players are evaluated and assessed throughout the season by the technical staff (Tech leads and AGTC’s). In addition, team coaches submit player evaluations at mid-season and at the end of the season. Players that attend WVFC supplemental academy programming, summer or spring break camps, or other programs are also assessed when attending. Attending these additional sessions is not mandatory and does not mean players will be moved up for the following season. Attending academy sessions can be beneficial for a player because they are getting more touches on the ball and being seen by the tech staff more often, however, this can also work against the player if they don’t perform well during a club program, have a bad attitude or show a poor work ethic. BU10 and U11-U13 teams are announced in mid to late June.

U14-U18 – WVFC hold tryouts for the U14-U16 Div 1 level and the U17-U18 Metro level. These tryouts are typically held in the first two weeks of March each year. Players in the U14-U18 age groups for the upcoming season, sign up for Div 1/Metro tryouts if they want to play at the highest level within WVFC.
Overall WVFC are looking for players with good technical ability, coachable, a good attitude, solid commitment and a desire to work hard and improve. This is what it takes to play at the top level within WVFC. Div 1/Metro teams are announced by early April.

To read this entire document that includes links that breakdown each age group from U8 to U18 for the 2024/25 season, Please click Here.