Georgetown Athletics Association

Player Evaluations

When Are Evaluations?    
Date: May 30 (G4); June 10 (G6)
Location: Penn Brook #4, the large multi-sport field closest to the school
Independent Evaluators: Seacoast Soccer Club

Day 1: Wednesday, 5/30/2018
Fall G4 Boy - Check in: 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Evaluations: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Fall G4 Girls - Check in: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Evaluations: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Day 2: Sunday, 6/10/2018 **NEW DATE AND TIME**
Fall G6 Girls June 10; Check-in: 11:30a; Eval: 12:00p-1:30p
Fall G6 Boys June 10; Check-in: 1:00p; Eval: 1:30p-3:00p

Who Should Attend? Please Read Carefully!
To ensure that players are evaluated with other players who they will be playing with, we define the age groups as follows:
• Fall G4 = current 2nd year G2 players who start playing G4 in the Fall AND current 1st year G4 players who have 1 more year left in G4
• Fall G6 = current 2nd year G4 players who start playing G6 in the Fall AND current 1st year G6 players who have 1 more year left in G6
• Fall G8 = current 2nd year G6 players who start playing GB in the Fall AND current 1st year G8 players who have 1 more year left in G8
We use coach evaluation only. There are no evaluation dates for the G8 group. 
• Fall G10 = We typically do not have enough players in the fall for a team. This team only participates in the sping season. 
We use coach evaluation only. There are no evaluation dates for the G10 group. 

More information about grade placement can be found here.

Do I Need To Register For Evals?
No, however if a player is currently NOT playing in the current season, but wants to participate in the evaluations, that player MUST register for the Fall season PRIOR to the try-outs or sign a liability waiver available at check-in. This is an insurance requirement, and therefore non-negotiable. If your child is registered and playing in the current season no further action is required.  

If you have any questions, please email Mark markdcaton@gmail.com. 

Each year, after the spring season comes to an end and registration for the fall season has closed, the Georgetown Youth Soccer Association (GYSA) Board comes together to form our fall teams. Essex County organizes leagues by ability to ensure all players have a fun and competitive season.   

As defined by ECYSA, the breakdown of teams are: 
• G4 - One "Premier" Team (highest rated skilled players) and skill balanced Regional Teams
• G6 + G8 - One "A" Team (highest rated skilled players) and skill balanced Regional Teams

Forming teams inevitably leads to questions from parents and players. No matter which process is used, (and believe us, we’ve tried many!) it remains an inexact science. GYSA strives to be as objective and transparent as possible. Each year we use as much outside help as possible to ensure players are evaluated by independent evaluators. 

Evaluations are not mandatory. If a player wants to try for a place on a Premier or A team, he/she needs to attend. Although evals are not manditory, it is a vital part of the team formation process and helps GYSA submit competitive teams in Essex County. The information gathered these nights are invaluable so we ask that all players attend their assigned nights. We will review extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.