March 5, 2013 - The good news is that about 25% of our membership completed a survey between my last email and this one. The bad news is that, with the deadline now behind us, we're still languishing at about a 50% participation rate.
Though many respondents use the surveys to tell us what they would like to change about the club or their coach or whatever--and we USE that input to make our organization better!--it is also important that we hear from you even if you wouldn't change a thing!
Why? Well, for one thing, we use the feedback to evaluate and mentor our coaches. While it's a simple matter to judge how we're doing competitively, it is also important to know how each team is doing experientially. You may not know this, but coaches within the A5 Family can earn performance bonuses for their work on and off the court. So if you love your coach, take three minutes out of your day and TELL US on the survey. This will enable us to pat THEM on the back, and in many cases to enlist their help in mentoring less experienced coaches who aren't achieving the same level of qualitative success.
With all that said, we are extending the deadline for survey completion until midnight this Tuesday (TONIGHT). I hate false/extended deadlines, so this will be the only extension.
Thanks to all of you who have done your part, and for those of you who haven't, 3 - 5 minutes is not too much to ask.