Youth Assessment Schedule


Thank you to all players who attended assessments this year. Finalized teams will be listed on the Team Formation page and will be communicated to players and families via email. Questions? Email


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Gold Teams

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  • no further dates scheduled at this time

General Player Assessment Timelines

  • April – Assessments for Vancouver Island Premier League (VIPL) teams.
  • April-June – Youth Divisions player assessments (U12 through U18).
  • Late-August – September – Adult League team tryouts
  • September – House Divisions player assessments (U6 through U11)

Common Questions

Q: Do players have to be registered to be assessed?
A: Yes. To attend assessments all players must be registered with Bays for the upcoming season.  Spring assessments are essential in Youth League to prepare for the fall season; however, it is very difficult to form balanced teams if players don’t register and attend assessments. Click here to register.

Q:  What time should I come? How long will it last?
A:  Please endeavour to show up 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled assessment start time. This will allow you time to check-in with the “Clipboard Captain” and warm up. Assessments can run for 1-1.5 hours. Be prepared to attend the full session.

Q:  Do players HAVE to be assessed to be on a team?
A:  No. Players wishing to play at the Silver level are not required to attend assessments. If a player registers, but does not attend Gold or VIPL assessments, that player will be assigned to a Silver team for their age group.

Q:  What should I wear for assessments?
A:  Players should come ready to play soccer in cleats, shin pads and sports wear. Assessments are held “rain or shine” so please dress in appropriate layers for the weather.

Q: What is included in the uniform?
A:  One pair of socks as well as t-shirts/jerseys will be issued by the coach at the first team practice/game. Shorts and extra socks will be sold at the assessments.

Q: I have (my child has) an illness/conflict and cannot attend the assessment for my age group. What should I do?
A: Please email to let us know in advance. While there are no “make-up” sessions, it is sometimes possible to have the player attend the session for an alternate age group. Registered players who miss assessments will have last year’s assessment score used for team placement purposes.

Q:  What are the “invitation only” sessions? Should my child attend?
A: The purpose behind invite only sessions is to allow assessors more time to review specific players in order to make the best possible decisions around team selection. If your child does NOT receive such an invitation, please do not bring your player to this session.

Q: What if I only want to play goal? 
A: Goal keepers are expected to attend regular team assessments, but there may be an additional goal keeper assessment should the need arise.

Q: How can I help?
A: We are always looking for volunteers to be “clipboard captains” at assessments? When assessments begin, contact the Assessment Coordinator for more information.