Apr 21, 2023 • 4 min read
There’s no denying that we have more technology and digital tools at our fingertips than ever before. That’s especially true on the youth sports field. It could be behind-the-scenes operational tools to help run your organization (like registration platforms). Or, tools that help the athletes elevate their game on the field.
It’s a lot to sort through, especially in the fast-paced soccer world. While you’re busy paying attention to different tournament schedules, making sure players are registered properly for the sport’s different governing bodies, and keeping a busy facility scheduled properly for practices and games, who has time to sort through new technologies?
TeamSnap is here to help. Here are seven digital tools you must provide your youth soccer coaches with to help them succeed, both on and off the pitch. Successful youth soccer coaches mean nurtured athletes and happy parents.
The first place to start with setting up your soccer coaches for success is a seamless and easy registration process. Registration is the backbone of every youth sports organization. It allows the league to fill rosters, grow in size, and get every member involved off on the right foot. Seamless registration = more athlete signups = league growth!
Coaches need a communication platform that works. This platform should make communication easy, whether that’s flexible messaging, an ongoing team chat, and the ability to send updates through email/directly through an app on each player’s phone. Signing up for TeamSnap Clubs & Leagues helps connect you to our top-rated teams app.
This is another tool equally important to you, as a league organizer, and every one of the coaches on your roster. No more seeing four teams show up to the same field for one game, or not accounting for practice schedules when booking a venue. TeamSnap for Clubs & Leagues seamlessly integrates scheduling solutions to help automate games and practices, align venues with different divisions, and catch conflicts before you even hit publish.
You may be asking, why do my coaches need a website? Some easy reasons include helping grow the game and providing every member of the staff with a smart place to provide updates on schedules, practices, games, tournaments, and more.
TeamSnap for Clubs & Leagues gives coaches and administrators access to our website builder. You can accomplish this through a simple template or with the help of our designers and developers. Our websites are beautifully designed and flexible for any site, and seamlessly integrate with TeamSnap to include everything your coaches need (registration, scheduling, communications, and more).
Another tool that’s equally important to the league administrator and each coach on the roster. You can get your league started off on a good note by using TeamSnap’s streamlined member management. Drag and drop players using our online tools and never miss a beat when designing rosters for every team in your leagues.
The coaches will love the seamless rostering function, making their lives easier from the start of play. This will also give them the ability to make updates throughout the campaign.
There will be plenty of times that your coaches need to communicate with you (as the league administrator), the other coaches, or their respective parents. Unlock this ability with TeamSnap’s simple communication tools.
In today’s youth soccer landscape, the season is much more advanced than a simple 8-week season followed by playoffs. We have camps, clinics, postseason tournaments, out-of-state tournaments, travel requirements, and much more. TeamSnap has a game-changing tournaments app that allows users to register teams, schedule games, send real-time updates, and figure out real-life plans such as travel, hotels, etc.