March 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians of PECMHA Hockey Players -

The Association Executive is seeking your help.  It was decided to set-aside the annual coaching survey given the issues and reluctance of people to provide their honest feedback for fear of consequences.  The material has always been anonymous, but we quite understand the objections.  Instead the focus will be on some of the activities and how we can make PECMHA the most it can be.  

There are some general questions about coaching staff, but they are not to the same extent they have been in the past.  We are providing a box that you can share more detailed information if you wish and you can be assured it will be presented without the author's name.  The process is about improvement and accountability. Not sharing is not making our Volunteers better; and blind criticism is not productive either.

Thank you in advance for completing the survey.  The PECMHA Executive is going to draw 2 completed surveys and the family will receive a FREE registration to the pre-season skates held in late August.  

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* 1. Please choose the Division your child played in this season:

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* 2. Choose one of the following:

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* 3. MONDAY or WEDNESDAY Night Hockey Skills
PECMHA has added an optional Skills Session for a number of years.  The cost in 2015-2016 was $140 for about 20 sessions that were 40 minutes in length.  The Executive is looking for ways that members might see it improving or change all together.  A Coaching Staff member was asked to participate starting in 2014 in the hope that this could be an extension of the practice to allow the dedicated 50 minute session later in the week to have a different or complimentary focus.  Please provide your preference(s).  

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* 4. MORE ICE - the age old question
Everybody knows, or at least it is typically true, that with more ice and good coaching/direction and correction of bad habits that more skills are developed.  To add (if ice was available) an additional 50 minute practice per week would cost around $12 per player.  If there was not a Monday/Wednesday Night Hockey Skills offered, please answer the following questions.

  Agree, Yes Can't Agree, No Maybe See comments below
Yes, we would want at least one extra practice per week.
Maybe 5 per season - Picton or Wellington only.
I would be prepared to travel 5 times a year to Deseronto if it meant 15 more practices.
No thanks.  We are getting enough ice already.
See comments below

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* 5. Local League Question. If you played REP (BB or AE) please skip this question.

Over the last couple of years, the reduced numbers of players has caused the organization to seek new approaches to delivering hockey. One outcome has been the local league play with Quinte West, Napanee and Stirling. We are interested in your view on how things went this season.

  Did Not Like OK, but it can be improved on (elaborate below) Liked it Really like it Not Applicable
The general set-up with home and away games with other centres?
The re-ranking of teams to ensure suitable competition?
The experiment with a trial round robin format for final six weeks of intrleague play?

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* 6. Was it clear, to players and parents, who was in charge of the various aspects of the team operations?

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* 7. Please rate the Coaching Staff (collectively) for each of the following (hit NA if it does not apply):

  Poor Fair Average Good Excellent N/A
1. Presented his/her coaching philosophy at start of season
2. Staff Member stuck to the presented philosophy during the season
3. Well organized practices, games, and meetings/events
4. Maintained appropriate discipline on ice and in the dressing room
5. Demonstrated a positive attitude
6. Ability to teach
7. Development of team skills
8. Handling player problems and personalities
9. Stresses sportsmanship
10. Staff Member communicates clearly and effectively with team and parents

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* 8. Additional comments related to the Coaching Staff of your son/daughter's team:

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* 9. Tell the PECMHA Executive one or two things that you think, from your perspective, would make hockey better here in Prince Edward County.

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* 10. Tell us email and/or name to allow this to be verified and to enter you to win one of the two FREE sessions in August. 

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* 11. Do you wish an Executive Member follow-up with your about this evaluation:

When you submit this form, it will be then forwarded to the PECMHA Executive. An independent member of the PECMHA Executive (Secretary) will review the evaluation in case further clarification is required and the name and contact information will be removed. Also, the same person will remove all rude, inappropriate and deliberately misleading responses. If you have questions about this please contact the PECMHA Secretary, Jefferson Gilbert, at 613-902-5496 or jefferson.a.gilbert@gmail.com

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