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HGBA Evaluation Process & Times

*Online registration and payment are required before players are assigned to a team.*

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If you need assistance with payment please contact HGBA before evaluations to make arrangements. Email  with your contact information.

Location & Dates

Evaluations will take place on Saturday 9/19 & Sunday 9/20 2020.  If your daughter cannot make one of the evaluation days, please contact info@hopkinsgba.org to let us know.

Both days of evaluations will be held at Hopkins North Jr. High in the Activity Structure.

**UPDATE** Due to COVID-19 and the level of interest in the program, we are postponing our Parent Meeting until further notice 

4th Grade: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Sat/Sun
5th Grade: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Sat/Sun
6th Grade: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Sat/Sun
7th Grade: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM Sat/Sun
8th Grade: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Sat/Sun

What to Bring

Each athlete should bring the following:

  • Basketball
  • Basketball shoes
  • Water bottle
  • If possible, please bring/wear a reversible jersey or have your athlete bring/wear a light and dark shirt.  This will be helpful during any scrimmage activities

Masks must be worn by all people when entering & exiting North Junior High

While in the building, please try to maintain social distancing when possible

Arrival

Please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled evaluation time.  Once you arrive, please check in to:

  • Receive your athlete's evaluation number
  • Finalize payments (if necessary)
  • Uniforms and spirit wear will be available to view for size purposes
  • Don't forget to schedule your volunteer shifts (please do this ASAP)
    • We are asking each family to fill 2 volunteer shifts per child in the program at Breakdown Fall League games held at Hopkins High School this fall.
    • More information can be found HERE
    • Sign up can be found HERE

Once these tasks have been completed, we ask that you wait for your athlete outside of the North Junior High building. 

Following the evaluations, your athletes will be walked outside to meet you.  Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions: 

Player Evaluation Details

The mission of the HGBA is to provide an environment for girls to develop fundamental basketball skills, team composition and awareness, and cohesiveness with the Hopkins High School Team coaches and players.
 
To successfully achieve this mission, the board strives for the following consistent goals:

  1. A summer basketball camp

  2. A summer breakfast club

  3. Spring and summer skills workshops

  4. An evaluation process in September to find the best fit for each individual girl on the teams to represent the HGBA

  5. A travel tournament schedule for fall and winter

  6. A practice schedule for October – March

  7. Dedicated coaching staff and paid coaching clinics

  8. Dedicated coaching coordinator

 
Evaluations assess the players’ skill, attitude, dedication, attentiveness, respect for others and conditioning. The evaluation process includes drills consistently used in camp, breakfast club and workshops. It is the intention of the board to establish a fair, honest environment for the evaluations that encourages the girls to relax and do well.

  1. Evaluations will be overseen by the Coaching Coordinator, Varsity Coaching staff, paid coaches and independent evaluators.

  2. The evaluation process will not involve parents evaluating the age group in which their child or children participate.

  3. The evaluations will be over one weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, for approximately 1 hour each day. This will enable the evaluators to see the players perform at their best ability, in order to assign players to appropriate positions on the different teams. The evaluation format will be at the discretion of the evaluators.

  4. At the beginning of evaluations, each player will be assigned a number to be worn. The number will be used to keep track of the players.

  5. All players will be given an equal opportunity in each assessment. The evaluators may choose to have some players participate for a longer portion in order to better assess their abilities.

  6. Parents may not watch the players’ evaluation.

  7. At the conclusion of the evaluations, the evaluators at each grade level will jointly select the players for teams. The evaluators will assign players to teams and provide their selections to the coaching coordinator, HGBA Chairs, and HGBA board of directors not more than one day following evaluations.

  8. Attendance at both evaluation days is mandatory.

  9. The team selections will be communicated to the players and their parents about 1 week after evaluations. Generally, this will be communicated by HGBA roster email.  

  10. Any appeals must be brought to the HGBA Chairs & the Coaching Coordinator.