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Pleasanton Soccer Clubs...talking to the wall

Original post made by Joe on Apr 27, 2010

The Rage and BUSC are very different clubs but one thing they have in common is keeping coaches who have overstayed their welcome. Players leave the club and quit soccer because of bad coaching experiences. Surveys and parent comments fall on deaf ears. Ironically there are coaches out there who haven't been given the opportunity. Spots rarely open up because the same (ineffective) coaches come back year after year. Both organizations claim that complaints come from parents who didn't get their way. Why do a survey if you aren't going to give it any weight???

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Posted by letsgo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm

"Why do a survey if you aren't going to give it any weight???"

You mean like surveying the public about coaches or health care? Those in charge are going to do what they want to do and make excuses about survey results. Large businesses do them with absolutley no change coming from the results, so why would we expect these soccer clubs to be any different. THe board and coaches are all friends and they will keep whoever wants to stay. I'm really no that concerned, but then again I don't live in the world of high stakes soccer (and yes, I have been a volunteer coach for RAGE in the non-competitive side)

Posted by Pleasanton Mom, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 27, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Joe, when you say things like "Ironically there are coaches out there who haven't been given the opportunity," you're treading dangerously close to communism.

Tread carefully. We're watching you.

Posted by Coaches not the problem, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2010 at 11:34 pm

My daughter was in RAGE and we had a very good coach. The problem was that the league cancelled games very often, even with the smallest rain. I do not know if that was RAGE or Pleasanton, but we certainly had a lot of cancelled games. But the coaches we dealt with were all excellent.

Posted by Joe, a resident of Birdland
on Apr 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Games canceled due to rain is the city's call. The sports leagues have no say in it.

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