New Westerns Tryouts Evaluation Process
VBHA is excited to announce a new evaluation process for the Western Challenge Cup, July 16-19, 2015. Due to member feedback over the years we are hopeful this new process will assist in sending the best teams possible for Valley to bring home a medal in each division.
Players will be given three tryouts times to attend and all players must attend a minimum of 2. If they are unable to do so due to extenuating circumstances they must contact the VBHA Head of Coach’s ahead of time for permission to only attend one.
Every Western’s head coach will select his own evaluators and the BOD will also provide evaluators; the evaluations will be averaged together. Evaluators will not evaluate their own relatives.
Set drills will be utilized in order to show case the skill criteria being used to evaluate each player (for runners and for goalies). The criteria developed is based on elements that are important to a successful and competitive team and will ensure all players’ talents are accurately displayed. The criteria is common with the type VBHA has used for league play for years. (hockey IQ, passing, speed, stick handling and shooting for players; hockey IQ, technical ability, positioning & reaction skills for goalies) After the third tryout is complete the averaged evaluations will be used to identify approximately 30 players that will be invited to move on to a fourth and final tryout. All players will be notified of their status. After the final tryout the team will be reduced down to the final roster size (which the board is recommending to remain between 14 and 18 team members).Westerns Tryouts Registration is now open!!! Click here for more information.
2015 Westerns Coaches Announcement
The VBHA Board of Directors would like to congratulate the following coaches on their appointment of Head Coach for a Western Challenge Cup Team representing Valley July 16th-19th 2015 in Surrey BC
U11 Harry Gillis
U13 Justin Rettig
U15 Bob Pulko
U17 Ken Koch
U19 Jesse Churchwell
FINAL 'INVITE ONLY' TEAM BC CAMP
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**NEW** VBHA Fair Play Policy
All Players and Parents should have received an abbreviated copy of the Fair Play Policy to review and sign. This Policy is new this year to help ensure that the game is enjoyed by everyone (parents, players, coaches, officials, spectators). If you have any questions, please contact your team's Fair Play Liaison. The full policy is available here 2015 VBHA Fair Play Policy.2015 VBHA Scholarship Program
Scholarships will be awarded to registered members of VBHA who apply and who best combine the qualifications set hereunder. The selections committee will determine the number and the amount of the scholarships each year. In 2015 there will be 2 awards of $500 each. See the Scholarship page for more information.