Coaches, Follow Up With Your Players On Their Evaluations

Player Evals: If you are writing evaluations for your players in a team environment, you should consider having a follow up meeting with each of your players to review their evaluation.

If you are writing evaluations for your players in a team environment, you should consider having a follow up meeting with each of your players to review their evaluation.

Playing college hockey was 4 years of development. Yes, the goal in college hockey is to win, but coaches have 4 years to develop players. My collegiate coaches made it a point to meet with players monthly. This helped to give the coaches and players a good understanding of what the other was thinking and how to keep developing.

In no way, do I suggest that using playerevals.com for evaluations can replace this face to face meeting. In a team environment, I suggest coaches fill out a monthly evaluation for their players. These evaluations should be prose style and give the player a glimpse into coaches thoughts about their performance. This allows the player has time to digest this information before the face to face meeting.

The benefits of this are huge, going into the meeting there will be no suprizes. Surprizes can railroad a meeting, players get emotional and heated due to negative feedback they were not expecting. Then, the rest of the meeting is useless because the player will not be able to effecitively analyize thier performance.

If the player takes time to digest the coaches feedback beforehand, they can remove any emotions and have an effecitive meeting with the coach.

This concept of allowing the one to digest the information before a meeting is a successful tatic that many companies use (Amazon 6 Pagers).

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Donny Grover

Donny has been in the hockey world for over 30 years, playing NCAA D1, AHL, ECHL, and in top tier European leagues. As a coach, Donny has worked with kids and adults of all ages and skill levels. It’s Donny’s job to make sure that our system meets the needs of your coaches, parents, and staff.

PlayerEvals.com is an online platform that allows coaches to easily create, fill out, and send evaluations to athletes and their parents.

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