The Avila Entry Baseline Skills Assessment
The Baseline Assessment is the initial entry requirement to Avila Soccer. It is mandatory for all new players, and for players who have skipped a semester. The cost is $10 and is billed separately from any package that may be purchased. The assessment can be added on to any package at the time of purchase, but it must be scheduled and purchased before beginning any training package. The purpose of the Baseline Assessment is to assign an wristband to the player.
Color-coded wristbands at Avila are used to:
- recognize or reward achievement
- help the trainers instantly group players with similarly experienced players
- inspire players to improve through a pathway
- create scrimmage groups based on level
BASELINE ASSESSMENT STEPS
|4:15 PM||5:00 PM||5:45 PM||6:30 PM|
|Ages 4-7||Ages 4-7||Ages 8-11, Ages 12-16||Ages 8-11, Ages 12-16|
|Ages 4-7||Ages 8-11, 12-16|
|10:15 AM||11:45 AM|
|10:45 AM||12:15 PM|
|11:15 AM||12:45 PM|
|4:15 PM||1:15 PM|
|4:45 PM||1:45 PM|
|5:15 PM||2:15 PM|
Criteria used for the Baseline Assessment
(An Avila trainer will use 3 of the ten below)
- Observe the player scrimmage with either a coach or another player in a small sided game
- Observe the player’s warm up
- Passing back and forth – instead of checking for just technique, we check for comfort level and consistency. It’s not a differential diagnosis on passing technique, but rather an estimation of how likely the player is to connect a pass regardless of how they do it
- Ask the player to perform moves or dribbling tricks
- Ask the player to juggle
- Ask the player to pass and move with the coach, keeping possession as they both move
- Observe the player’s rotary momentum (ability to turn their hips)
- Observe trapping/receiving while in motion and the ability to redirect the ball while doing so
- Ask player to take a few shots
- Show the player a new skill and see how quickly they get it
Baseline Assessment Retest Notes
Reasons for retesting:
- Player feels they are ready and have noticed progress
- Player disagreed with previous results
- Player was close to the next level and wants to see if they have reached it
- Player has been absent for a semester and needs to reestablish their level (mandatory)
You will not receive a specific score, only the wristband color and sublevel (example, Green New Level 2N). It is not a differential diagnosis. However, if you’d like to learn more about how you can receive a specific score and how to improve it (which is extremely useful), consider signing up for the TPS (Total Performance score). The TPS Assessment is of course optional.
Baseline Assessment FAQs
Yes, all new players, players that have never been assessed, or players returning from a semester's absence are required to purchase and schedule the Baseline Assessment.
The Baseline Assessment fee is $10.
The assessment doesn't take more than 5 minutes, but players are encouraged to stay for the entire 45-minute class.
No, your child will be attending a regular scheduled class with existing Avila players. The trainers can render the assessment simultaneously without interfering with the scheduled class.
Results will be given the same day via email.
Yes, players can start a purchased program after the assessment according to their age and level.
We welcome as always, new players to come participate in a free trial (a free trial does not come with the Baseline Assessment). So to be clear, a player may choose to do a free trial at Avila but that will not give them their Baseline Assessment required to begin a program. The trial is just a chance for the player to cultivate a sense of the live event and see if this is a high value program that they would enjoy and benefit from. There is of course the option to schedule and purchase the Baseline Assessment to happen during the free trial if the potential new player finds that to be convenient.