Al Acosta

20 Reviews
Overall Recommendation
75%

University of California-Berkeley - Berkeley, CA

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing
Division: NCAA I
Conference: Pac-12
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Overall
4.0
Caring
4.3
Motivational
3.8
Knowledgeable
4.3
Honest
3.5
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4.0
4.3
3.8
4.3
3.5

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Date: May 17, 2020
Verified Athlete
4.4
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
4
Caring
4
Motivational
5
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
4
5
5
4
4.4
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Overall
4
Caring
4
Motivational
5
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
4
5
5
4
Date: May 17, 2020
Verified Athlete

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Date: May 16, 2020
Verified Athlete
4.6
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
3
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
5
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
3
5
5
Al is an amazing coach. He is very approachable and honest, but you must take the initiative to reach out to him for feedback. He makes good jokes, keeps training fun and interesting, and is extremely knowledgeable about the sport of rowing.
4.6
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
3
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
5
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
3
5
5
Date: May 16, 2020
Verified Athlete
Al is an amazing coach. He is very approachable and honest, but you must take the initiative to reach out to him for feedback. He makes good jokes, keeps training fun and interesting, and is extremely knowledgeable about the sport of rowing.

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Date: June 26, 2019
Verified Athlete
3.8
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
4
Caring
4
Motivational
3
Knowledgeable
4
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
4
3
4
4
3.8
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Overall
4
Caring
4
Motivational
3
Knowledgeable
4
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
4
3
4
4
Date: June 26, 2019
Verified Athlete

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Date: June 25, 2019
Verified Athlete
1.8
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
2
Caring
3
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
2
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
2
3
1
1
2
Tags
1.8
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Overall
2
Caring
3
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
1
Honest
2
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
2
3
1
1
2
Date: June 25, 2019
Verified Athlete
Tags

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Date: June 25, 2019
Verified Athlete
4.4
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
4
Caring
5
Motivational
5
Knowledgeable
4
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
5
5
4
4
4.4
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Overall
4
Caring
5
Motivational
5
Knowledgeable
4
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
5
5
4
4
Date: June 25, 2019
Verified Athlete

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Date: June 25, 2019
Verified Athlete
4.8
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
5
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
5
5
4
4.8
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
5
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
5
5
4
Date: June 25, 2019
Verified Athlete

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Date: June 25, 2019
Verified Athlete
4.8
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
5
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
5
5
4
Awesome to work with and always available to chat to. He gave a good insight into rowing and no rowing related matters. Al is easy going and easy to get along with, which makes him easy to talk to.
4.8
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Overall
5
Caring
5
Motivational
5
Knowledgeable
5
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
5
5
5
5
4
Date: June 25, 2019
Verified Athlete
Awesome to work with and always available to chat to. He gave a good insight into rowing and no rowing related matters. Al is easy going and easy to get along with, which makes him easy to talk to.

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Date: December 10, 2017
Verified Athlete
1.4
Average Rating
Recommended
No
Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
2
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
2
1
Al was a very hands off coach and not a great confidant. I found working with him to be extremely difficult. He seems to be going through the motions of what he knows to be successful for most athletes without considering that there and many different approaches that should be taken on such a large team.
1.4
Average Rating
Recommended
No

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Overall
1
Caring
2
Motivational
1
Knowledgeable
2
Honest
1
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
1
2
1
2
1
Date: December 10, 2017
Verified Athlete
Al was a very hands off coach and not a great confidant. I found working with him to be extremely difficult. He seems to be going through the motions of what he knows to be successful for most athletes without considering that there and many different approaches that should be taken on such a large team.

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Date: October 25, 2017
Verified Athlete
4.0
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
4
Caring
4
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
4
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
4
4
4
4
4.0
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Overall
4
Caring
4
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
4
Honest
4
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
4
4
4
4
Date: October 25, 2017
Verified Athlete

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Date: July 10, 2017
Verified Athlete
3.8
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes
Overall
4
Caring
4
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
4
Honest
3
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
4
4
4
3
3.8
Average Rating
Recommended
Yes

Women's Crew/Rowing Head Coach / Rowing

Overall
4
Caring
4
Motivational
4
Knowledgeable
4
Honest
3
Overall
Caring
Motivational
Knowledgeable
Honest
4
4
4
4
3
Date: July 10, 2017
Verified Athlete

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