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CMR Player Evaluations Overview

  • Lady Revolution will have 10U/12U/14U Girls teams playing in the Middlesex Yankee Girls Conference.
  • Travel Hockey teams: All 10U/Squirt, 12U/Peewee, 14U/Bantam, and 16U/18U Midget(fall & winter) teams will participate in the Valley League, AAA/AA/A divisions. This is a wonderful league with excellant competition in the metrowest areas.
  • All 8U/Mite teams will participate in the Northstar Youth Hockey League. This is a fantastic cross ice program at Northstar Ice rink in Westborough and a USA Hockey sanctioned program. Cross ice hockey is key to hockey player development. USA Hockey supports cross ice youth hockey for numerous reasons including more touches to the puck, quick transition, improved balance and agility and more. Visit USAhockey to learn all about cross ice 8U/mite hockey.


The CM Revolution Youth Hockey Board of Directors (BOD) have created this document to better inform our players and parents about our player evaluation and placement process.  We hope that the information presented will allow players and parents to better understand and follow our process.

The goal of the CM Revolution player evaluation and placement process is to ensure that every player is evaluated through an objective process that will properly assess the player’s abilities and skills, which will allow our program to properly place each player on the team that will promote player development and team success.   Each player is placed on a team based on their performance during our evaluation process. As many parents understand, the planning, coordination and execution of the CM Revolution player evaluation and placement process requires the most effort of any task in our program.  The process starts in February and continues until the end of Conditioning Week in September.  Hundreds of volunteer hours from coaches, evaluators, BOD members and parents are needed to produce a proper player evaluation process and achieve an objective placement for all players.

Player Evaluation Committee

The Player Evaluation Committee was developed to manage the player evaluation and team placement process.  This Committee consists of the President, Hockey Director, Coaching Coordinators, one or two BOD members and one parent.  The objective of the Player Evaluation Committee is to: 

Ensure that the player evaluation and placement process is executed in a professional, objective manner in which every player has a fair and equal opportunity to show his skills and abilities to be properly placed at a level to promote the player’s highest development potential possible for the upcoming hockey season.

The roles and responsibilities of this committee will include:

  • Review the player evaluation schedules and logistics
  • Develop the player evaluation  forms, data templates and key milestones for Evaluators
  • Select the Evaluators, including Level Directors and membership
  • Publish the Evaluation process to the CM Revolution Program
  • Review and vote on all recommendations
  • Coordinate and manage player evaluations, evaluation and placement process
  • Manage issues and challenges
  • Annually review the process to improve quality, efficiency and results

Questions about this player evaluation and placement process can be directed toward any member of the Player Evaluation Committee.

Player Evaluation/Rosters Timeline

  • March: Registrations and Player Evaluations Skills
  • April: Player Evaluations Scrimmages (2)
  • May/June: Preliminary Rosters; Coaches Meeting; Hockey Operations/Board Meeting Preliminary Roster Review; Players/Parents notified of preliminary rosters for next season
  • Late Aug/Sept: Fall Conditioning Player Evaluations; Hockey Operations/Recommentions for player movement; Final Rosters