I have made it a point never to say the words, “I can’t wait until…” when it comes to my son because I know that time will pass quicker than I would like and all too soon these will be the days I will long for. With that being said, I am really looking forward (because I can wait) to the day my son starts playing sports. I can already picture him in his little soccer uniform, running in the wrong direction. It’s going to be adorable. Trust me.
Team sports were a highlight of my childhood. I guess that’s why I look forward to having my son in them. Also, I know that being a part of a team teaches kids valuable life lessons and skills.
As wonderful as playing sports can be, though, it also can be quite a bit of work for everyone involved – the child, parents, coaches. There’s a lot of coordination. Thankfully, technology can really help with this. If you have the right tools! (How did my parents keep everything straight without cell phones and Facebook?)
(This post has been sponsored by TeamSnap. However, all opinions and views are my own. Please read my disclosure for more details.)
I was recently introduced to TeamSnap, a website and app (available on iOS and Android) designed to help coordinate all the details involved with managing sports teams. Though, we’re not quite there yet I played around a bit with it (I may or may not have made my own team) and I really love it! In fact, I wish I had something like this when I was a children’s pastor and had to coordinate various groups and events. I could have just as easily used this to coordinate practices for our musicals and even to handle communication with parents for camps.
How it works
Basically, someone creates the team (i.e. manager, coach, team parent, etc.) and adds members to the roster. When a member is added, he or she will receive an email invite to join TeamSnap. Upon accepting the invitation, that person can then set up an account. Parents, grandparents or guardians can sign up as “non-members”. They can also add additional contacts for the family. All of the contacts will receive updates and alerts. This really helps when you have multiple family members chauffeuring your little athlete around. As a coach or manager, you can easily communicate with the entire team all the important details from practice schedules to fees to who’s bringing snack!
There are a lot of great features to help the coach (and parents) stay informed.
- Roster – See the names and contact information of the people on your team.
- Schedule – View the schedule for games and events, including directions.
- Availability – You can indicate which games and events you will attend.
- Tracking – Keep track of required tasks and items.
- Payments – You can see what teem fees are due, as well as who hasn’t paid yet.
- Statistics – View both individual and team statistics.
- Refreshments – Sign up to bring refreshments and see who is scheduled.
- Media – You can post photos, videos and other files for the team.
- Messages – Send e-mails, post or text all or part of the team.
Try it for yourself!
As you can see, you can manage everything on TeamSnap and it’s really easy. And if you know me, you know that I love easy. I highly recommend that you try out TeamSnap. And thanks to TeamSnap, you can try it for four months for FREE. This is a $72 value. NO credit card required.
What are you waiting for? Get signed up today!
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