Team Selections 

Duxbury Youth Soccer Association (DYSA) has initiated a process to select teams for our program beginning with the U10 age groups. The process is designed to result in an objective evaluation of players and selection of teams.

The process will include these steps:

Step #1: DYSA will conduct one session for each age group near the end of each spring season. As stated above, the evaluations will be conducted by an independent, professional soccer organization, unaffiliated with DYSA. Each player will be ranked vs. the other players in the age group. 

Step #2: Every player will be evaluated by the coaches of the team they play for. Each team will submit two evaluations. One from the head coach, one from the designated assistant coach. Coaches will not be allowed to evaluate their children. Therefore, children of coaches will receive one coach evaluation.

Step #3: Once the independent evaluation and the coach’s evaluation are complete, the DYSA Board members will compile the data and bring the DYSA Team Placement Committee together to discuss the results. The DYSA Team Placement Committee is made up of the DYSA Board members (President, VP of Coastal Youth Soccer, VP of Mini Youth Soccer) and all Head Coach’s (specific to a girls/boys age group). The following criteria will be used to place players:

-       Assessments during 3rd Party evaluations (annually in the Spring)

-       Input/coach assessment from the previous year/season

-       Knowledge of players skills & abilities by coaches

-       Player attitude, work ethic, and commitment

In the event of injury, illness or other special circumstance the DYSA Team Placement Committee will consider all other completed evaluations to best assess the players’ particular merits.



There will be several unrelated evaluations of each player. The purpose of multiple evaluations is to avoid a concentration of one opinion (positive or negative) from impacting player selection. No parent coaches will evaluate their own children. This will eliminate the potential for bias (positive or negative) from parents who previously were placed in the uncomfortable position of evaluating their children. Multiple evaluations will also relieve our volunteer coaches from the pressure of team selection.

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