This is a very valuable read for our EXTRA coaches that need to evaluate players for selection into the program. Tom Turner put together a fantastic paper on the best way to evaluate potential players. It has very little to do with technical skills demonstrated in drill scenarios and focuses on a whole-player evaluation approach under game-like situations.

I’ve been relying on an informal (and less mature) version of this for a while and have always been satisfied with the results. It breaks down a lot of complexity into 10 areas to evaluate for 10u and adds several criteria for over 10u.