Youth sports leagues face a multitude of challenges before, during, and after each season. League administrators must promote their organizations, keep track of registrations, secure volunteer coaches, create schedules, hire game officials, and answer parents’ questions. Registrars must assemble teams and ensure entry fees have been paid. Treasurers must keep track of finances. Coaches must organize practices, communicate with parents, and not get too mad at referees. Parents must shuttle their children to practices and games.
Amid all these tasks and responsibilities, the kids have it easiest: All they have to do is play and have fun. And that is why admins, registrars, treasurers, coaches, officials, and parents do all they do—for the benefit of the kids. All those tasks do add up, however, and youth league productivity can suffer as a result.
SIPlay offers a solution to the struggles youth leagues face. Our Web-based league management software simplifies registration, communication, scheduling, and statkeeping for every member of your organization, from league administrators and board members to parents and even the players. Moreover, SIPlay emphasizes ease of use and convenience—admins and coaches will love its simple features, and with our TeamWALL mobile app, parents can access the information they need on the go or at the game. Here are some of the many benefits you can enjoy with SIPlay:
Paper registrations seem so 20th century, but they are a reality many leagues still deal with. Receiving, organizing, and processing registrations requires an enormous time commitment from league directors and registrars; inevitably, a form gets a lost, or a check is missing, or you can’t read someone’s handwriting—all requiring extra time on your part to fix. SIPlay’s online registration feature makes the process easy for admins and parents alike. Parents don’t have to worry about mailing forms or writing checks—they register and pay online (and can be notified if they forget to register). Admins simply log in to SIPlay to access all the registration data, and all payments automatically are added into the league’s bank account.
Manual scheduling, particularly for youth leagues with multiple divisions and games at multiple sites, can be a complex puzzle that takes hours to complete. Add in assigning referees and umps, and factor in inevitable rainouts, and scheduling becomes an even bigger headache that ultimately cuts into league productivity. SIPlay’s scheduling tools simplify the process, putting all the pieces of the puzzle into place and saving you time. Moreover, reported scores automatically update to schedules and standings, thus letting you avoid minutes of busywork just to enter one game.
Today’s busy parents communicate in many ways: cell phone, landline, text, email, and so on. Youth leagues software must include the ability to easily send news, alerts, and other notifications through multiple channels. SIPlay delivers powerful communication features that enable users to send quick emails and texts to multiple parties, as well to efficiently access contact info when needed from any device. If you decide at 5 p.m. that a field is too muddy to play a 6 p.m., you can get that news to coaches, parents, and officials at 5:01 with our software.
Schedules, registration news, standings, rosters, results, stats, tournament brackets—parents and coaches seek this information … but often can’t easily find it. SIPlay’s league management software gathers, stores, manages, and makes accessible all this information on your organization’s website. As mentioned previously, much of this information is automatically assembled and updated, thus leaving admins and coaches to do what they do best: run a great youth sports league.