Feedback please: Make Sunday Training Better

We have had two three weeks of coaching now with our appointed Coach Albert Khaicy and we welcome feedback from our club members and guests.

What would you like to see more/less of?

Does the current split system of A and C Grade work?

Do you enjoy the sessions?

How can we improve the layout and effectivness of the coaching?

Put your comments down on the blog before the committee meeting next week so that we have something to acknowledge and shape the direction of our coaching and our club!

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8 Responses to Feedback please: Make Sunday Training Better

  1. Steve says:

    I basically argree with what James said…

    However, I dont see any conflict for players who join the games without attending the coaching session prior. Game is not limited to 12 or 14 players only and we can take turn to play and “practice”.

    Anyway, we have the time rule ( i.e.3:30pm ) so there should be no more issue from now on.

    Still, there is a little concern to me that some players attend the coaching on time, then they play the games, but choose to leave the court earlier at 5:00pm or so, and let the remaining players play without a full team(s).

  2. julias says:

    Even as only for a short period, most of us will find Albert as a Coach who fits the descriptions of the NSW Sport and Recreation : ‘A good coach helps to create positive sporting experiences for their athletes. As well as helping people to realise their athletic potential, coaches at all levels must ensure athletes enjoy themselves and continue participating in sport.’

    The heart of the matter in having effective training lies also on club members; athletes at all levels and the Club Committee, who need to respond with the best co-operation, goodwill and support.

    Initially Albert has been assigned to train two levels: Recreational and Competitive. This has been interpreted as ‘Beginners/Newcomers’ and ‘A Grade’.

    This leaves athletes in the B/C Grades not fully attended to as well as a few A graders who choose not to have coaching.

    Would it be possible to have training with 3 sessions of coaching, structured as follows:-
    . First 30 min : Net setting up, announcements & stretching.
    . First 45 min : A grade coaching at Court 3. Meanwhile B Grade, C Grade and beginners divided into 4 groups having games at Court 2 and Court 1.
    . 2nd 45 min : B and C Grade Simultaneous Coaching at Court 2 and 1. Meanwhile A grade players taking turns to train Beginners to dig, set and serve at court 3.
    . 3rd 45 min : A Grade have games at Court 3, B at Court 2 and C and beginners at Court 1, where Coach will alternately call and train 1 or 2 players at back of Court 1 then send back to games.
    . last 15 min : net removal and stretching.

    Please give Coach Albert and Venue Coord Pete, 2 good months time to appraise athletes abiolity and assign them among A, B, C Grades for training purposes.

    Thank you.

  3. Bruce says:

    Can we please ensure that all administration – payments, announcements, etc are completed by 3.25 so that we get more coaching time on the court?

  4. FA says:

    I basically argree with what James said…

    However, I dont see any conflict for players who join the games without attending the coaching session prior. Game is not limited to 12 or 14 players only and we can take turn to play and “practice”.

    Anyway, we have the time rule ( i.e.3:30pm ) so there should be no more issue from now on.

    Still, there is a little concern to me that some players attend the coaching on time, then they play the games, but choose to leave the court earlier at 5:00pm or so, and let the remaining players play without a full team(s).

  5. Albert says:

    Can we please ensure that all administration – payments, announcements, etc are completed by 3.25 so that we get more coaching time on the court?

  6. Ross says:

    I’m really enjoying the coaching sessions with Albert and would like to think that it’s improving my skills (I certainly feel like it is). I think 1 hour is enough time as it provides a good balance between playing some games and also developing/improving skills.

  7. Wally says:

    B Div members are not receiving equal amounts of time as A and Rec Div. Major issues to alter this are:
    1. Numbers attending on a regular basis at each Div. level.
    2. Members not arriving on time / roller skaters not packing up on time
    3. Training times not strictly adhered to – longer on A Div, shorter on Rec Div, no time allocation for B Div.
    4. A Div not having game time.
    5. A Div game time segregating A Div from other B Div or assisting C Div with skill development
    6. Wide range of skill, commitment, skill learning ability, and fitness.
    7. Different numbers at each skill level on a week by week basis.
    8. The desire of some members not wishing to participate in coached sessions, but still wanting to play on Sundays
    9. Tournament / team commitments over the course of the year.
    10. The clear understanding that Freezone’s primary objective is to create a physically and psychologically gay friendly environment for members to participate, achieve and be physically active.

    Please use these constraints to formulate your feedback, whilst making your feedback personal to your own ability, experience and reason for attending Sunday Social Training sessions.

  8. James says:

    I think hiring Albert is a great thing for the club and appreciate the club taking the initiative to organise and support this endeavour for all members.

    I recognise that it may not always be possible if there are a large number of club members at training on a Sunday, but is it possible to consider the individuals who have trained with Albert also getting a chance to play together at least for the first 30 minutes of scrimmage time – so that we are able to spend some time practice what we just trained for as a group?
    It seems that there is a mad dash as soon as we split up after the first hour and a half and individuals that have been doing the coaching session are left not getting a chance to put into practice what they have just learned.

    I am happy to vocalise this or take responsibility for managing the individuals that do train together, but wanted to communicate to the committee how I feel it could be further improved.

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