I want to thank our parents who took the time to provide us feedback. This is your organization into which you have entrusted management to myself and your board. We work hard to manage your program, but need your feedback and guidance to know where we are doing well, and where we are not. Especially, I want to thank those of you that provided some ideas and guidance in the comments section, especially valuable to improving our programs.
As a result of this feedback we are taking two major actions, as well as making some minor adjustments to our programs to improve them and bring them more in line with your expectations. The two major actions are;
- bringing the Instructional and Advanced programs into better alignment
- reviewing our coaching roster and making changes
More detail of the results are collated below.
The following information is from respondents to the Season Feedback and is intended to be representative of the total.
Feedback was given prior to June 8, 2014
23% of the respondents identified themselves
2/3 of the responding families had 1 child in the program
10% had more than 2 children in the program
Instructional and Select families responded in equal numbers, implying that the Select family representation was triple in percentage
85% would recommend their coach to another family
7% felt their coach did not follow AYSO principles
8% felt their coach did not help their player make expected progress
2% felt their children were very unsatisfied
8% felt their children were unsatisfied
12% felt their children thought their experience was ok
31% felt their children were satisfied
48% felt their children were very satisfied
Similar numbers of satisfaction were recorded for the parents satisfaction.
Coaching 12% very unsatisfied
44% very satisfied
Refereeing quality was almost all positive comments
68% of the respondents did volunteer in some capacity
Any Comments About Volunteering that Would Help Us?
General Comments Provided in the Feedback
What was your favorite part of the season?
Weekend gamespractices Great coaches The games! Spending time with other families my daughter had all her school friends on the team and it helped to know the parents games on saturday every practice was fun Practice flexibility Coach and team spirit some of the players it was all good Practice I like how Kinder soccer is organized with 1 day on Saturdaywatching boys have fun togethe Tournaments Games Fall tournament The Coach Traveling to Davis and being in Presidents Cup Positive energy coaches Games, friends Davis cup Coaches taught so well and were organized When it was over Practices and games Season League Games The training sessions watching the kids enjoy free play all of it Doing shared practices with another team Watching my son play coach did a mini keeper wars for spring instructional Other teammates The first 3/4 of the season was great allWhen the players knew they played well and had fun, even if they did not winCoach
What was your least favorite part of the season?
Team strength Injuries not long enough Single field. Memorial Day wekeend game. Games in other towns Trying to wheel nets that the wheels did not work on. El Palo Alto practicing with 3rd Select team Negative coaching clickiness among players no team manager Not feeling respected or listened to by the coach Practices Started spring season late and a bit disorganized at first losing nearly every game -- quite uneven range of team skills Can't think of any Spring usual AYSO disorganization Occasional blow ups from the coachNone spring - coach was only at games Terrible practice field Practice time, wish it was slightly later. 10 am or later in the morning. n/aKids who didn't really want to play Davis Tournament Not enough parents participation The schedule none early morning games :) Uneven competitiontraveling to games far awayGames lack of carpool games/practicesthe crazy uniform policy Lack of parent volunteers on team first 2 times were chaos. my son would not go back. The last 1/4 because the season was too long last fall. It started early so it was just too much. The games ending My child's response to negative coaching Not sure