A big thank you to over 1235 youth soccer parents in 30 states who took the time to participate in the 2021 Annual Soccer Parent Survey this year.
This data is a very useful indicator of the State of the Youth Game on many levels. At Soccer Parenting we use it as an indicator of the satisfaction level of parents and the success clubs are having in meeting the needs of players and families. The survey provides important perspectives on the feelings and perceptions of youth soccer parents related to their child, the coach, the club, and even US Soccer.
Here are just some of our key takeaways:
- A fantastic trend continues, with the Sense of Community parents are feeling with their club. This number increased quite a bit from 2019 to 2020 and remains steady for 2021
- Parents satisfaction level with their child’s coach has dropped across the board: Game management, Sideline behavior and communication during games, and Practice environment all ticked down from 2020 to 2021
- Surprisingly, all the COVID individual training didn’t seem to change behavior for the long haul with players. Parents rate their child just as likely to train on their own in 2021 as they did in 2020 and 2019 and Love of the Game remained steady as well