Skill Level Descriptions

Updated Wednesday March 19, 2014 by Best Ever Hockey League (BEHL).

In order to ensure balanced teams, all players have a skill rating.  This is usually done via a self-rating during registration.  Please use the following scale when deciding how to rate yourself.

(1) These players are the elite of our league, they can dominate anytime they are out the ice. At most, a half dozen players in our league could qualify for this honor.
(2) The difference between 1/2 might be age (stamina), slightly better stick handling, scoring prowess but a 2 player can still dominate a shift. 6-12 players
(3) Very good overall player can play multiple positions, knows the game well with no noticeable deficiencies in his game. 12-18 players likely qualify.
(4/5) Core group of players who have a good understanding of the game with a decent set of skills. Might be lacking in one or 2 areas but can be counted on to perform.
(6) If paired properly with a more skilled player this level player can hold their own but left to themselves this player will have difficulty making plays, scoring or defending a 2 on 1.
(7/8) Struggles in most areas of the games but are having fun anyhow. When they make a good play they get plenty of cheers from their teammate. 12-18 players
(9) Relatively new to hockey, but can skate forwards, stop, and redirect the puck.
(10) New to hockey: struggles to skate, falls down frequently, unable to stop.




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