Chanhassen Basketball Success Story

How Chanhassen Basketball Increased Coach Evaluation Participation by 90%

Chanhassen, Minnesota

25+ Teams

250+ Players

The Challenge

Like a lot of clubs, at the end of each season Chanhassen tried to collect evaluations on each player. These evaluations – made up of a few simple scoring criteria – were created in a document and sent to all coaches via email. The hope was to have an evaluation on each returning player that could be used when evaluating them the following season for level of play and team formation decisions. However, only about 40% of the evaluations were returned. This left 60% of the players without an evaluation on file, which caused issues when trying to form rosters the following season. “how do you weigh a kid with a coach’s evaluation versus one without?” said Chris Potenza, a member of the board of directors for Chanhassen Basketball.

The Solution

Chanhassen started using TeamGenius to help with player evaluations during tryouts. After seeing the benefits the app provided during the tryouts process, the club decided to take further advantage of the tool. Instead of emailing out evaluation forms, the organization sent coaches a link to evaluate their teams. They also expanded their reach to including assistant coaches in the evaluation process, as well as head coaches.

“How do you weigh a kid with a coach’s evaluation versus one without? We probably raised coach participation rates to between 85 and 90 percent. It allowed us to properly place kids.”


- Chris Potenza, Board Member, Chanhassen Basketball

The Result

Chanhassen started using TeamGenius to help with player evaluations during tryouts. After seeing the benefits the app provided during the tryouts process, the club decided to take further advantage of the tool. Instead of emailing out evaluation forms, the organization sent coaches a link to evaluate their teams. They also expanded their reach to including assistant coaches in the evaluation process, as well as head coaches.

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