Most will first look at their wins and losses to evaluate their team's season. But, really there's more to it than outcomes alone. Think back to the days that you played sport. What was important to you?
What's really important?
Did the kids have fun?
Did the kids get better?
Did the team mesh well socially and tactically?
Research shows that for most kids these are an indicator of a successful season.
What Makes Sports Fun - [Podcast]
What did/do players want to accomplish?
Ask players how the season went for them? Don't take "Good" for an answer. Ask them specifically what? Why?
Did they have goals or aims for this season?
What was missing?
Were there things you were unable to do?
Do you wish you'd provided more player feedback, team building or finishing activities?
If so, what got in the way?
What would you change?
Things to think about...
Feedback and instruction - Would you like to be less direct and prescriptive and more patient?
Field layout and organization - Would you like to transition between activities more quickly?
Team Management and Organization - More consistent communications.
Mentorship - How well did you connect with players?
Style of Play?
Would you like your team to play with more intensity?
Would you like your team to maintain better possession?
Create more chances?
Follow-up by writing down what you feel would give you the best chance of improving and sustaining these changes.
What can you do now?
Are there things you can squeeze in now?
-Player Feedback and surveys?
Remember, 'Fitting it all in' is an impossible challenge. Time is finite. The process of organizing a team is constant adjustment and execution of priorities. Look at the time you have available for planning and execution and select the areas that you believe will give you the best chance of achieving your goals.