July 22, 2011
Posted By: Diane Scavuzzo
More than 18 Million Youth Soccer Players Want to Play Soccer. Parents and Coaches Don’t Want to Deal With Technology Issues Resolving Game Conflicts or Communicating
Korrio, the developer of a youth sports online communications platform, has released the results of its firstYouth Soccer Leadership Survey, and the information couldn’t come at a better time for club directors. The survey provides details on parent involvement, player behavior, and volunteer efforts, among other topics, and can help directors better understand and work improve youth soccer for all.
Over 80% of those polled for the study were at the director or higher level with their organizations.
SoccerNation spoke with Korrio CEO Steve Goldman to get the details on this highly informative study and to learn how the company started.
The survey of youth soccer leadership, which was conducted online between March 1 and April 30, 2011, was designed “to gauge youth soccer management trends in technology, volunteer support, sportsmanship, and parental commitment.” Using the details of the survey can aid clubs in understanding how to get the best out of their organizations.
Among the high points in the survey are results of questions on player and parent participation and sportsmanship. According to the leaders polled, parent involvement is extremely high in youth soccer with 80% of respondents saying that parents were as or more involved than five years ago. In addition, they rated overall parent support and involvement as excellent with 75% being Committed or Highly Committed.