What Is The Skills Matrix?
The Skills Matrix is a set of evaluations that allows coaches and associations to identify areas of strength and skill development for individual athletes, teams, and associations for age divisions U12 (Provincial and Regional), U10, U9, and U8.
Why do I need to do this?? The Skills Matrix Evaluations allow:
Athletes to be appropriately placed on teams where they can develop collaboratively under the direction of coaches
Coaches to target areas of skill development in order to increase the proficiency of their athletes
Associations to develop on-ice programming to address wide-spread areas of improvement (e.g., power-skating, passing and/or shooting clinics, etc.)
Regions and Leagues to ensure the appropriate placement of athletes on teams and teams in loops or tournament groups.