Player Classification Process

Factoid

Basketball started with eighteen men in a YMCA gymnasium in Springfield, Massachusetts, it has now grown into a game that more than 300 million people play worldwide.

Bedford Minor Basketball Association Player Classification Process

Classification Round #1 – Identify two or three groups

Players will arrive to the first tryout session in groups created alphabetically based on last name.

End goal of tryout Round #1: Evaluators will be responsible to place players into one of two or three pools: Pool A, Pool B, Pool C (number of pools is based on the number of players per division).

Pool A represents the top players identified by the evaluators, Pool B the next best set of players and Pool C the next best. Each of the pools should represent one half or one-third of the overall number of players trying out. For example, if there are 90 players trying out each pool should have no more than 30 players identified.  There may only be two pools depending on group size. 

Classification Round #2 – Rank the Pools

Players will arrive to the second round of classifications grouped into pools.

End goal of Round #2: rank each player in the pool from 1 (being the top player) to the last player in each pool.

Every player must receive a ranking. There does NOT need to be consensus between the evaluators when ranking a player. Evaluators complete their own set of rankings. A player can be moved up or down between pools if there is consensus that a player is in the wrong pool.  

Classification Round #3 – Team Selections

All evaluators and identified coaches will attend the final tryout. Players will arrive to the final round of tryouts by pool and coaches will receive each pools’ player-ranking list.  Evaluators will see another hour of scrimmaging/drills and be able to make changes to their respective rankings.  These will be the final rankings used by coaches as they make their selections.

End goal of Round #3: Coaches select their team from the final ranking list, with the oversight of the Board. Teams are selected in descending order starting with Division 1.

Any anticipated parent coaches, of division 1 or 2 teams, will be allowed in the gym for the final tryout to assess the players and watch players for eventual team construction.  The Board can approve anticipated parent coaches for non-REP team final tryouts on an exception basis as well.

 
** This protocol is subject to change by the approval of the Board of the BMBA