Presentation on theme: "Fall 2010 Survey Results. Goals of Survey Solicit feedback from BSS Coaches on a variety of issues: – Originally undertaken to determine if there is a."— Presentation transcript:
Goals of Survey Solicit feedback from BSS Coaches on a variety of issues: – Originally undertaken to determine if there is a need/demand for “Coaching the Coaches” – Expanded to include the following: Feedback on New rules implemented Fall 2010 Identify specific areas for future rule changes Provide an mechanism for coaches to provide feedback and more engagement with BSS program
Summary of Feedback Feedback from 46 coaches across all 3 Grade levels – approx. 60% response rate Coaching Experience: – Majority of Coaches (54%) have less then 2 years experience coaching – 51% want help at either/both practice and games BUT 48% do not want any help Recommendation: Update website with key drills to assist Coaches; Rule Changes: Goalies – 60% of Coaches do not want a Goalie in first Grade – approx. 40% do not want Goalies in any grade. But approx. 40% want goalies in all grades! Recommendation – Fall 2011: Explore removing goalies for 1 st grade. Keep in second. Rule Changes: Goal kicks and throw-ins – 37% want new rule extended to 1 st grade BUT 41% do not Recommendation - Do not extend the throw-in / kick-out rule beyond K grade. Rule Changes: Mixed Gender teams – 65% want to keep Mixed Gender in all grades Recommendation – Fall 2011: Keep mixed gender team in all grades. Add more games by gender for 2 nd grade (currently 3 for Spring 2011 – previously only 2)
Summary of Feedback Organizational Direction – Team Size: 43% think team sizes are too big BUT 51% think they are just right. Lots of suggestions for 4v4 for K; 5v5 for 1 st and 6v6 for 2 nd and also for reducing length of games Recommendation – Investigate smaller team sizes for games and shortening game lengths – need volunteers from coaching community to help. – Works Well: More coaches = better training; Structured drills = better training Recommendation – Make a minimum of 3 coaches per team – strongly recommend 4. – Change Now: Need to improve officiating; Goal kicks – need to force opposition teams to retreat; Revisit duration of games; Pop-nets for Practice; More vigilance on pushing Recommendation – Conduct analysis around adding adult volunteers to refereeing; Recommendation – Immediate: (1) Make kids retreat to half way during a goal kick; (2) Enforce vigilance through coaches on pushing Future: (3) Explore purchasing/sponsorship for pop-up nets. – Overall Philosophy: Generally coaches support all Kids – BUT there are exceptions; Think about switching to once a week (Practice before games on Saturday); remind coaches about equal playing time for all kids Recommendation – Conduct analysis on same-day soccer (combine with team size / game length analysis) – Need volunteers from coaching community Recommendation – Immediate: Reinforce during coaches meeting that all kids should be cheered, equal playing time.
Recommendation Summary Structural - Fall 2011Immediate - Spring 2011 Analysis on team size, length of game, same day practice/game Goal Kick Rule for teams to retreat to halfway Remove 1 st grade goaliesReminder on fair play, equal time and cheer all kids Examine more gender split games in 2 nd grade Require More coaches per team Pop-up goals purchase or sponsorship Referee support with Adults
Next Steps Prioritize all recommendations – Focus on 1-2 items for 2011 Fall Implementation Also look to implement “easy-fixes” for Spring season Solicit working groups (board and non-board members) to lead proposal details for structural change items – Look to finalize working groups at end of Spring season for Fall 2011 implementation Plan on a Survey on an annual basis