Managing sports teams is a full-time job. Sports team management software can help with all the coordination:
- fields for practices, games, and tournaments,
- collecting and tracking payments and paperwork, AND
- sometimes handling rentals and lessons with team equipment or spaces (e.g., batting cages, nets, balls, etc).
That’s enough work to make your head spin. Not to mention, almost everyone responsible for all this has a full-time job and family to worry about. That’s why every organization, no matter how big or small, could benefit from management software.
Here are all the things you should get to make the most out of an investment in this software:
Custom Player Registration Forms
When a player signs up or accepts an offer after a tryout, a sports team management software does the heavy lifting. It handles setting up the player’s account and gathering all of their information through one online form (contact info, uniform sizing/number, etc). It’s also fully customizable based on the information you need. For example, for high school/recruitment-aged players, things like GPA, ACT/SAT scores, height, etc. would be important for a coach to have on file. But those things aren’t necessary, or even possible, for younger athletes. Through this form, all liability waivers, medical releases, physical forms, and team agreements can be submitted and signed.
Team Agreement Signatures
No more file cabinets of paperwork and tracking who has and hasn’t signed. Your software will handle it all for you. It will notify each player of documents ready to sign, organize them into team folders, and let them e-sign from their devices – or straight from their registration form mentioned above.
Do you offer payment plans, one-time payments per season, or other options? Then sports team management software can keep track of it. Both parents and coaches can set recurring payments or even pay additional charges for lessons and clinics throughout the season, and more.
Build a Budget
Operating a sports team is expensive. It’s essential that each team pays its dues to keep the organization up and running. Having a budget laid out that includes fundraising, player payments, and more can help organizations see which teams are paying their part, and which teams (or parents) need to do more. It is also a great option for transparency with the parents. They get to see exactly where the money is going, and the efforts they still need to make. Some software allows you to decide to show or hide the budget from the player’s accounts (or show just parts of the budget to the parents). A great software is fully customizable to your needs.
Build a Team Schedule
A sports team management software makes the process of coordinating a team’s schedule and their player perks with all of the other teams in the organization a simple and on-the-go process. Coaches can see available times for courts, fields, cages, and more all from their phones (or PCs). They can then build out their team’s schedule without conflicting with other teams’ reservations or rentals. It can also allow players and their parents to go online and check the team schedule so that they can plan and coordinate with their day-to-day lives.
An online, protected software is the safest collection of information for the players, coaches, and parents. It offers secure payment as well as a safe storage platform for important papers such as birth certificates.
Player Scheduling Capabilities
A sports team management software can also open up your facilities and equipment for rental by the players for extra practice, lessons with coaches or other staff, and clinics you offer.
If you are on the hunt for a sports team management software that fits all of your needs, learn more about eSoft Planner.eSoft Planner is flexible, affordable, simple, and perfect for small businesses and organizations. Request your free demo today. See how we can help you consolidate effort, save time, and increase revenue.