SURVEY DATES: November 1–November 11, 2016
- More than 90% of all respondents rated their experience “Good” or better for Communication and Fun.
- Between 80% and 90% of respondents rated their experience “Good” or better for Coaching and Safety.
- 71% of respondents rated Organization as “Good” or better.
- 100% of respondents indicated that their daughters took something positive away from their BGCRE Softball experience in 2016.
- 93% of respondents rated the clinics program for AAA and Majors division players “Good” or better overall.
- 78% rated the fall program “Good” or better for Fun.
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2017
- 95% of respondents indicated that their daughters will return to BGCRE Softball in 2017.
Despite the relatively positive overall ratings received in the areas of Coaching and Safety for the spring season, a primary theme that emerged from additional input provided by respondents was a desire for more training in skills and safety for coaches and other volunteers. To address this issue, we are planning to provide a training session early in spring 2017 that will cover those two topics. That, or similar, training will be a requirement for all BGCRE Softball volunteer coaches, and other volunteers also will be encouraged to participate.
A second theme in the responses that were received was a desire to have opportunities for players to participate in additional skills training prior to the spring season, as well as during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Further, families communicated that they are looking for more opportunities for on-field experiences for their players outside of the spring season. In this area, we will again be sponsoring open pre-season clinics by age group during the winter months, and we are planning to begin more formal division-wide practices in March. As soon as indoor space scheduling is open for facilities in Easton and Redding, a schedule for the pre-season clinics will be announced. Opportunities for additional instruction during the spring season in key skills, such as pitching, also are being explored. With regard to summer and fall opportunities, we will continue to look for ways in which we can expand the offerings of the in-house program, as well as to partner with nearby Little League programs to enhance the opportunities for players to participate in organized competitive play by age division in those seasons.
Feedback from the survey will continue to be considered as we put together a program for 2017. Input from all BGCRE Softball families is essential to the ongoing improvement of our program, and we encourage you to continue to share your suggestions. See the BGCRE Softball home page for information about the date and time of the next planning meeting. We hope to see you there. If you are not able to attend, please remember that feedback and ideas to help make BGCRE Softball better are welcome at any time at