Mount Laurel United Soccer Association

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Very Unprofessional and Not at All Sportsmanlike Coach!
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MOUNT LAUREL, NEW JERSEY -- They have a coach named Rob [snip], he is very rude, very arrogant, and very brutal towards peoples' feelings. My daughter was only three years old, this incident happened in September 2004. From day one of this soccer session, I knew there was something weird; there was no sportsmanlike, friendly attitude towards the parents and the children. But I did not want to jump to any conclusions. Please bear in my mind my daughter was only three at the time and we had so far not heard anything bad about her, and we so far had not had our parenting skills questioned. She is a good child, she does not swear and she does not hurt anybody, she is a friendly child who is still learning about the world. This was her first time in such an environment. Every child is different, and she is one of those children, it takes her a while to get used to an environment she has never been in. I even emailed the coaches as a courtesy to tell them about her and the kind of person she is, so that they can take it easy with her.

Unfortunately, the coach is a man name Rob [snip], who does not have any children. He is rude, and unapproachable. In this day and age, with all the weird things happening, parents need to have communication with their children's teachers and coaches. This man was very unfriendly from day one. One cannot even approach him just to ask him questions. The first words that came out of his mouth to me were that the man who was a volunteer in charge of recreational soccer was disorganized, and if he was in charge it would not be that way. There were a few other remarks he threw out here and there but I chose to ignore them all. He talks very rudely - all this for nothing, no one did anything to him to talk the way he did. Bottom line here is, my child just wanted to run around on a side of a huge field, she played for a while but she just got tired and wanted to do something different. You can't force a child to do something they don't want, and my husband and I are not looking for her to a professional.
She did not misbehave in any way, she did not disturb the game and interfere with any of the children, she was minding her own business basically! She just did not feel like playing anymore, I asked her a few times, but in the middle of the heat in an open field she said no, so I just let her run on a side by herself, she was in my view and it was an enclosed safe field, this coach who was supposed to be coaching the other children, came up to me out of the blue, and said, "you don't know how to control your children, which means you don't know how to raise your children!" This coming from a man who does not have any children, who isn't even married!

Prior to that, he said to me out of the blue, "all women know to do is talk on the phone!" when I just called my sister to ask her how she was doing. The soccer classes were my relaxation. I just wanted to lay back there and watch my daughter have fun NOT be under tension, walking on egg shells wondering what the next thing he will say is! His army style of teaching did not sit well with me either; he kept making them salute most of the time. There might be two sides to every story, but in this case, it was just one sided and this guy has a problem with us. It was all for nothing and all those days I battled traffic at 5:00PM on a Monday to be at that field was such a waste of time! When he said the remark to me, I just walked away, I did not make a scene, just because he tried to ruin my mood and he made a fool of himself in front of the other parents, did not mean I was going to be that way! I walked away and complaint about it to his superiors, but even though they apologized for his behavior, he did not! And they did not reprimand him. In fact, his boss who told me first he never checks his emails and is never on the computer, after feeling sorry for me, turned the tables and said I get 50 emails from parents telling me he is such a good guy! My reply back was, “If he is such a good coach, why did he talk to me in a rude tone and tell me I don't know how to raise my child?" His reply, "I don't know!" Their customer service is also very bad, they don't reply to emails, and even when they do they are rude and they don't know how to approach people. Bottom line here is, don't waste your time here, the atmosphere is not at all sportsmanlike, and they do not take any action, if you were treated rudely by anyone. Even if you are an innocent victim. By the way, when he said the above remarks to me out of the blue for no apparent reason, I just did not say a word to him, I just walked away. Just because he acted that way didn't mean I should be just as ignorant and arrogant.
I had contacted them but they never really did anything, they never took me seriously! I just want everyone to know my experience. Don't waste your time, taking your 3/4 year old to their sessions. Overall, between him and the representative that answers their general emails, there is a definite problem with their people skills! They really need lessons on how to treat people with respect!
     
