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Comments from Parents
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These are unedited comments from current WASA Eagle parents, via the Spring '06 and Fall '07 Parent Surveys ... thanks to those who provided feedback.

 

 

I cannot speak highly enough about the WASA Eagles soccer club!  We live in Hilliard and therefore, the Westerville location is a fairly distantdrive.  Many people question why we would spend so much time transporting our children to a soccer organization so far away when other more convenient options are available.  But after hearing about the philosophy of WASA, we were eager to participate, in spite of the lengthy commute.  I applaud a soccer organization whose emphasis extends beyond just the win/loss record of the game.  The WASA coaching & training staff isn't just focused on developing soccer skills in my child;  they also see the bigger picture of developing quality character traits. While soccer is the focal point, I'm excited to know that my child is also learning the value of integrity, respect, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.  It has been an honor to be a part of this quality organization!

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Rob Smith is awesome!  It's so special to have a person with his background (5 years in MLS and USA Olympic team) teaching soccer to our son.  But Rob is more than a soccer resource ... he also is a great youth mentor.  He is encouraging, positive, fair, even tempered, and on and on and on.  He epitomizes everything that most parents would want for their child.  Rob makes a difference with these kids ... for sports, school, and life.  We've been around youth sports for many years with our older 2 kids ... Rob and his training programs will keep us WASA Eagles for as long as our 9 year old wants to play the game of soccer. 

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I have been involved in various select soccer organizations and our experience with the WASA Eagles is by far the best.  Jeff Vincent has created a team environment that combines competitiveness and close friendships.  The girls continue to improve their soccer skills each season and as a parent it is a joy to be on the sideline.

 

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I KNOW YOU WANTED A SEPERATE ENTRY BUT ALL OUR COACHES HAVE THE SAME REVIEW.  WHEN WE FIRST GOT INVOLVED WITH SELECT SOCCER WE HEARD ALL THE HORROR STORIES THAT GO WITH IT.  NOT TRUE WITH THE WASA PROGRAM.  GREAT ENVIRONMENT  KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.  BEING A COACH MYSELF I UNDERSTAND THE HUGE RESPONSIBILITY OF WORKING WITH THE KIDS AND PARENTS.  WE HAVE ALREADY SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND THE ORGANIZATION HAS ALREADY BENFITED FROM IT.  ON TOP OF THE COACHES WE FEEL THAT THE TEAM ADMINISTRATORS NEED TO BE RCOGNIZED ALSO.  BRAVENDER AND MAZZEO HAVE DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN TAKING THE LOGISTICS AWAY FROM THE COACHES SO THAT THEY CAN FOCUS ON DEVELOPING THE KIDS.  WHAT AWAY OF BUILDING UP THE HYPE BY USING PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS FOR THE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.  WE ALSO BELIEVE THAT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM HAS BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL.  IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE IF ANYBODY INVOLVED WITH THIS COULD GIVE BACK TO THE PROGRAM BY WAY OF VOLUNTEERING. WE FEEL THAT THIS WOULD !

  MEAN EVEN MORE TO THE FAMILIES THAT BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAM.  WE CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE PROGRAM KEEP IT UP

 

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Scott has always been supportive of the team and parents. He is always up front on any situation and I am with no doubt very loved by the players and parents alike. When a player needs a reminder, he does so with a strong respect of the player. I have never seen Scott react without compassion for all. It is a pleasure to see him coach and to be a part of the group. It is funny as parents to hear him across the field giving directions to a player "Run the sideline sweety"  I would be please to sign my name in support of our coach. This Spring season will be a first full year of our daughter playing with WASA and the acceptance by the players and other parents has absolutely been tremendous. Sarah tried out for othe Leagues and after the first day walked away in disgust. The first tryout with WASA, she stated "This is where I want to Play"  Thank all of you for your compassion and willingness to accept us.

 

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Great coach - like the way he coaches on the field, reinforces one-on-one with players, talks with parents - good role model for the kids

 

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Every team should have a DJ for a coach.  Although he is young he took on the responsibility of several teams and treats each child as if he is his own.  DJ is fair and always positive. He works with the boys to set goals. And even when things are not going well he is honest. 

 

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We came to WASA from another club and I am very pleased with the organization, communication and philosophy of the club.  Our coaches are really great especially with the addition of a new assist coach/trainer who has made the difference.  The girls have come along way and haven't had the most successful season in terms of wins vs. losses however they have improved so much and are playing really competitively now.  My hope is that everyone will be back so the team doesn't have to start over again with a whole new group.  I know its very hard to lose every game but there is still a lesson to be learned about teamwork, faith in each other and sticking together through the tuff times and I know they will be successful.  I think that may be a more important lesson they learn than to teach my daughter to quit during hard times the losses.  It's just a thought!  We will be back at try-outs and support the club.  Just an fyi an individual proud moment- my daughter did make ODP and is currently trying out for state.

 

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Chris is a wonderful coach.  Keeps the parents informed and the boys listen and respect him. My son has been playing soccer since he was 5 years old.  Chris has been the best coach he's had.

 

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The WASA Eagle U18-19 team is blessed with a great coaching staff.  They care about their players and the families.  It has been the best experience I have had since he began soccer at the age of 4.  Thanks for setting the expectation high and meeting it with flying colors!!

 

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Our family continues to enjoy the WASA organization.  From Jeff Dybdahl's season kick off meeting to the coaching, it's top notch.  For our U11 G (Talons) team, we appreciate Cara attending some of the practices.  We would love to have more time of a female role model who has been in the girls shoes.

 

Also, Hilary (trainer) does a fantasic job with the girls!

 

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 He has really brought the boys a long way this year. They are playing so much more maturely in their game skills. We are really pleased to have had Chris as a coach this year & sincerely hope that we would be together again next year.