Please take a look at the story about how kids soccer team Dynamo in West Valley YMCA got sandbagged by cheating director of sports with his friend, coach Julio from team Mexico. Children and parents are hurting, we hope that you could help us to bring attention to the dishonest head of sports and recreations Mr. Aldo Rocha. Thank you very much.
I am copying our parents and Mexico’s coach Julio on this email, I wish I had the “referee’s” email too so he would be able to read this.
I believe what you guys did today was unfair, shameful and against any rules of YMCA, or any clean soccer game.
I know coach Julio is favored at YMCA but you should at least have tried to not to make it so obvious.
For some reason you are refing the “important” games, and today you assign a “ref” that a kindergartner would have done a better job at reffing a soccer game.
To give you idea of what went on today, Karen, who is NOT on the roster, and was NOT with Mexico team for the ENTIRE SEASON magically appears with YOUR approval on Mexico’s team on a semifinal game. Whereas we, when missing a player, were told before to forfeit game because that’s the rule of the YMCA, which can apparently only be broken for coach Julio with YOUR OK??? Does this seem fair or make sense to you?? Because to me or any other reasonable parent, who trusted your program and invested so much time and money in it, this did not make any sense.
Second, the game starts, and a Mexico player gives the first pass in stead of forward BACK and Julio Jr. shoots and scores, and “ref” counts the goal, gives our coach a red card, for his mistake for getting upset at it, and later he says ” He just doesn’t know that rule”???? Does that make sense???
Third, a two touch shot from Dynamo goes in Mexico’s goal, touches an opponent hand and goes in the goal, and the “ref” does not count the goal. Does THAT make sense??? Ref Brandon, Gio, whoever was there witnessed that, and the “ref” of the game said “sorry, I didn’t see that”
Fourth, for the entire first half, Julio had 4 girls sitting on the bench, and he KEPT SUBBING THE NEW GIRLS. Not ONCE did Julio, Jonathan or Karen sit down during the first half. And when I approached the “ref” about it he simply stated ” It’s the coach’es decision who he wants to sub” Does that make sense???
After first half, the parents did not want to let the team continue with this “failed” game, and our coach left in the middle of it.
How can you allow yourself to let this happen, and play with the feelings of the kids and parents? If you just want Julio to be on top every season you might as well cancel this program, and award him with trophies every season, and not waste other people’s time and money on this.
I think you guys screwed up pretty badly, and shame on you for that.
Needless to say that none of the teams will return to YMCA’s failed program any more.
As for tomorrow’s game, if Karen is playing on Mexico’s team, we will bring whoever we want from Dynamo on Ararat’s team. Or she is not allowed to play either. And get a ref who knows rules.
Parents of Dynamo and Ararat.
Director of Sports and Recreation
WEST VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
18810 Vanowen Street, Reseda, CA 91335
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Dear Mr. Aldo
I am the father of two children, playing in the 7-8 tournament at West Valley YMCA. I am writing to you in regards to the today game Mexico vs Dynamo. In short, the cheating of the Coach Julio (Mexico team) with your personal connivance and endorsement inspired me for this note. Team Dynamo played the tournament honest and clean. Team Dynamo never added single player to the officially stated player’s list. Team Dynamo played clean, honest soccer, because all parents and children of the team Dynamo have great respect to the game and YMCA organization.
On other hand team Mexico cheated their way into the championship last season, because coach Julio under your personal approval brought several new players (older, stronger, yet never listed in the roaster for team Mexico). When team Mexico won the final game last season we, parents, had to tell our children: “Yes, they cheated, but it happens sometimes. Life isn’t always fair with you, so suck it up and play your best”. We never thought that after the scandalous behavior of Coach Julio anything like that would be allowed to happen again. Unfortunately we have been proven wrong by your impaired judgment.
Today, all the children and parents witnessed the biased attitude from referees’ behalf to the rude infringement of the official code of YMCA’s conduct. Coach Julio brought half of a dozen kids to the game, which never played in a single game of this tournament. You personally approved this violation over the phone, yet you prohibited to add any extra players to the team Dynamo on the grounds that all players shall be listed before the tournament starts. Unfortunately the referee lacked basic knowledge of the soccer rules, and his calls were unprofessional and unsportsmanlike. Halftime into the game everyone around the soccer field saw devious ways taken to insure the win by team Mexico. I am sorry to say it, but referee, Coach Julio, and you, Mr. Rocha showed us once again that your personal relationships overrule official YMCA policies. I am sorry, that this experience taught two teams of great children, that cheating is acceptable in sports as long as you can get away with it. I am sorry, that dishonest tricks are taking place in the organization that profoundly and proudly declare that “We’re for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility”.
Dear Mr. Aldo Rocha, your conduct as director of sports and recreations cannot be qualified any other way as dishonorable and disgraceful, for which you deserve full credit and responsibility. My children will never participate in any West Valley YMCA activity, and I am going to make sure, that this infamous experience will become well known around the Great City of Los Angeles.