DE ANZA FORCE SOCCER CLUB INC

Rating: 1.33 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Sports

Location: 1425 Bellingham Way % Richard A Bell Sunnyvale CA 94087 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

Money making machine with no intent of developing players! Non-profit ? Not at all!!!
Number of teams almost doubled, but number of fields to practice remained the same. Hence 4 - 5 teams practice on one field at the same time, while the younger teams who pay around $1000 a season practice on the sidelines. Most players even on older teams have problems regarding positioning. Practices are always on quarter a field, so come match day players are completely lost so far as positioning is concerned. As a result most teams perform poorly especially at the younger age levels. Most of the younger teams with the exception of a few are almost always at the bottom rung of the league. The older teams which do well usually have players who were not groomed by The Force from a young age, but players The Force has "filched" from other clubs who have groomed them. In my opinion parents will ultimately catch on and understand what a complete waste of time and money this organization is. I have seen talented young players from other clubs who come here and change and become "De Anza Forced". My very own verb for performing poorly despite being talented!
Parents - please take my advice and stay away, The Force is not at all what it is made it to be. Take it from a parent who has seen it all....
Since this is supposedly a non-profit organization focus should be on player development NOT $ !

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

1. Limit number of teams so that players can practice on a proper field, instead of 5 teams practicing on one filed at the same time, and younger teams practicing along sidelines. 2. Do not overextend coaches. Some coaches have 4 or 5 teams! 3. Coaches who consistently perform badly, should be trained further or should be replaced. There are coaches who manage multiple teams, with every one of these teams being in the bottom of the league.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 1 stars  

If you are reading reviews to decide on donating, you should know that the income is almost all money the parents use to pay the coaches with some from the golf tournament. The extra goes almost all to one person's salary. Parents have very little say about what goes on in the club or how the coach runs the team and it is very expensive to travel. Scholarship money goes to bring in players from all around but is not shared within a team. The other reviewer explained very well that it is not a development club; it is more of a recruiting club that promises more than they deliver. If you are looking to donate to a soccer club there are more deserving places which are better run, the high level players are more than taken care of here.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A little

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Somewhat badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 2 stars  

This soccer club is not about developing soccer skills of existing players, but is more about recruiting more players at each level to increase income. They take in new players almost every season giving new members the incentive of joining a level higher than the one they are currently playing at in a different club. So current/ existing players are not moved up based on improvement in skill level because recruiting new members without the above mentioned incentive would be difficult. Hence, it would be better to join here at the older levels since you will be placed in a team which plays at a higher level. If you join at a young age, chances are you will get stuck playing for a team which plays at a lower level irrespective of your child's skill level since recruitment is the primary goal of DeAnza Force. NOT improvement in skills of current players.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A little

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Unlikely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Somewhat badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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