The North Delta Soccer Club’s mission is to inspire our community through fostering leaders within a positive respectful environment for lifelong physical activity and healthy living through Soccer for Life, allowing our youth and adults to participate at a level of their abilities and desire.
As represented in North Delta Soccer Club’s mission statement, the club wants to ensure that our players are in a positive environment allowing them to participate at a level of their abilities and desire, to accomplish this we hold assessments to give players the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to our technical staff.
The assessment process is a combination of past season coaches’ assessments that have been completed throughout the previous season as well as age group technical staff and post season assessment sessions. There are generally 1-2 post season assessment sessions per age group depending on age and numbers of players. Post season assessment sessions are run by technical staff coaches with assistance from club coaches.
Player performance in training and games during the previous season is taken into consideration during the selection process. All players interested in playing at the DEV level are required to attend all assessment sessions. A player that has to miss assessments due to injury, illness or other valid reasons, must contact us to arrange an alternative means of assessment. They must register for assessments and contact our technical staff for permission to miss an assessment date.
Assessments are the last opportunity for players to showcase their abilities and earn selection to the team for the following season. The post-season assessments will provide a final opportunity for coaching staff to consider players for selection as they are being assessed against other players who may be new to the Club or new to the divisional level.
At the conclusion of the final assessment, the DEV team coach (in consultation with the Club’s Technical & Administration Staff) will be asked to finalize the team roster, and email notices will be prepared for each player advising them that they have made the team, or if they have not been selected at this time. It is important that we have an accurate email address for all players. Please be careful when adding your email address to the system.
As all age groups will have assessments to select multiple teams at the same time we will have a systematic offer and acceptance process. You will receive an email from the Club as soon as the team selection process has been completed and approved by the technical staff. Please be patient and aware that emails may not be sent out as quickly as in the past. To ensure that the process is being executed efficiently we are allowing more time to review team selection.
The email received will require the player to accept the position on the team within 48 hours and complete registration and payment. If you do not accept the position within 48 hours the club will be forced to move on to another player down the list. To play at any Dev level will involve a greater commitment of time, travel and additional costs by the player including the purchase of an Academy Uniform Kit that is needed for the Monday academy training sessions. Information on Academy Uniform ordering can be found HERE.
Player must register online and pay the $15 Assessment fee by midnight the night before the first assessment.
Be sure to arrive early as players will be checked in and issued numbered pinnies that they will wear during the assessments. We want to make sure the players are on the field participating for the entire session. Players will be given the same number at each session. All players will attend the sessions. Technical & Administration Staff will address the parents at the start of the first session.
There will be an information meeting (at the field) at the beginning of the session on the first day. This is a mandatory meeting session for all parents. There is a great deal of changes this year in the process and the club will be going over these at that time. It will also give the parents the opportunity to ask any questions at that time.
All players must be registered prior to assessments.