Evaluations for Flag Football
Updated Wednesday June 19, 2019 by Jennifer Banks.
What are evaluations? They are a means for the League to make sure that teams are balanced in skill level. When teams are equally matched, players have more fun and are motivated to further develop their skills.
At flag football evaluations, players will be asked to throw the football and catch some passes...maybe a few other things along those lines.
There is no pressure to achieve anything other than to do your best.
Cleats are ideal, but regular athletic shoes are okay. Mouthguards are completely optional, since there is no tackling in flag football.
After evaluations, the coaches will meet the following day to create balanced teams. The teams are created "blind," and once all coaches agree that the teams are balanced, the coaches will draw numbers to find out which team is theirs. Coaches' children are then added to the teams (and then some light shuffling is typically needed to ensure teams are still balanced.)
The League Commissioner will be present at evaluations and during "the draft," and their purpose is to ensure balance during this process.