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socal1 on 2005-03-08:
WOW, you hate this coach so much that you created a new account just to complain for the second time in a month on a consumer website about him and the fact that he has no children (gasp). I would suggest that the best forum is the commissioner of the Soccer Organization or your local city council.
Suleika19802190 on 2005-03-08:
Thanks for the advice. I went to other soccer organizations and told them about my situation and they felt really sorry for me and they said they can't do much because it was recreational soccer. This guy does not even teach the other groups. They have other coaches teaching more than just one team and they have this guy only teaching 3 year olds. Something is definitely wrong. His own co-worker told me she gets a lot of complaints about him as well from other parents, and she has issues with him. The problem is, people don't know where to go when a situation like this happens, so they tell everyone by word of mouth. I want everyone to know what happened to me and this website is perfect because it posts it online. It's a shame, that guy is such a bully, my taxes pay for those fields to be taken care of, and when I asked if it was alright for me to come alone with my child they told me no. But when I called my local township office up, the woman I spoke to told me, your taxes pay for those fields to be taken care of, of course your child and you can go there anytime you like.
It's not hate so much. The fact is, he's a bully. In this day and age, we want out children to have coaches and teachers they can look up to, not someone who will set a bad example. I'm glad I took my child out of their program when I did, she, now has a wonderful new coach at a place closer to us and he does not have any problems with us. I told him about this incident and he said he knew the guy, but that was all. If my child was older, I know she would have had a better coach, but unfortunately they stuck the little ones with this insensitive fool! I just don;t want anyone to go through this unnecessary hassle, just because he is having a hard time in life, does not mean he has the right to take it out on innocent parents who don't even do anything to him.
Suleika19802190 on 2005-03-08:
Furthermore, it does not matter the fact whether he has children or not. A person in his position, if he has been teaching for so many years, should understand children especially 3 year olds. They should be considerate. This guy was not at all refined, and he obviously does not know anything about a 3/4 year old's mind. Each child has a different attention span. I did take my child home as well, that day early, because she told me she did not feel like playing anymore.
Suleika19802190 on 2005-03-08:
No one has the right to judge anybody's parenting skills. Especially, someone who does not know what it's like being a father or a mother
suleika19802190 on 2011-07-13:
No, I really didn't pursue anything, I figured word of mouth is better, just telling everyone my experience so they don't encounter what I did. I really didn't think anyone read my post. It's been over 5 years. My daughter is much older now and is a straight A student. She turns 11 in September I am very proud of her. She was a little over 4 at the time. We never went back to MLU because of this incident but we do play soccer on our own as a family and as a hobby.
meme1234 on 2011-11-30:
He has spoken to my daughter in a very rude tone.you should def go to the supervisor and take action
TE on 2013-09-09:
I dated this man and at first thought he was a knight in shinning armor but turns out he is truly mentally ill. He is more than rude, he uses women to get money, material things and once he gets what he need needs he dumps them. There are dozens and dozens of women he uses and mentally and emotionally abuses. He is more than arrogant, he is down right mean and has no empathy. He is also unbelievably abusive to children. He beats and degrades his own 3 year old daughter. She is very afraid of him. His xwife had to call police after he physically abused her. I can't believe anyone would hire him to teach children anything but all serial psychos never get detected till its too late. Mount Laurel United should investigate this evil excuse for a man. Keep your kids away from him!!!!!!!
Jl on 2014-07-02:
I would like to chat with the girl who dated him ! Ugh I've been there also and thought he was a great dad great guy ... And how long ago it was ? Or any other info you could give me !? Phew came off as such a relationship kind do guy!
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Very Rude Coach!!!!
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MOUNT LAUREL, NEW JERSEY -- My daughter was only three years old, this incident happened in September 2004. From day one of this soccer session, I knew there was something weird, there was no sportsmanlike, friendly attitude towards the parents and the children. But I did not want to jump to any conclusions. Please bear in my mind my daughter was only three at the time and we had so far not heard anything bad about her, and we so far had not had our parenting skills questioned.
She is good child, she does not swear and she does not hurt anybody, she is friendly child who is still learning about the world. This was her first time in such an environment. Every child is different, and she is one of those children, it takes her a while to get used to an environment she has never been in.
Now having mentioned, about the child. I did what every parent would do, I even emailed the coaches as a courtesy to tell them about her and the kind of person she is, so that they can take it easy with her.
Unfortunately, the coach is a man name Rob Mikulski, who does not have any children. He is rude, and unapproachable. In this day and age, with all the weird things happening, parents need to have communication with their children's teachers and coaches. This man was very unfriendly from day one, one cannot even approach him just to ask him questions. The first words that came out of his mouth to me were that the man who was a volunteer incharge of recreational soccer was disordely, and if he was incharge it would not be that way. There were a few other remarks he threw out here and there but I chose to ignore them all. He talks very rudely, all this for nothing, no one did anything to him to talk the way he did.
Bottom line here is, my child just wanted to run around on the field, she played for a while but she just got tired and wanted to do something different. She did not misbehave in any way, she did not disturb the game and interfere with any of the children, she was minding her own business basically! She just did not feel like playing anymore, I asked her a few times, but in the middle of the heat in an open filed she said no, so I just let her run on a side by herself, she was in my view and it was an enclosed safe field, this coach who was supposed to be coaching the other children, came up to me out of the blue, and said, "you don't know how to control your children, which means you don't know how to raise your children!" This coming from a man who does not have any children, who isn't even married!
Prior to that, he said to me out of the blue, "all women know to do is talk on the phone!" when I just called my sister to ask her how she was doing. The soccer classes were my relaxtion. I just wanted to lay back there and watch my daughter have fun NOT be under tension, walking on egg shells wondering what is the next thing he will say! His army style of teaching did not sit well with me either, he kept making them salute most of the time. There might be two sides to every story, but in this case, it was just one sided and this guy has a problem with us. It was all for nothing and all those days I battled traffic at 5:00PM on a Monday to be at that field was such a waste of time! When he said the remark to me, I just walked away, I did not make a scene, just because he tried to ruin my mood and he made a fool of himself infront of the other parents, did not mean I was going to be that way! I walked away and complaint about it to his superiors, but even though they apologized for his behavior, he did not! And they did not reprimand him. In fact, his boss who told me first he never checks his emails and is never on the computer, after feeling sorry for me, turned the tables and said I get 50 emails from parents telling me he is such a good guy! My reply back was, " If he such a good coach, why did he talk to me in a rude tone and tell me I don't know how to raise my child?" His reply, "I don't know!". Their customer service is also very bad, they don't reply to emails, and even when they do they are rude and they don't know how to approach people. Bottom line here is, don't waste your time here, the atmosphere is not at all sportsmanlike, and they do not take any action, if you were trated rudely by anyone. Especially if you are an innocent victim.
     
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