THE EVALUATION MATRIX
The OVA High Performance Athlete Identification process has a new evaluation matrix for the 2017 season. This matrix outlines the targeted profile of a Team Ontario athlete based on age category and national performance standards.
Rather than using subjective scores to evaluate skills, the matrix allows for an evaluation of the athlete’s ability to achieve specific outcomes for the various skills. Each outcome is described by 3-6 concrete and observable objectives.
The OVA HP Athlete Identification matrix outlines the full profile of a Team Ontario athlete, but to provide a fair evaluation of all athletes registered in the ID process, only specific outcomes will be evaluated for feedback. Outcomes for which evaluators can’t get enough information through observation won’t be part of the feedback (shaded red in matrix).
For each evaluated outcome, the athletes will receive a rating of 1-3:
1) The athlete does not meet the high performance standards for this outcome. This means the athlete should work on achieving all the related objectives.
2) The athlete partially/sometimes meet the standards for this outcome. This means the athlete should work on perfecting some or all related objectives.
3) The athlete clearly meets the standards for this outcome. This means the athlete satisfies the standards and can now strive to achieve higher standards (older age group or international level).
The feedback received at the end of the ID process will provide athletes with specific objectives to achieve in order to improve and become a member of Team Ontario in the future.
For a visual explanation of how to use the matrix, watch this short tutorial: