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SJHA Announces Mid-Season Survey Results

By Marty Rubin, 11/16/22, 12:15PM PST


SJHA is working hard to understand the diverse experiences of families and players across the association. We received more than enough responses to provide us with reliable data. Like every year, our goal is to make any minor adjustments which can improve the current season. Additionally, the information you provided will help us strengthen the start of the next season. We truly appreciate the time so many families took to complete our survey, thank you. 

We want to report a few important takeaways from the data we collected:

1.    86% of SJHA players are coming home from hockey feeling joyful. Our coaches are building positive relationships with their players and their impact is obvious. Keep it up coaches! We are proud of this number, but we are still missing 14% of our players and it is very important to us to reach every single player. We will address this data in upcoming coach development meetings.

2.    45% of SJHA families value skill development above all else. The changes we made this off season have led to 86% of our membership saying we are currently meeting or exceeding their expectations for skill development. Hockey leadership along with SJHA’s Coaching Developers are observing dozens of practices each month to understand just what is needed to bolster even more skill development this season. We will continue to educate about skill development until we reach 100% satisfaction.

3.    58% our association definitely will come back to our association next season. In a time when families have more hockey options than ever before in Seattle, we are encouraged that so many families want to continue growing within our community. We are confident that the transformational experiences we provide for our players will increase that number as the season progresses. The value of a home-grown hockey association has never been more obvious to us. We are grateful that so many in our hockey community see it too.

4.    157 members (over 30% of our membership) took the time to answer this survey and provide their feedback. It is imperative to enrich our engagement with parents about skill development, pathways for their players, effective communication, and community involvement. We hope the hard questions we asked in this survey are evidence of our commitment to listening to you, engaging with you, and growing with you.

The raw results of the survey are attached below. We will survey again to track our progress after the holiday break.