Evaluation Expectations

  • As per the Government of Alberta mandate, as of September 4, 2021, masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces.  Hockey Alberta further clarified this on September 3rd:
    • Face masks are not required by any player on the ice or on the players’ bench.
    • Face masks are not required by coaches or on-ice officials on the ice surface during sport/ physical activity.
    • Face masks are required by coaches and team staff while on the bench, and all penalty/ timekeeping staff.
    • Face masks are required by anyone while in a dressing room.
  • Players should bring their own labelled water bottle for use during evaluations.
  • Players need to check in for every evaluation session and wear the pinny assigned to them for every skate.

Evaluation Contacts

Questions concerning evaluations or if you have not received your player's first evaluation time approximately one week before evaluations are scheduled to begin for your player's age group, please contact the applicable Age Group Coordinator:

U7 Timbits - U7@trailswesthockey.com
U9 - U9@trailswesthockey.com
U11 - U11@trailswesthockey.com
U13 - U13@trailswesthockey.com
U15 - U15@trailswesthockey.com
U18 - U18@trailswesthockey.com
West Calgary House League (WCHL) - houseleague@trailswesthockey.com


All evaluation related suggestions, concerns or general comments should be directed to evaluationquestions@trailswesthockey.com and not the Age Group Coordinators.

U7  U13  U15 

Ryan Knievel

U9  U11  U18

Jeff Mazurak

Evaluation Schedules

Tentative 2021 Evaluation Dates (subject to change)

U7 Sept 10 & 12
U9 Sept 9, 11-21
U11 Sept 9 (goalie)
Sept 8, 10-21
U13 Sept 14 (goalie)
Sept 14, 16-29
U15 Sept 15 (goalie)
Sept 15,16 (checking clinics)
Sept 18-29
U18 Sept 28-Oct 7
House League Sept 29-Oct 3

**Player evaluation times will be emailed to the main player email on the registration form about a week before the first evaluation skate.

Game jersey deposit cheques for every age group are due at the player's first evaluation skate.

Please provide the cheque(s) to the Age Group Coordinator at evaluation check in when your player first receives  their evaluation pinnie.  If you are unable to check in with your player at their first skate, kindly arrange for your player, or another parent, to bring your jersey deposit cheque(s).  Thank you for your assistance in this matter as collecting jersey deposits is a huge undertaking for an association our size.  Please refer to our Game Jerseys section for details on jersey deposits and instructions on jersey care.

2021-2022 Evaluation Schedules 

Age CategoryFull Evaluation ScheduleUpcoming Groups Skates with Pinny #
U7 (Timbits)U7 Full ScheduleU7 Upcoming Skates
U9 (Novice)U9 Full ScheduleU9 Upcoming Skates
U11 (Atom)U11 Full ScheduleU11 Upcoming Skates
U13 (PeeWee)U13 Full ScheduleU13 Upcoming Skates
U15 (Bantam)U15 Full ScheduleU15 Upcoming Skates
U18 (Midget)U18 Full ScheduleU18 Upcoming Skates

Evaluation Guidelines

2021 Evaluation Guidelines

Trails West has established this comprehensive set of guidelines for player evaluations to ensure fairness to all players.  These guidelines are now available for review by players and parents. The Trails West executive would like to thank all members who participated in the review process as well as those who provided feedback from previous years.

TWHA Evaluation Guidelines (2021)

Evaluation Grievances

Mid-evaluation grievances may only be made to a Co-Director of Evaluations or the President and must be substantive in nature to be considered.

Post-evaluation grievances are to be made to the applicable age group Vice President, Operations. If unable to resolve at that level, then by the President followed by a Co-Director of Evaluations, followed by a Grievance Committee.

Grievances will be addressed as quickly as practical. Members are encouraged to consider the ’24-hour’ rule before indicating a grievance.

Grievances should be submitted by email using the TWHA Evaluation Grievance Form and indicate:

1. The aspect of the TWHA evaluation guideline that wasn’t followed
2. The impact of the error
3. A proposed resolution

Responses to member grievances will be subject to the ’24-hour’ rule and will be reviewed by another Board member. Grievance resolution will consider the impact on all players (not just the player(s) included in the grievance).

Should parents wish to submit a grievance, we ask that you review the TWHA Evaluation Guidelines carefully and complete the required grievance form below.

Please be respectful and courteous and remember we are all volunteers!

TWHA Evaluation Grievance Form