Back to News ARE YOU A COACH OR TEAM MANAGER? MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER USING TEAMSNAP TO MANAGE YOUR TEAM! June 11, 2013 06:00 PM IMPORTANT: This mobile application is not intended to replace GotSoccer to manage your club or league. It is exclusively to help team managers and coaches to manage individual teams Are you a team manager or coach? Indiana Soccer would like to present to you another benefit to make your life easier! Are you taking so much time keeping up informing your team about games, events and activities? Stop sending emails or making phone calls to keep them informed! TeamSnap makes it easier for you to manage your team! Coaches, managers, parents, captains and organizers can now take the hassle out of organizing their soccer teams. TeamSnap is a free mobile app and web-based sports management service that helps sports leaders save time while organizing a team. · Manage Roster information Update the team schedule and sync it with players’ iCal and Outlook calendars See who can attend games and who can’t Send email messages and text messages with last-minute information Upload photos, download team files, view statistics and more Find out why five million users in 195 countries use TeamSnap, and read some coaches’ and managers’ advice on how to skip the management hassle and help out the team. A good team comes from the leadership, drive and energy put into the playing the soccer together. Ensure things go smoothly off the field with team management help so that players and coaches can focus on doing what they do best on the field. TeamSnap asked a few of its five million customers about how they become great at what they do as sports coaches, organizers, parents, and managers. Here is what they had to say about skipping the management hassles, saving time and helping their team be organized. 1. Centralize Information. Some team managers and coaches have sticky notes on their clipboard of who has paid their season dues and who hasn’t, a messy spreadsheet that constantly has to be fixed, a misplaced notebook with important contact information on it… it all can be too much. Keeping all of the team’s information, contact info, medical forms, game locations, calendar, refreshment assignments, player availability, photos and files, and other items synced on a computer and smart phone makes life simple. Other team parents agree. “Organize your team logistics together into one big email so that other parents can go to one place for all the upcoming email,” said Kris Rimbos, a team mom for the Bobcats Lacrosse Team in Broomfield, CO who uses TeamSnap to centralize communication. 2. Share the Responsibility. Consider splitting up team duties into small, manageable tasks, and ask willing parents to participate. Small involvements from parents mean coaches and players can focus more of their efforts toward the field. For example, one parent can be assigned to update the final team score on TeamSnap. Another could be the food guru and bring the grub for the team to devour after the game. Others can organize the end-of-the year team gift or be in charge of sharing team photos. “I’m the “Mom with the Big Camera” taking pictures at the games,” said Julie Wolf, team parent for the U12 Galaxy Soccer Team in Boulder, CO. “I then upload them to TeamSnap for other parents to enjoy for free. I love the idea that the kids can see how great they look, and the parents can see the joy and determination. TeamSnap makes this process so easy!” Asking parents to take part can help with team morale and can make families feel more like a community. 3. Understand Team Needs. Some parents want an all-in-one place to get information about their child’s team, while some adult teams may care more simply about availability and calendar features. Getting to know your team’s unique needs and catering to them is central to being a good manager. For recreational and travel teams, knowing who can attend games is key. Team managers can put the entire season’s schedule on TeamSnap so that players can indicate ahead of time what their availability is. “One of the characteristics of adult recreational sports is that everyone has a life to lead outside the game,” said Scott Thurston, captain and manager of Reapers Hockey, a recreational adult team in Colorado. “That is why it comes down to knowing who can come to the game – that’s why TeamSnap’s availability function is one of the best features for my team.” Whether a group of sports-loving people is made up of an adult recreational team in Colorado or a competitive soccer team in California, coaches, parents and managers alike are spending more of their time playing and less of their time planning. About TeamSnap TeamSnap is an award-winning mobile and web service for managing ongoing activities including recreational and competitive sports teams, social groups, and other organizations. With a simple but powerful online interface, TeamSnap makes it easy to keep track of participants, schedules, attendance and availability, payments, statistics and much more. Comprehensive messaging functions keep everyone in touch, and with a strong focus on usability and simplicity, TeamSnap is software that people actually find fun to use.