Coaches on FieldLevel are responsible for evaluating their athletes to help college coaches better understand the abilities of potential recruits.
Evaluations on FieldLevel are comprised of 3 things:
Written Assessments ("Athlete Evaluation")
Coaches provide written assessments to help college coaches get honest feedback on their athlete's capabilities. Written assessments should be carefully crafted for each athlete and summarize the following:
The athlete's athletic abilities (including strengths + areas of growth)
The athlete's academic abilities
The athlete's best character traits
Coaches are encouraged to update their athletes' assessments as they improve their game, develop as people, make progress in the weight room, etc. It's recommended coaches update their assessments every 6-12 months.
"Kelea is an all-around utility player. She is a lead-by-example kind of kid with good speed, which she is currently working on improving. I can rely on her to perform and excel just about anywhere on. On any given weekend, I'll have her at short, second, catching, and in the outfield. She has a strong work ethic at school and at softball."
Coaches project which competition level they believe their athlete will be able to play at the collegiate level. Coaches can select up to 3 levels for their projections, including:
These projections are very important because they help college coaches understand if athletes are able to compete at their level, and they are also used to help produce the right college matches for athletes.
Athletic measurements are key data points specific to an athlete's sport, so this section will look different for coaches in different sports. Adding athletic measurements is optional but recommended.
Who can see an athlete's evaluations?
Evaluations are only visible to college coaches (2-year athlete evaluations can only be seen by 4-year coaches) and staff members on your team. Your athletes, their parents, and coaches at other teams at the same level cannot view them.
This allows coaches to provide honest evaluations to help college coaches know which athletes to pursue for 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.