Please be advised that all LSVA members will be required to obtain an official numerical rating via Evaluation Clinic by January 1st, 2021. Every member who has not attended an Evaluation Clinic to receive a numerical rating should therefore make a priority of coming to an Evaluation Clinic during the Winter 2019-2020, Summer 2020, and Winter 2020-2021 Open Play seasons. On January 1st, 2021, all LSVA members who do not have a numerical rating will have their Division Level changed to a Preliminary Rating and will not be able to register for a subsequent league season until after having attended an Evaluation Clinic.

[added 9/23/2019]

Evaluation Policy Overview

Every member of LSVA is required to attend an Evaluation Clinic. At an Evaluation Clinic, members will be evaluated by the Skills and Development Committee and assigned a numerical rating. A member's rating determines which division the member will play in. The Evaluation Guidelines are the same for new and current members. New members that have a NAGVA rating of A or AA will be exempt from being evaluated if they have played in a NAGVA tournament in the last two years; they will receive a rating of 4.00 for LSVA. If they do not want this automatic rating, they may elect to be evaluated.

At any time, current members may request to be evaluated and receive a new rating by registering and attending an Evaluation Clinic. Members in the Competitive Division with a rating lower than 2.4 may only attend one Advanced/Power Evaluation Clinic during each Open Play season [added 9/24/2019]. Any evaluations take effect for the next season or open play. While a member's rating may change immediately during an open play season, no member's rating may change during a Spring or Fall league season. E.g. If a member's rating changes during Fall league from Advanced to Power, that member will not be allowed to play in the Power division until the following open play season. They will remain in the Advanced division for the remainder of that Fall league until it ends.

At the end of every league season, the Skills and Development Committee will poll that season's captains and request information on players who the captains feel are not playing at level for their division. The Committee will examine every member produced by the captains on an individual basis and will determine if that member will be required to attend an Evaluation Clinic. The Committee will make their decision based on several factors that include, but are not limited to, the last time that member was evaluated, the member's draft performance, and possibly observation of the member by the Committee during open play. Members that are selected for evaluation will not be allowed to register for league seasons, subbing events, or open play seasons/days until they have completed the evaluation. 

Current LSVA members not already in the Power division who are uprated in NAGVA to BB or higher will keep their current LSVA rating but will be allowed to play in Power Division for the upcoming or remaining Open Play season. They will be required to attend an Evaluation Clinic before the subsequent League Play season.

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