Independent Player Assessments (IPAs) for players intending to play in the Fall Season will start on Friday May 20th (see dates below). The purpose of these sessions is to objectively evaluate players' soccer skills, to complement the season-wide feedback from their coaches.This will assist the club in forming teams of similar abilities. Current Grade 2(rising grade 3 players) will not go through this evaluation process as part of forming teams for next season.

Guidance for parents;

  • Please ensure your players bring cleats, shin-pads and water

  • Each session will last 75 mins for each grade

  • Parents may drop off and pick-up only; there will be NO WAITING at the Fessenden field facility

  • Your player must be registered for the Fall season to take part in these sessions (for insurance reasons; no registration, no try-out)

Please pay attention to the year listed below as the site may still be showing last year's schedule. 

Spring 2022 Independent Player Assessments (IPAs)

All spring 2021 evaluation sessions will be at Fessenden Field in Sherborn.  Grades are by current school grade in May 2022. If you have any specific questions about IPAs, please contact your grade coordinator.

Friday, May 20th:  

4:15 to 5:30 – Current 4th grade BOYS

5:15 to 6:30 – Current 3rd grade BOYS

6:15 to 7:30 - Current 5th grade BOYS

Friday, June 3rd:  

4:15 to 5:30 – Current 6th and 7th grade GIRLS

5:15 to 6:30 – Current 6th and 7th grade BOYS

Sunday June 5th:

4:15 to 5:30 – Current 4th grade GIRLS (note time change)

5:15 to 6:30 – Current 3rd grade GIRLS (note time change)

6:15 to 7:30 - Current 5th Grade GIRLS

The rankings and scores from these sessions are a complement to the coach evaluation sheets that score each player across fourteen criteria, weighted to match the Club’s player philosophy. Teams are formed to allow the players to develop optimally with and against players of similar ability. There are no evaluation tryout sessions for rising Grade 3/current Grade 2 players. 

The teams are formed using coach evaluation sheets from previous seasons and input from the Director of Coaching. While we have a default structure based on the grade and number of teams (3rd Grade: 4 Teams AABB, 3 Teams ABB, 2 Teams AA. | 4th-8th Grade: 4 Teams ABCD, 3 Teams ABC, 2 Teams AB), the coordinators, in conjunction with the Director of Coaching and Presidents, will have the option to make modifications to the default structure for particular cohorts based on the data.