Reevaluation of Current Members

Evaluation Process

Current Season Updates

Evaluations Overview

Each member of DIVA will be evaluated upon joining the organization and must attend a new member clinic.  Each member will be assigned to a specific division after the clinic and will join that division for the first season. After the initial season, a player may request to be re-evaluated if they wish to move up or down to another division.  The evaluation standards and the evaluation process is the same for both the new member clinics and re-evaluation clinics.
 
The Evaluation Committee reserves the right to move a player up to the next higher division without subjecting that player to a re-evaluation clinic if 3 or more committee members determine/evaluate that the player is clearly qualified to move to the next level.  The Evaluation Committee would then vote on this player as with every other evaluation to make the decision official.  The Evaluation Committee also reserves the right to re-evaluate a player to move down to a lower division if it is determined that this player is not performing at the level in which they are rated (see Down-Rating Process). 

Please see the official evaluation form for more information.  

At any time after joining DIVA, a player may request to be re-evaluated to move up or down a division by registering for reevaluations when they are open.  Member reevaluations become effective immediately as they are announced and will be valid for any following season: For example, players being reevaluated in Spring who move up to a new division will only be eligible for summer leagues with that new division (if applicable). All reevaluated members who do move up to a higher division will do so on a probationary basis. During that probationary period (the next season), that member will be watched and evaluated to make sure that the decision to move up was the correct one.  If it is determined, that the player is not performing at the level in which they are rated, they will be re-evaluated and placed into the correct division.  

Throughout the course of the season, members will be constantly re-evaluated by the Evaluation Committee to determine if they are consistently playing at the level in which they are rated.  If it is determined that a player is playing consistently above or below the level at which they are currently rated, the Evaluation Chair, with the help of the Evaluation Committee, will require that member to undergo a re-evaluation to either move up or down to the next level as is determined by the Committee.  This is to ensure the fairness and quality of play for each division in DIVA. 

Any player wishing to dispute their rating as determined by the committee must first appeal the rating or the process to the Chair of the Skills and Evaluations Committee in writing by the designated date. A player may protest a rating to the Chair of the Skills and Evaluations Committee if they feel there was a procedural error or if they feel there was a bias on behalf of an evaluator. The individual player may appeal their rating in writing to the Board of Directors only if the Skills and Evaluation Committee is unable to arrive at a unanimous appeal result. The decision of the Board with regard to the appeal will be final

Down-Rating Process

At any point during the season up until 4 weeks PRIOR to the end of the season, a player may request to be down-rated to a lower division just as a player may request to be moved into a higher division.  At this point, the player will be required to attend a re-evaluation clinic in order to be down-rated into the next lower division.  The evaluation process and Evaluation Committee voting process will be the same for this process just as it is for reevaluation into a higher level.

In order to ensure fairness in the level of play and to improve the overall quality of play for each division, the Evaluation Committee reserves the right to request that a player be re-evaluated to move down to a lower division, even if the player does not request to be down-rated.  There are three major criteria that will be used to determine if a playerâ??s level of play is no longer at the level in which they are currently rated

  1. The player has consistently been chosen in the last round of their division over the course of two or more seasons by the captains
  2. The team captain for this player recommends that the Evaluation Committee reevaluate this player
  3. The Division Representative for this player, along with no fewer than 3 other players approach the Evaluation Chair and officially request that this player be reevaluated.

Although these three criteria are the main reason that a player would be reevaluated to move down to a lower division, these are certainly not the ONLY reasons that a player might be asked to be reevaluated.  Certain other issues like personal injury (i.e. knee surgery, ankle surgery, etc.) or other life events that have altered a playerâ??s level of play could result in that player being asked to be down-rated.  

The re-evaluation process for down-rating a player is the same as all other Evaluation Processes.  The player will attend a re-evaluation clinic and will be evaluated by no fewer than 3 committee members and will be voted on by the Evaluation Committee.  If it is determined that the player is not playing at the current level, then the player will be moved to the next lower division at the beginning of the next season.  If the committee does not vote to down-rate the player, they will stay in their current division.  



Send Your Feedback