What to expect on Exam Days
Show up a few minutes early before your exam to check-in with a trainer.
Each player taking the Performance Assessment will be tested on some combination of the 7 Categories of Expertise that apply to their level. The exam will take 15 minutes to complete.
- Shooting Mechanics
- Passing & Distribution
- Trapping & Receiving
- Soccer IQ (Possession)
To prepare for the exams, head over to our Testing page to review guidelines.
5. See how you can train from 6:00-7:00 PM
Orange Ready (Provisional Scheduling)
Creating a tool to measure performance has not been easy. Avila Creative Soccer was open for 10 years before fully implementing what has become our signature test. Technically, we refer to it as a Performance Assessment, not a Skills Assessment, in that it rates more than just a player’s skills. A player’s Level is more than just their skill level; it is the sum of many moving parts.
To think of the quality of a player’s skill as something which is quantifiable is difficult at best. Then couple that with the notion that even if a player can demonstrate skill in a laboratory it doesn’t mean that player can perform at a level commensurate with said skill level when it counts – meaning on game day. Performance is also about attitude and awareness. The attitude to compete, the tactical awareness to take advantage of time and space.
We found that differences between players are intricate and it turns out that among the different colors and levels, we also have to have sub levels which you may have noticed referred to as New, Ready and Brand. And even that doesn’t always go far enough to get player placed in the correct group. In particular, Level two or Orange has been the most challenging group of kids to characterize. So what we have done to help us accommodate certain players in better fitting groups is offer a process for “Orange Ready” players who would normally only be allowed to train between 5:00-6:00 PM. NOW, SUCH PLAYERS can be placed provisionally with the GREENS as a sort of “Play-Up”. The GREEN Level 3’s train at 6:00-7:00 PM each evening.
If you follow these steps, your child may be able to train from 6:00-7:00 PM.
Email your story to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we know why you want to train from 6:00-7:00 PM with Green (Level 3) and above. Also tell us why you think you are already close to that level. Are you an “Orange Ready” player, meaning someone close to the Green Level?
Let us assess you for free. Go to Exam Days to schedule an exam. Choose “Orange Ready (Provisional Scheduling)” under Exam Type.
If you are cleared to train with Level 3 and above from 6:00-7:00 PM, pay upfront $25 for a mandatory assessment to be taken within 2 months.
Begin training with the Green Level players and above, weeknights from 6:00-7:00 PM, but start preparing to challenge for the level upgrade exam (you already paid for). The exam must be scheduled within 2 months time.