What are evaluations and how do they work?
What is a coach evaluation, why is it important, and how does it work?
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Written by Seana Drabek
Updated over a week ago

To help college coaches better understand the abilities of potential recruits, coaches on FieldLevel are responsible for evaluating their athletes.

Evaluations are comprised of 3 things:

  1. Written Assessment

  2. Projection

  3. Athletic Measurements 

Written Assessments ("Athlete Evaluation")

Coaches provide written assessments to help college coaches get honest feedback on their athlete's capabilities. Written assessments should be custom for each athlete and summarize the following: 

  • Athletic abilities (strengths + areas of growth)

  • Academic abilities

  • Leadership skills

  • Character reference

Coaches are encouraged to update their assessments as athletes develop, have great games, make progress in the weight room, etc. It's recommended coaches update their assessments every 6-months to 1-year.


"Jasmine is an all-around utility player. She is a lead-by-example kind of kid with good speed. She is able to be put just about anywhere on the field and excel. On any given weekend, I have her at short, second, catching, and in the outfield. She has a strong work ethic at school and at softball."


When coaches project their athletes, they are indicating at which competition levels they believe their players will have the most success at that time. As athletes develop, coaches should update their projections. Coaches can select up to 3-levels for their projections.

These projections are very important as they help college coaches understand if athletes are able to compete at their level, and they are also used to help match athletes to the right college programs.

Athletic Measurements 

Athletic measurements are key data points that are specific to their sport. For example, baseball coaches should enter the pitching velocities for their pitchers and volleyball coaches should enter their front-row players' vertical leaps. Measurements can be updated over time as well.

Adding athletic measurements is optional but recommended.

Who Can See The Evaluations?

Evaluations can only be visible to college coaches (2-year athlete evaluations can only be seen by 4-year coaches) and staff members at your organization. Your athletes, their parents, and coaches at other teams at the same level cannot view them.

This allows coaches to provide honest evaluations of their athletes to college coaches to help them know which athletes to pursue their programs. If athletes or parents have questions about their specific evaluations, they are encouraged to speak with their coaches as this helps get everyone on the same page. 

Sample Evaluation

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