Survey Question - How is UFA doing since the merger 2 years ago?March 14 2012 at 11:19 PM
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Our family had a player at Fusion some time ago and then our family moved to ASA a few years ago to join more competitive teams; our kids stayed and now we are 2 years into UFA ; I'm interested in what people think about the merged UFA. Club?
We are disappointed - we are not impressed with the new club; UFA seems to have most of the same warts that ASA had; very weak coaching staff overall - it'***** or miss if your team will get a good coach even at the A team level. Club Tournaments are weak; Club policies and programs are just a re-write of the old ASA stuff. Facilities are better at Fowler Park- but South Complex is worst - poorly kept; we pray we don' t have to go to Polo because it's a mess. Teams are not really much better; tryouts did not bring much in the way of new talent. Maybe we expected too much, but don't mergers usually mean improvements?
IMO : UFA is just lipstick on the pig called ASA - it's ashamed - we hoped for so much better
I'm interested in others thoughts who have been families who lived through this merger.
UFA has been greatNo score for this post
|March 14 2012, 11:27 PM |
We could not be more pleased. Fowler is a great facility, first class all the way. South Complex is still nice as well. Our son has had great coaches and our team has been very successful. The club is very competitive and is one of the top clubs in Atlanta.
MY bet is the OP is the same person who reponded UFA is great.No score for this post
|March 15 2012, 1:00 AM |
Let's be honest UFA reputation is not great for all the baggage they bring to the table. Dishonest recruiting tactics, kick and run style of play, unethical coaches, and some of the most psychotic parents around.
Gee trying to take the focus off of Concord????No score for this post
|March 15 2012, 5:12 AM |
We get it, you don't like UFA. You are in the great minority though.No score for this post
|March 15 2012, 9:54 AM |
It's not like there are no other choices in the area. Only a fool stays when they feel as negatively as you do. It is clear you have an issue, probably a kid on a team one level lower than you think they should be. Whatever the reason, you need to decide what is important. Your kid having fun with friends or your misguided ego about whatever it is that has you all wrapped up inside.
LOL, a real loser speaks! Typical UFA comeback!No score for this post
|March 15 2012, 10:11 AM |
The poster you replied to speaks the truth so settle down skippy.
You're a disgrace to reason and intelligence.No score for this post
|March 15 2012, 10:29 AM |
Only a loser stays where they feel that negatively about a club. Have been there for years and everyone I know is quite happy with things, not everything but nothing that would warrant making he comments the OP did and then stay.
Most mergersNo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 12:11 AM |
are an attempt by both clubs to sustain themselves. If the same powers are in charge the result might be the same. Best wishes and hope for the best.
UFA "one of the best clubs in Atlanta" you re on drugsNo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 12:22 AM |
What are u smoking? South Forsyth Park is a grassless washboard , I guess it works ok for the UFA boom ball style
Troll Alert - Who would post a survey about their own club on the forumNo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 8:02 AM |
We love UFA and their tournament. Just remember not to eat pizza at the polo fields if you haven't gone to the john recently.
Bigger IssueNo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 8:03 AM |
It's a for profit business owned by a handful of guys... I'm sorry but by nature of its structure I distrust the motives behind it
UFA is proving a opportunity for youth soccer players to train localNo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 8:13 AM |
This is exactly the purpose or the 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
Also, bigger than WHAT?
The 4 board members are protected for lifeNo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 8:59 AM |
Is that legal in a (501)(c)
How are they protected?No score for this post
|March 15 2012, 10:01 AM |
The coaching directors are the boards membersNo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 10:08 AM |
The is no annual vote. So they will maintain those positions for life.
No members can challenge them for board.
The member chose to play at this club - Why would they challenge the board?No score for this post
|March 15 2012, 10:16 AM |
Let's face it. The DOC do whatever they please.No score for this post
|March 15 2012, 10:35 AM |
I don't think any of the DOC has a college Degree between the 4 of them.
College Degree RequirementNo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 10:42 AM |
I have never seen a DOC requirement to hold a college degree. Sales training would be of greater value.
Car sales prerequisite to coach at UFANo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 11:23 AM |
Coaching staff is great in the academyNo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 9:14 AM |
Select Girls is good Boys side is a joke
U12 and U11 Boys best in GaNo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 11:54 AM |
I'm not from either club but I like the GSA U11B team better than yours. Little biggerNo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 5:29 PM |
and possess a little better I think. Your U11B team parents are most obnoxious by far. Especially the Eastern European guy or whatever he is. He is an embarrassment to your club.
Other than the Eastern European dad I found them to be aNo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 9:43 PM |
As a club, UFA is the most informative and best organized...No score for this post
|March 15 2012, 9:44 AM |
that we have ever played at. Folwer is a great park, South is so so. Polo fields, not that good. The biggest complaint that we have had is our coach. He is knowledgeable, and a good teacher, but he does not like small players. He is the perfect example of playing a less tallented, slower, player, than a small, faster, more tallented player. We have saw NONE of the boom ball that other posters have spoke of.
What other clubs have you been to? U13 UFA girls team plays boom ball.No score for this post
|March 15 2012, 9:55 AM |
We have played for 2 others over 14 years...No score for this post
|March 15 2012, 11:02 AM |
and UFA is the best we have experienced. Boom ball is sometimes the players choice, and they may not have been coached that way. I have yet to see a game where the coach played defense and kicked it down the field.
I don't know what they are coached to do, but go watch your U13G top team play. They kickNo score for this post
|March 15 2012, 5:26 PM |
it far the whole game long every time I see them.
Did it work against your team?No score for this post
|March 15 2012, 9:58 PM |
A couple of things about your observation....No score for this post
|March 16 2012, 6:39 AM |
First, while I don't disagree with your description of that teams style of play, they are only one of several dozen teams in that club there is no logical reason to think that UFA teaches that philosphy club-wide and I can tell you from personal first hand they do not.
Secondly, things are begining to change with that team. It won't be easy to break old habits but the change is underway now. The players who can't or won't get on board with a more sophisticated style of play will be called out and eventually they will be held accountable for a new expectation.
I love to here "held accountable"No score for this post
|March 16 2012, 11:57 AM |
This usually mean something should be don't but won't.
TrueNo score for this post
|March 16 2012, 1:18 PM |
Re: Survey Question - How is UFA doing since the merger 2 years ago?No score for this post
|March 16 2012, 4:12 PM |
" UFA is just lipstick on the pig called ASA "
Also a UFA parent. Club is run by 2 brothers that care more about making a buck then running a first class club. Shame on them.
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