Junior Coaching Survey Results

Posted by Joseph Cliffe on 23 January 2024

Many thanks to those of you that completed our recent coaching survey over the Christmas period. We had a good response and some valuable feedback was provided.

50+ responses covering Saturday mornings, Wednesday and Friday evenings
Some crossover and other sessions mentioned

Saturday mornings (U8-U12)

Good coaches, organised, good variety, fun sessions
Would like to see more help with rules, positional play, more basics and more games!
Sometimes it feels there aren’t enough coaches, too much standing around, kids get distracted
Skills would like to learn: variety of passing, carrying skills
I think the parents would appreciate a coffee stall nearby!

Wednesday evenings (U16)

Good coaches, good drills, fun, application of skills into gameplay
Would like to see more advanced technical skills, more tactical drills, more games!
Sometimes a bit more intensity desired (from players)
Skills would like to learn: dragflicks, aerial pass, elimination skills

Friday evenings (U14)

Good coaches, good variety, enjoyable
Would like to see more skill sessions, elimination drills, match-specific tactics/set plays (LCs, PCs)
Sometime we focus too much on attacking
Skills would like to learn: aerial pass, reverse stick skills


Very positive overall
Older juniors enjoyed playing with others when transitioning to senior sides
Some direction on fitness may be appreciated
WhatsApp groups have been great for parents 
Ensure participation is fair for all
More communication about MAA games
One request for more personal feedback 

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